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Virtual Reality Buying Guide

by Ian, the Virtual Reality Ginger

How to Use this Virtual Reality Buying Guide

As much of an ego-stroke as it would be for me, don’t feel obligated to read this virtual reality buying guide line-by-line, page-by-page. I’ve intentionally broken it up into easy-to-navigate sections to spare you from that torture.

This guide covers three essential steps to buying your perfect virtual reality headset:

Step 1: Everything You Need to Know for a Foundational Understanding of VR
Step 2: Choosing the Virtual Reality Experience that’s Best for You
Step 3: Getting All of the Necessary Equipment

If you’re already familiar with the typical virtual reality acronyms like FoV, HMD, ATW, etc. and you’re up-to-date on the current state of VR, great! Feel free to skip Step 1.

If you know you want room scale VR rather than seated/standing VR, feel free to skip Step 2, and so on.

If you don’t have any clue what I’m talking about right now, this virtual reality buying guide was written specifically with you in mind.

Don’t worry—just follow everything step-by-step and you’ll be completely up to speed by the time you finish this buying guide.

Use this guide in the way that suits your needs best.

A Note About the Links in this VR Buying Guide

I want to mention one more thing before you dig in, for the sake of being 100% transparent.

Some of the links in this VR buying guide are affiliate links, meaning I get paid a small commission if you use my link to make your purchase.

You don’t pay anything extra, but the retailer shares a small percentage of the sale with me for referring you. Please don’t feel obligated to use these links, but if you do, it’s a great way of saying “thank you.” It’s what allows me to continue spending time publishing helpful videos and articles, and keeping this buying guide up-to-date.

I never let the size of a commission influence my recommendations. If the best product makes me $0.50 and the worst would make me $30, I will always recommend the best product—even if the commission kind of sucks.

Not all links in this guide are affiliate links. The ones that are will be clearly denoted by an asterisk* so that you can buy through a different link if you’re at all uncomfortable with the idea of me getting commissioned on your purchase.

That’s it! With all of that out of the way, let’s get started >>