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Differences between tethered and wireless VR

To experience Virtual Reality (VR) you need to wear a VR headset. The VR headset is connected to a computer which plays the VR game or experience. When the headset is connected by a cable to the computer, this is considered to be tethered VR. 

There are also different types of tethered VR. You can be tethered to a desktop computer where you are fixed in one spot and cannot move around beyond the length

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You can also be tethered to a backpack that contains a laptop. This allows to walk around freely within the designated space without being limited to the length of a cord. This enables a more immersive and enjoyable experience.

You can also have wireless VR that does not require a cable connection to a desktop or laptop. This still requires a computer, however an adaptor is fitted onto the headset and the adaptor connects to the computer via radio frequency (RF), not by a cable. This enables you to walk around freely without being connected to a computer by a cable or having to wear a backpack laptop.

VR Kingdom - Best Virtual Reality Experience in Sydney

At the VR Kingdom, we do not use tethered VR to a fixed computer as we believe that the restricted movement reduces the immersive experience which is what VR is all about. 

We have VR escape rooms that use a wireless adaptor and we have VR shooting games that use a VR backpack, both of these are considered to be Free Roam VR experiences. For more about Free Roam VR, you can visit our blog here.