The exciting world of Virtual Reality is within the grasp of the common man and now anybody can enjoy an immersive virtual experience from the comforts of their home.
A few years ago, a VR headset used to be bulky and expensive and the VR content was limited to a couple of games. But today, things have changed dramatically. There are different types of VR headsets and thousands of apps and games to enjoy the Virtual content.
There is a Virtual reality headset device that fits every budget. Starting from a DIY set right up to the best of the class 110 degree field of view VR set, there are a lot of excellent options.
If you are just starting out, you can try the DIY set or buy a simple Google Cardboard set that is available for $10-$20. Though a bit primitive when compared to the more advanced units, it gives a good idea of what to expect from an immersive 3D experience.
If you are low on budget but need it for the VR games, Canbor VR Headset is a great low-budget VR set. Its lightweight design and comfortable head strap make it easy to play with. The set up contains anti-blue light PMMA lens that makes your viewing experience less tiresome and provides excellent 3d images. It fits most smartphones easily and has a hassle-free setup.
Planning to use your smartphone as the input device? Then Google’s Daydream View is the best low-cost VR headset for you. Although it can work with any high-end Android phone, the best experience comes from using a Google Pixel smartphone. Daydream View is created from a soft, breathable fabric and gives enough room for ventilation for your face while using the headset. You can use the headset even when wearing eyeglasses. Apart from its VR options, you can also stream from an app-enabled TV. The Google Playstore is already filled with thousands of VR ready videos that can be used with this headset.
If money is no object, the best VR set to buy is the Oculus Rift + Touch. This Oculus product is the most powerful VR headset on the market and has the best screen resolution and capability. Rift boasts of a 2160 x 1200 screen resolution and has a 90Hz refresh rate. It provides a beautiful 110 degree field of view and can track 5 x 11 feet of area. Apart from the visual side of the VR experience, the built-in speaker system provides spatially appropriate sounds to give you very realistic immersion experience.
To interact with the virtual world, you have two Oculus Touch controllers. Apart from its hefty price tag, it also needs a powerful PC to use the system. But the experience with this device will leave no doubt why it is the best VR headset in the market today.
Depending on the purpose of use, the functionality required and the budget, choose the Headset that meets your needs.