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Virtual Reality (VR) is not an uncommon term these days. Landscape survey, product launches and many happenings across the globe are being captured and streamed using VR technology. The images are projected in front of your eyes and make you feel as a live spectator. VR slightly differs from 3D as in VR the environment is interactive and responsive to one’s movements. A myriad of VR headsets are available in the market to cater to your curiosity and mobile phone makers are constantly evolving their hardware specs so that VR support becomes a basic feature of their devices. As a VR enthusiast I would brief out certain basic elements to be taken care of to make your VR experience better.
1. Device display
2. The VR Headset
This section is perhaps the most pertinent to deal with VR basics. A VR headset is undeniably a very critical element. VR experience relies on what kind of VR headset you own. If you have shelled out enough money to buy a good mobile device (or probably the best one!) then I recommend shelling out a little more and buying a decent VR headset. Nobody wants to spoil a feast with a bad starter! Here is an outline about VR headsets currently available in market.
Basic VR Headsets: These are ultra affordable and one of the prototypes of VR headsets which are still in use. It comes with a cardboard box fitted with a pair of plastic lenses. Many companies have come up with this cheaper version and they are good enough if you are still in an experimental phase with VR tech. These headsets come with only one drawback: Less comfortable for prolonged VR sessions. Cardboard supports the basic VR functions and interactions which one needs but if more than one key presses is required, we are left unaided. Within INR 500, these headsets are ready to give you a kick start!
Mid Range VR Headsets: This is an improved version of the first generation VR headsets which sports durable plastic casing and fabric head straps to give justice to ‘Comfort factor’. These headsets can endure a long VR session and they come with adjustment knobs to adjust the distance between lenses and also that between your device screen and lenses. The manufacturers are particular about optics and use lenses of superior quality. The nosepiece is thickly padded to comfortably rest on your nose. They have buttons to interact with VR content and cuts off stray light which may hamper your VR experience as in cardboard. With these plus points, these headsets certainly bear a higher price tag. The cost roughly ranges from INR 2000 to 6000. It is better to make some empirical research before buying one.
High end VR Headsets: These are one of the best VR headsets and the manufacturer names associated with big tech giants. These VR headsets give you plenty of controls and can be used with laptops and gaming consoles. A higher resolution support, motion sensors and capable of playing almost every VR content available today truly makes it a show stopper. The only downside is the price and your device should possess high end specs to make these headsets compatible. These headsets are only for VR lovers who are quite generous to spend on this hefty VR gear! The price ranges from INR 15k and above.
3. VR Content
A VR library of videos, games and apps awaits for VR enthusiasts
Finally, I believe that VR Tech is making rapid strides and it is one of the best creative fabrications standing out in the world of technology. At this juncture, it seems impressive, exciting and unique. The mundane media consumption is taking up a revolutionary makeover. It’s only the acceptance of masses that will create a secure space for this tech to survive and thrive in future.
Stay tuned for the next article on Quick VR Setup!
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