2015 Best Virtual Reality Headsets
|REVIEWS, PRICE AND ABOUT|
|Model||Gear VR||Rift||VR2200||Project Morpheus Headset||castAR|
|Competitive Edge||Best Value||Most Popular||Most Versatile||Most Promising||Best Video Quality|
|Visit website||Samsung||Oculus||Virtual Realities||Sony||Technical Illusions|
|Weight||0.84 lbs||0.97 lbs||7 ounces||N/A||0.22 lbs|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440||1920 x 1080||1024 x 768||1920 x 1080||1280 x 720|
|Field of View||96 deg||100 deg||45 deg||90 deg||65 deg|
|Connections||microUSB to Galaxy Note||HDMI, USB||VGA, DVI, RCA, Stereo||HDMI, USB to PlayStation 4||HDMI|
|None||Gyroscope, Accelerometer||Gyroscope, Magnetometer|
|User Controls||Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key||None||Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Color, Volume||None||None|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz||75 Hz||N/A||75 Hz||120 Hz|
Samsung | Oculus | Virtual Realities | Sony | Technical Illusions |
Virtual reality technology is something we have seen in concept in the movies for many decades. Whether it was technology we have seen in the fictional worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars, or other things seen in science fiction and horror films, the idea of virtual reality has always been an intriguing concept. In doing the best we can to keep with the times as far as new and innovative technology goes, we would be remiss not to explore this category in great detail. Although there still aren’t many options out there available to the consumer public, what we did find was both interesting and fun.
As digital video technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years and seems to be slowing down, it is only natural for entertainment and gaming enthusiasts to want to touch the next level, to be not just playing the game or watching the movie, but be in the game and in the movie. Virtual reality headsets do just that. They provide a way to get inside of a world and see all that is around in a way that makes us feel like we are right there embarking on as real of an adventure as is possible within the realm of that particular technology.
It is no wonder, then, that some of the leading technological developers and companies in the world are beginning to rise to that challenge, producing virtual reality headsets that are already promising at a very early juncture. Before we know it, one day, we will be able to add tactile feedback to those virtual experiences as well as possibly smells, bringing as many of our senses as possible into the realm of those virtual worlds we are exploring. We are excited about the possibilities and, after much consideration, present our list of top picks for iReviews 2015 best virtual reality headsets.