Did you know that the first VR headsets were introduced in the early 1990s? Of course, these devices were nothing like today’s Virtual Reality headsets because technological advancement in the past two decades was incredible. The introduction of Oculus Rift in 2012 was a real game-changer. After that, users had a chance to try the PlayStation VR, HTC’s Valve, and so on.
If you already own a VR headset, you probably know how great these devices are. However, there’s also a chance that you may be missing some of their features because you didn’t think they were actually there. To help you out, we created this short list of cool ways you can use your VR headset.
Take advantage of voice control
Every Virtual Reality headset comes with controllers. Some are handheld, while others are attached to your fingers. What many users forget is that there are times when they can rest their hands and use their voices to operate the device. So, suppose the voice control is activated on your headset. In that case, you can tell the software to launch specific apps, take photos, contact your friends, and do many other things. There is no need to hold the controller, write something, or move your arms/fingers.
Try a VR Casino
VR headsets are not just for playing video games and taking virtual tours. You can also use these headsets to enter VR casinos. According to some gambling stats, their number is not high, but you have several decent options to choose from. Keep in mind that some of these options don’t accept real money, but in many of them, you can play with money and expect cash prizes. To make sure that you are on the safe side, take some time to read casino reviews and try the demo versions of the games before investing real money.
Change the home theme
Every product of this kind has a default home theme. These are usually images and videos that look great, but they can become a bit boring after some time. The good news is that most devices allow players to customize the home screen. Typically, users change the theme during holiday seasons, but you can do this at any time. Customizing the home theme will improve your virtual reality experience. Even though each VR headset is different, they let you change these things by visiting the settings menu.
Invest in accessories
It’s much cooler to use your VR headset with the many accessories available on the market. For example, there is a haptic vest with more than forty vibrating motors. Imagine a situation where you get shot or kicked and feel the vibrations on your torso. How cool is that? This vest will improve your results because you will notice that someone is taking shots at you from the first moment. Other cool accessories include straps with batteries, trackers, silicone covers, etc.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.