This our list of the top VR headsets. First on the list is the Occulus Quest, it is currently our favorite because it’s the only standalone VR headset on the list. Standalone means you don’t need to connect it to a computer or game console. All the electronics are built into the headset, which means there are no wires.
You just put it on your head, you grab the controllers and you can play.
It is six degrees of freedom, which means attracts orientation and a position. So which way you’re facing and where you are.
That’s very important for a good VR experience. Any good VR headsets going to have six degrees of freedom or six off, 3-D off. Three degrees of freedom was acceptable on cell phone based, very limited. We are headsets that were quite cheaper, but now it just isn’t nearly as compelling.
You need the position track and the quest provides that it doesn’t it nearly as much processing power as p.c powered or console tethered VR headsets, but it still has enough power to provide a very compelling VR experience.
And there are lots of really good games on it, like beat super hot VR.
There are a lot of really cool VR experiences. You can join the Oculus quest even if it is the most limited in power and in your experiences available.
Its library is a bit limited compared to what you get on a P.C.
The PlayStation VR is the oldest headset on this list, but it’s been going strong for years. And Sony continues to support it. It works by connecting to your PlayStation four or piesse or pro. And basically it offers the same benefits as any other VR headset.
It uses a camera, this time an external camera, usually over your TV that tracks where your head is facing where position.
All of that uses motion trollers. It has all the VR basics and it has a lot of very compelling VR experiences on PlayStation. Like rest infinite Tetris effect.
There are a lot of really good VR experiences on the system.
Its drawbacks are you do need the PlayStation camera, so you need it watching you. You need a line of sight with a headset. It doesn’t use an outward facing camera like the Oculus Quest or Rift ass or HTC Cosmos. You do also use the PlayStation move motion controls, which are really showing their age, suddenly originally released them with the PlayStation three as sort of a alternative to the wee motion controllers. And they were very good, much controls at the time.
But they’re big plastic ones. When the Oculus Divide developed index all have much more gripping natural feeling controllers that seem to work a bit better.
This is with the PSB. Art is a bad experience.
It’s actually a very good one with a very big selection of compelling VR games available on PlayStation. Presumably it will work with the PlayStation five.
Sony has been entirely clear about that. Sony did announce a PlayStation camera accessory for the past five and no new PSN VR headset, which indicates that the VR will work with the past five because the only reason to have a PlayStation camera is pretty much to have a headset.
If that’s the case, we’ll find out how it gets close to the P.S. five launch. The Oculus Rift is a P.C. tethered VR headset. It connects to your P.C., which needs to be pretty strong. Gaming P.C.
you need good graphics card, enough ram display quarte output, but it offers the most power of the VR experience and the widest selection because you can get tons and tons of different VR experiences on Oculus, a store on Steam VR.
There is a lot you can do with it.
The drawback for the PlayStation VR as well as the Oculus Rift s the HTC Cosmos, is that they are all physically tethered to your consular p.c.
This means running a long wire from your head says to whenever you’re using to power it.
This means you have a lot more power there, but you need to worry about not tripping over cable when you’re enjoying VR. It’s kind of why we like, got this quest a little bit more. Just as a usability aspect of it, don’t you get a lot more power and a lot bigger selection of games from the tethered headsets and that is its own benefit.
HTC My Cosmos does a similar VR headset to the Oculus Rift as it connects to your P.C.
You said that we’re facing cameras and it has pretty much the same selection of games. You can access a lot of things for Steam VR.
The only issue is it’s a lot more expensive than the Oculus Rift. S so hard to recommended it over the Oculus just because of the big price difference. It offers pretty much the same experience and it is its it’s uncompelling VR headset. It’s just pricing and speaking and pricing.
Well, we haven’t tested it yet. There is the valve index which is balanced VR headset.
Obviously it’s designed to work with Steam VR. Steam is owned by Bill Clinton. Fame is that it has a new motion controller that can individually track finger movement, which is very intriguing for any b our experience.
The issue there is that it is by far the most expensive consumer VR headset out there and it requires external sensors, unlike the Rift s and the HTC Kosma.
So you would need to basically put these boxes around your room to track your position. As always, we’re looking at new headsets and performing ongoing testing to update this list regularly.