11 VR Headset Black Friday Deals
Virtual reality is becoming a serious business. The headsets have improved so much in the past two years that some games are so immersive that you can forget that you are not actually in them. Black Friday is the best day to get a VR headset. Real virtual reality headsets are still expensive, but you can save up to 50% during the sale.
We have gone through the Black Friday flyers of the major retailers to find the best VR deals. Amazon has the best pricing for most items, although you can also shop at Best Buy in some cases.
|Discounted Price||Item||Retailer||Original Price|
|$41||Google Daydream View||Amazon||$59|
|$199||PSVR Astro Bot Moss MK4 US||Amazon, Best Buy||$299|
|$349||Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality Headset Bundle||Amazon||$399.99|
|$179||Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset – 32GB||Amazon||$199.99|
|$49.99||Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Headset with Lightsaber Controller and Tracking Beacon – Black||Amazon / Best Buy||$99.99|
|$296.65||HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset – Pro Edition||HP||$349.00|
|$1020||HTC Vive Business Edition||HP||$1200|
|$299.99||Lenovo Mirage Solo Headset||Amazon||$399.99|
|$249.99||Playstation VR – CREED: Rise to Glory and SUPERHOT VR Bundle||Amazon||$349.99|
|$699.99||HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System||Amazon||$799.99|
|$1199.99||HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System Bundle||Amazon||$1399.99|
How to Shop for a VR Headset
The first thing to consider is if the VR headset relies on a smartphone for the screen. Most cheaper models are like this. More expensive models may still require you to connect them to a PC or a Playstation for external graphics processing.
The next thing that you should look at is the quality of the VR headsets library. You should check to see if the industry’s best releases are available on that model. Your best bet is to get Oculus, Google, or HTC products.
Finally, you should consider whether the headset includes any controllers. A headset by itself is good for watching movies, but you’ll need a remote of some kind to play games.
You might be wondering why the HTC Vive Pro is so expensive. That’s because this is the most realistic consumer VR headset that you can get. The screen has a resolution of 2880 x 1600, which results in 615 pixels per square inch (PPI). By contrast, the Apple XS only has a screen with 458 PPI.
Overall, there are some fantastic deals on VR goggles this year. You can save up to 50% on a new model.