OK, I'm interested, but I'm not ready to spend a fortune. What's the easy option?
Start with goggles that utilize your smartphone's screen. (It slips into the unit.) Game play will be noticeably less smooth, but you can still watch 360-degree videos and explore game worlds by turning your head. A simple unit that works with most smartphones is the Zeiss VR One Plus ($129; vrone.us). For Samsung users, the Samsung Gear VR ($100; samsung.com/gearvr) adds a headset accelerometer for more refined images, and the Alcatel Idol 4S VR ($399; target.com) is a powerful smartphone that comes bundled with goggles. While all iPhone games are hands-free (head movement guides gameplay), Android users will want a Bluetooth controller like the Razer Serval ($80; ), Android users will want a Bluetooth controller like the Razer Serval ($80; razerzone.com).