Virtual Reality is a content centric technology that will boom in the future. Virtual Reality allows creators to create content experiments that entertain and educate the audience that consume it. To access Virtual Reality platforms to it’s fullest, you can purchase any controller from the our list of TOP 5 VR Controllers to buy.
We’ve handpicked the TOP 5 VR controllers to buy based on the build quality, tracking precision, and functionality.
HTC VIVE System Controller and headset (Get It Here)
A Brilliant move by a hardware company that wants to leap ahead of other Phone manufacturing companies. HTC realized the mistake that Nokia (In terms of VR, Facebook is the new Apple). Being a phone manufacturing company, it was easy for it to transition into VR products. Now about the HTC VIVE VR System, the product is well put together and the quality of the plastic is good. The overall tactile buttons and the precision of the product is quite good. The product also has Interpapillary distance adjustment lens which makes it convenient for anyone wearing prescription lens to enjoy the product. Other features include, Multifunction trackpad, Grip buttons, dual-stage trigger, System button, Menu button. It is equipped with a Chaperone play area boundaries setting that can be configured Via. the configurator on your computer and a front-facing camera to protect the player from potentially running into a wall (Though it would be ironic if you were playing Harry Potter World, Platform 9 3/4?) .
The battery lasts for approx. 6 hours after continuous usage. HTC VIVE Controller and headset works with STEAMVR and other supported Windows Mixed Reality platforms. Give it a try.
Platforms Supported: STEAMVR & Windows Mixed Reality.
HP Reverb G2 VR Headset with Controllers ( Get It Here )
HP Reverb G2 VR Headset with Controller boasts of built in Spatial Audio that offers an immersive audio experience and a High resolution 2160 x 2160 display screen that displays VR elements in sharper and greater detail. The product has adjustable cushions in the headset that adapt to the users facial features and rests perfectly without applying pressure on them. The soft airy foam makes it easy for you to continuously use the controller for longer periods of time.
The Headset also has four cameras for better tracking of the surroundings and sensors like Gyroscope, accelerometer among other things are super responsive. The Headset also has two sets of controllers that give the users a better sense of control whether they’re playing.
Platforms Supported: STEAMVR & Windows Mixed Reality
KIWI Design Fitness VR Weight Controller (Get It Here)
Kiwi Design Fitness VR Weight and Dumbbell Controller that helps you work out in the Metaverse by simulating the whole experience. It has Dumbbells and Weight plates (150 Gms in weight totally) that can be attached to the controller like an adaptor. Working out with your friends in the Metaverse is going to be great. The KIWI Design Fitness VR Weight Controller allows you to do just that. The VR Weight Controller however isn’t a standalone product. It requires Oculus Quest VR controller. The product can be easily attached to the base controller. Since all the sensors are there on Oculus, the Fitness VR controller doesn’t come with any special sensors. It’s on our Top 5 VR Controllers to buy list, because of it’s uniqueness and functionality.
The Fitness VR Controller allows you to take part in a community fitness challenges and fitness quests within the virtual world. The product fits well for most users and the quality of the plastic used is excellent. The list of games that one can play using the gear are FitXR, Supernatural, BOXVR, HOLOFIT, OhShape, Synth Riders.
Supported Platform: Oculus VR
Pimax Sword Motion VR Controller (Get It Here)
Pimax Sword Motion VR Controller is an add-on controller for VR Consoles like Pimax Artisan, 5K Plus, 5K Super, 8K Plus and 8K X, this pair of Sword Motion Controllers are also available for HTC VIVE Pro, Pro 2, Cosmos Elite, Valve Index and Varjo that use SteamVR outside-in tracking 2.0 tech.
Using this controller, if you’re playing Beat Saber, Half Life: Alyx, Sword and Sorcery, you can unlock in-game exclusive features that are designed to work only with this Pimax Sword Motion VR Controller.
The controller has 52 piece optical sensors to work accurately and it boasts of 0.3 mm accuracy. It has rechargeable dual cell lithium battery that lasts longer and supports Hot-swap technology that allows the user to replace the battery instantly without shutting the controller down. Buttons are quite durable and according to the manufacturer, they’ve battletested the controller and have said that it still works fine even after 50000 keystrokes. Compared to other controllers, the battery life on this is slightly low when continuously used. In spite of that, the extensive compatibility of the controller with a range of devices makes it one of the Top 5 VR controllers to buy.
Supported Platform: STEAMVR and Windows Mixed Reality VR.
SteelSeries Stratus DUO VR Controller (Get It Here )
SteelSeries Stratus DUO VR Controller is a wonderful gadget. The ergonomic design coupled with the thoughtful button layout makes it one of our favorite choices. The VR controller is not just for Windows Mixed Reality and STEAMVR, you can even use it with your Android powered mobile devices. The controller uses both Wireless and Bluetooth to connect to consoles and devices that support it.
One thing we noticed was that the haptic feedback of the controller was mild. If you’re looking for a action packed VR based first person shooter game, the controller may not provide feedback like you’d expect from other controllers. But the rubber used in the button is of great quality, whether you’re button mashing or clicking the controls, they’ll take the beating.
Weighing only 245 Gms, it’s light and easy to handle. The controller comes enabled with STEAM VR support that gives you access to 5000+ game titles.
SteelSeries Stratus DUO VR Controller has a superior gameplay of over 20 hours powered by it’s AA batteries and you can even use rechargeable AA batteries to swap them after they run their course.
Platforms Supported: GEAR VR, Oculus Go, STEAMVR and Windows Mixed Reality.
According to us, these are the Top 5 VR Controllers to buy. Which one would go ahead and purchase, let us know in the comments below.
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