Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality headset guide

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HTC Vive – VR Glasses

The HTC Vive is the cream of the crop when it comes to VR headsets. It features an OLED display with a 2160 x 1200 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It features precision tracking. 32 headset sensors and 360-degree motion tracking, so every subtle movement is picked up from the machine. Therefore, its stunning visual presents a 110-degree field of view, enough to cover even your peripheral vision.

The HTC Vive includes two handheld controllers. And both of which each have 24 sensors for pinpointed accuracy and motion tracking. They also contain dual stage triggers and multi-function track pads. Moreover, they have an HD haptic feedback that create a responsive and interactive virtual reality experience. In conclusion, These controllers, with their one-to-one tracking, ultimately mirror your hand movements.

As a result, many Amazon users have stated the HTC Vive is bar none to every other existing virtual reality headset on the market. The included Steam Store software interface has more than 60 VR videogames.


PlayStation VR – VR Glasses

The PlayStation VR is the most immersive headset to date. Sony’s PlayStation VR is perfect for any PS4 owner. For example, if you want to play big hit console game titles like Batman or Star Wars.

The PlayStation VR is $100-300 lesser than Oculus Rift and brings plenty of power to the table. Like the Rift, it uses an OLED display. Also, the display measures 5.7 inches and gives a resolution of 1920 x RGB x 1080, running up to 120 frames per second. For full immersion, the headset features 3D audio technology, allowing you to hear and pinpoint sounds above, below and all around you.

The PlayStation VR offers approximately 100 degrees of field of view. Also, The device senses your movement and motion with an accelerometer, gyroscope and the PlayStation Eye tracking system. You connect the device through your PS4 with an HDMI and USB connection.

This is the best VR headset to purchase if you’re serious about VR games. There’s a whole lineup of video games that will work with the PlayStation VR.


Oculus Rift – VR Glasses

The most powerful granddaddy of them all that reawakens the rise of VR is the Oculus Rift. Out of every headset on the list, this one is the most powerful to date in screen resolution and capability.

Released in March 2016, the Oculus Rift features an OLED display with a 2160 x 1200 screen resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The unit provides a 110-degree field of view, with a 5 x 11 feet tracking area. Inside the headset is an integrated audio system suitable for VR, giving users the experience of sound that provides both space and depth, ultimately fooling all the senses.

The headset comes with an Xbox One controller that’s perfect for playing a wide range of video games. The device does come with its own independent remote for navigation through menus and volume controls as well. The headset is said to be comfortable, and fully customizable so as to contort and adapt to the user’s head.

The most unattractive part is the price point and need for a compatible PC (you will need a Windows PC with a NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 graphics card with an Intel i5 processor or greater in order to use the system).


Samsung Gear VR – Virtual Reality Headset

The Samsung Gear VR is the best system on the list for mobile VR. It was designed for the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, and S6. The headset comes with a comfortable durable padded lining. It weighs 1.25 pounds and measures at 9.3 x 4.1 x 6.7 inches.

The Gear VR is that it’s compatible with the Oculus VR app store. The device works with a load of content:

premium VR games;

20-arcade classics in Oculus Arcade;

thousands of 360-degree panoramic photos;

twitch streams;

one million short films and videos on Vimeo.

If you own a Samsung phone, this is the one for you.

For some Amazon users the price is a little steep. Overheating is also common for their Samsung smartphone. The device doesn’t include a controller (it’s sold separately). However, other Amazon users praise the product for it being one of the top-end smartphone VR headsets.

Google Daydream – Virtual Reality Headset

It’s easy to get sucked into virtual reality with Google Daydream View. It’s poised to work with more Android phones than any other VR platform, and it’s very inexpensive.  Google Daydream View has new apps and games, including Netflix VR,  HBO Now VR and Lego BrickHeadz Builder VR. It also now comes in new colors, with Snow (white) and Crimson (red) joining Slate (dark gray sweatpants).

The Daydream View has added the Moto Z, along with the Moto Z Force, to the list of supported devices.


Google Cardboard – Virtual Reality Headset

Simple, cheap and good fun, Google Cardboard is perfect for anyone who wants to give VR a whirl without breaking the bank.

But, fancy getting yourself a virtual reality headset but not sure which one? It’s a bit early to actually buy one right now: most headsets, like the Oculus Rift, are developer’s kits that cost a pretty penny. Others, like the Samsung Gear VR, don’t have enough content and are pricey, too.

There’s one headset out there that is easily the most accessible, and also an arguably fun DIY project: Google Cardboard.

Also, because all you’re paying for is cardboard, a couple of lenses and maybe tape or velcro, the device barely makes a dent in your wallet. However, Google isn’t selling kits anymore, but you can pick one up online for $15 (around £15, AU$25) or less from a variety of vendors. You can even download instructions to make your headset entirely from scratch.

Cardboard isn’t for die-hard fans of VR. If you want to simply show people what the fuss is all about with virtual reality, Google provides a viable solution in the form of a cheap and portable product.