Virtual Reality is from the future. It’s not long when the VR headsets will be used in classrooms, meetings and workshop to provide even more real experience to the users. With everything going remote these days. It is not far when there would be a need to project a room with all the participants virtually. The Skype, Teams and Zoom meetings will transform into a whole virtual reality environment. Where the presenters will have more dynamic and realistic tools in hand to pitch the ideas. Providing the audience with a better experience and a platform which makes it easier for them to perceive the information.
The experience of VR is amazing. It takes you to another world. A world that is engineered by the developers of the game you are playing or the application that you are using. Once you get the experience of gaming or other activities in VR. Coming back to the digital 3D world is boring. The only reason why the VR headsets are not mainstream yet is because of the hefty price tag that comes with the headsets. I believe in the near future, VR headsets will make their way into the classrooms and conferences. These headsets can provide a very realistic experience. It’s a great tool to learn better and perceive more knowledge in a virtual environment with no distractions.
I believe the day the price of VR headsets reaches around $100-200. These devices will become mainstream. Every other person will own one VR headset just like Apple iPods. Just like iPads, there was a time only a few people had tablets and iPads. Now it is used in most of the schools for efficient education of the children. Once the device becomes mainstream, we will see more companies working on it to release apps on this platform, which will lead to more developers working on the development of virtual reality and augmented reality applications.
Top VR Headsets of 2021:
I have compiled a list of top VR headsets of 2021. These are considered the best in the market in terms of hardware and software. All these devices are developed by huge tech giants. So the hardware and software are of top-notch. You are free to comment, if you would like to add some other VR Headsets in this list.
HTC Vive Pro:
Manufactured by the HTC, VIVE Pro stands as one of the best VR headsets that are available in the market. It comes with a high-resolution AMOLED screen with vivid and rich colours and contrast. It provides a meticulous controller and realistic graphics along with HD haptic feedback.
- Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.5″ diagonal
- Resolutuion: 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye.
- Field of View: 110 degrees.
- Refresh Rate: 90 Hz.
- Price: 679€
Oculus Quest 2:
Oculus is a product of Facebook. In order for it to work you need to have a Facebook account. Using a Facebook account you can access its store and download the games and application. There has been a rift between Facebook and the European Union over the privacy issues. Which is making it complicated for Oculus to reach Europe.
Oculus Quest 2 is mostly used for VR based gaming. Its store has a number of great games that can be experienced on a VR headset. You can set a playing area, if you get out of that area, you are informed by the device. It saves a person from potential accidents.
Oculus has a good collection of games in its store. Being developed by Facebook, it is already popular and a number of developers are already working on its development. It is comparatively cheaper than the other VR headsets.
- Resolution: 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye
- Refresh Rate: 72Hz (default), can be configured to 60Hz in some cases.
- Price: 250€
Valve Index VR:
Value index is a product of Steam. Steam is the famous PC gaming platform, with millions of users from around the world. It stands as one of the best VR headsets when it comes to the virtual reality experience. As stated by the manufacturers “Visual clarity isn’t just about panel resolution. Multiple attributes contribute to how clearly and comfortably you see details in VR.”
The amazing thing about Value headset is that it has vivid colours on an LCD instead of AMOLED or OLED which gives more sharpness to the colours. Along with that, it has 120 Hz of refresh rate. Any VR content bought on any of the other VR headsets such as Vive pro pr Oculus Rift will work on Steam Valve index.
Display: 1440 x1600 LCDs
Refresh Rate: 120 – 144 Hz (With backwards compatibility)
PlayStation has its own VR which can be used for Gaming on PS4 and PS5. All you need is a PlayStation and its controller to connect with the PlayStation VR Headset. It gives a 360-degree vision of what going around in the game. So, you can experience the most realistic and seamless virtual environment while playing games. You can also play some exclusive VR games developed for PlayStation. The PS5 console is backwards compatible. So if you already have VR games it will work on the new console. The display screen is an OLED with 5.7-inch size with almost 100 degrees of field of view.
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz (Backwards compatible till 90 Hz)
- Display: OLED
- Display Size: 5,7 Inch with 1920 x 1080 resulotion
- Price: 300€
I hope you liked our comparison and description of the top VR headsets of 2021. If you have any suggestion or if I am missing any critical information about any of the headsets. Feel free to comment below. Furthermore, If you believe some other headset should also be included in this list of best VR headsets. Let us know.