Virtual reality headsets are a huge leap in the technology department in the recent years. While its popularity and accessibility are still at a very maiden stage, this device is bound to make it bigger later on. For both gaming and mobile VR headsets, there is a plenty of choices in the market. Here are the best VR headsets with their price differences.
Samsung Gear VR
The Samsung Gear VR could be the most popular VR headsets to date. The South Korean firm has shipped over 485,000 units around the world. Oculus helped Samsung in the development of this product. One reason why it is more popular is that it has its own VR app store. With a high-end Samsung smartphone such as the Galaxy S8, users can have access to its top contents like Minecraft and Netflix. The Samsung Gear VR costs US$130 per unit.
The HTC Vive is widely known in the market because of the Lighthouse room tracking. By mounting some sensors in an area, users will be able to move around with the headset on without bumping into walls and any obstructions. Although this gaming VR headset lacks promising apps in contrast to its rivals, there is so much to do with it. The HTC Vive costs US$800. HTC has already shipped over 190,000 units of the device.
Sony PlayStation VR
The Sony PlayStation VR follows Gear VR in terms of the number of shipments, with more than 429,000 units had already been sold at US$400 each. This gaming VR works for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. It has Hulu and Resident Evil as its top contents. Users will also have an exclusive access to RIGS: Mechanized Combat League.
The Oculus Rift works by plugging it into a computer's DVI and USB ports. It tracks head motions to provide 3D images on its stereo screens. With a 2160 x 1200 resolution, this is a good match to the HTC Vive when it comes to refresh rate. For US$499, the Oculus Rift is a good deal.
The Google Cardboard aims to make virtual reality affordable. For US$15, one can dip their toe in the virtual reality waters. Not to mention, it works well with most smartphones.