The year 2021 surprised everyone around the world in terms of technological development. A number of new gadgets were released in the market as well as previous ones were updated in their new models. As the technology is continuously changing for better with each passing day, we can easily say in a year or two a lot of our activities will shift to the virtual world. We all know that the gaming world was the earliest in adopting the concept of virtual reality and now Facebook, – which recently changed its name to Meta- is all geared up to create its own eco-system in the virtual world. To experience the virtual world, the most important and most basic thing is the virtual headset. As we’ve already seen different models of V.R headsets of various companies, in this blog we bring you the best V.R headsets of the year 2021.
OCULUS QUEST 2
Oculus Quest 2 is on top our list of this year’s best V.R headsets. Oculus is one of the best companies when it comes to V.R headsets. In their 2021’s release of Quest 2, they’ve taken their product a step ahead. Quest 2 comes loaded with better features than their previous product. Oculus Quest 2 lists in all in one V.R headset category. It comes with Oculus insight inside-out tracking system.
Talking about the display panel and resolution, Quest 2 comes with fast switch LCD which offers 1832×1920 per eye, resolution. To make the sound experience better, it has an integrated positional audio system, and it also comes with 128gb and 256gb storage space and the battery back-up of 2-3 hours. Oculus’ choice of processor in Quest 2 is appreciable as it comes with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform.
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HP REVERB G2
The HP Reverb G2 is although new in V.R headset market, but it successfully made its name between top brands. It is considered to be one of the best and justifies its price. The easy connection makes you save a lot of time. Starting with the details of display, Reverb G2 comes with Dual LCD, 7.34 cm (2.89 in) diagonal with Pulse Backlight technology and offers 2160 x 2160 panel resolution, per eye. The tracking system is supported by two front-facing cameras and two side-facing cameras. The refresh rate is 90hz with the recommend specs. It provides high-quality audio experience with industry-leading Valve speakers. They sit off the ear by 10mm, and allows you to have a more comfortable fit. HP with Reverb G2 proved their history that the company is all about quality.
Sony Playstation VR
Although, Sony Playstation VR was released back in 2016, it is still relevant amongst its competitors. Designed especially for gaming community, the specs of Sony Playstation VR are one of the best in the market. The second generation of Playstation VR is expected to be launched in the upcoming year. Playstation VR comes with 5.7in OLED display which offers 1920×1080 resolution. Using the platform of playstation, the refresh rate is amazingly 120hz. To make gaming experience better, PS VR is equipped with Accelerometer and Gyroscope sensors as well as built-in mic. Top quality plastic and fabric is used in the material of Sony Playstation VR and the design is compatible with glasses.
Valve Index VR were released in the May of 2019 and it’s a PC-Powered device. It uses dual LCD display which supports 1440×1600 resolution per eye. Valve Index has the refresh rate of 144hz and offers 107° horizontal and 104° vertical field of view. It comes with a built-in mic and off ear stereo speakers which lets you enjoy your gaming experience a lot more. Unfortunately the device doesn’t support neither Bluetooth nor Wi-Fi. The battery back-up gives you solid 8 hours of fun and excitement.
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite comes last on our list. Released in 2020, HTC Vive Cosmos Elite promises a great VR experience. With Dual 3.4″ diagonal screen, it delivers resolution of 1440×1700 pixels per eye. Having the refresh rate of 90hz makes your gaming smooth. It covers maximum of 110 degrees field of view. Valve Index VR has an integrated microphone and have stereo speakers.
As each year brings new inventions and innovations, 2022 has got us our fingers crossed. As we’re witnessing the world change rapidly, we can only imagine what experiences future of technology holds for us. We hope our list would make you in your buying decision.