List of BEST Virtual Reality Headsets

Who makes virtual reality headsets?

HTC VIVE | OCULUS | SAMSUNG | SONY
Virtual Reality Headsets
Who makes virtual reality headsets

Currently there is several virtual reality headset manufacturers however not all virtual reality headsets are made the same.

Here is a list of the Best Virtual Reality Headsets manufacturers.

  • HTC makes the HTC VIVE
    • HTC VIVE
    • HTC VIVE PRO
    • HTC FOCUS
    • HTC FOCUS PLUS
  • Oculus (Owned by Facebook)
    • Oculus Quest
    • Oculus Rift S
    • Oculus Go
  • Samsung
  • HP
  • Sony (Console Virtual Reality Headsets).
  • Google Cardboard
  • Various no-name VR headsets

 

Who makes the best virtual reality headsets for computers?

For us here at Mixed Reality South Africa the choice for computer tethered headsets is either the HTC VIVE virtual reality headsets or the Oculus Rift Series Virtual Reality headsets. Both the HTC VIVE and the Oculus Rift Series headsets are considered high-end virtual reality headsets and offers 6 Degree of Freedom VR experience. In simple terms 6 DOF means that you can move around in Virtual Reality and the headset and controllers are tracked. (It is very similar to moving in the virtual world as you would in the real world).

These headsets need high-powered computers to drive them and they take maximum advantage of powerful graphic cards to provide optimal graphics and performance.

HTC VIVE

HTC VIVE Virtual Reality Headset

Immerse yourself in the world of virtual reality with movements that make you feel like you’re in the action. With 360-degree controllers, headset tracking, directional audio and HD haptic feedback, VR has never felt more real.

The HTC VIVE is the entry level Virtual Reality headset from HTC. The VIVE allows for 3.5m x 3.5m Room-Scale. virtual reality and you can play roomscale or play sitting or standing. The HTC VIVE uses outside inside tracking, with two base stations setup in the room that tracks the VR headset.

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Recommended Computer Specs for HTC VIVE

  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
  • Memory: The minimum specification is 4 GB Ram we however recommend a minimum of 8 GB Memory.
  • The Video Out: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB Ports: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
  • Operating System: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 or later, Windows® 10

VIVE Virtual Reality Headset Specs

  • Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.6’’ diagonal
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1200 pixels per eye (2160 x 1200 pixels combined)
  • Refresh rate: 90 Hz
  • Field of view: 110 degrees
  • Safety features: Chaperone play area boundaries and front-facing camera
  • Sensors: SteamVR Tracking, G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity
  • Connections: HDMI, USB 2.0, stereo 3.5 mm headphone jack, Power, Bluetooth
  • Input: Integrated microphone
  • Eye Relief: Interpupillary distance and lens distance adjustment

HTC VIVE PRO Virtual Reality Headset

Enhanced Optics | Optimized Ergonomics | High-Res Sounds. The HTC VIVE pro is made for businesses and corporate clients.

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VIVE Virtual Reality Headset Specs

  • Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.5’’ diagonal
  • Resolution: 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye (2880 x 1600 pixels combined)
  • Refresh rate: 90 Hz
  • Field of view: 110 degrees
  • Safety features: Chaperone play area boundaries and front-facing camera
  • Sensors: SteamVR Tracking 2.0
  • Connections: HDMI, USB 2.0, stereo 3.5 mm headphone jack, Power, Bluetooth
  • Input: Integrated microphone
  • Eye Relief: Eye relief with lens distance adjustment

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: HTC

HTC VIVE FOCUS - THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE VR.

VIVE Focus is the simple all-in-one solution for enterprise. Enjoy instant wireless VR with high-resolution 3K AMOLED screens, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 processing, and world-scale tracking right out of the box. No tethered PC, base stations, or sensors required.

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VIVE Focus Virtual Reality Headset Specs

  • A professional-grade, portable VR solution for enterprise applications, the VIVE Focus™ Plus is designed for easy deployment and management.
  • When we say VIVE Focus is ready out of the box, we mean it. No tethered PC required. No external base stations or sensors needed. Just instant wireless VR with high-resolution 3K AMOLED screens and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 processing.
  • The VIVE Focus is similar to a Smartphone Virtual Reality device and the graphics and processing power of the VALVE Focus doesn’t come close to the HTC VIVE for PC or HTC VIVE Pro.

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: HTC

HTC VIVE FOCUS PLUS - THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE VR.

A professional-grade, portable VR solution for enterprise applications, the VIVE Focus Plus is designed for easy deployment and management. Equipped with immersive six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) controllers, improved graphics and the ultimate in ergonomic comfort, this all-in-one VR system is ideal for showrooms, training simulations, virtual conferences and more.

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VIVE Focus PLUS Virtual Reality Headset Specs

  • With every release of a new Mobile (All-in-one) virtual reality headset we are getting closer and closer to high-end mobile virtual reality. THE HTC Focus Plus is not yet the ultimate Standalone 6 DOF virtual reality headset yet, but it has a lot of advantages!
  • A professional-grade, portable VR solution for enterprise applications, the VIVE Focus Plus is designed for easy deployment and management. Equipped with immersive six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) controllers, improved graphics and the ultimate in ergonomic comfort, this all-in-one VR system is ideal for showrooms, training simulations, virtual conferences and more.

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: HTC

HTC COSMOS - NOT LAUNCHED YET AT TIME OF WRITING

VR without boundaries.

Prepare yourself for striking graphics, lifelike sound, and an immersive experience. Bring it home or to the office. Play it at a friend’s. It’s all made possible with the new VIVE tracking system.

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VR without boundaries.

Prepare yourself for striking graphics, lifelike sound, and an immersive experience. Bring it home or to the office. Play it at a friend’s. It’s all made possible with the new VIVE tracking system.

Introducing VIVE Cosmos, a new premium PC VR system and a vision of the virtual future. It conforms to your wants and your needs with surprising ease and versatility. Whether you are new to VR or familiar, a fantastic voyage awaits. VIVE Cosmos goes beyond everything you could want in one device.

Although the VIVE COSMOS hasn’t been released yet it is one of the most anticipated Virtual Reality headsets for 2019. Rumor has it that the VIVE COSMOS VR Headset is best of both – It can tether to a computer and also to a Smartphone or All-in-one unit!

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: HTC

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OCULUS VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS

The Oculus Virtual Reality company is a Facebook company. Oculus is one of the BEST Virtual Reality headsets that you can buy!

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No PC. No wires. No limits.

Oculus Quest is Oculus first all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality. Now you can play almost anywhere with just a VR headset and controllers. The Oculus Quest is rated as one of the best Mobile All-in-one virtual reality headsets in the world. It works with inside out tracking allowing players to have a 6 DOF virtual reality experience with a mobile virtual reality all in one headset.

The world is your arcade.

Setup effortlessly whether you’re at home or someplace new. Oculus Quest works with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting in spaces big or small.

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: Oculus

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OCULUS RIFT S VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS

The Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality Headset is the latest PC Powered Virtual Reality headset made by Oculus. This is one of the BEST commercial available VR headsets in the world.

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A step forward in VR.

Oculus Insight translates your movements into VR no matter which way you’re facing and provides room-scale tracking without external sensors. Look around, duck for cover and turn the tide of the battle from anywhere in your playspace.

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: Oculus

OCULUS GO VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS

The Oculus Go Virtual Reality headset is a all-in-one 3DOF virtual reality headset made by Oculus Go. It is ideal for 360° videos, watching traditional videos and playing basic virtual reality games.

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The littlest, big screen

Crystal clear optics and state-of-the-art 3D graphics make your headset feel more like a personal theater.

Watch 360° Video, Television and Movies

Whether it’s navigating through the biggest hits on TV or to a far-off land, the intuitive controller makes getting there a cinch.

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: Oculus

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SAMSUNG GEAR VR

The Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality head-mounted display mount developed by Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with Oculus VR, and manufactured by Samsung. The headset was released on November 27, 2015. When in use, a compatible Samsung Galaxy device acts as the headset’s display and processor

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The Samsung Gear VR headset is made by Samsung and uses the Oculus Operating System for VR. Although the Samsung Gear is not a standalone Virtual Reality headset is the best Mobile Smartphone Virtual Reality headset on the market.

To use the Samsung Gear VR headset you will need a Samsung S-series phone. The phone slots into the headset and basically powers the headset as well as the display screen. I recently upgraded to a Samsung S10+ Smartphone and must say that the Samsung Gear + the Samsung S10+ must be one of the best current virtual reality mobile devices on the market.

If you already own a Samsung S-series smartphone you only need the Samsung Gear VR headset.

Who makes the virtual reality headsets: Samsung

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