Move over folding bike helmet, there’s only one piece of head equipment that matters here; Time Magazine named (along with 24 other entries) the PlayStation VR as one of the ‘Best Inventions of 2016’. And Sony’s foray in to virtual reality was the only one of it’s kind in the list. They also scored the only video game related item there as well.
Time Magazine noted the headset’s accessibility as the main reason it won over its competitors. The blurb stated:
‘[P]eople typically have to shell out thousands of dollars—not just for a headset (like the $800 HTC Vive), but for a computer that’s powerful enough to support it. Sony’s PlayStation VR, by contrast, is designed to work with a console that millions of people already own: the PlayStation 4.’
Other interesting gadgets that made the cut were: a prosthetic arm with toy-like attachments, a compact air purifier, and tires that spin in all directions. Strangely, Apple’s AirPods also made the cut proving that Time employees were able to not lose the wireless earbuds.
Hopefully Sony doesn’t waste this latest accolade for the PlayStation VR. The launch line-up for the system was decent and, furthermore, there are more games on the horizon. Let’s hope that companies keep on supporting the device for years to come.