The Best VR Headsets so Far Part 1


The virtual reality movement is slowly but surely picking up speed. While it may be a few years before every household has its own virtual reality unit, we are starting to see an increasing number of electronics manufacturers entering the VR space. In light of this, we’ve compiled a rundown of the best VR headsets available to purchase today. The first part of this blog covers the Sony PlayStation VR and the HTC Vive.

Sony PlayStation VR

Sony’s virtual reality offering, much like the PlayStation 4 itself, is a sleek yet simple-to-use VR headset designed for simple plug and play fun. It’s tethered, which means it’s physically connected to the PlayStation via a cable, and requires the PlayStation Camera to work.

It’s also one of the least expensive VR headsets on the market and offers a nifty screen resolution of 960 x 1080. There are a handful of notable games already available for PlayStation VR such as Resident Evil 7, and you can expect to see an increasing number of VR ready titles launch over the next year.

HTC Vive

The HTC Vive is the VR headset to purchase if you’re looking for the ultimate virtual reality experience money can buy. Be warned, the HTC Vive is currently the most expensive consumer VR headset and is compatible with PCs only, but if you’re willing to fork out the money for this piece of technology you will be rewarded.

This comprehensive VR unit includes a headset, motion controllers, plus two base stations so you can transform your living room into a full sized virtual reality area. Like the Sony PlayStation VR, the HTC Vive is a tethered headset, and offers a screen resolution of 1080 x 1200. Powered by SteamVR, you can enjoy hundreds of games and VR apps all from the Steam store.

Check back with us next week, when we’ll be taking a look at the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift.

For the very best in VR, shop in-store or online.

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