Who is taking the lead in Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming a much bigger part of society, especially with all the new technology out to support it. 

We have taken a look at at four different VR headsets to find out the pros and cons behind each headset. Our findings have been presented down below and you can decide which headset is currently the best. Here’s the lowdown:

PlayStation VR headset

Critics and other reviews are saying it is the headset to watch this year and I completely agree. This VR headset has all the features to give the perfect virtual reality experience and it’s ideal if you have used a device like this before. It is released on October 13th 2016.

PROS

  • The device has 960 x 1080p resolution for each eye and a 100-degree field of view so there should be little or no black edges in the view screen.
  • It has a latency of 18 milliseconds and has a special head tracking feature that is detected by the PlayStation eye.
  • The PlayStation kit does has a multiplayer feature allowing gaming with friends, which is a huge bonus.

CONS

  • It doesn’t come with a PlayStation eye which will set you back another £48 to get one on top of the price of the PlayStation VR which is £349.
  • You need a PlayStation eye as it’s recommended to buy one though because it’s needed for the head tracking feature to work.

 

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift (launched in March 2016) is one of the most expensive VR headsets. It will set you back about £460. The light and robust design and simple setup means that is a great piece of kit for someone who knows how to use a VR headset already.

PROS

  • Oculus Rift provides a decent quality picture to the user with a 1920 x 1080 HD resolution equalling to 960 x 1080p resolution display to each eye.
  • It has a 100-degree horizontal view providing a good experience with the device.
  • The Oculus Rift also supports multiplayer, the ability to create an online profile, add friends and play with friends on select games.

CONS

  • The quality is not sharp enough and there have been cases of it causing motion sickness.
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3glasses D2 VR headset

This VR headset is one of the cheaper options when you compare it to the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. This is a great device for beginners to get into the world of virtual reality.

PROS

  • The 3glasses D2 headset has a touch sensitive panel along with custom optics system, it also automatically adjusts pupil distance to give the full effect of the 1080p resolution in each eye, this is also prevent as much as possible VR motion sickness.
  • The 110-degree field of view provides a good experience with minimal black edges in the main viewing screen.
  • Multiplayer is also part of this device enabling consumers to play and interact with each other.

CONS

  • A high end PC is needed to run the games and films which adds a lot of cost to the total amount for the setup.
  • Reviews have stated that for this day and age of technology the video quality is fairly standard and users will see the pixels if they look at the same place for a length of time.

 

Samsung gear VR headset

This is the cheapest option of the four products at £175. This is a good choice if you have never used something like this before but is not the headset for long term users.

PROS

  • It has 360-degree head tracking along with a 96-degree field of view and a touch screen pad, this headset is on par with the others in terms of tech.
  • Profile creation and adding friends are available with this device enabling multiplayer and video sharing.
  • It has low video quality and has a lack of game content.

Cons

  • It has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 quad HD, a 5.1-inch display, 3GB of RAM split between both eyes causing the quality of the picture to be pixelated.
  • The device is only compatible with certain Samsung phones which will add to the cost of the setup if you don’t have the right phone.
  • Full game content isn’t available straight away, you have to buy the full game content.

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