The concept of Virtual Reality has mesmerized people not just for entertainment, but as a truly profound new audio visual medium with limitless possibilities . Being able to explore a fictional environment and become a physical part of your favorite video game is now much more realistic for the average consumer with the release of devices such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, immersive VR experiences are much more accessible.
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Valve Index is one of the most impressive VR sets on the market; launched in June 2019, this gizmo has an amazingly crisp pair of 1,440 x 1,600 LCD displays that have an equally incredible refresh rate of 144hertz. Simply ideal to be used while playing video games, the Valve Index comes with Steam’s knuckle controllers which are packed with 87 sensors and include the acclaimed finger tracking feature, this incredible pair of VR goggles having a generous 130-degree field of view.
The most appreciated and highly reviewed set of VR goggles is by far the Oculus Quest. Wireless and able to work as a standalone device, the Quest has no need for sensors to unlock the room scale tracking which means that it can be used in a variety of places and the ability to draw multiple “Guardians” (as Oculus calls them) only makes this easier, helping the headset remember your safe VR territory. Consider a hybrid between the portability of the entry level Oculus Go and the high quality of the professional Rift.
Oculus Rift (S)
Oculus Rift is the staple of VR technology, being a popular model comparable with the HTC Vive, this reliable gadget has a 2160 x 1200 resolution with 90 hertz refresh rate, which makes it a perfect match for a great number of video games. Rift S is a more recent upgrade from the previous trusted VR model, a new and cool feature being implemented into its core: namely the “scale tracking minus the room sensors”, exactly like the Oculus Quest. More awesomeness on the go means having your VR goggles ready right from the moment you turn them on.
The best-known VR set for consoles, Sony’s Playstation VR has as much notoriety as the Rift and the Vive, its technical specifications being also kind of similar. With a higher refresh rate than the Oculus, the 120 hertz will make playing shooters a truly smooth and immersive experience, too bad that the resolution is only 1920 x 1080 and the footage is a little bit blurry because of this. But to be honest, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the PS VR 2 that is going to be announced soon, we hope.
HTC Vive Pro
Another legend of the VR market, the HTC Vive Pro sports a 1440 x 1,600 resolution on each dual-OLED display, it has two cameras on the front that help you track your hands and a high refresh rate of 90 hertz. 70 sensors and a 110-degree field of view are some other specs that will make you appreciate the Vive even more; these VR goggles are true monsters of the industry, having killer specs and a great deal of gaming titles to immerse yourself into with their help.
Samsung Gear VR
Compatible with a wide variety of Samsung smartphones, such as the S9, Note 8, S6 and A8, this VR set comes with a controller complete with touchpad and trigger button, making your playing sessions extremely enjoyable and forever challenging. Over 1000 applications are available and ready to be used with the Samsung Gear VR, including shooting games like End Space or the famous multi-player puzzle Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.
Lenovo Mirage Solo
Lenovo is the standalone version of the Daydream, Google’s VR platform that has, until now, only been available on Android smartphones. With a two times 1280 x 1440 resolution and a 110 degree field of view, this innovative device has a play space of only 5 meters in diameter for now, but what’s best about it is the possibility to use it out of the box, no PCs or smartphones involved, this set of VR goggles being wire free and being a great competitor to the portable Oculus Go.
Google Daydream View
One of the most affordable VR goggles, the Daydream View from Google works with any type of smartphone, the quality of the final footage depending a lot on the specs the device comes with. For about 99 bucks you’ll have a virtual reality set that has a field of view of 90 degrees, which paired with the proprietary controller will make for a surprisingly immersive experience when playing games or wandering about through various VR apps.
Pimax 8K VR
The first 8k virtual reality set to ever be developed, Pimax has a human-like field of view of 200 degrees which means that there will be no more motion sickness and an enhanced true to life experience that you will benefit from while playing video games. Two panels with 3840×2160 resolution will give out an incredibly sharp output, the images that will unfold in front of your eyes being so close to reality that you’re going to have your mind blown once you put the Pimax 8K to work.
The Fove 0 has a trait that few other VR goggles on the market have: eye tracking technology. This amazing feature can be used to make games responsive to your eyeline which means that you’re going to enjoy their gameplay on a whole other level and feel like you’ve stepped inside the universe of your favorite gaming title. With a 5.7 inch, 2560×1440 pixel display and an up to 100 degrees field of view, the Fove 0 is a breath of fresh air on the VR market.