The virtual reality glasses is a device that anticipates a technology that will surely change the way we see the world in the future. Virtual reality has so many applications in many sectors that in order not to notice it, you should wear a very thick bandage on the eyes. To date, the first sector that has suffered the most from its influence in the world of video games.
When purchasing virtual reality headsets, it is essential to consider several purchase criteria. Don’t forget that not all virtual reality headsets offer the same benefits. For this reason, in this section, we answer the main questions asked by buyers of virtual reality headsets.
Here we had listed out the latest and advanced version of the virtual reality glasses.
Things to Consider Before Buying Virtual Reality Glasses
Materials and Visual Field
In this section and the list of the best viewers below, we leave out the more complex and advanced models that are used on a professional level; some are not yet available in Italy. We focus, however, on those for recreational purposes that serve to increase the fun during a game or watching a movie.
There are several parameters that we invite you to consider before making a purchase, including the quality of the construction materials. Google itself provides instructions on how to build a DIY virtual reality viewer out of cardboard.
It is a way to save money, but as we said, these glasses are generally sold at an affordable cost. The casing, for the most part, is made of plastic, but it is essential that it is solid to withstand shocks and not to be ruined on the first hit.
As for performance, pay attention to the visual field that these glasses allow, sometimes indicated with the English wording FOV (Field of View). That of the human eye is superior, and in no case, the virtual reality glasses match it.
Those who wear them undergo a “tunnel” effect similar, in fact, to the vision of those who enter a gallery. However, visors with a high FOV, for example, from 100 ° or 110 ° upwards, allow reducing this sensation by increasing the involvement.
The holes for virtual reality glasses should never be missing to make the best use of the smartphone, allowing the cables of the headphones, the charger to pass, and allowing the heat that inevitably occurs to be dispersed. Before buying your visor, always check compatibility.
The models of the best brand are those, in fact, universal that allows you to insert all cell phones, from the smallest to the largest. Check, therefore, if the viewer can accommodate your smartphone, otherwise you risk making a wrong purchase.
Compare prices, performance, compatibility but also try to understand if the glasses are comfortable to wear, if the materials not only of the casing but also of the band are of quality and, above all, elastic and adjustable to adapt to all heads.
A light structure and a soft and resistant padding increase comfort, especially for those who think they have to wear them for a long time. Much appreciated is the presence of the integrated button that allows you to control the game with greater convenience without having to resort to external controllers.
The lenses must also be adjustable; on the one hand, it is necessary to be able to adapt them perfectly to the distance between one eye and the other, on the other hand, it is required to move them closer or further away according to the “quality” of one’s sight.
This is a fundamental trick, especially for those who are nearsighted or astigmatic because they will not have to wear uncomfortable prescription glasses to take advantage of virtual reality.
In some cases, the manufacturers include some pairs of different lenses in the package, suitable for almost all needs, which make the operation even more comfortable. Instead of adjusting the distance between the lenses each time, insert the most suitable ones.
How to Use Virtual Reality Glasses?
Virtual reality has always been one of humanity’s most coveted destinations in the technological field. The term was born in the late 80s, connected to the concept of cyberspace.
What Is Virtual Reality?
When we speak of virtual reality, we refer to a fact, simulated within the software that human beings can visualize in a more or less immersive way. With current technologies, great strides have been made regarding the visual aspect, while other senses such as the sense of smell and touch are still largely neglected.
The easiest way to immerse oneself in a simulated environment today is through the use of special visors, usually in the form of helmets or more straightforward glasses.
What Viewers Exist on The Market?
A distinction must be made immediately since there are two types of virtual reality glasses on the market: those specifically intended for the gaming market, costly and with high technical specifications, and the cheaper ones (and less performing) for smartphones and mobile devices.
Usage also varies significantly, while the former must be connected to the computer or the respective game console to function; the latter is much more spartan and require the insertion of a smartphone in the special compartment.
The purpose of these latest virtual reality glasses is actually to provide a three-dimensional view of videos and some low-budget games, a sort of weakened version of interactivity that actual virtual reality can offer. If you have decided to test this type of product, let’s see how it works together.
First of all, it is essential to prepare some videos or games in advance, purchased from the iOS or Android store. Having them available before trying on glasses will save you time. Take your glasses now and look for the release button to remove the smartphone holder, usually by sliding it sideways.
Always Consult the Manual
To avoid damage to the glasses, often made of plastic, it may be necessary to consult the instruction manual, identifying all the components of the product before proceeding. You will thus have a general understanding of each element to decrease the risk of damage to the viewer.
Insert the Smartphone
Insert the smartphone into the holder locking it with the appropriate hook and move it to the right and left until it is as centered as possible, therefore start the chosen application or video, taking care, at the moment, to pause it.
When you are ready to wear glasses, start the video or game, insert the support into the glasses, sliding it back to the side, and put on the viewer. Some models of virtual reality glasses have two levers, one per eye, in the upper part, to adjust the focal distance.
Our advice is not to indulge too long, at least initially, in the use of this type of glasses, which could bring nausea to those suffering from motion sickness.