Which virtual reality headset is the best?
There are so many virtual reality (VR) headsets in the market and picking which one is the greatest is something that is very hard to do especially now that there are so many high-end devices dropping prices to be more affordable and accessible to the mass users. Thanks to these permanent price drops, VR enthusiasts are able to experiment on different ends of VR headsets.
Let us round-up the best VR headset for PC, mobile phone and console.
VR headset for PC
Oculos Rift with Touch sensor is the best pick for PCs. It allows the user to move freely while standing with its two new sensors. Plus, for only $60, a user can add third sensor which will make it possible to play in a full-room scale. The touch controllers, on the other hand, are much lighter and comfortable than any other wands. Its headset is also light, comfortable and easy to wear. Currently, a user can get six bundles of games with this headset: Lucky’s Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried and Robo Recall. Facebook is currently developing and putting a lot of resources in creating more VR games, so whenever this happens Rift is a very good investment to start with.
VR headset for Mobile Phones
When it comes to VR headset for mobile phones, the best pick is Samsung Gear VR (SM-R325). In this headset, users have an access to many virtual reality games and applications. Users can really maximize the usage of the headset. However, this headset cannot function on all other Android phones except high-end models of Samsung. It functions best with Samsung Galaxy S and Note phones as these phones have good VR options. These high-end phones from Samsung offer most of the best virtual reality games like Minecraft and Land’s End. It may not also work well with iPhones because Apple is more into augmented reality (AR) than VR. When it comes to comfort, Samsung Gear is not as light as other headset gears. Some users say it sits heavily on their face, but some others say it fits the shape of their face. This headset includes a controller which tracks the motion and gesture of the hands of the user.
On the other note, buying a new Samsung high-end model phone just to experience Samsung Gear is not practical. In this case, you can opt to Daydream View VR headset. Unlike Samsung Gear, this headset can be used in any Android mobile phones. It doesn’t have many applications but it can be used to view videos on Youtube and HBO Now, something that is missing in Samsung Gear.
VR headset for Consoles
Sony Playstation VR is the best pick for VR headset for consoles. It will relatively cost you lower than buying a whole set of headset gear because it is basically an accessory for PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro consoles. It has the same technology like the other VR headsets. The only difference is its screen resolution is lower than the Rift and Samsung Gear VR. It tracks movements of your head using the Playstation Camera in combination with the regular PS4 controllers. A user cannot go wrong with this headset device as it access to more than 70 games and apps released in its launch window. Some of the games available for this headset are Resident Evil 7, Gran Turismo Sport and Driveclub VR.