How Does A VR Headset Work?

Virtual reality represents the ultimate in escapism, all from the safety of your home. Travel in a truly fascinating way using a virtual reality headset such as the HTC Vive. Expand your horizons and fully immerse yourself in your favourite VR games with a VR headset.

VR Headsets like the HTC Vive, work by using two LCD displays (one for each eye). These headsets also have a lens placed between your eye and the screen. These lenses focus and shape the image for each eye. Using head tracking, the image moves in sync with your movement, making you feel as though you are physically in the image.

Some headsets also offer 3D audio for even better immersion.

Which VR Headset Is Right For You?

With the rising popularity of VR headsets, the available options change quite rapidly. This can make it challenging to know which option is the best value and best experience. Headsets can range dramatically in price and require different and quite powerful PC’s to run optimally.

There are two types of VR headsets:

  • Tethered – These are physically connected to your PC via a cable. Examples of this are the HTC Vive Cosmos, PlayStation VR, and Valve Index. Tethered offers less freedom than standalone.
  • Standalone – Require no external device to handle processing and therefore, no cables. Giving greater freedom. Can mean less powerful processing.

The best headset will really depend on your budget, gaming needs, and personal preference. The expert staff at Computer Alliance can help you narrow down your options.

Shop With The Best

At Computer Alliance, we offer the best range of VR headsets both in-store and online. Making it easy to find the perfect fit for you. Let us help you experience the very best that VR can offer, contact us today on 07 3421 3200.

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