If you’ve been awake for the past couple of months, you probably already know about the explosive world of virtual reality, and how quickly this revolutionary technology has spread, impressing people all around the globe.
Today, we are blessed with the opportunity to easily purchase a VR headset, with a range of options now available. However, sometimes many options can make it difficult to figure out which one is the best VR headset on the market.
Fortunately, we’ve done a little research and have managed to find the best headsets, whether it is because they are sold for great prices or offer features like room-scale tracking.
PC and Console VR Headsets
There are a number of great mobile VR headsets available, but the PC and console VR headsets have been stirring up most of the excitement, with HTC and Oculus working with PCs and PlayStation headsets solely working with a PlayStation 4.
Thus, while we may have a list of great headsets for you to decide which you prefer, you may be limited to what devices or machines you already own, because some PCs may not have the specs required to operate certain headsets.
HTC Vive Headset
This particular headset was manufactured in collaboration with Valve, a giant in terms of PC games, and will work with their ecosystem that goes by the name of Steam.
There are as many as seventy sensors in order to allow for 360-degree head tracking on top of a 90Hz refresh rate. It is that stat that is essentially vital to reducing latency, which refers to motion sickness in technical terms. The headset does seem to lack a few of the more amazing apps, but that is not to say that there isn’t still loads to explore and many titles that are most certainly worth your time and money.
The Lighthouse room tracking is what has made HTC’s headset so successful, with it enabling you to move around while wearing it. What’s more, their new tracker technology can bring any object into virtual reality, and it also holds the ability to go wireless.
This particular headset is one that started the hype that we can currently see around VR technology. Palmer Luckey developed it, Kickstarter funded it and Facebook then bought it before it came to blow the minds of consumers all around the world.
The Oculus Rift can plug into the DVI and USB ports of a computer and will then track the movements of your head so that it can produce imagery onto stereo screens, and in 3D. The Rift also has a refresh rate of 90Hz, with 2160 x 1200 resolution and working at an awesome 233 million pixels every second.
The end of 2016 saw the introduction of the Oculus Touch controllers, which have certainly ensured that they have become a viable option even in comparison to competitors. The price has even got a lot better than it originally was, but it is still rather expensive for most.
When it comes to finding better VR headsets for the first time, most people will start with PlayStation, as many already own them. They’re not perfect, but they suited to those that also like to enjoy console gaming and they really do offer a wonderful V experience.
Essentially, PlayStation VR has become the benchmark in terms of mainstream console VR, with nothing coming close to showing this quality and price of VR.
With a low price and compatibility to PS4, there is no wonder that many have chosen to use the PlayStation VR – so many, in fact, that they have actually outsold both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.