Virtual Reality (VR) devices are becoming more and more popular, as they offer an immersive experience that can be quite thrilling. However, not all VR devices are created equal, and some are quite a bit more expensive than others. Here is a list of the six most expensive VR devices on the market today.
1. Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift is a VR device created by Oculus VR, a company that was recently purchased by Facebook for $2 billion. The developer version of the Oculus Rift sold for $300 plus shipping and taxes, while the commercial version costs around $350. This virtual reality headset that fits over your eyes has a wide field of vision, and its headset is equipped with motion sensors to track the movements of your head. This device has already received largely positive reviews, despite some flaws like problems with positional tracking.
2. Virtuix Omni
The second most expensive virtual reality device on this list is called the Virtuix Omni; it costs $499, although it’s currently on sale for $399. The Virtuix Omni is essentially an omnidirectional treadmill that allows the gamer to move through virtual reality worlds by running, walking, or crawling in place. Unfortunately, this device does not ship with an actual game; buyers must purchase the game separately. This device has received mixed reviews, although some gamers feel that it is a great value at this price.
3. Razer Hydra
Razer Hydra is a gaming controller that was created by the well-known gaming company, Razer. This device has been used in many different virtual reality games; some gamers even use it to enhance their experience on regular video games. It costs $129 and works with PC and Mac.
4. Vuzix 1200 VR
Vuzix is well-known as a video game accessories company; they make everything from controllers to headphones and microphones, and now they even make the Vuzix 1200 VR – an expensive device at $799. This virtual reality headset has a 12-inch screen with a resolution of 720p HD, a 100-degree FOV, and an accelerometer. It also comes equipped with a speaker and a microphone.
5. Sony’s Project Morpheus
Sony is well-known in the gaming community for their PlayStation consoles; now they have created a VR device called Project Morpheus that will work exclusively with the PS4 console ($399). This device is currently in development, and Sony has not yet released any information concerning the price.
6. Carl Zeiss VR One
Carl Zeiss is a company that specializes in everything from optics to medical equipment; they also make a product called the Carl Zeiss VR One that costs $99. This type of virtual reality headset won the iF Design Award in 2014, and it works with smartphones ranging from 4.7-inches to 5.2-inches. This device is compatible with iOS and Android devices that support iOS 6 or higher or Android 4.3 or higher.
So there you have it – the six most expensive virtual reality devices on the market today. Hopefully this list will help you make an informed decision when it comes time to buy your own virtual reality device.