If someone said that one can experience the contents of the movies or games some twenty-thirty years ago, he would be made into a laughing stock as the term VR(Virtual Reality) was known to a couple of people earlier back in the year 1980s-1990s. In 2010 Palmer Luckey made the first-ever prototype of a VR Headset that was made for public usage(Oculus Rift). The introduction of the Oculus Rift revolutionized the Tech World. Currently, there are plenty of manufacturers who are manufacturing VR Headsets and I am going to review 10 best VR of all time.
1. Homido Virtual Reality Headset
I am ranking this product on number 1 for one sole reason which is that it is compatible with any smartphone irrespective of the brand of the smartphone. Since most of the users in India are smartphone users and this VR is compatible with any smartphone, therefore, I am ranking it on number 1. It utilizes the concept similar to that used in Google Cardboard. It has plastic construction which resembles that of Samsung’s Gear VR to a great extent however unlike Samsung’s Gear VR which supports only a few Samsung phones, Homido headset is universal for every smartphone. The two dials on the headset can help to change the actual distance of the smartphone display and also the distance existing between the two lenses offering you better and convenient viewing experience. Homido has got the app of its own called Homido Centre which guides you regarding the use of the VR headset. But you can enjoy any app that is meant for the VR system along with this Homido headset and they work well.
- Accepts all smartphones irrespective of the company’s brand
- It Supports all existing apps launched so far for VR
- It has Soft cushy built that feels comfortable on wearing
- Bit overpriced but it’s still worth it.
2. HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset
If you’ve got a high-end pc then HTC Vive is apt for you. Why? Well, it is because of its requirements that can only be given by a high-end pc as the GPU is something that renders the graphics and VR is all about graphics. The better the graphic processing the smoother the VR headset will run. The two base stations are used for tracking the movement of the headset the device also comes with a couple of motion controllers inside the box. And they provide a more engaging experience compared to traditional controllers. The most distinguishing feature of this headset is that it has a room-scale feature that allows the user to roam around a 4.5×4.5 meter of space. This truly adds to the realistic environs which can be experienced while wearing it. In other words, you are not merely pressing the analog stick but also utilizing your legs at the same time to walk over. However, you must have that much space in your room to enjoy the feature.
- One of the best VR experiences it has Valve as a software partner.
- It requires High-end GPU and is way too overpriced
3. Sony Playstation VR
This product is only compatible with PS4 as the name of this VR itself says SONY PlayStation but one can use it with PC as well but the quality would suffer as his VR isn’t optimized for pc. Only a PS4 console is enough to run it. It is offered in two variants – the basic one includes the VR system and the headphones along with the cable requirements. The enhanced pack known as PlayStation VR Launch Bundle comes with many stuff such as PlayStation camera, motion controllers and a copy of PS VR Worlds in addition to the basic pack contents.
- Quite affordable
- Almost PC level performance
- Nice selection of games
- Lacks some essential accessories
- Blemished motion controller tracking
- Issues with sealing out lights
4. Oculus Rift
The VR Headset that started the trend of VR in the Tech Industry. This was the first product in the VR industry that was globally announced back in the year 2010. It demands a high-end gaming PC to gather the required power for generating the two 1080*1200 resolution of images for the headset.
- Fits very comfortably
- Coolest VR games
- The increasing list of apps and movies
- Extensive PC requirements
- The tendency to cause nausea
5. Samsung Gear VR
This VR Headset mostly runs on selected high-end Samsung smartphones only, due to which not many buyers are for this product. Although the product is great and easily portable still due to its lack of incompatibility with other smartphones not many can enjoy this product.
- Smaller design
- Effectively lightweight
- Convenient for spectacles wearers
- A bit expensive compared to its benefits
- Compatible only with Samsung smartphones
- Limited games and other contents
- Might cause nausea
6. LG 360 VR
This VR headset only connects to the compatible LG handset via USB cable (Type-C) instead of being placed inside the VR box which is the case with many VR devices. It is made in the shape of a pair of glasses which we are found to be worn very often. Thus it is better than other VR headsets as you don’t need to carry a bulky device on your face throughout the time. It looks more like a diving mask worn by the swimmers and divers. It is extremely comfortable to put on and much more lightweight. You also get a padded support for your nose and the same is there in its arms.
- Extremely convenient in wearing
- Highly Portable
- Convenient tethering connectivity
- Not conducive to free movement
- Cannot block out external lights effectively
7. Google Daydream
Daydream is distinguished from other VR headsets including the Gear VR as it has a handheld remote which allows you to interact with the VR experiences. The setup demo is good enough for familiarizing one with its operations. Daydream is created with soft cushy cloth along with foam innards making it one of the comfiest VR headsets so far. However, there is a firm plastic frame inside the comfortable cushion to maintain the required rigidity.
- Quite affordable
- The most comfortable to wear VR headset
- Many apps and games
- Chances of slipping down due to lack of a supporting overhead strap
8. Microsoft HoloLens
There is no cable attachment which makes the users free to move around without any fear of being tripped over. It drifts over your face instead of resting on your nose offering you an extremely comfortable wearing experience. There are two inbuilt speakers that help you from wearing any additional headphones. There is learning of complex swipe commands as HoloLens is managed by gestures of eyes, hands, and voice. The main difference between HoloLens and other VR headset is that in HoloLens you are faced with a display screen that hangs over in front of your face instead of wrapping around the whole visor as in other VR systems. Thus it resembles Google Glass in this respect.
- The high potential VR system
- Comfortable to wear for any length of time
- The screen seems too small
9. Google Cardboard
Google Cardboard is a most simply designed low-cost free solution which is meant for converting a simple device into one which can facilitate watching VR content. The name itself says it is just a piece of cardboard with a couple of powerful lenses inside it.
- Highly affordable
- Offers a host of free apps
- Wide range of viewer choices
- Plenty of navigation option including many poor ones
- The huge discrepancy in content quality
- Viewers are not long
So, this is the list of the 10 best VR Headsets In India that you will find in an affordable price range and with the best features available in the market. We hope you find this article helpful in buying your favorite VR Headsets as well. For any queries do comment in the comment section below!!