Virtual Reality has always been a sought after technology for decades , but for the generations gone by, the technological ‘know-how’ was never quite there. It is now the 21st century and Virtual Reality has now become a reality. In the last 5 years, Virtual Reality headsets have grown from crowd funded dreams to developing into one of the most innovative and most fun consumer gadgets you can own.
The VR world allows us to experience an incredible way to use many different mediums of technology and entertainment – using nothing more than the power of 21st century technology. With a headset and motion tracking, VR allows you to look around a virtual space as if you’re actually there! When you put on a VR headset for the first time, you will truly know that Virtual reality has finally arrived and it will only get better!
There are now a wide range of VR headsets available, from the high-end headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to VR mobile phone experiences using Samsung Gear VR or the Google Daydream View.
With so many VR headsets to choose from, there is only one decision to make, which one should you choose? There’s a lot of variety when it comes to Virtual Reality technology. The most high-end VR headsets (also the most expensive, of course) require them to be plugged into a PC, Laptop or video games console (PS4). VR Mobile headsets such as Google’s Daydream and Samsung’s Gear are the cheapest way to dip your toes into VR. They are essentially plastic frames with special lenses inside. You simply have to buy a virtual reality app/game (many are also free) on your smartphone, place the phone inside the device and then put on the headset. The lenses inside the headset then filter the app or game that is displayed on your phone to give the virtual reality effects.
Here is our top 10 list for the best VR headsets that are currently available on the market.
10) BlitzWolf VR Headset
- Latest Version of VR — After 130 times anti-throw experiments and 72 hours high temperature experiment, BlitzWolf VR headset offers stronge quality and suitable design for wearing, its new constructure will show the immersive 3D virtual reality vision.
- Eyes Protecting & Comfortable — Lenses are ungraded to be more smooth and purified, with 42mm Mitsubishi aspherical FOV108 lenses, 8-layer nano-coating and 5-time polished, soft and etachable leather padding keeps you feeling good even after hours watching.
- Compatible with Larger Phones(6.3”max) — Blitzwolf VR3 has larger adjustable rubber clamp that fits for 3.5-6.3 inch cellphone such as Nexus 6P, iPhone 6 6s 7 Plus, One Plus, Samsung S7 Edge, etc, while the phoneclamp is slidable, you phone’s volume button will never be obstructed.
- Adjustable Pupil and Focus Distance — The headset can adjust pupil distance in 55-65mm and can also cater up to 500 degree of shortsightedness, each eye can be focused individually for different shortsightedness.
9) Merge VR Headset
- Featured in Consumer Reports as an Expert Pick, Winner of the Academic’s Choice Award, and Taste Awards 2017 Honoree
- Parent Tested, Parent Approved award winner and named by CNN as Best VR Headset for Big Kids and Tweens
- Tested and approved for ages 10 plus.Compatible with Android and iOS devices, Merge VR Goggles unlock immersive virtual reality experiences, powered by your smartphone.
- The Merge VR Goggles turn your iOS or Android smartphone into an immersive virtual reality headset
- Amazingly comfortable and made of soft, lightweight foam that fits any face perfectly
- Features innovative dual input buttons compatible with VR apps – no controller necessary
8) Google Daydream View – VR Headset
- Don’t just see the world, experience it. With daydream view, you can teleport from virtually anywhere to Pretty much everywhere.
- Browse from an ever-growing Collection of apps and games in the daydream app – a home for all of your virtual reality experiences.
- You can always get the best seat in the house with daydream view. Experience concerts, sports and more in full 360 degree panoramic view.
- The daydream view controller transforms with your imagination. Go from the sidelines to the center of action. Feel the adrenaline Rush as you speed down the racetrack.
- Daydream View’s lightweight, durable headset is made from soft, breathable fabric to help you stay comfortable longer.
7) ZJWL VR Headset
- Made of high-quality & skin-friendly plastic, very lightweight. HD aspheric lenses create 360-degree views, reduce glare and even block out blue-ray. Give you amazing and safe VR experience.
- Pupil distance range: 55mm-75mm, fit for people of all ages; ajustable object distance is considerate to nearsighted (under 800 degree: no need to wear glasses).
- Fits iPhones, Android phones and other smart phones with a screen size within 4.0 – 6.0 inches. Foam on the both sides protect your phone from scratching.
- Ergonomic T-shaped straps balance stress on head and reduce 30% pressure around eyes. Three pieces of Velcro adjust for different head sizes(both kids and adults).
- Sponge and leather area is soft and skin-friendly, making it comfortable to wear and easy to clean. The nose area is enlarged and deepened, reducing the pressure on your nose. Removable front cover helps heat dissipation and keeps cool while enjoying the virtual world.
6) NSInew VR Headset
- Includes a VR headset & 30 best VR apps/3D games (accessible for the first 30 days)
- Fits 4-6” iOS and Android phones, VR Helmet can turn any phone into a 3D cinema any place, any time. High definition lenses offers completely immersive 3D experience while eliminating glare, eye fatigue and dizziness
- VR Headsets comes with bluetooth remote as a BONUS. With Apple phones the remote supports not all modes due to platform restrictions.
- Fits anyone perfectly with 3 head straps, prevents overheating with good ventilation, allows easy phone placement, and has holes for headphones & USB cable – best virtual reality headset
5) QERY 3D VR Headset
- Revolutionary optical system: It completely eliminates the feel of vertigo.Fit everyone’s eyes: Pupil settings for the best 3D experience, even to those near-sighted. Innovative design comfortable wearable – Adjustable straps for flexible wear,Super Lighter Weight.
- Ergonomic Design: This adjustable T-shaped strap is made of lightweight material, which can decrease the pressure around your eyes and on your head, providing you more comfortable feeling. This Flexible and adjustable headband is suitable for different people.
- Adjustable Pupil Distance and Object Distance: Pupil and focal distance can be adjusted with one button to get the best 3D experience. It is perfect for people with myopia under 600 degreed.
- Your Own Private 3D Cinema Anywhere: The VR Headset can be folded to ensure that you carry convenient. High-definition optical resin lenses to get an Incredible Visual Fidelity and Immersive Feeling. Enjoy true 360° videos and photos whenever and wherever as you immerse yourself in the world of VR.
- Compatible: Fits for iPhone, Android phones and Windows phones with screen size within 6.0 inch, recommended phone size is 4.7- 6.0 inch. Capacitive touch button allows you to fully immerse yourself into Google cardboard and iPhone VR games.
4) Samsung Gear VR Headset
- Go anywhere, do anything, be anyone with virtual reality
- Complete 360 immersion with a wide 101o field of view
- New social features to interact with friends in VR -watch a movie/TV together, play a game or just chat in a virtual world
- Seamless integration w/ Samsung Gear 360 to create your own VR content
3) PlayStation VR Headset
- Games Come First. With gamers in mind, PlayStation delivers a new world of unexpected gaming experiences through PlayStation VR. Play some of the most highly anticipated titles coming soon to PS VR.
- Just Plug and Play. Getting into PlayStation VR couldn’t be easier. Just plug the PlayStation VR headset and your PlayStation Camera into your PlayStation 4 system. You’re ready to go.
- Advanced VR Display. Seamless visuals keep you connected to the virtual world through an expansive 5.7” OLED 1080p display running at up to 120 frames per second.
2) Oculus Rift + Touch VR Headset
- Get 6 free titles, including: Robo Recall, Luckyʼs Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox
- Riftʼs ultra low-latency tracking offers unparalleled immersion
- The Oculus Touch controllers bring your hands into VR, letting you interact naturally with the virtual world
- NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater Graphics Card Required and a RAM of 8 GB+ RAM
- Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer Operating System required
- Windows PC and internet connection required – review recommended specs to confirm system compatibility
1) HTC VIVE – VR Headset
- Use VIVE seated, standing or in a space up to 15 feet x 15 feet. SteamVR Tracking provides the best experience possible, so play the way that works for you.
- Realistic movement and actions from precise, 360-degree controller and headset tracking with realistic graphics, directional audio and HD haptic feedback in the virtual world.
- Enjoy over 1500 games for SteamVR, plus everything you love about Steam, including new releases, automatic game updates and millions of your closest friends.
- On Viveport, HTC’s global VR app store, get a free trial for Viveport Subscription plus Google’s Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie’s Plank with your purchase.
- The Chaperone system warns you when you reach the boundaries of your play area and the headset’s front-facing camera gives you a glimpse of the real-world when you need it.