Remember Nintendo Virtual Boy? Well, Virtual Reality has come a long way since then. The year 2016 had seen major developments in the field of VR with graphics card vendors adding their support for major VR players. By 2019, we have quite a few options to choose from.
Here are our top picks for VR headsets in each category, that money can buy:
Connectivity : Mobile
Oculus, now owned by Facebook, recently launched the rift’s younger sibling named Oculus Go. This VR Headset offers built-in computing power, enabling portability for the user and escaping the hassle of connecting it to a PC or smartphone. With a refresh rate of 60-75 Hz, this headset drives 1x 5.5-inch low persistence LCD displays with a pixel density of 538 PPI and FOV of 100 degrees. A lower price tag of $199 appeals to the masses. Although this VR headset lacks support for spatial, it is great for entertainment.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
- Per-eye resolution : 1280×1440
- Density : 538 PPI
- FOV : 100 degrees
- Refresh Rate : 60 – 75 Hz
- Weight : 485 grams
Connectivity : PC
The Vive Pro, developed by HTC is the Virtual Reality Headset that provides an immersive VR experience for PC enthusiasts. With a hefty price tag of $800, this headset offers 2x 3.5 inch AMOLED displays with a resolution of 1440×1600. The displays offer a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a wide FOV of 110 degrees. Weighing at just over 760 grams, this headset is comfortable with a sturdy build quality and provides support for additional motion controllers(sold separately).
- Per-eye resolution: 1440×1600
- Density: 615 PPI
- FOV: 110 degrees
- Refresh Rate: 90 Hz
- Weight: 769 grams
Connectivity : PS4
If you own a PS4, this is the go-to Virtual Reality headset for you. With the provision of seamless compatibility, thanks to proprietary Sony hardware. Priced at $399, this VR headset offers 1x 5.7 inch low persistence OLED with a refresh rate of 90 Hz & 120 Hz. The headset offers vibrant display but the hardware has fragile mechanical adjustments.
PS. Resident Evil 7 looks awesome on PSVR
- Per-eye resolution: 960×1080
- Density: 386 PPI
- FOV: 110 degrees
- Refresh Rate: 90 Hz, 120 Hz
- Weight: 610 grams