The hype level stays the same, it’s just different products we get excited about every year. The last couple of years of technology advancement brought as an entirely new market. And that’s VR.
As the VR market is relatively new, chances are you’re not in it yet. And there’s no better time to dive into this new world of virtual reality than Black Friday, when everything’s discounted to a degree that it seems unreasonable.
To save you some time and energy (and money, of course), we compiled a list of the best VR deals of this Black Friday. So, all you have to do is choose what’s right for you, and your journey into VR can start.
Note: Keep in mind that the price tag may vary as some of the discounts may no longer be available by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, you need to act quickly.
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE is one of the most known and popular virtual reality headsets. So, you can hardly go wrong with this one.
It boasts one of the most diverse ecosystems, as more than 2500 apps and games are currently compatible with this device, including the full integration with Steam VR, so you can enjoy all the benefits of your favorite gaming platform in VR.
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Acer (AH101-D8EY) Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer’s answer to a demanding VR market is also worth checking. Here are the specifications of this headset:
- Display Size: 2.89″ x 2 & Resolution: 2,880 x 1,440 (1,440 x 1,440 per eye)
- Refresh Rate: 90Hz – Using HDMI 2.0, 60Hz – Using HDMI 1.4. Field of View 100 degree
- Tracking Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer & Magnetometer
- Tracking Camera: Inside Out B+W VGA camera
- Connectivity: 1 x HDMI 1.4/2.0 & 1 x USB 3.0 (Cable Length: 13 feet)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING
You can’t even think about going VR without a strong GPU to power it. And there’s no better time to upgrade your computer than Black Friday.
However, cryptocurrencies skyrocketed the prices of GPUs, so even a Black Friday deal may not be enough appealing to your wallet. That’s why we think the GeForce GTX 1060 SC offers a pretty good quality-price balance this Black Friday.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 specs:
- Real Base Clock: 1607 MHz / Real Boost Clock: 1835 MHz; Memory Detail: 6144MB GDDR5. Revolutionary new 360-degree image capture
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC – Small Size, Huge Performance. Height: 4.376in – 111.15mm; Length: 6.8in – 172.72mm; Width: Dual Slot
- What you see is what you get! – No additional software required to achieve listed clock speeds
- DX12 OSD Support with EVGA Precision XOC
Lenovo, of course, has its own mixed-reality headset. Sure, it’s not as powerful as some better-known alternatives, but this device is a pretty good deal for the price.
Lenovo Explorer is compatible with more than 20,000 Microsoft apps, including the latest games, entertainments, and Microsoft Office Suite. It also has built-in Cortana and Xbox Controller support.
— Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in other types of Virtual Reality gadgets, check out our wide collection of guides.
HP - Mixed Reality Headset and Controllers
Key specifications include:
- Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
- 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
- Up to 105 degrees horizontal field of view
- Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
Samsung Hmd Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Key features of this Samsung headset include:
- “Premium built-in AKG headphones won’t shake loose during gameplay. With rich 360-degree spatial sound, you can hear when someone’s sneaking up on you and detect clues about what’s around you.
- Any mixed reality badge headset is compatible. Any of the windows mixed realitybadged motion controllers are compatible. PC- compatible gamepad or mouse/ keyboard will work too.The only mixed reality headset to Feature an integrated microphone array. Built directly into the headset, the array reduces noise so you can communicate clearly and interact with Cortana.”
Is there anything that interests you here? Make sure to let us know in the comments which VR gadget/game are you getting this Black Friday!
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to show the most accurate deals and prices.