VR The best systems you can have right now.

Why Should I buy VR?

Many shy away from virtual reality for many reasons. They think that it has been too early, and that you should wait till it gets much better. This is very true, but if you do want to get into VR right now, these are the best offers to VR you can have right now.

This list will go over a few virtual reality systems that each are equally different in terms of performance and method of use, making sure that you start virtual reality in the best way possible by matching your preferences.

While this list will not cover all systems available at this time, it will show some of the most notable entries in the business.

There are a few basic needs that a VR system will have to have to be good. Those are:

  • Favorable weight
  • A good tracking system
  • Easy to use interface
  • Good graphics
  • Good cost

*DISCLAIMER*

THIS REPORT'S INFORMATION WAS GATHERED AT THE TIME OF NOVEMBER 2016, AND MAY NOT APPLY TO CURRENT DATA

OCULUS RIFT

Oculus Rift

This is the device that kick-started the entire VR race. Probably the most refined out of all the systems, it’s sleek and good looking. To provide the experience, the Oculus Rift includes a camera tracking system, and 2160 x 1200 resolution display, and a GTX 970 or AMD 290. To run it, you can connect it wirelessly to your PC, then download the installation software and enjoy. Other features include built in headphones and a weight of 470 grams. You should get this if you want a nice, refined system.

Pros

  • Relatively lightweight
  • Built in Sound
  • Good Graphics

Cons

  • Camera tracking is limited in movement sensing
  • Does not include hand controllers
HTC VIVE

HTC VIVE

Appearing in the competition earlier this year, the HTC Vive poses as the Oculus Rift’s main competitor. Developed by Valve and HTC, it features a laser tracking tracking system and hand controls, allowing you to move around a room freely with ease, unlike camera tracking systems, which are ineffective at letting you move around freely, and also interact with your game more immersively. The Vive also features a 2160 x 1200 screen resolution, and GTX 970 or Radeon 380. The system is wired to your PC and laser tracking systems, making it possible, but not easy, to trip on these wires, and weighs a somewhat heavy 555 grams. You can use this device if you wish for the most complete VR system available at this time.

Pros

  • Laser tracking system allows movement around rooms
  • Very smooth head tracking
  • High resolution
  • Includes hand controllers

Cons

  • Somewhat heavy
  • Possibility to trip on wires
GOOGLE CARDOARD

GOOGLE CARDBOARD

Though not available from Google anymore, this can easily be bought from Amazon or made from scratch. Google Cardboard is, as the name implies, simply made of cardboard. It uses a phone & app to provide it's experience, which means a 1334 x 750 resolution from an iPhone 7 and an 1440 x 2560 resolution from a Galaxy S7. This device is meant to get your feet wet into VR, and is mediocre in almost all aspects, though only being at a price of 20$.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Can easily be made from scratch
  • Very easy setup
  • Portable

Cons

  • Very little content
  • Must be held up to head w/ hands
  • Mediocre experience overall
Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR is similar to Google Cardboard as there is a phone inserted inside of it to provide as a basis for its experience, along with an app to accommodate it. The Gear VR is, however, only compatible with Samsung products, which means it has a 1440 x 2560 resolution, though this has been known to be downgraded by it's app. The Gear uses your phone's camera to track your head, and is also built to be portable and cheap. It is priced at $99.99.

Pros

  • Portable
  • Cheap compared to competition
  • Easy setup

Cons

  • Only compatible with Samsung phones
  • Low resolution
  • Little content
PS VR

PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR is a system designed by Sony for it's PlayStation line of consoles, though you can tweak it for it to be compatible with your PC or Xbox. Sadly, this comes with several setbacks, so it is recommended you stick with PS. The PlayStation VR comes with a 960 x 1080 resolution from a GTX 970 or AMD 290, and includes hand controllers to let you move your hands around, along with a camera tracking system. The PlayStation VR is setup through plugging it into your console and further operation by Bluetooth. It is 610 grams, and $399.99 dollars.

Pros

  • Cheaper than HTC and Rift
  • Comes with hand controls
  • Better graphics than phone-operated systems
  • Easy setup

Cons

  • Only compatible with PlayStation
  • Lower graphics than HTC or Rift
  • Camera tracking system limits movement
  • Heavy

Credits:

Created with images by pestoverde - "HTC Re Vive" • pestoverde - "Google Cardboard 2" • Andri Koolme - "Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset (feat. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+)"

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