Part 2 of our virtual reality headsets blog takes a look at two of the most popular VR headsets on the market: the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR. Be sure to check out part 1 for a detailed look at the Sony PlayStation VR and the HTC Vive!
Originally released in March of last year, the Oculus Rift is regarded by many virtual reality enthusiasts as the defining VR headset of this generation. Designed for use with PCs, the Oculus Rift is a tethered headset that offers screen resolution of 1080 x 1200 and comes with a large selection of virtual reality video games to choose from.
You can use either an Xbox One controller or Oculus Touch controllers (sold separately) to navigate the platform and play video games, and the technology featured in the headset is second to none in many areas. The Oculus Rift is one of the best performing VR headsets on the market but it does require a fairly powerful PC in order to enjoy everything the platform has to offer. As a result it’s best suited to PC gamers with experience in building their own computers.
Samsung Gear VR
The Samsung Gear VR is an affordable virtual reality headset designed for use with the following Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S8
- S7 edge
- S6 edge+
- S6 edge
The Samsung Gear VR is a fun and easy-to-use VR headset and is perfect for people who want to explore what virtual reality has to offer. Owners have access to more than 700 VR games, experiences and apps and can hang out with friends and family in virtual rooms. It’s a light and comfortable headset and provides a wide 101° field of view for a truly immersive experience. The Samsung Gear VR is suited to just about anyone with an interest in VR.