Great VR Headsets
Just the way VR is gradually taking over the space now, major tech companies are also moving with trend and there are a lot of VR headsets being designed now such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung VR, the PlayStation VR, and the soon-to-be announced Android VR. The question now is which of these headsets is the best?
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There is a number of factors to consider and just before we talk about the best VR headset, worthy of mention is the news making the rounds about a new competitor that is about to enter into the ring. According to TechCrunch, a new VR headset announced at Google I/O (an annual developer’s conference held from May 18-20 this year) is in the works but the Vive or Rift will be more powerful. Nothing else is known about this headset as it has just kind of appeared on the Google Play Developer Console with Android Wear, Android TV, and Android Auto, but at least we have an idea about it now and we can look forward to its release.
So what makes the Rift or Vive more powerful than Android VR?
As discussed earlier, the Rift and Vive require a PC to power them and that takes them a notch higher in terms of caliber.
According to Engadget, the Oculus Rift has successfully registered about one million VR users with new content. This success owes partly to the bundled headset with desktop PC deals. The specs for this probably put it at the most powerful VR headset, but alone it will cost $599.
The Vive like the Oculus Rift is experiencing shipping delays but the cost of the Vive is $799. It is known already that a powerful computer is needed to run the Vive and of all headsets that has been tried and tested, the Vive seemed the most immersive.
Speaking of which, the Samsung Gear VR, is a rather low cost alternative at $99.99 requires nothing but a newer Samsung device like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge.
It is too early, however, to say the PlayStation VR is a worthy competitor after all it won’t be getting into retail stores until October. The price is, however, still okay for $399 and there’s no gains aging that PS4 bundles will be rolled out for the holiday season as PlayStation VR only needs PS4 to work.
At the moment, it might not be easy to say which VR headset is the best as the real competition hasn’t even started. However, the competition is already gearing up to be a stiff one as some are offering VR headsets at lower price while the selling point of some is the high power their VR headset commands. There’s isn’t a VR for the Xbox yet but we can wait for that, can’t we?