Also known as the Oculus Quest 2, this VR headset is universally recognized as one of the best entry points into virtual reality. The new render features a sleeker design, with better display resolution and faster performance than its predecessor. Completely wireless, the Meta Quest 2 is perfect for practicing your flying skills in a flight simulator, or providing a fun alternative to your daily training, thanks to a number of fitness games in its game library. Its backwards compatibility feature also lets you enjoy older games. The headset is neat, well-made and sturdy, so you know you’re in good hands.
2. Best for consoles: PlayStation VR Starter Pack
Although old – the PlayStation VR was released in 2016 – this starter pack is still worth considering, especially if you intend to use it to play on a PlayStation. The Starter Pack contains everything you need to get started – a PlayStation headset, camera and access to hundreds of games from its extensive library. Many games don’t even need motion control – just use your DualShock 4 or DualSense controller and enjoy your favorite games like never before. Impressive visuals, 3D sound and intuitive controls will guide you through your virtual experience.
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3. Best connected headphones: HP Reverb G2
The redesigned HP Reverb G2 VR Headset has a lot going for it – it’s one of the most comfortable headsets on the market and delivers crisp image quality thanks to its high resolution. The headset clocks in at 2,160 x 2,160 pixels per eye at 90Hz – truly impressive specs in the VR world. With loud and clear audio quality, the headset gives a good sense of space as it floats above the ear. But it’s worth noting that the headset lacks sound isolation, so whatever you hear can also be heard by those around you. And while its camera-based motion tracking is effective, some reviewers say it’s inconsistent.
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4. Best budget: Pansonite VR headset
Inserting your smartphone into a VR headset is an affordable way to enjoy mobile games or even stream high definition 3D movies. Pansonite’s VR headset offers a whole host of features, from 360-degree views to the ability to answer incoming calls. It fits all smartphones and allows you to adjust the position of the spherical resin lens, so there are no blurry moments in your VR experience. This headset comes with a handy remote that becomes your control panel when navigating your game or adjusting the volume.
5. Best for kids: DESTEK VR Dream headset
A great gift idea for a child, the DESTEK VR Dream Headset brings games and entire worlds to life. It’s easy to set up and use, and its anti-blue light coating on its high-definition lenses ensures your kids’ eyes are protected while they play. Your child can use the headset to explore space or encounter marine life, right in your living room. It’s the perfect way to stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination. The headset comes with a Bluetooth remote.
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