Best VR Accessories

Virtual Reality is the latest trend that adds to the glory of human’s source of entertainment. This computer technology has been successful in creating a virtual world that connects the physical world with the virtual world by producing realistic images, sounds and other sensations. It has many uses in various fields from video games, education, fine arts, engineering, cinema and entertainment etc.

There are varieties of VR accessories available on the market that connects you with this amazing 3-D virtual world and submerges you fully to enhance your gaming and visual experience. Some of the trending VR accessories nowadays are PlayStation VR accessories specially designed for enhancing your gaming experience, virtual reality movies and photos, VR video games etc., VR headset accessories to explore and enjoy music and sound effects, gear VR accessories to enhance your virtual experience.

Here, we have listed down the top most VR accessories, gear VR accessories and VR headset accessories of various brands so that you can experience the virtual reality at the peak:

Best VR Accessories 2017

1. Cyberith Virtualizer

The Cyberith Virtualizer is an omni directional treadmill with inbuilt sensors for motion detection in virtual reality applications. The motion of the virtualizer is based on the principle of low friction. In this, the body is fixed in a rotatable ring that moves vertically. Also, there is head-mounted display that allows you to move, run, jump or crouch in virtual worlds.

It is a lighter and very attractive. The lighter construction and the concept of the treadmill look more promising. It is smaller in size and is based on sliding, not on the movement of the platform. The platform is less bulky, and steps are tracked by motion sensors. You can scrooge down more naturally due to the possibility to lean on one knee without any risk of getting hurt. The platform itself is very flexible. It supports Oculus Rift and Vive both.

2. Roto VR

This Roto VR is a seat designed for all HMD’s including Oculus VR, PlayStation VR (PSVR), HTC Vive Pre, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and OSVR.

It gives you the ability to explore 360 degrees without the need of physically touching the floor with your feet. Its motorized turns give you a sense of weightlessness, when in VR. It is free from problems like tangling cables and neck ache.

FEATURES

  • It can explore 360 degrees in virtual reality without cables tangling.
  • Its motorized features enhance and transform all types of VR experiences.
  • Roto VR Head Tracker enables 360 degrees exploration in complete comfort.
  • Feel the experience with Roto VR Simulator Double Rumble Packs.
  • Walk (whilst seated) using the Roto VR Touch Pedals.
  • Full HMD compatibility and upgradable.
  • Roto VR’s internal tracking provides decoupled VR experience.
  • You can discover gravitational presence in the virtual world through it.
  • 3. Leap Motion

The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. It can also be mounted onto a virtual reality headset. It is equipped with monochromatic IR cameras and three infrared LEDs by which it observes an area of distance of about 1 meter. The LEDs generate pattern-less IR light and the cameras generate almost 200 frames per second of reflected data. This is then sent through a USB cable to the host computer, where it is analyzed by the Leap Motion software using “complex maths” in some way synthesizing 3D position data by comparing the 2D frames generated by the two cameras.

The smaller observation area and higher resolution of the device is more suitable for whole-body tracking. The leap Motion released a major beta update to its core software.

FEATURES

  • It reduced the number of false hands appearing on background objects.
  • It comes with improved initialization in complex backgrounds and at longer distances.
  • It addresses an issue where the hand can become detached at higher hand velocities,
  • It addresses a rare service hang while idling for several hours.
  • It addresses an issue with the VR Visualizer showing desktop mode when using HMDs.
  • It addresses a rare crash issue when restarting the service.
  • It addresses a small memory leak after pausing the service many times.

4.  KOR-FX Force Feedback Vest

The KOR-FX is a gaming vest based on 4DFX technology that transforms the acoustic signals coming from your games into pinpointed high-definition feedback that allows you to feel the on-screen action and environmental factors for the first time. The blades of your attack chopper thump in your chest.

With KOR-FX, you can tune how much of the game you want to experience. The vest is fully customizable and puts you in a controlled environment of the amount of action you can feel. It is fully compatible across a range of media and devices and can be used with anything that produces audio. You can try it out on all your devices and with your entire media collection. KOR-FX generates powerful emotional and physical effects.

  • It has Synced Environmental Feedback.
  • You can feel the action that’s happening on the screen with pinpointed acousto-haptics.
  • It has Cross-Media Immersion.
  • With the KOR-FX experience doesn’t stop with games. You can feel every explosion and bass line in movies, music, and other media.
  • It comes with complete Customization.
  • Tweak KOR-FX’s settings to discover your perfect gaming experience.

5. VirZoom

The Virzoom is a conveniently folding device that is easy for storage, and weighs less than 40 lbs. Its handle bars include a heart rate monitor, and the hardware is the most primary part of this experience because it can’t be updated after purchase. It connects to your computer via a USB dongle. The range is sufficient, but a little weak. After you connect the bike, your pedaling gets translated into motion in the games. You don’t have to turn the handlebars to steer; instead, you just have to lean left or right to control your side-to-side movement. The handles of the controller have both buttons and triggers, similar to a typical game pad.

It also comes with a plugin by which you can control regular games also. It can be updated to provide you with an endless supply of interesting, healthy environments and exercises to explore.

6. HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap

With the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, one can experience an amazing virtual gaming world even better than the Rift. It has a spring-loaded and rigid plastic headband. The Vive is padded with a layer of foam cushioning the top and sides of your head. It feels great to put on. The Deluxe Audio Strap can be tightened by a dial on the back, similar to a bicycle helmet. It can be easily adjusted for different head size within seconds of time. Earlier it required left hand to get all three elastic straps in place.

Then there are the headphones. With the Rift’s built-in headphones, VR is ready for its work and to give you a wonderful experience.

PlayStation VR Accessories

 1. PlayStation Camera

The PlayStation Camera is a motion sensor and camera accessory for the PlayStation 4, developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is one of the best PlayStation VR Accessories one can have. It is also used to track the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. This depth-sensing 3D technology accurately tracks you, your dual shock, and PlayStation Move controllers to provide an extraordinary gaming experience. This PlayStation Camera doesn’t just let you see, hear, cheer and share your fantastic feats with friends.

Not only that it works with the light bar on your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller light bar or PlayStation Move motion controller, so you can interact with your surroundings with more precision and ease.

FEATURES

  • With its facial recognition use the PlayStation Camera to recognize your face to login to your PS4 instantly and hands-free.
  • With your voice commands carry out game orders, search your library and launch games with just a few simple words.
  • Gain an advantage on your in-game enemies and control certain games with your movements via precise head and gesture tracking.
  • By its dual lenses and 3D depth-sensing technology, PlayStation Camera can track the position and orientation of your VR headset, helping to deliver an unbelievable sense of presence in a variety of amazing virtual gaming worlds.

2. PlayStation Move

The PlayStation Move Motion Controller comes with precise motion tracking and easily accessible buttons that fully immerses you in the game. It allows you to interact with the keyboard through motion and position in front of a PlayStation camera. It has a variety of internal sensors. It features an orb at the head which glows in any of a full range of colors using RGB light-emitting diodes. By this colored light he position can be tracked along the image plane by the camera. With the help of shape and known size of the light the player can determine the controller’s distance from the camera. Thus, with this feature the controller’s position can be tracked in three dimensions. Again, it is one of the best PlayStation VR Accessories available on the market.

It also consists of a pair of inertial sensors inside the controller, a three-axis linear accelerometer and a three-axis angular rate sensor. These are used to track rotation as well as overall motion. In addition, an internal temperature sensor is also engineered to adjust the internal readings of the sensor against temperature effects. The controller face is equipped with a large primary button (Move), surrounded by small action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), and with a regular-sized PS button beneath. And on the left and right side of the controller is a Select and Start button. Below is an analog trigger and on the tail end are the wrist strap, USB port, and extension port.

Furthermore, the “PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter attachment” adapts both the motion controller and navigation controller into a submachine gun form, which features an adjustable shoulder support. The motion controller is fitted into the gun so that the motion controller’s T trigger is interlocked with the trigger, and the navigation controller is clipped into a holder below this gun. However, it adds several extra buttons too. These extra buttons include Triangle and Square buttons (on both sides, located near the T and M buttons), RL button and pump-action mechanism which both can be used to reload, 3-setting Firing Rate control, M-button lock, and secondary M button for easy access.

3. Aim Controller

PlayStation VR Aim Controller enhances the experience of any compatible shooter for your PlayStation VR. It has an excellent precise motion tracking, ergonomic design, and controls that keep your shots lightning fast and accurate. With its vibration feedback, it lets you feel the action as you are in another world.

By simply twisting the controller you can examine the tiny details on your in-game gun. It makes you feel smart, and the larger gestures like tipping it back toward your shoulder to switch weapons in far point can be accomplished quickly. It also has its own built-in rumble, for creating vibrations when you fire your weapon.

Samsung VR Headset Accessories

1. Steel Series Stratus XL

The Steel Series Stratus XL is a great game controller and one of the best Samsung VR Headset Accessories available on the market. It is a best choice for its simple button layout, long-lasting battery, and comfortable grip. It is named the best overall gamepad for Gear VR. It looks and feels like a home console controller, measuring 4.4 inches height, 5.9 inches width and 1.7 inches and weighs 10.2 ounces with two AA batteries. It can last for up to 40 hours of gameplay on these two batteries.

The controls are arranged in a PlayStation configuration, with two analog sticks parallel with each other below a plus-shaped direction pad and four face buttons (A/B/X/Y, laid out in Xbox style). Start, Back, and Menu buttons lie between the analog sticks, and a four-LED indicator above it. The power switch lies below the batter on the back side of the controller with two AA batteries and a micro USB port for updating the gamepad’s software.

2.  Bose QC35 headphones

The Bose QC35 headphones are wireless headphones. It is the best pair of wireless headphones one can ever use. They have a battery life that lasts for 20 hours. They provide you with noise cancellation facility and the best quality of sound you will fall in love with. These headphones cost you about $350.  Again, it is one of the best Samsung VR Headset Accessories one can have.

These are equipped with Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology which can be felt at the flip of a switch. It measures, compares and reacts to outside noise continuously, then cancels it with the opposite signal. You can also adjust your level of noise cancelling between three levels according to your conveyance. So you can really feel the music with it. With these headphones you can play music, receive texts, manage your daily tasks, and even get answers, all on your voice. By just pressing and holding the Action button you can start a conversation with your device and can enjoy the task according to your wish.

3.  Samsung Gear 360 VR camera

With the Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera you can record your memorable moments in 4K and then make it your own with Samsung Gear 360 app. Furthermore, it has a compact size and a body with easy to grip. With this VR camera set which is one of the best VR accessories you can get sharp and fresh pictures and videos, and can even store them for years. Once you shoot a video, you can store it on your micro SD memory card. While travelling around the world, you can capture a full 360-degree view of the with this Samsung gear set.

Also, you are able to watch your videos in VR, in full 360-degree. Samsung’s Gear 360 camera is water and dust resistant, very light in weight, easy to carry and shoots in 3840×1920 resolutions. You can also pair this Samsung camera with your Samsung phone or your PC to easily edit videos.

 4.  USB-C Gear VR adapter

This USB Type-C adaptor is another new feature that the Gear VR packs offers you. You can also pop the USB-C adaptor out and swap it for a regular old Micro USB one. It’s easy enough to do, a little module just pops out in the front compartment and you can slide it along (between A and B) to account for phone size. It is compatible with Samsung phones Galaxy Note 7, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+.

5.  NOLO Motion Tracking System

The NOLO Motion tracking system turns your Gear VR by using a base station and a sensor that attaches to your headset.  It also comes with two motion-tracked controllers, 6 DoF Motion Tracking System, front-facing Room Scale, low latency and is Android Compatible. The NOLO motion tracking system hasn’t yet been released. It is the world’s first front-facing room scale motion tracking system compatible with both mobile and Steam VR game play.  You just have to put it on your mobile headset and then you can easily interact with the environment.

NOLO is created with a view to make the benefits of technology available to all walks of life. We believe that mobile VR is the perfect platform because of its affordability and ease of use. Moreover, this tracking system is compatible with most VR mobile headsets and Android phones from Google Cardboard to Samsung Gear VR. So, this is again one of the best VR accessories one can have!

Gear VR Oculus Accessories

1. Oculus Rift Earphones

The Oculus Rift earphones sound fine, but they are subject to noise pollution. Its earphones are simply blocking more outside noise and giving a more immersive experience to virtual reality. This makes the Oculus Earphones perfect for Rift users looking for a more intimate sound experience. The ear buds sound great. The soft silicone ear buds fit comfortably in the ears, and block out all outside noise. The buds are quite loud but the game’s volume has to be reduced by about half before you feel comfortable.

2.  Oculus Sensor

Built for Oculus Rift, this sensor tracks constellations of infrared LEDs to detect your movements in VR. Its stand is ideal for most setups and its standard 1/4 20 mount works with most tripods. When used as a third sensor, it requires an additional USB 2.0 or higher port.

Editor’s verdict:

The Virtual reality technology is trending nowadays and the VR accessories add to the VR gaming experience. It connects you with a virtual world which is very similar to the real one. All this is possible because of these trending amazing VR accessories. With these you feel the game, enjoy the animation, the characters, every shot you fire etc. all in High Definition. So, it becomes utmost important to choose your perfect VR device which will not only give you the best gaming experience but also connects you to an exciting VR world. We have provided you with various best VR accessories as per your device compatibility and budget estimation to make your choices easier. Now you can choose the best!

 

 

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