VR headset: everything you need to know!

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Alejandro Crespo Martínez
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Summary

  • What is a VR headset?
  • Now or for later?

What is a VR headset?

VR is the English initials of Virtuel Reality which translates to “Virtual Reality” (VR) in French. A VR headset, as its name suggests, is therefore a virtual reality headset, which makes the wearer of the VR headset evolve into a virtual world in which he can look, move and even interact with, depending on the world in question. . The VR headset replaces the player's entire field of vision with the in-game screen, even hiding the keyboard. The immersion is therefore perfect.



Although recent, the VR headset market has grown very large. In addition to the company Oculus VR (acquired by Facebook), there are Google, Valve, Razer, Samsung, Sony and other major manufacturers.. The accessible models remain for the moment demonstration prototypes or development kits, that is to say, models which are not representative of the final state of the VR headset in question.

Now or for later?

Even though these are not final versions, the VR headsets tested so far have all shown great promise (see video at the top of the page), in particular the Oculus, the and the. Most of the helmets had planned a release towards the end of 2015. Betting on mid-2016 seems to be more reasonable,. Around 2017, VR headsets should be out and take advantage of technology that keeps improving.

Of all, by far the most popular VR headset is the Oculus Rift, which was the precursor. In the minds of people, its name is associated with the VR headset as surely as “fridge” is with the refrigerator. It's safe to say that the Oculus Rift is the most popular VR headset.



If you want to buy a VR headset, you will have to go through to get your hands on a development Kit. Note that not all of them give access to these kits, so there is unfortunately for the moment only a small variety of helmets to test, except for the very many.



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