Virtual reality isn’t some weird concept coming in the distant future. It’s here.

It’s been a major year in VR, with many consumer options now on the market from big hardware players in time for Christmas 2016’s shopping rush.

We saw the breakout of Facebook, Google, Sony, and others with their first headsets aimed at the masses. Hardware domination isn’t the only goal, as firms want to get ahead on the software and platform side as well.

There are likely to be even bigger breakthroughs in virtual reality coming to consumers in 2017, and we are likely to get a taste of it at CES 2017 in January.However for this holiday season, here’s what’s available to buy.

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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