5 priceless nuggets of VR advice

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5 priceless nuggets of VR advice

Our top tips for enjoying VR

If you’re new to the world of VR, welcome to one of the most exciting tech advancements – you’re in for a treat. Before you get started, however, check out our top tips for virtual reality first-timers.

Be aware of your surroundings

It’s easy to lose yourself in VR, so if you’re playing a game that requires lots of movement, pack away the breakables.

Watch out for motion sickness

It may sound bizarre, but VR can sometimes cause motion sickness. Your brain is expecting that lurch you sometimes get in your stomach in fast moving experiences, but as your body isn’t actually moving at all, it can be a bit confusing. Don’t let this put you off though - it should sort itself out over time.

Keep tabs on your stuff

If you feel the need to use VR on the bus or the train, make sure to keep your wallet and keys to hand. It’s easy to forget about the real world in VR.

Take a break

VR is weird and wonderful, but remember it can be a case of too much of a good thing. Being that close to a screen for a long time isn’t good for your eyes. And of course, you’ll want to avoid ‘vroggle’ marks, where the headset has been pressing against your face.

It’s generally better to sit

Virtual reality can be disorientating if you’re using headphones too – completely blocking out the real world. Take it from us - you’ll have far less chance of toppling over if you’re sitting down. We regrettably speak from experience.

Our best selling VR headsets

We sell a range of different virtual reality headsets, including the Google Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR, Goji headset and Cardboard. Follow each link to check out the best apps for each headset, and if you want to check out prices, head over to Carphone Warehouse’s website.

If you’ve got any questions about VR, drop us a comment below.

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