7 Best VR Headsets 2017

2017 has been a big year for VR headsets to choose from, but how do you know which is the best VR headset out there? Money wise and for its use of room tracking and how it’s adaptable in games giving the user freedom to walk around, is the HTC Vive. This saying there is still plenty of other options, Decembers winner was the Sony PlayStation VR selling approximately 745,000 units, thanks to its low price and the interlink with the PlayStation.

 

If your look to buy a VR headset but not to sure which one, our blog will surely help you. We’ve collated a list of the most awesome VR headsets out on the market.

 

VR Headsets for Gaming Consoles and PC

 

The game consoles headsets have been one the most anticipated headsets for the past two years. Working with the PC are the Oculus and HTC, whilst the PlayStation VR only works with the PlayStation.

 

  1. HTC Vive

Made in collaboration with Valve the PC games and works with their mammoth gaming ecosystem. The HTC has 70 sensors that work with a 360-degree head tracking, as well as a 90Hz refresh rate to keep the effect of motion sickness low.

The HTC does not rival the PlayStation VR for games but with the Lighthouse, room tracking it enables you to move around the room with just some mounting of sensors.

 

  1. Sony PlayStation VR

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The Sony PlayStation VR because of its prices and the compatibility with PlayStation will be the initial introductory to gamers and is, in fact, an excellent VR from Sony and a must have accessory for the PlayStation 4. With the release of Resident Evil 7 and the well anticipated Gran Turismo Sport coming out soon the sales of the PlayStation Vr are surely going to rise.

 

  1. Oculus Rift

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The oculus rift created by Palmer Luckey who funded this impressive headset via Kickstarter which was then later bought by Facebook for $2billion pound.

The Oculus rift being the one that started this VR excitement plugs into your computer’s DVI and tracks your head movement to provide with a 3D image within in its own screens. The Oculus touch controller, which can be bought separately for £99, can excel the whole VR experience.

 

 

  1. Windows 10 VR (Coming soon)

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Currently not much information has been released on the Windows 10 VR all we know is that it will have two depth sensing camera on the front which will be used to scale the room to track without the use of sensors and that it may also with some cross platform apps for both the Windows VR and the Microsoft Hololens.

 

Best Mobile VR Headsets

 

  1. The Samsung Gear VR

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The Samsung Gear VR has had several upgrades making it very different from the initial ones released, the experience yet still depends on the Samsung phone you use, the viewing angles have been widened to 101 degrees from the initial 96 degrees, as well that the colour tint has been darkened to reduce reflections and glare. The Samsung Gear VR is only compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+.

 

  1. Google Daydream View

The Google Daydream View VR released at the Google I/O 2016, it is claimed to be 30% lighter than any other mobile VR headsets on the market, currently its only compatible with the new Google Pixel phone. It comes with a vast amount of launch apps and a handheld controller, being one of the best out right now.

 

  1. The Google Cardboard Headset

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Google initially released their cardboard headset at the Google I/O 2014 event, its one of the simplest and cheapest VR headset and compatible with nearly all smartphones. As your smartphones contain the necessary gyroscopic sensors and positioning systems to accurately track your head movements. You may find an unofficial cardboard VR, but if you’re looking for the real deal Google even sells it at the Google store.

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