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10 Fun VR gadgets for beginners

10 Fun VR gadgets for beginners

A list of ten fun and useful virtual reality gadgets.

Virtual reality is an ever-developing technology that has seen increasing popularity in recent years and for good reason – it’s endlessly creative, super engaging and fun, with extended use from gaming to work and even socializing. But before you jump right into the VR space, here are ten useful gadgets.

 

AMVR grip cover

These nifty grip covers are a brilliant idea if you’re new to VR and a bit anxious over excessive swinging of the controllers and one flying out of your hand. But fear not, these grips should help keep anyone around you—and your TV safe.

 

To keep your headset pristine - Kiwi lens protector cover 

Getting a new bit of tech is great fun but a common worry may be about your shiny new thing getting scratched or dirty. This is where lens protectors come in—with a simple dust and scratch proof design, you can keep your headset in great condition as you clock in your time in the virtual world.

 

For some relief from VR -SUPERFUS face cover and pad 

VR is fun but you may find that extended sessions may make you surprisingly tired and sweaty—especially in the face department. So this cover is a brilliant idea in that regard, aiming to help with hygiene, reducing screen fog and sweat building up on the headset.

 

Vakdon dual handle extension grips

In the last few years, we’ve been seeing new fun ideas for controller grips and extensions to help immerse you more into experiences. So, if you want to feel the force while you play beat saber among other games, this is a great shout.

 

For golfing from your house - Eyglo VR golf club handle 

Another fun controller extension are these golf club handles, perfect for lining up your virtual swings and giving you a more tactile and fun experience while you play. Just make sure you keep a safe distance from anyone around you when you do!

 

Lens cover protector

Lens cover protector

This is quite a simple one—a cover for your Meta Quest headset, tackling the issue of VR headset lenses getting scratched. it helps to keep your lenses protected and you’ll have a nice frog face cover too, it’s a win-win.

 

Dethinton travel case

Any beginner to the world of VR should ideally have a sturdy travel case in their inventory, firstly to keep your headset and controllers secure and tidy but also in case you wanted to take it on the go. 

 

Quest to PC link cable

It’s important to note what type of headset you have as different accessories work with different ones. The Quest 2 is standalone, meaning it doesn't need a console or PC to work—but with this cable you’ll be able to access a lot more games via your PC, opening up a number of new experiences.

 

For safely storing your headset - Kiwi VR headset stand 

A headset stand is a pretty logical purchase for a VR user but it can easily be overlooked. You’ll likely need a safe, secure place to store your headset and this stand does the job effectively.

 

Kiwi design Halo controller protector

Lastly, we have another useful accessory for your controllers with eco-friendly silicone covers to protect your controllers from damage from any vigorous VR sessions. They’re easy to use and are also washable to help maintain them.

 

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