Virtual Reality (VR), A Reality?

The amazing combination of two words “Virtual “and “Reality” making possible the things which were considered impracticable few years ago.  Literally today it is within our capabilities to experience anything, anytime and anywhere.  Learn more about this impressive technology.

Category: Technology     Written By: Eva William

Virtual Reality (VR), A Reality?

When someone says VR, what do you think of? Kids wearing oversized goggles, that cover half of their faces? Someone staring at the wall with some sort of head device on? Some video game that everyone says is the best? Well, when I hear VR, I think of a place where you can go anywhere, be anything, do anything, and try anything. All from your living room or bedroom!

Yes, you read that correctly.

That’s the whole point of VR (Virtual reality), to be free to go where you want and do what you want, all from the comfort of your home.  Just download an app, slide your phone into the headset, then lean back and have fun!

For example, Lenovo created Star Wars: Jedi Challenges VR set so you could become a Jedi and wield a lightsaber. Another example is the Kellogg Marvel Civil War VR app, you can be either Captain America or Iron Man, and fight Crossbones and his henchmen. Not into Marvel or Star Wars? No problem! There are over one million Virtual Reality apps for you to discover, in the Google Play and App Store.

But, you don’t have to use it just for entertainment. You can learn something new, by trying out educational apps.  

Explore thousand-year-old cities, watch your organs pump blood in your body, try your hand at sculpting, or discover what happens to an ecosystem after a river is dammed. These are only a few of the millions of things, you can learn about in the immersive world of VR. 

With this new technology, learning anything is more immersive than ever before! You can be part of what you are learning and make decisions. You can try things out and see what happens. More importantly, you can undo your choices! So, don’t worry if a river floods into some crops, you used the wrong color on your painting, or put a robot together incorrectly. Just reverse it, via the app you’re using.

That’s the beauty of this new tech: There’s never anything you can’t change or correct!

Another side to Virtual Reality is that, even if you have a cold, or it’s raining outside, you can have a ton of fun! No more watching the clock, watching cars pass, or staring out a window. Just open an app, pop your phone into your headset, and you’re ready to play.

If your friend has a headset too, you can play a game together. Try building a castle with your buddy on Minecraft, or maybe evade some zombies. Your choice!

So, with all that being said, Virtual Reality is a reality.

Furthermore, it is being used more and more every day, whether, for entertainment, education, or meeting new people, it is being used regularly. 

This technology is being expanded and further developed every day. People are hard at work making it more physical and sensory oriented, making VR more immersive than we could ever dream of.

The developers also hope, to make the headsets less bulky, and more lightweight, so that you can enjoy it even more. 

An example, of what developers hope to evolve Virtual Reality into, is shown in the latest movie Ready Player One. The VR is so advanced in that movie that you could lose track of what is real and what isn’t.

It may be a few years prior Virtual Reality reaches that place, but it is still the most exciting experience on the planet.

An experience that everyone should have a chance to participate in.

So, why deprive yourself any longer? You can get your very own VR headset today, and it won’t cost you very much. 

Headsets can range from $15 -$900, so there is a headset for any budget! The only thing that matters is: Which type of Virtual Reality Player are you? 

Do you like having a remote for controlling your game? Do you prefer to use your head as your controller? Do you like to move around and become one with VR? Or do you want to enjoy it while sitting in your favorite chair? There are countless possibilities to how you can customize your experience, and make it your own! 

A few examples, of some headsets, include:


- Optic lens 

- Special nose bridge design, lessens pressure from the headset, on your nose

- Phone vents, so your phone can easily cool

- Comes with a cleaning cloth

Price: $15.99


- Breathable lining

- Adjustable eye pupil distances

- 30% less pressure on your face, from the headset

- Changeable focal distance

Price: $29.99

Daydream (Google VR)

- Comfortable to wear

- Controller

- Lightweight 

- Connects to your phone wirelessly

    Price: $99.99

Oculus and Oculus Rift

- Amazing touch controls 

- Wide range of accessories and add ons

- 3D sound

- Impressive tracking range

Price: $399.00

Lenovo Mirage

- Two and a half hourbattery life

- Comes with a controller

- No phone needed

- Exceptional 360 degree experience 

Price: $399.99

So you see, you can customize almost everything about Virtual Reality headsets. Whether it’s the color of it, the accessories, the head straps, or even the way it rests on your face, you can change it to your liking!  

VR is also very diverse by way of phone requirements. Eighty-five percent of headsets support a broad range of phones. So whether you have an iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy s7, or Google Pixel 2, the chances are that your phone fit most VR headsets! 

The headsets, which support different phones, usually have an extendable phone pocket. It let you to change the width/height to fit your phone perfectly! 

Also, the sets will come with multiple connector cables, and any phone can connect to the headset and play the VR experience. Just make sure you read the phone and cable requirements, before purchasing a headset. Even though almost all VR sets support any phone, some don’t. 

So, as you can see, Virtual Reality is becoming part of our daily lives. It is, in fact, a reality. It’s the entertainment of today that will please all ages. Whether you like to watch movies, pilot a plane, fight zombies, visit the moon, talk a walk in the park, ride roller coasters, or dive underwater, there’s a VR experience for you!

There are so many Virtual Reality Headsets and apps, available today that there is something for everyone. So don’t be the last person to enjoy this!  Search ‘VR apps’on the AppStore/GooglePlay Store or ‘VR headsets’in your internet browser, to get started.

So, with all that being said, don’t expect the Virtual Reality category to stop improving or expanding. Instead, expect it only to get larger and become more and more integrated, into our everyday lives. Virtual Reality will soon be The technology every person needs!

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