Black Friday, the biggest shopping event of every year, is just 54 days away and we’re close to finding out which items are going to see gigantic price cuts.
Over the years, consumer electronic items such as gaming devices, laptops and smartphones are always at the top of the list for consumers during the biggest sales event after Thanksgiving.
After closely monitoring Black Friday events every year, we have found that manufacturers and retailers of gaming consoles are always offering huge discounts on gaming essentials such as Virtual Reality headsets.
VR headsets have become the new trend in gaming, especially as more game developers start to integrate virtual and augmented reality into popular game titles and develop more games that are built only for VR.
Now, you can play popular VR games like Beat Saber, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality, Moss and more on a number of VR headsets.
Just recently, the new HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset became available for pre-order. It’s tipped to be the next big thing in VR gaming because it comes with the most impressive visual resolution to date with six camera sensors that help expand the user’s range of motion.
The HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset will be shipping on October 3, but it’s now up for pre-order at $699.99. You can expect the price to go down on Black Friday.
In the meantime, you can check out other VR headsets that could also see price cuts on Black Friday:
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
The HTC Vice Cosmos’ predecessor, the HTC Vive, is currently priced at $467.79 on Amazon.com, but it could see a huge discount on Black Friday. This device boasts true-to-life movements with realistic graphics, directional audio and HD haptic feedback. It’s also able to precisely track the gamer’s movements down to the millimeter via its 360-degree controllers. You can use the HTC Vive while seated, standing or however you want to play.
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
The Oculus Go, which was developed by Oculus VR in partnership with Qualcomm and Xiaomi, saw a massive price cut on Amazon Prime Day back in July and it’s expected to see a further discount on Black Friday. The 32GB variant is currently priced at $199.00, but during Prime Day, it was only up for $159.00. This VR headset features innovative lenses that bring to life vibrant colors and crystal clear optics. It’s also safe for prolonged gaming because of its breathable fabrics and injection foam for a light and comfortable gaming experience. The headset’s audio boasts a surround-sound experience with spatial audio drivers that are built right into the headset for a dramatic and immersive sound without having to rely on headphones.
Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset
The Oculus Rift S, the higher end version of the Oculus Go, could also be marked down on Black Friday from its current price of $399.00. Any game you can play on the Oculus Go is available in the Oculus Rift S. However, with this console, you will get to experience improved optics that let you enjoy next-generation lenses and a sharper display with bright, vivid colors and reduced “screen-door” effect. It’s also ergonomically designed to literally “keep your head in the game” with its halo headband. The Oculus Rift S comes with Oculus Touch Controllers that you can arm yourself with during games.
Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset
If you wish to take your VR gaming to the next level, then the Oculus Quest is the one to go because it has everything you need in VR gaming. It’s packed with Oculus Insight tracking system that instantly mimics your movements in VR without the need for any external accessories. You just need your 3D controllers that come with the box and you’re in for a gaming adventure like you’ve never experienced before. The Oculus Quest works with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting, in spaces big or small. This device is completely wireless and you don’t need a PC to play. Just hook it up with the Oculus mobile app and you can start playing.
Sony PlayStation VR
The Sony PlayStation VR is priced at $267.80, but you can wait until Black Friday to buy it on a discount. This VR headset is perfectly designed to bring gamers to a new world of unexpected gaming experiences. It’s very easy to set up. Simply plug and play the headset and your PlayStation Camera into your PlayStation 4 systemand you’re good to go. It boasts crisp images as it is designed with advanced VR display that offers seamless visuals through a big 5.7” OLED 1080p display running at up to 120 frames per second. Since Sony is a leader in audio devices, you can ensure that the Sony PlayStation VR’s 3D audio would take your game to the next level. You can even hear sounds from above, below and all around you while you’re immersed in your game.
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream, Standalone VR Headset
This VR headset by Lenovo is a standalone device that works without needing a smartphone, a PC or any cables. It’s the world’s first standalone VR Headset with Google Daydream. It works via Google’s WorldSense technology that lets players lean, duck, jump, dodge and move their head while they play. It features a 110° Field of View that lets you get the full picture in our virtual world without having to turn your head. It’s only priced at $199.68, but you can wait until Black Friday to see its price slashed further down.
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Model
Laptop brand Acer has also joined in on the world of Virtual Reality with its own mixed reality headset that lets players mix physical and virtual worlds. The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset is a hybrid of both Augmented Reality and VR, making it more advanced than VR headsets, according to Acer. Experience world scale MR has you walk around and interact with your environment without external sensors as you play. It also supports 6 Degree of Freedom that lets you move forward or back, up or down, left or right, pitch, yaw and roll. Its design is also convenient for gamers as its visor can be flipped and the headband can be adjusted so that players won’t have to completely take off the headset when someone comes in the room.
Make sure to catch any of these VR headsets on Black Friday so you can enjoy VR gaming without having to spend a fortune.
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