Top 10 Best VR Headsets
VR headsets are essentially just machines designed to replace our surroundings with something created in software. For example, Our eyes and ears work the same whether we are in the real world or a virtual one. When we simulate the way we experience the real world—for instance, by simulating three-dimensional scenes using stereoscopic vision—VR can make us feel as if we are in a different world altogether. Here, we have made a list of top and the best 10 VR you can get on the market right now!
1. Sony PlayStation VR
The PlayStation VR is surprisingly comfortable and capable, despite its limited hardware. And surprisingly, it has better games than the Rift or Vive. But it’s still an expensive and risky purchase for most people
- Awesome catalog of games available.
- Better value than the Oculus and HTC Vive.
- Users with glasses can wear it comfortably.
- The display seems to be crisp and clear especially when someone watches movies.
- The setup is user-friendly and simple.
- Visuals are smooth.
- Affordable and not so overpriced, provided the user already owns a PS4.
- The PlayStation Camera is a bit complicated and awkward to use.
- The PS4 Console needs another USB port to charge all the controllers.
- Motion control tracking is hit and miss.
- Accessories aren’t bundled together.
2. Oculus Go
It is a good product for those users who intend to use Standalone VR instead of Mobile VR.
- The display resolution is 2560 X 1440 (Similar to Samsung Gear VR).
- The awesome refresh rate of up to 72 Hz.
- Completely Standalone.
- Integrated speakers for audio.
- Oculus Go doesn’t require any signature files to be installed beforehand.
- Streaming requires high-speed Wifi access.
- 3 Degrees of Freedom(DoF) as compared to 6 DoF provided by HTC Vive. However most of the users don’t create media for 6 DoF, hence that shouldn’t be a big issue.
3. Pico Neo 2
The PICO Neo 2 has two variants: Normal and the other variant comes with eye-tracking technology too.
- Excellent Tracking.
- Improved Battery Life.
- 4K Display.
- The design is quite ergonomic.
- The distribution of weight is good.
- Two 6 DOF Controllers out-of-the-box.
- The amount of content available in the Pico Store is comparatively less.
- The plastic material gives a decent feel only as compared to the Google Daydream or the Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2.
4. HTC Vive
The Vive offers motion controllers and an entire room-tracking system in a package the Oculus Rift can’t match.
- It has an instant-on feature. Quickly turns on as soon the user puts it on its head.
- It’s super-fast and super-easy.
- Fits well.
- The refresh rate of 75Hz along with a FOV of 110 degrees.
- Most suitable for users who are VR Professionals, under the R&D Department, Software technologies.
- Comes with one 6 DOF Controller. There are other options that give two 6 DOF Controllers for almost the same price.
5. Oculus Quest
It is a great VR headset that will be perfect for those who want to get into the VR experience. The issue with VR is that it isn’t really popular right now. The Oculus Quest doesn’t give us a step closer to a fully immersed experience but it’s still a fun toy to play with. If you have some extra cash then pick it up because it’s a great VR set
- Six degrees of freedom — a true VR experience without the tethering to a computer required by the Oculus Rift.
- Powerful — has a built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This level of power is probably more applicable to gamers than most of our users but does help power high-quality video.
- Strong Visuals and Audio — like the Go, has built-in Speakers that reportedly deliver solid audio. Also, each eye delivers 1,600 x 1,440 pixels, a meaningfully more crisper visual than the Go. (ie more “lifelike”)
- Price – it’s 2x the Oculus Go, which only makes sense to pay if you’re going to need and use the additional features, such as higher resolution and 6 Degrees of Freedom.
6. Lenovo Mirage Solo
Excellent screen with light-directing Fresnel lenses and a 110-degree field of view. Fun games and experiences in the Daydream store with more surely to come. Included earbuds have a short cord made for a VR headset
- Phone-free Setup.
- Tough and Solid build.
- Fresnel lenses along with 110 degrees of FOV.
- Included earbuds have a not-so-lengthy cord for a VR headset.
- The controller offers 3 DOF and not a 6 DOF, thus not enabling the user to interact with avatars in a sophisticated platform.
- The LCD is not that good.
- Price is a very serious business.
- Absence of integrated speakers.
7. Mi VR Play 2
The Mi VR 2 allows for a 93 degree turning radius, and although that’s not perfect, it does enough to keep the user feeling immersed.
- The Mi VR 2 allows for a 93 degree turning radius, and although that’s not perfect, it does enough to keep the user feeling immersed.
- The device is not supported at various websites and platforms.
- No authentic VR headset app is available from Xiaomi to play VR content.
- The smartphone pixels are visible even at highest graphics so it’s not as smooth like TV.
- Not many VR games are available to run.
8. Homido V2 VR Headset
The V2 is very comfortable allowing you to wear it for an entire film barely noticed.
- Works with any kind of smartphone with a screen size of 4.7inches and larger.
- The cushion gives comfort near the eyes.
- Comes with an adjustable head-on strap.
- Has a viewing angle of 100degrees.
- Supports Android and iOS.
- No rotational sensors.
- Absence of an additional proximity sensor to know whether the VR is in use or not.
- Chances of the phone slipping out of the box due to lack of strong magnets in use.
- Difficult to handle for the users with glasses.
9. Google Daydream
The Google Daydream View VR headset is well built and offers a decent VR experience piped in from your phone
- The best part is the controller. Makes things very easy and smooth to use, and gives a premium feel!
- Good, lightweight, and comfortable wearable device
- Panoramic/360 photos shot on your pixel are best viewed through this. It almost makes the user feel like he/she is standing there.
- Good typical time-pass options are built-in the Daydream App to get the hang of VR and explore all its possibilities.
- The material’s texture gives a very good feel and looks classy too.
- The worst part is, the phone gets heated up pretty soon. Hence, the maximum time of usage must be limited to 45 minutes.
- Light leakage occurs, but that can be ignored as it doesn’t hamper the experience as such.
- The resolution seems low even for a phone like Google Pixel. Hence it needs very high-speed internet for a better video-viewing experience!
- Supports a few Android and no iOS phones. Only Daydream-ready phones such as Google Pixel, Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Asus ZenFone AR, Samsung S8/S8 Plus are supported.
10. Samsung Gear VR
Headsets like Samsung Gear VR is very good for an Entry Level VR but it still has a long way to go.
- Supports most of the phones, unlike Google Daydream.
- A bit pricey, but comfortable too, especially around the eyes because of the padding which is provided.
- Has extra in-built sensors to know whether the phone is put inside the box and is in use or not.
- Only works for Samsung flagship smartphones.
- Heating issues found.
- Drains phone battery(Not suitable for phones with less mAh of battery).
- Needs more improvement on the UI part.
- The pixelated video appears which is due to the zoomed image of the video.
That’s all folks, these were the top 10 best VR headsets you can buy. Which headset are you planning to buy? Make your decisions wisely.
Happy Gaming! See you in-game.