By: Lucas Garske
There are many great deals for all kinds of goods, such as computer parts or clothing. If you’re in the market for a new VR (Virtual Reality) headset, then this article is the one for you. From the Oculus Quest to the Valve Index, I’ll be going over the best VR headsets to buy this holiday season.
#1: The Oculus Quest VR.
The Oculus Quest VR headset is one of the best headsets you can buy currently. Costing only $300, it’s one of the cheapest headsets on the market, and its ability to be used by itself without being connected to a PC is definitely one of its strong suits. The headset comes with 128GB of storage as well, so you can play all kinds of games on the go. All these features at such a low price point make this headset a must-buy if you don’t want to spend a ton of money.
#2: Sony Playstation VR
Coming in at around $330, the Playstation VR is another solid option if you are a fan of Playstation consoles. The Playstation VR connects to your PS4 instead of a PC and allows you to play tons of VR experiences exclusive to Playstation. The headset is somewhat old, released back in 2016, but despite that, Sony has been constantly releasing new VR titles for users to enjoy. If you own a Playstation console, this may be your best bet.
#3: The HP Reverb G2
If you want to spend a little more money on a headset, the Reverb G2 is definitely a solid option. Coming in at $600, the G2 is twice as much as the Quest 2, but for the price, you pay there are certainly some benefits. The headset has 4k resolution on each lens, making for a very immersive experience when using the headset, and the setup time is very short, allowing you to get into VR as quickly as possible.
#4: The Valve Index
Our most expensive option on the list, the Valve Index doesn’t disappoint. Coming in at a whopping $1,000, the headset is definitely not for those who want a cheap way to experience VR, but for those who are willing to spend that much, the features are definitely worth the cost. The headset features full room tracking, and its controllers can track each individual finger, making for some very immersive experiences. The downside of this headset however is that you need to be connected to a PC for the headset to work, and you need to place sensors around your room for the room tracking feature to function properly, meaning you need a lot of space to properly use the headset.
Whether you’re trying to get into VR for the first time or you’re an experienced user looking to buy an upgrade, these choices won’t let you down.