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The best 5 standalone VR headsets on the market

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OCULUS GO – £200/250

Oculus Go is a VR headset and controller designed to offer mobile VR experiences in a self-contained, standalone unit.

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CONTROLLER

Navigate to far-off worlds or find your favourite show, all with one easy-to-use controller. Whether you’re drawing a masterpiece or your blaster, sensors inside the controller translate your natural movements into VR.

SOUND

Spatial audio drivers are built into the headset directly, providing dramatic, immersive sound without the need for bulky or tangled headphones. Oculus Go also features a 3.5mm audio jack.

 

PRESCRIPTION LENS INSERT

Oculus Go is designed to be worn comfortably with or without glasses. But you can choose to purchase compatible VirtuClear prescription lenses from FramesDirect.com that can easily be inserted into the headset.

VERSIONS AVAILABLE

Different types of content take up varying amounts of space on your device. The examples below are estimates of how much each device could hold at one time.

  • 32 GB £200
    • 3 HD films, 10 games and 20 apps
  • 64 GB £250
    • 7 HD films, 20 games and 40 apps
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TECH SPECS

Display

Fast-Switch WQHD LCD

Resolution

2560×1440

Refresh Rate

60/72Hz

Platform

Oculus

Field of View

100 °

Controller

Yes

Sensors

Orientational Tracking

Tracking Area

Yes

Connections

3.5mm Jack

Builtin Audio

Yes

Glasses Compatible

Yes

Colour

White


HTC VIVE FOCUS – $ 635

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VERSIONS AVAILABLE

  • Electric Blue ¥4,299
  • Almond White ¥3,999
  • US Market $635

TECH SPECS

VIVE Focus headset

Tracking technology&sensors: World-Scale tracking(inside-out 6-degree-of-freedom),9-axis sensors, proximity sensor
Display: 3K AMOLED, resolution 2880 x 1600
Refresh rate: 75 Hz
FOV: 110 degrees
Adjustable IPD: Supported
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 835
Storage: MicroSD™ slot,up to 2TB MicroSD™ external memory
For data and device charging: USB Type-C
Audio input/output: Built-in microphones, built-in speakers, 3.5mm stereo audio jack
Wireless: Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, support to transmit contents to Miracast™ compatible devices
Power and battery: Built-in rechargeable battery, QC3.0 fast charging, up to 3 hours* of active use time, over one week* standby time
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VIVE Focus controller

Sensors: 9-axis sensors
Buttons: Touch pad, app button, home button, volume +/- button, trigger
Power and battery: Two AAA batteries, up to 30 hours* of active use time

LENOVO MIRAGE SOLO – $400

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream brings you the next generation of virtual reality: it combines the simplicity of an all-in-one headset – no more being tethered to wires, PCs or phones – with the immersive experience of motion-tracking technology on Daydream’s virtual reality platform. For a complementary VR experience, will be launched the Lenovo Mirage Camera with Daydream technology to capture your own VR video in a broad 180 degrees and then watch it on Lenovo Mirage Solo.

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Utilizing the advanced features of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 VR platform designed to support built-in VR functionality and help developers to rapidly release compelling content, and 4GB of RAM, Lenovo Mirage Solo can easily handle the most demanding Daydream virtual reality experiences. We’ve also built the headset’s display for immersive VR engagement with an incredible 110-degree field of view—so you can see more of what’s around you.

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PICO NEO – $ 599

 

What do we mean by total freedom?
The Neo has 6 Degrees of Freedom (movement in all directions) built right into the headset. This enables full VR immersion in a totally un-tethered, fully mobile package. Perfect for any user who wants to experience truly immersive VR without wires, attached computers or phones.

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The Neo is the first All-in-One VR headset to incorporate 6DoF hand controllers using ultra-sonics. This technology enables the Neo to deliver high fidelity control without the need for any external cameras, trackers  or wires. It also means users are able to get high end VR experiences (6DoF head and hands) typical of an expensive PC solution in a beautifully self contained package.

Crystal Clear Vision
3K Resolution – 90Hz Refresh rate

Featuring 2 x 3.5 Inch LCD displays – each with 1440x 1600 screen resolution – the Neo delivers a premium viewing experience. With a total resolution of 3K and a 90Hz refresh rate, the Neo shows videos, games and interactive CGI experiences in their best light. Clear and compelling, the Neo is easy on the eyes and beautiful to behold.

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PICO GOBLIN – $ 269

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The Pico Goblin has been created with the goal of making high quality VR affordable and easy – its innovative design gives users an all-in-one VR solution which is completely self contained and requires no Phone or Computer.

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The Goblin is ideally suited to both home and enterprise solutions because it can be used independently. It’s perfect for jumping on the couch and playing a game, or for corporate customers who need easy to use solutions for their customers or employees. 

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BRILLIANT DISPLAY

The Goblin is perfectly designed to deliver a great viewing experience. Display picture color fine tuning helps make it easier on the eyes – reducing eye stress and optimizing viewing pleasure.

Featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 CPU with 3G high-speed LPDDR4-1866 RAM and 16G eMMC 5.1 ROM, the Goblin is built to deliver an optimized VR gaming and entertainment experience for people on the go.


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