The gaming world is onto something this time. Virtual Reality goggles are the way of the gaming future and gamers all over are buying VR goggles left and right. But with so many options already which goggles are best?
The Top 5 List
1.) Google Cardboard
Leading the way on our list are the Goggle Cardboard VR goggles. We rated these googles #1 on the list because they are a great place to start your VR journey without spending to much cash, and being able to use them with a wide variety of Andriod phones. As you may have guessed from the name, the Google Cardboard VR goggles are literally made of cardboard (or plastic) and only consists of lenses that split your phone’s display in two. They rely entirely on your smartphone’s sensors for control and are compatible with any Andriod.
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2.) HTC Vive VR System (Steam VR)
For the #2 spot on the list, we jump up in price and performance. The HTC Vive virtual reality system is a comprehensive package that includes the headset, two motion controllers, and two base stations for defining a “whole-room” VR area. This combo is impressive. It can easily stand alongside the Oculus Rift for tethered, PC based VR headsets. However, it does have an $800 price tag that will keep some people from purchasing. However, if you do decide to go with this system, you will NOT be disappointed.
3.) LG 360 VR
In 2015 LG released a Google Cardboard competitor designed for use with its G3 smartphone. In 2016, they took it a step further. With the release of the LG 360 VR, LG puts out a great VR headset for use with its forthcoming G5 smartphone. Unlike other “cheaper” headsets you don’t use them by sliding the phone into the unit, but rather connect the device via a USB cord.
4.) Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift has become the leader in the marketplace and is pretty much synonymous with VR these days. However, like the HTC Vive it is a very specific product for a very specific use. Over the last few years, it was available in the form of development kits, but it’s finally seeing a consumer-ready version in the near future. The bad news, the cost nearly doubled from the development kits cost to $600. Also, you will need a very powerful computer to Oculus Rift.
5.) Sony PlayStation VR
Some people here at JordySoft.net think this VR set should be higher up on the list. This is a unique headset because it is made to work with the PS4, which is a powerful computer to use and run the system on, so unlike the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, you don’t have to worry about that. It will also most likely have the most games and content available than any other system which is a huge plus for avid gamers.