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VR in 2020, in a world where people are more distant from each other than ever, has taken on different meaning. VR still can't be a workplace or social gathering spot I'd like it to be, but it's closer. Oculus Quest has become the closest thing to home VR console that VR's ever had. But VR is also in flux right now, as technology is ever-evolving. VR games this year have been better than ever, thanks to Valve's VR masterpiece Half-Life: Alyx, and more recently, Star Wars: Squadrons. But you still have to choose whether you want a headset that plugs into your PC or console, or choose a standalone option like Oculus Quest. At the moment, new Oculus Quest 2 is the best, most affordable option for VR, but it requires a Facebook account to work. More changes will come. Companies such as Qualcomm are building new chips that point to a wave of better standalone headsets at lower prices-including ones that plug into your phone. Meanwhile, older mobile VR or phone-base VR headsets, like Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, are basically dead. A good number of current iPhone, Android and app options don't even work with old mobile headsets anyway. If smartphone-base VR comes back, it'll more likely be in the form of small headsets that plug into phones via USB-C for VR gaming and other uses. Regardless, if you're PC gamer, solid gaming PC-connect VR headset offers the most versatile collection of software for immersive VR experience and lets you use that headset for creative and business tools. Note that more powerful VR systems will still be largely tethered to desktop or laptop, and PC VR headsets may require external sensors, so they may not be the best option for everyone. And what about console gaming? Aging PlayStation VR is still fun if it's on sale and you have a PS4, mainly because there are loads more great games for this device than you'd think. But keep in mind that PlayStation 5, while it works with PSVR, will require PS4 accessories to work with VR. Just know that the VR is still here, but the VR experience is evolving. Augment Reality, or AR, and Mixed-Reality headsets aren't ready yet, so in the meantime, solid VR goggle and rig is your best bet for escaping to other worlds. When we look for a VR device, we're in the market for something that offers solid motion tracking, syncs well with our controller, and offers a solid gaming experience. Read on to figure out which is the best VR headset for you. We update this periodically, but note that prices are subject to change. Read more: Want to play Half-Life: Alyx? Here's VR Gear that works at 300 with nothing else needed. Oculus Quest 2 delivers virtual reality games and an immersive VR experience anywhere.

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The Best Augmented Reality Headsets

This tutorial enlists the best augment Reality or Smart Glasses with their features to help you select one depending on the target application: unlike virtual Reality, augment Reality is not limited to wearable devices and is being tested and implemented on phones, projectors, and PCs alike in addition to AR Glasses or AR headsets. Although this technology has huge potential for mass adoption, it is fairly less understood than even virtual reality. With inspiration from the likes of Lenovos AR Concept Glasses and NReal Light AR smartphone Glasses, users will be able to use PCs and smartphones in AR, on road, and with visual privacy, because small, portable and wearable Smart Glasses also allow PC and smartphone users to access their PC-base work, social media, and game software remotely. So, this AR Smart Glasses or augment Reality Glass tutorial lets you understand different types of AR headsets and glasses or devices, leading AR Glasses and headsets, and leading manufacturers in the industry.

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Best VR headsets

Valve Index Specs

Resolution1,440 1,600 (2.3MP) per-eye (LCD)
Refresh Rate80Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz
LensesDouble element Fresnel
Field of View~130 diagonal
Optical AdjustmentsIPD, eye-relief
IPD Range58-70mm
ConnectorsUSB 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 12V power
Cable Length5m + 1m breakaway
TrackingSteamVR Tracking 1.0 or 2.0 (external beacons)
ControllersValve Index controllers
AudioOff-ear headphones, 3.5mm aux output
MicrophoneDual microphone
Pass-through CamerasStereo 960 960

PSVR launched in late 2016 and was a great headset for its era, including a handful of excellent exclusive VR games that you wont find anywhere else. However, headset is officially past its prime in 2020 and feels like the last generation in resolution, tracking, and controllers compared to what is available elsewhere in the VR landscape. It is hard to recommend buying a four-year old PSVR today as itll still cost you around 350 new. By all means, if you find it somewhere on sale or use for cheap, it might be worth picking up to run through some of Sony's great exclusive VR games, but otherwise you may want to wait and see what Sony has plans for VR on its next-gen PS5 beyond mere backwards compatibility with PSVR.

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HP Reverb G2 Specs

Resolution2,160 2,160 (4.7MP) per-eye (LCD)
Refresh Rate90Hz
LensesSingle element Fresnel
Field of View114 diagonal
Optical AdjustmentsIPD
IPD Range60-68mm
ConnectorsUSB-C, DisplayPort, Power
Cable Length6m
TrackingQuad on-board camera (no external beacons)
ControllersReverb G2 controllers
AudioOff-ear headphones
MicrophoneYes
Pass-through CamerasYes

Oculus Quest 2 Specs

Resolution1,832 1,920 (3.5MP) per-eye
Refresh Rate60Hz, 72Hz, 90Hz
LensesSingle element Fresnel
Field of View~90 diagonal
Optical AdjustmentsIPD, eye-relief (via included spacer)
IPD Range58mm, 63mm, 68mm
ProcessorSnapdragon XR2
RAM6GB
Storage64GB / 256GB
ConnectorsUSB-C
Battery Life2-3 hours
TrackingOculus Insight (no external beacons)
ControllersOculus Touch v3
AudioIn-headstrap speakers, 3.5mm aux output
MicrophoneYes
Pass-through CamerasYes

PSVR Specs

Resolution960 x 1,080 (1.0MP) per-eye (RGB OLED)
Refresh Rate90Hz, 120Hz
LensesSingle element non-Fresnel
Field of View100 diagonal
Optical AdjustmentsEye-relief
ConnectorsUSB, HDMI
Cable Length4.4m
TrackingStereo camera (external camera)
ControllersDualShock 4, PS Move, PS Aim
AudioEarbuds, 3.5mm aux output
MicrophoneYes
Pass-through CamerasNo
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Mixed Reality Headsets

Valve was Vives other co-creator, responsible for headsets innovative tracking system and SteamVR software platform. Valve envisions SteamVR as a whole ecosystem of headsets, and it just announced a high-end SteamVR product called Index. Also, Valves Steam storefront has a near-monopoly on PC gaming, so it is fairly important outside of VR as well. Technically, Vive, but that seems like HTCs territory now. Valve seems more focused on the upcoming Index, another PC-Power, high-end device. While Index uses the Vives tracking system, it features some screen improvements and a set of new, fascinatingly weird-looking Knuckles controllers. As Polygon put it, Valve is targeting Virtual Reality enthusiasts who must have the latest things and enjoy sufficient disposable income to satisfy that desire. Valve is also touting big flagship VR game this year. So we might safely assume it wants gaming fans, specifically, fans of its Half-Life and Portal series, according to some rumors on board. The full system is 999 Plus the cost of PC, which puts it way at the high end of consumer VR. On bright side, Valve is selling Index piecemeal, so Vive owners could reuse their old tracking systems or even just buy some new controllers. Valve opened preorders for Index on May 1, and first units are supposed to ship in June although, as of right now, it is heavily backordered.

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Cheap

Design Cheap absolute simplest form of virtual reality is made out of nothing but a pair of plastic magnifying lenses and a sheet of Cardboard, using a standard smartphone as screen. Most people refer to this now as Google Cardboard, but the idea was around for years before Google branded it. And Google has only just started selling its own Cardboard set. It's put most of its efforts toward set of best practices that manufacturers can follow to get official works with Google Cardboard stamp of approval. Not all low-end headset makers follow them, but most easily available sets are Cardboard-compatible, which means they're guaranteed to work well with similarly certified Android and iOS VR apps. Cardboard-compatible headsets, some made of plastic or even aluminum, are easy to get. But they offer limited interactivity, most suit for watching 360-degree video. And they're not meant to be used for long periods of time. Among other things, Google's standard forbids head straps. Cardboard boxes are, unsurprisingly, pretty uncomfortable, but even more ergonomic plastic versions like Mattel View-Master are only fun to hold up for about five minutes at a time. Up-front price Cheap Especially if you go to tech-orient conventions or live in a major city, you can probably find Google Cardboard for free. A lot of companies partner with Google or other manufacturers to make branded headsets, like Verizon's Star Wars Cardboard giveaway. You can also order some Cardboard and plastic lenses, print pattern from Google's site, and make your own. Google recently started selling basic Cardboards for 15 apiece. Beyond that, Google's site links to several Cardboard-compatible options from companies like Dodocase and Knox Labs. Customizations and special materials can drive up price, but they're mostly in the 20 to 30 range, including models made of more durable plastic. Google Cardboards can be made from plastic or even aluminum. Hidden costs Cheap More than two-thirds of American adults own a smartphone, and that's all you need to use Google Cardboard. This is good for anyone who doesn't want to upgrade to a brand-new device. It's also great for any iPhone users, even if Google tends to delay pushing new Cardboard features to iOS version of apps like YouTube. Apple has mostly ignored virtual reality so far, so there's no telling when the iPhone might get a high-quality mobile experience like that of Gear VR. The downside is that, especially if your phone is a couple of years old, there's no guarantee it can handle Google Cardboard apps well. And you'll generally get lower-quality, laggier performance than on Gear VR or high-end headset. Space needs Cheap While not all Google Cardboard-style headsets are easily portable, most portable headsets are Google Cardboards. The basic cardboard shape folds into a stackable box, and the smallest design is barely larger than a pair of eyeglasses. Best-know Cardboard experiences are live-action shorts that couldn't use motion tracking even on high-end headset, so lack of it isn't much of an issue.

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High End

One of the big features youre get with high-end headsets is the ability to move or even walk through space. The standard way to do this used by Oculus and Sony is to put LEDs or some other set of markers on the headset, then track them with an external camera. This kind of positional tracking is very effective, but how far you can move in it depends on how much space the camera can capture. PlayStation VR mostly lets you lean, crouch, and shift around. Rift can let you move a few feet in any direction, though weve only seen this done with multiple tracking cameras. Unlike these, HTCs Vive uses a laser tracking system that lets you walk around a 15 x 15-foot room. Its by far the most freedom youll get from any headset, especially with a chaperone system that turns on the camera to show you when youre getting close to the edge. But that also means youll need to install a high-power computer next to a totally clear patch of floor. Vive can work in smaller spaces as well, so it is fine to buy if your house or apartment is a little more cramped. But it makes less sense to get the most expensive headset on the market if youre not taking advantage of its biggest perk.

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