Christmas is a time of giving but what do you get your loved ones who have everything, XR goodies of course! Whether they’re into cool tech or they’re more of a gamer, XR Source has you covered with a range of ideas at a range of prices.
Have a happy XR Christmas
Need a main present for that wow factor? Then grab some VR hardware that’ll keep them immersed for hours at a time – or until the battery wears out. Or why not prepare for summer next year with some cool facial apparel that’ll look good on the beach? We’ve got suggestions galore – well seven, at least – to spark your present buying imagination.
If you want the latest consumer XR technology then look no further than Meta Quest 3. Meta’s latest headset offers both cutting-edge virtual reality and mixed-reality entertainment. The Quest 3 comes in two storage capacity editions, the 128GB version for $499.99 and the 512GB version for $649. Both come with a free copy of Asgard’s Wrath 2, with the 512GB model also sporting a 6-month Meta Quest+ trial.
At the other end of the XR spectrum are augmented reality glasses like the XREAL Air 2. Looking like a pair of snazzy sunglasses, the XReal Air 2 plugs into your phone to provide a 330″, 120Hz, 1080P virtual screen. Great for gaming, working or watching old episodes of Modern Family whilst on the train. Available in several colours, the Xreal Air 2 retails for $399.
Want some cool tech without breaking the bank? Then take a look at the £79.99 ($80) Zapbox. This is mixed reality designed for the masses, supporting iPhone 11 and higher phones. You get a pair of Bluetooth controllers and a headset to mount your phone in. Plus, if you happen to have the iPhone 15 Pro or the Pro Max, then you can use the Zapbox to view your spatial video recordings.
Want the ultimate mixture of style and tech? Then take a look at the Ray-Ban smart glasses collection created in collaboration with Meta. Unlike AR glasses the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses won’t overlay digital information in your line of sight. Instead, starting from $299, these fashionable sunglasses feature cameras to take photos, video – or even live stream – without taking your phone out of your pocket. When you’re not recording stuff, listen to music and take calls thanks to in-built speaks and mics.
Meta Quest 2
If you want to give the gift of VR but the Meta Quest 3 is too expensive then try its predecessor, the Meta Quest 2. On the official Meta Store as well as retails like Amazon, the 128GB edition of the Quest 2 is currently £249.99 ($250), half the price of the Quest 3. It has been out for 3 years now but even so, it is still supported by a huge range of games and apps.
If you know someone who already owns a Quest 2 or 3, why not grab them a gift card instead? £15 – £100 ($15 – $100) amounts are available, redeemable against all games and apps on the Quest Store.
PlayStation VR 2
PlayStation 5 sales have rocketed with over 40 million units reportedly sold. Plus the new PS5 Slim is now available! If you want to buy the ultimate PlayStation accessory for any PS5 owner then pick up a PlayStation VR 2 headset. The headset by itself retails for $549.99 but keep an eye out for bundle deals from select retailers. It’s one of the best VR headsets around so long as you have a PS5 to run it.