VR is seriously cool. Plenty of us know that. But what even is VR? VR stands for virtual reality. You can experience virtual reality through either a headset or VR domes. Now, you may be wondering, which one should I choose? Let’s go over both with as much detail as possible and you can decide which is best for you. Let’s get started.
Everything About a VR Dome
VR domes are large domes built for you to experience the world of VR. They can be really any shape and any size. They can come inflatable and geodesic, like the ones we sell. A VR dome is a great way to experience VR because it is an immersive and exciting world for you to enjoy. It can transport a large audience, not just one person, to anywhere in the world; and with VR, the sky is never the limit!
VR domes can be as large as a theater room or as small as a see-through hemisphere on the ground. A person inside of the dome is surrounded by 360 degrees of screen space. Images on the screens allow for an immersion into any environment that the virtual world can create. Domes often use images projected onto the screens for interactive touch and user experience. These domes, like larger theater-room sized domes, are often used as an immersive cinema. Science centers such as Cincinnati’s OMNIMAX Theater also include domes that allow for a more immersive scientific or educational presentation.
The domes that we sell range from 10’ in diameter to 300’. They come with a stunning projection system that is custom-designed to suit the size and the audience of the venue. VR domes are a great investment because of how they are made to suit you and your party and bring the most to your experience. But what about a simple VR headset?
Everything About a VR Headset
A VR headset is another incredible investment. VR headsets are portable headsets that you simply place on your head. Unlike a VR dome, a VR headset is like an accessory, one that you have to wear. There are some cons to this, though – you can get very dizzy if you don’t have the right frame rate or if you aren’t wearing it on still ground. And boy, it can be quite uncomfortable to wear a VR headset for long periods of time!
A VR headset may cost less and be easier to carry around, but it doesn’t give you the same experience as you are getting when inside a VR dome. This is because you have it strapped to your head for hours on end, and you can also not experience it with multiple people. What a shame!
So, you might be thinking this is probably a bit biased, right? Well, the truth is, there are no real flaws to VR domes. But we have to make sure. So, let’s compare!
A VR headset is portable and lightweight, easy to carry around with you on the go.
But on the other hand, it may cause headaches and dizziness, can be uncomfortable to wear, and can’t easily be experienced by groups of people at one time.
A VR dome is a great experience. You can choose to be solo, or to be in there with others.
You decide! Which one sounds better to you?
The Perfect Space for Your Next Event
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Our VR domes are well-made and worth the price. For lasting memories, consider investing in a VR dome. Not only are they made for multiple people, but they are also made for your enjoyment. We hope this blog post taught you a thing or two about how a VR dome can help you at your next event! Contact us for more information.