Some Frequently Asked Questions
Aren't these technologies just a phase?
It is quite remarkable how many people we've spoken to who believe AR/VR are just fads and will fade into obscurity. If you've been playing close attention to new technology in media, you'll notice augmented reality has been around for some time and is only just now finding it's legs.
Virtual reality has reached consumer standard and will only get better as the technology improves along with investment. The consumer appetite is there, and with the barriers to entry being slowly lowered, I would not be surprised to see a VR headset in as many houses as a gaming console in the not-too-distant future.
Is it expensive to get into VR?
Yes, and no. There are many different experiences that you can have in virtual reality, and their prices vary from very affordable to costly but powerful. It goes without saying that the less money you spend, the less immersive the experience, however, we feel that any introduction to VR is a good thing.
On the budget side there are cardboard headsets (notibly, Google Cardboard) which only require a smartphone and an app. You can get these headsets from many different sources and hopefully you already have a vr capable smartphone.
If you want to know more, read our guide on buying a vr headset.