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Which virtual reality headset is right for you?

Some alternatives...

If you want to try virtual reality without breaking the bank, there’s no shortage of cut-price headsets that simply use your phone to get you in the game. While there’s the actually foldable Google Cardboard, the Immerse headset sports some impressive lenses at a seriously low price point. It’s a simple solution. but clip in your phone and strap it on, and it does a surprisingly good job of pairing the two side-by-side images. I spent a little too long exploring a village full of dinosaurs, before downloading a free rollercoaster demo and trying not to be sick at my desk. Hey, the field of view might be a small box, but what do you expect for a price as comparatively low as £29.99?

Another option is the Merge headset, available from GAME in the UK for £49.99, and Amazon in the US for $79.00. Advertised as the most durable headset, it’s lightweight and uses your smartphone just like the Immerse. However, it also has adjustable lenses, a space for your rear facing camera to see the world in order to create AR experiences, and two buttons on the top to let you interact with the game itself.

Louise Blain

Louise can often be found watching horror, drinking coffee and beating you at The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth.