headset, sometimes called virtual goggles, is a piece of equipment that covers the user’s eyes and acts as the screen for viewing the virtual reality world. Since the wearer’s eyes are completely covered and headphones are often used, the result is an immersive experience that tricks the senses into believing they are really in the virtual world.
Although we think of virtual goggles are relatively new technology, the first iterations appeared in 1994. However, technology has advanced and added features such as a position to detect the position of the head and a viewer that delivers separate images to each eye.
Today’s top models include self-contained options, while others require a smartphone or other console to operate. A smoother view and the ability to handle more data improve the user’s experience because with a bumpy or difficult to load viewing experience players may feel sick.
Better experience and less expensive options to access VR have helped companies engage more interested consumers. Oculous Rift, Vive, Playstation VR, and Google Cardboard are some of the more recent models available.