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The best VR headsets for porn

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The future of porn is in virtual reality. Here are the headsets that will help you make the most of it.

When comes to virtual reality porn, you’ve only got two problems: picking out a headset and finding a quiet place with a door that locks. We can only help you with one of those problems, but no matter what your budget we’re here to help.

Here’s a handy guide to finding the VR headset that’s right for your personal time. From a basic headset to ones that support teledildonic accessories, let us help you help yourself.

The best VR headsets for porn

If you have $15 to spend: Google Cardboard

Announced all the way back in 2014, Google Cardboard is many people’s first dance with virtual reality. A simple, cheap, yet well-constructed cardboard container you pop your smartphone into to view whatever content you like. Utilizing apps that use the gyroscopic sensors in your smartphone Google Cardboard gives you a basic VR experience for just about $15. Sadly the cardboard frame lacks the comfort of other models, but hey it’s $15. If you want to go a different route, Badoinkvr.com, a subscription porn service, will send you a free Google Cardboard VR headset just for signing up. Just be mindful that cardboard is a porous material.

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If you have $95 and a Samsung phone: Samsung Gear VR

The next best step up in quality is a big one. Samsung’s Gear VR offers a 101-degree viewing window, beautiful picture, and a comfortable head strap to let you use your… full range of motion while you’re watching a video. Sadly you’ll already need to have one of these devices to make it work: Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, or the S6 Edge+. Support for new phones will be added in the future, so when you’re shopping for a new model, make sure to ask the sales rep if it will work with Gear VR.

If you have $79 and don’t use a Samsung: HOMiDO V2 Virtual Reality Headset

Offering exceptional comfort and quality at a low-budget price, HOMiDO is a contender in the budget VR market. Offering a 100-degree field of vision, a comfortable foam band around the eyes to keep viewing comfortable, and focal length adjustments for near- and far-sighted users, there’s a lot of love in this simple package. Just insert your smartphone, download some porn apps, and get started. It’s the best feature is a built-in action button that allows you to operate your smartphone without needing to remove it from the headset case. Compatible with smartphones with a 4.5-inch to 6-inch screen HOMiDO is a solution almost anyone can afford.

If you have $25 and want a headset that will work with almost every modern smartphone: BlitzWolf VR Headset

All of the high-end VR headsets either require a computer or specific smartphone to work, but the BlitzWolf VR headset is for the people. Working with any smartphone between 4.7 and 6 inches, the BlitzWolf viewer is a step above Google Cardboard because you don’t have to hold it up to watch. The adjustable straps that help attach the device to your head make this a killer set for VR porn fans, just by nature of keeping your hands free. This budget device also adds a pupil distance adjustment dial so viewers can get the perfect level of clarity for their eyes. All for just $23.99, a complete steal for an entry-level VR headset.

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If you have $599 and are ready for a real virtual reality experience: Oculus Rift

You’ll notice we just made a massive jump. That’s because we’re no longer in the realm of smartphones. You need a computer to make these more complicated rigs work, but the advantage in quality can’t be overstated. Plugging into your computer’s DVI and USB ports, the Oculus Rift puts beautiful 3D images in front of your eyes on high-definition stereo screens. With a resolution of 2160 x 1200, Oculus produces 233 million pixels per second, with a fast 90Hz refresh rate. Also, Oculus has special Touch controllers that allow you to play some games with the device. You can even use an Xbox One controller with it. That won’t come in handy while watching porn, but if you’re buying a $599 headset, it’s nice to know you’ve got options for the rest of the day.

If you have $799 and play a lot of video games: HTC Vive

HTC Vive is the top of the line home VR experience at the moment. With 70 sensors that offer you 110-degree field of view, a 2160 x 1200 resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate, Vive is a powerhouse—but it’s on par with the Oculus in those regards. However, Vive has a few extra bells and whistles. A front-facing camera allows you to see what’s going on in the real-world while wearing it with the press of a button. If you value your privacy, that’s a big deal. Vive also features incredible support from Steam, offering a wider range of games for your viewing pleasure. However, unless gaming is dramatically important to you, we would probably choose Oculus over Vive. The money you save is dramatic, and the features you lose aren’t incredibly important unless you need that front-facing camera.

If you have $100, an Android phone, and want a controller: Google Daydream View

You might not think that having a controller would be much of a plus for a VR headset, but you’ll be singing a different tune when you have to remove your phone to change a setting. Google’s Daydream View is a top-of-the-line VR headset for mobile phones, as long as you have a model that supports it. Daydream is one of the most comfortable headsets we’ve tried, even when wearing small- to medium-sized classes. The only real issue is that phones tend to overheat during prolonged use. While it wouldn’t be a useful feature for watching porn, you can also cast your VR-viewing experience to your TV if you have a Chromecast. Daydream View costs $99, but make sure you buy it from a Google-recommended store to get the latest version.

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