Which VR Headset to Buy: Budget, Requirement, Reaction, Unboxing, All

Which VR Headset for You: Budget, Requirement, Reaction, Unboxing, Etc.

Which VR headset to buy?

We were once captivated by the power of internet where we could find everything in seconds.

And then, we were amazed by how a smartphone could be so powerful.

And now, a future technology, which enables you to transport from one place to another place, is already available in the market. It’s Virtual Reality (VR). With many VR headsets already available, you might be wondering which VR headset is the most suitable to your needs?

Well, welcome to the right track. In this post, we wrote Everything You Need to Know about six available VR headsets in the market. The budget, the requirement, people’s reactions, the unboxing, and all you need to know before deciding which VR headset to buy.

So, which VR headset will you buy tomorrow? Let’s find out.

#1

Which VR headset to buy?

PlayStation VR?

Which VR Headset to Buy? PlayStation VR?
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If you’ve been following PlayStation since the very first day it was released, PlayStation VR is definitely for you.

With PlayStation VR, you go into the world of Resident Evil, Gran Turismo, Ace Combat, and many more exciting games. No more you and TV, it’s just you living the game.

PSVR is a virtual reality headset made for PlayStation 4, so, yes, you need PlayStation 4 to make it work.

Requirement:

  1. PlayStation 4
  2. PlayStation Camera
  3. Two PlayStation Move Controllers

Budget:

The cost of PSVR is $399. You need to pay an extra $100 for PlayStation VR Launch Bundle which includes the PSVR headset, a PlayStation Camera, and two PlayStation Move controllers.

Total Budget: $499

What’s Inside the Box:

People React to PSVR:

Read more reviews about PSVR:

PlayStation VR Review by Tech Radar (4.5/5)

PSVR Review by IGN.

Everything You Need to Know about PSVR.

Buy PSVR here.

#2

Which VR headset to buy?

HTC Vive?

Which VR Headset to Buy? HTC Vive?
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If you want to be able to walk in a virtual world, HTC Vive is made for you. By “walking”, we mean “real walking”. And, that’s what makes HTC Vive outstanding: It enables you wandering around the virtual world, grabbing a virtual object with its wands, which make the VR experience more real.

HTC Vive is a computer-based virtual reality headset developed by Valve.

Requirement:

1. A PC with this specification

  • GPU: – NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: – Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • RAM: – 4GB+
  • Video Output: – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB Port: – 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
  • Operating System: – Windows 7 SP1 or newer

2. The Lighthouse base stations (available along with the HTC Vive)

3. Two Vive controllers (available along with the HTC Vive)

Budget:

You need to pay $799 for the HTC Vive. Even though it’s the most experience price on this list, you do get more hardware: Two controllers, the Lighthouse base stations (which enable tracking in the room), some ear buds along with copies of the games Job Simulator.

Total budget: $799

What’s Inside the Box:

People React to HTC Vive:

Read more reviews about HTC Vive:

HTC Vive Review by Tech Radar (5.5)

PSVR vs HTC Vive: Which is better?

HTC Vive: Everything You Need to Know.

Buy HTC Vive here.

#3

Which VR headset to buy?

Samsung Gear VR?

Which VR headset to buy? Samsung Gear VR?
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If you have a Samsung mobile phone, it won’t hurt to try Samsung Gear, as it only costs you $99.

Samsung is collaborating with Oculus to develop this mobile virtual reality headset.

Requirement (Samsung Galaxy):

  1. Note 5, OR;
  2. S6/S6 Edge+, OR;
  3. S7/S7 Edge.

Budget:

It costs you $99. No more additional stuffs and prices.

Total budget: $99

What’s Inside the Box:

People React to Samsung Gear VR:

Read more reviews about Samsung Gear VR:

Samsung Gear VR Review by TechRadar.

Everything You Need to Know About Samsung Gear VR.

Buy Samsung Gear VR here.

#4

Which VR headset to buy?

BeThere Book?

BeThere Book

If you’re looking for a cheaper VR viewer (but with good quality of lenses), compatible with your Android phones and iPhone, and ready to use, BeThere Book is all yours.

BeThere Book is a VR viewer that works like a Cardboard VR viewer, but without any assembly. All you need is open it like a book and snap the QR codes. These QR codes will bring you to unlimited VR experiences and are regularly updated even after you take it home. Anyway, it’s easy for you to bring it everywhere (just in case, you want to prank your friends with VR).

Requirement:

  1. Android phones, OR;
  2. iPhone

Budget:

BeThere Book costs you $26 for all editions: Travel Edition, Sporting Edition, Gaming Edition, Learning Edition.

Total budget: $26

What’s Inside the Box:

Let’s see what people talk about BeThere Book:

Relax, it has the English subtitle.

Report from Al Jazeera Channel.

Buy BeThere Book here.

#5

Which VR headset to buy?

Google Daydream View?

Which VR Headset to Buy? Google Daydream?
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If you like a VR headset with a controller but with cheaper price, Google Daydream View is good to go. With its sleek design, Google is promising fifty VR experiences with Google Daydream View at the end of this year.

Requirement:

The following phones have been confirmed as Daydream-ready:

  1. Axon 7;
  2. Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones;
  3. Moto Z and Moto Z Force.

Google announced that Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus and Altacel will make Daydream-ready phones.

Budget:

The price of Google Daydream View is $79. You will get the View along with the controller.

Total budget: $79

What’s Inside the Box:

Read more reviews about Google Daydream View:

Google Daydream Review by Tech Radar (4/5).

Everything You Need to Know About Google Daydream.

Buy Google Daydream View here.

#6

Which VR headset to buy?

Oculus Rift+Touch?

HTC Vive enables you to walk around the room, but it also requires a certain room. If you don’t have much space but you want a computer-generated VR environment, Oculus Rift (and its controller, Oculus Touch) could be worth a try. The Rift setup is more suited for standing-room and seated setups at the moment.

A little story about Oculus, it was actually started as a Kickstarter’s project, which was later acquired by Facebook. In collaboration with Oculus, Facebook has planned a virtual reality social media in the future.

Requirement:

1. A PC with this specification (recommended):

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory:  8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

Budget:

Oculus Rift is available for the price of $599, but if you want a better VR experience in Oculus, the controller, Oculus Touch, is also now available for the price of $199.

Total budget: $798

What’s Inside the Box:

People React to Oculus Rift:

Read more reviews about Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch:

Oculus Touch finally completes Oculus Rift.

TechRadar: Oculus Rift Review (4/5)

TechRadar: Oculus Touch Review (4.5/5)

HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift+Touch?

Buy Oculus Rift here.

So, which VR headset will you buy tomorrow?

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