Are you ready for VR? Experience 3D gaming and augmented reality with a range of virtual reality options to suit you and your budget. From simple headsets to give a taste of the new tech to full-on systems like the Vive and Oculus Rift, we’re here to help you take your gaming to the next level.
VR comes in several forms. At entry-level, you’ll find cheap headsets that work with your phone using software like Google Cardboard. Fun and affordable, these headsets offer a glimpse of what’s possible with full VR. Samsung’s Gear VR is the best of the smartphone-based VR sets to date and will pair up with the latest Samsung phones. The Samsung virtual reality headset is light and comfortable to wear and it also comes with a controller and a great library of purpose-built apps and games.
At the top end of the VR spectrum are the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. These require a powerful PC to run apps and games but offer the most immersive VR experiences out there. Tracking your head in all directions, you can lean in and get close to virtual objects, reach out and grab objects and walk around a virtual space. The Vive also has some unique features, including two hand-worn gestural controllers and a front-facing camera that allows you to bring the real world into your virtual environment in some apps.
A more affordable alternative is the Sony PlayStation VR, which works through your PlayStation 4 console rather than a super-powerful PC. You just need to add controllers, or opt for the Sony PlayStation VR starter pack, which contains everything you need. Sony has set out to make VR more of a social experience, with a feature called VR Social Screen that transmits what you’re seeing in the headset to your TV so your friends can join in or watch.
All VR headsets need to be used alongside a good quality pair of headphones, and there are other optional gaming accessories, from gestural hand controllers to gaming chairs, all designed to enhance the virtual experience.
Kick your gameplay up a notch by entering the exciting world of virtual reality! With a VR headset, you can transport yourself to a fully immersive digital world, where you can experience games as though you are really living them. Our virtual reality range has everything you need to set yourself up at home, including virtual reality headsets, VR controllers and gaming accessories.
Defy reality with Oculus VR and enjoy cinematic 3D audio that alerts you to exactly where your enemy is approaching from, alongside seamless graphics that provide you with the most impressive 360 degree visuals. What’s more, you don’t even need a PC or games console to play – simply open the box, set up the app on your phone and jump into VR! Choose from 1000s of VR games and apps in the Oculus store or connect your VR headset to a gaming PC or Xbox One with an Oculus Link cable or via the app to access hundreds of virtual reality games and experiences for PC and Xbox.
The PlayStation virtual reality range is also worth checking out for VR headsets and gadgets. The PlayStation VR Starter Pack contains everything you need to kickstart your virtual reality experience. Complete your set up with an Aim Controller of Move Motion Controller to truly feel like you’ve become part of the game. The Aim Controller is fantastic for precision shooting, while the Move Motion Controller can transform into pretty much anything depending on what you're playing – from pool cues to guns, giving you a much more interactive gaming experience.
And let’s not forget the HTC VR range! Ideal for passionate gamers, these advanced pieces of gaming tech boast state-of-the-art features, including hi-resolution 3D spatial audio, a 110° field of view and pinpoint accuracy. Why simply play games, when you can live them?