That period between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve is a funny time, isn’t it? You never know what day of the week it is or what you’re supposed to be doing. So why not take a break from re-watching old Christmas films and eating your body weight in leftovers, and transport yourself and your family into exciting new fantasy worlds?
Treat someone you know (or yourself) to a virtual reality headset this Christmas – and they’ll discover a whole new world of entertainment right before their very eyes.
Google Daydream View 2017
For a VR experience that puts you in control, why not go for the Google VR Daydream View? It’s called ‘The Daydream’ for a reason. This headset offers pristine-quality optics for a truly immersive VR experience. Plus it comes with a handheld controller for you to use with interactive games. Interested in exploring further? There are loads of great Google Daydream VR apps out there.
Get the Google Daydream View today.
An updated (and slightly more expensive) version of the Google Daydream View 2017, the Daydream View has a wider field of view and even more comfortable design than its predecessor. If you wear glasses, its soft fabric frame will fit around them perfectly. Ideal for when hours of VR fun is on the cards.
You can do everything with this headset – experience concerts, sports and moves in a full 360-degree panoramic view. Get stuck into an ever-growing collection of apps and games, and teleport from virtually anywhere to pretty much everywhere, all from the comfort of your own sofa.
Buy the Daydream View today.
Samsung Gear VR Headset with Controller
Are you – or is someone in the family – a lover of all things Samsung? Then this headset will be a sure-fire hit. Why? Well, for starters it’s compatible with USB Type-C and micro USB devices, meaning it works with most new Samsung phones (S6 and beyond).
With virtual reality powered by Oculus, you’ll get access to over 600 apps (and counting). Plus, it now comes with a handheld controller that connects to your headset and smartphone through Bluetooth – for a seamless gaming experience.
Get the Samsung Gear VR Headset with Controller today.
Goji VR Headset with Speakers
This affordable headset not only lets you play virtual reality games using your phone as its screen, but you can also enjoy stunning 360-degree videos. A vital part of any VR experience is sound, and with the detachable stereo headphones you can completely lose yourself in new worlds.
The design is lightweight and comfortable. And if you’re buying it as a gift but aren’t sure what phone the recipient has, not to worry - it’s compatible with screen sizes from 3.5- to 6-inches.
Get the Goji VR Headset with Speakers now.
And there you have it – our top headsets for discovering VR over the festive season. Do you already have a VR headset? What’s your favourite way to use it? Got any questions? Ask away in the comments below.