According to Digital Trends and Tom’s Hardware, there are five distinctly different Virtual Reality (VR) choices. Unfortunately, no one choice is better than the other because each offers separate eye tracking, head-mounted displays, peripherals, and controllers. Also, the hand, gesture, and body monitoring are different. That’s why it’s important to read the reviews, ask your peers and try them all out before your video gaming conference.
Here are the best products to consider.
Best Overall Headset: Vive
The HTC Vive offers a precise, 360-degree controller, realistic graphics, directional audio, and HD haptic feedback. Offering realistic movements and actions, makes the Vive one of the best all-around VR systems.
Best Gaming System: Vive Pro Eye
The most demanding professional users wants the highest quality VR experience possible. Each device has precision eye tracking, world-class graphics, high-end audio, and expansive modular tracking.
This device offers more comfortable than other headsets because it’s better balanced thus allowing for longer playing time. The display is 3.5”, offers 615 PPI and has a total resolution of 2,880 x 1,600, which is much sharper than most models in the industry.
One other note, HTC’s Vive platform has a solid foothold on the VR segment with a 45% market share.
Best Console: Playstation VR
If your gaming conference committee members decide to rent PS4s, you can get away with this headset without needing a PC. This option is not a good one for high-end gaming options. A PS VR headset, PS4 system, and PlayStation Camera are required for the over 200 games available with this configuration.
Best Mobile VR: Oculus Go
An excellent solution for an entry-level user, the main benefit is an entirely untethered experience. It’s a standalone VR system with its own Snapdragon 821 processor and everything else you need built-in to the headset.
The major limitation is it can’t track you moving forward, backward, up or down. It’s a perfect solution for attendees that are seated, which is often the case for gaming conferences.
The display is 5.5”, has 538 PPI and 2,560 x 1,440 eye resolution.
Best VR Value: Oculus Rift
This premium headset is light, adaptable, and comfortable. When you‘re in the immersive experience, the headset goes away, and you go somewhere incredible.
The Rift display is 3.5”, has 461 PPI, and 2,400 x 1080 resolution.
Honorable Mention: Samsung HMD Odyssey
If your conference uses computers or laptops running the Windows 10 operating system, perhaps the Samsung HMD Odyssey is the way to go.
Interact with Cortana with a Dual AMOLED display and 360-degree spatial sound.
The dual 3.5″ screens pop with a resolution of 1,440 x 1,600 pixels per side and a refresh rate of between 90 to 60Hz.
Virtual Reality will be going beyond gaming and into fields like medicine and therapy, travel and tourism, engineering, education, and architecture this year and next. With these uses, will come lower headset pricing along with higher functionality within each unit.
Should You Buy or Rent Now?
Since this technology is ever changing, many gamers are left wondering what options are best for them. A premium investment can be more than one thousand dollars, which may be superseded by a much better product a few months or years down the line.
VR rentals free up cash which allows you the opportunity to try multiple type of Virtual Reality headsets and focus on other areas of your event!
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