Even though virtual reality has been in the books for us for a long while, the VR field is just now starting to grow. We’re on the cusp of a new age, the age of virtual reality, and we’re loving it thus far. So, on this note, here are the seven best VR accessories on the market right now. We hope that these picks will inspire you to dive into the amazing world of virtual reality. We’re sure you’d love it, but it’s best to see for yourself!
Retailing for 399 dollars, VirZoom is marketed as ‘the fun way to exercise’. That is due to the fact that it’s an exercise bike with integrated VR support that will distract you while you work out with various fun little arcade games, as well as other cool things. So, if you’ve been wanting to try out VR and also want to work out more, VirZoom is surely for ou.
KOR-FX Force Feedback Vest
This one retails for 100 dollars and it allows you to actually feel the virtual world you immerse yourself in. Yes, you read that right: this vest will actually allow you to feel what’s happening to you in VR just like you would in real life.
Leap Motion isn’t a new VR accessory. In fact, it’s been around ever since 2013, so we’d have to say it’s pretty tried and tested by now. This particular gadget allows you to interact with your PC or Mac in a completely new way by tracking your hand gestures and motions. To put it in simpler terms, it allows you to use your computer as a touchscreen device even though it doesn’t have a touchscreen per se.
VR Cover is a pretty standard VR accessory. It’s a virtual reality integrated headset that you can use during your experiences, but it does come with some downsides. For one, it tends to get really warm when used intensely, which was a major drawback that its users reported. Still, it has its purpose in the virtual reality world.
Roto VR is a virtual reality dream chair that is compatible with most VR platforms out there. So if you want to sit back, relax and enjoy your experience, you can get yourself the Roto VR chair for the pretty steep, yet perfectly justifiable price of 1000 dollars. How does it work? It’s very simple, actually. You plug your headset into a socket at the bottom of the chair and then use the chair’s integrated pedals and other features to move around and to things in VR.
The Virtuix Omni is another steeply priced item, going for around 700 dollars. But it’s also perhaps the coolest accessory on this list, because it solves the main issue that VR still has: movement. Well, with the Virtuix Omni you needn’t worry about that because it offers you full body tracking and complete mobility in your virtual world. It has a treadmill-like design that allows you to run and move around freely, but you also need to wear a special pair of shoes in order for it to work.
This one didn’t launch just yet, but we deemed it as worth including here because it sounds amazing in theory. The Cyberith Vizualizer is basically the Virtuix Omni that we mentioned before, but cheaper. The Omni is quite expensive, as we’ve said above, so having a cheaper, yet equally functional alternative to it would be great indeed. And when considering it also has improved features, we can’t speak highly enough of it.