Making a decision to purchase VR Christmas gifts for self or loved ones can be an exciting addition to the festivity this season. But making the right Virtual Reality headset pick might not turn out as simple as it should seem. The VR tech gifts world would definitely rock this Christmas with a countless number of options.
VR headsets now go for as low as $25 to a mid-ranged $500 or more. This article looks at some of the best Santa’ virtual reality gifts up for grabs this Christmas.
HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset
Best Immersive Mid-Range Priced Tethered VR Headset
The HTC Vive VR headset is one of the coolest tech gift or VR headset for PC to share this Christmas. It offers an immersive VR room level experience with some of the advanced features one can dream of in VR headset today.
The key value lies in the two well-positioned sensors light-house boxes) with sweeping lasers for accuracy plus the two hand-handled controllers that allows for easy navigation for a pleasurable gaming session.
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Oculus Rift and Touch VR Headset
Overall Best Mid-Ranged Tethered Headset
Oculus Rift is arguably one of the best VR Christmas gifts with a name to reckon with its advanced setup and touch motion controllers to cover wide VR room space. As VR Christmas gifts the Oculus rift definitely makes the best choice for gaming with lots of exciting games for this season using the new touch controller by Oculus.
It is one of the best VR headsets for PC offering high gaming interactive experience.
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Lenovo Mirage Solo: Best Stand-alone VR Headset
The Lenovo mirage Solo VR gives users the freedom to enjoy VR world with the head-mounted display from their smartphones. The face-plate sensors, integrated cameras, and world-sense technology help heighten the value of the virtual reality headset.
Users can transmit VR experience to a TV set and make appreciable movements without wires interrupting. The device is, however, weighty and lacking some other basic specs possessed by other PC-mounted virtual headsets.
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Pansonite VR Headset [Bonus]
2nd Best Low Budget Virtual Reality Headset
The Pansonite VR headset should truly make the VR Christmas gifts delight for shoppers with its compatibility across Android, iOS, iPhone and Windows phones. Users get to enjoy 90 to 120 degrees view with the 3D virtual reality headset for gaming, movie streaming and more.
So many factors plus the very low budget makes it an unbeatable offer; to include the newly improved handheld controller to makes human movement and the whole VR experience seamless.
Sony PlayStation VR [Bonus]
Best Console-Based On Budget & Tethered VR Headset
When seeking a valuable entry point virtual reality headset to gift out this season then the Sony PlayStation VR Christmas tech gift comes handy. It provides room for the decent amount of gaming and software on the PS VR platform with games like Star Wars, Resident Evil 7, etc. and more applicable for PS4 users that for PC gaming.
With nine tracking light points using the PS camera and single sensor users can still enjoy room level virtual reality.
Google Day Dream [Bonus]
Best Low Budget Google VR Mobile Headset
The Google daydream VR offers today’s users an entry level VR gifts for Christmas using the pair-able remote control for action optimization and to split the screen. Google daydream works like cardboard open system which relies on your smartphone to create the virtual reality experience.
The handheld controller all adds for easier navigation to make the daydream an exciting VR gifts this Christmas when on a low budget.
Samsung Gear VR [Bonus]
Best Low Budget Virtual Reality Mobile Headset
The more recent Samsung Gear VR offers Samsung Galaxy users and others more immersive, wireless and affordable VR experience. Though light and does not offer high-specs the Samsung VR Gear provide excellent viewing experience splitting the screen into two with 3D visuals. Users can enjoy passive content on a low budget but with much comfort.
Acquiring the best VR Christmas gift this year would depend largely on individual specs and budget to enjoy an awesome viewing or gaming experience. But one’s interest in a standalone, console, mobile or tethered to PC virtual reality headset will influence choice and cost largely.
Besides, the user’s smart device; iPhone, Google, Windows or Android smartphones could be a deciding factor for VR headset too. Users should also check to see their PCs or laptops are VR-ready before making a purchase.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.