2015 Best Virtual Reality Headsets

2015 Best Virtual Reality Headsets

Read Reviews:Samsung
Samsung
Oculus
Oculus
Virtual Realities
Virtual Realities
Sony
Sony
Technical Illusions
Technical Illusions
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REVIEWS, PRICE AND ABOUT
ModelGear VRRiftVR2200Project Morpheus HeadsetcastAR
Customer Reviews
Price$199 $200-$400$1,299TBD$345
Competitive Edge
Best ValueMost PopularMost VersatileMost PromisingBest Video Quality
Visit websiteSamsungOculusVirtual RealitiesSonyTechnical Illusions
FEATURES
Weight0.84 lbs0.97 lbs7 ouncesN/A0.22 lbs
Resolution2560 x 14401920 x 10801024 x 7681920 x 10801280 x 720
Field of View96 deg100 deg45 deg90 deg65 deg
ConnectionsmicroUSB to Galaxy NoteHDMI, USBVGA, DVI, RCA, StereoHDMI, USB to PlayStation 4HDMI
SensorsAccelerator, Gyrometer,
Geomagnetic, Proximity
Gyroscope,
Accelerometer,
Magnetometer
NoneGyroscope, AccelerometerGyroscope, Magnetometer
User ControlsTouch Pad, Back Button, Volume KeyNoneBrightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Color, VolumeNoneNone
Refresh Rate60 Hz75 HzN/A75 Hz120 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.

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