Best VR Headset Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar’s round-up of the best Virtual Reality Headsets on PCs, phones and consoles you can buy in 2018.
Update: Can smartphone-powered VR compete with their PC-tethered counterparts?
To find out for sure, check out our Google Daydream View (2017) review. Here’s a teaser: while not nearly near as powerful or robust as the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, we were impressed with the variety of VR content on offer with Google’s mobile headset, plus its capability for running virtual reality right from a phone.
The big question is whether standalone VR headsets will usurp mobile VR as the new way to VR game on the go. With the Oculus Go rumored to launch soon, we likely don’t have long before we find out.
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The best VR headset can be a hard thing to pin down, especially when virtual reality devices are getting ever-more advanced while at the same time dropping their prices to all-time lows.
Permanent price drops have swept across the high-end VR landscape, making it more and more difficult to choose between headsets that each bring something unique to the table.
Decisions are complicated by the fact that there is seemingly a new VR headset or significant advancement to an existing one every day. Where once Oculus Rift and HTC Vive dominated the best VR headset conversation, new headsets are springing up left and right, some even without wires.
On the flip side, more powerful VR headsets are coming to the fore as well. The HTC Vive Pro, which releases on April 5, is an sizeable upgrade over the HTC Vive that also comes at the sizeable price of $799 / £799 (about AU$1,015).
Then, of course, there are the mobile headsets, namely the …read more