With so many amazing virtual reality headsets released this year, I thought I would try and find out which headsets are worth paying attention to. After all, they are all going to cost a lot of money, so I thought we could narrow down our choices by taking a little look at the ten best VR headsets worth talking about…
10 – Samsung Gear VR – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition
The Gear VR is a good headset, but you still need to buy a very high-end smartphone to go into it. Once the price of the phones starts to drop, this will be a very affordable VR toy indeed.
9 – AuraVisor – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/auravisor/
This UK made headset is an all in one VR headset that is also affordable! That price point could make this the headset of choice in the early years of VR’s revival.
8 – VR Union Claire – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/vr-union-claire
The Union Claire might not be a headset that everyone has heard of, but it does feature the very best hardware. Given that virtual reality is going to cost a bomb in the early days anyway, it makes sense to make it the very best it can be.
7 – ANTVR – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/antvr
The ANTVR might not be all that special in terms of stats, but it does come with a stunning gun-style controller that might make it the headset of choice for 1st person shooter fans.
6 – StarVR – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/starvr
The StarVR has the world’s widest field of view, at just over 210° you can see just about everything, only in a letterbox style.
5 – FOVE – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/fove
With built-in eye tracking, this is something could be the future of VR or a gimmick that will be easily forgotten. Only time will tell.
4 – Razer OSVR – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/razer-osvr
Part of the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem this could a dark horse headset. Made by virtual reality fans and software by people who play VR games all the time.
3 – PlayStation VR – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/playstation-vr
This headset is the one the games will be keeping a firm eye on. With the software, they all know and love, with the power of immersion of virtual reality.
2 – HTC Vive – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/htc-vive-vr-steamvr
This is yet another headset that is for the gamers, it is PC powered and has the software backing to make a PC gamers dream.
1 – Oculus Rift – www.virtual-reality-shop.co.uk/oculus-rift-consumer-edition
It was the Oculus Rift that started this latest virtual reality craze off, so it makes sense that it would be the very best. While they might not sell millions of them at the start, as time passes this headset will be the one most people will choose as it becomes more and more affordable.