And while the best aspects of the Oasis are not yet readily accessible in the real world, the film’s sci-fi-inspired imagery is more than enough to tempt anyone to take a break from reality with one of the many real VR headsets available on the market today. So if you’re thinking about investing in VR equipment and aren’t sure where to start, fear not!

There are lots of choices for every type of VR enthusiast: The single most important factor in choosing a VR headset is determining how much money you’re willing to spend. Keep in mind that when it comes to VR equipment, you really do get what you pay for.

There are plenty of cheap-but-limited mobile VR headsets like the BlitzWolf or the Homido, which range between $20 and $80, respectively. If they seem too good to be true, it’s because they are.

These cheap headsets can be great for looking at 360-videos and still images, but since they don’t usually come with a controller, that’s about all they’re good for. Essentially, with these low-cost mobile headsets, you’ll be able to step into the virtual world but you won’t be able to interact with it or move through virtual space.

You’ll be standing in the middle of the action, watching it all move past you on every side, which can still be really exciting for first-time VR users, but I absolutely recommend splurging for the next step up. On the first rung of true VR experiences, you’ll find mobile headsets like the Samsung Gear VR, and the Google Daydream View, starting around $100. Read more from…

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