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5 Essential VR Accessories to Improve Your Gameplay

Experts project that VR and AR headset shipments will exceed 80 million units by 2021.

As the VR revolution continues to gain momentum, some AAA game studios are finally getting on board with the technology. In 2017, Bethesda released the VR versions of some of their biggest titles like Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout 4.

But due to the growing popularity of VR, many new VR peripherals have also hit the market in recent years, and some of them are worth checking out.

Let’s take a quick look at a few VR accessories that will make your gaming experience even more immersive!

1. KOR-FX Haptic Vest

If you’re a fan of first-person shooters, you want VR peripherals that make you feel like you’re on the battlefield.

The KOR-FX Haptic Vest definitely gets your adrenaline pumping. Every time a bullet hits your character or an explosion goes off nearby, you can feel your chest rumble.

Just keep in mind that doesn’t work quite as well with racing games, for example.

2. CaptoGlove Wireless Wearable Controller

Have you ever wanted to you use your hands in a video game the same way you do in the real world?

The CaptoGlove gives you a chance to do just that. It detects every movement of your hands and fingers, providing you with a more realistic gaming experience.

Not only are the gloves super intuitive, but they’re sleek and stylish as well. Plus, they’re made from breathable material.

3. HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap

The original HTC Vive earbuds were no match for the built-in headphones found on the Oculus Rift. But the HTC’s Deluxe Audio Strap upgrade allows you to ditch the stock earbuds for improved sound and comfort.

The new earphones provide a high-quality surround sound experience. You’ll quickly notice the deep bass and crisp highs.

The strap also features an adjustable tightening knob in the back, which helps you find the perfect fit. And the improved cable management adds to the comfort as well.

For Vive users, this is one of the most essential VR accessories since the HTC vive stand.

4. 3dRudder VR Motion Controller

This small, circular disc is like a thumbstick for your feet.

In order to move forward, all you have to do is tilt the disc forward. To turn left or right, you simply twist your feet in the direction you want to go. But you remain seated the entire time.

If you’re looking for a fresh way to explore your favorite video game worlds in VR, it’s worth a try.

5. Roto Interactive VR Chair

While it’s by far the most pricey accessory on this list, this chair provides a balance of comfort and immersion that’s hard to find elsewhere. It’s compatible with all VR headsets, including Google Cardboard.

You never have to worry about tangled cords, as your headset plugs into a port located near the bottom of the unit.

Thanks to the clip-on head tracker, the chair rotates as you look around in the gaming world. Also, the built-in pedals allow you to walk around seamlessly while you remain seated in the chair.

Final Thoughts on Essential VR Accessories

While VR still has its fair share of limitations, peripherals like the ones mentioned above help enhance your gameplay.

However, there are many other notable VR accessories coming out in the near future. The HTC Vive wireless adapter, for example, is set to ship worldwide in the second half of 2018.

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