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HOW TO BUY A VR HEADSET

Nintendo and Xbox not immersive enough to drown out your real-world worries? Try strapping one of these VR headsets to your face instead:

HOW TO BUY

REALITY CHECK

1 Money is power

One of the biggest pains for VR-dabblers is the additional equipment required. The Oculus Rift and Vive need powerful gaming PCs, which is a sticking point for most. The PlayStation VR, meanwhile, only requires a PS4 so is significantly more accessible. Don’t even have one of those? Try the Oculus Go, as the headset is all you need to jump into VR worlds.

Get this: Oculus Go

£199 / oculus.com

2 What’s your game?

Another major consideration is what experiences you want from your headset. The phone-enabled Daydream will happily run arty apps, VR movies and mobile-esque games, but serious gamers will want a more powerful headset. The PlayStation VR has a wide selection of titles including Skyrim, Farpoint and Superhot VR.

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This months issue, we look at the best essentials to take with you on your hols, we also have a first look at the Sonos Beam soundbar, plus the latest TV from OLED masters LG and a first test of the Nest Hello smart doorbell.