PC virtual reality headsets started to become popular with the Oculus Rift and have become an accessory and a unique way to enjoy content. It is said that virtual reality is neither an accessory nor a technology but a support in itself. This not only enables new ways of presenting content, but also enhances previously known experiences such as video games.
HP Reverb G2, virtual reality with the best resolution
he HP Reverb G2 this is a VR case compatible with Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR, which stands out for its resolution of 2160 x 2160 per eye and his 114 ° field of view, which gives us incredible image definition thanks to the high pixel density, also uses the headset for the Valve Index sound.
Regarding movement tracking, we are facing an Inside-Out type HMD so you don’t have to worry about using external surveillance systems.
As for the drivers of the Reverb G2, these are its weak points, with a much higher latency and lower reliability than its peers. This makes them not recommended for playing competitive games and if you can use the controllers that come with other VR headsets, you will get a better experience.
HTC VIVE Cosmos, HMD with two tracking systems as standard
he HTC VIVE Cosmos he has two 3.5-inch diagonal displays with 1440 x 1700 resolution per eyeor, with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and one 110 ° field of view.
The Cosmos Elite not only has built-in Inside-Out tracking, but it also comes with the Vive controller and the first generation HTC VIVE stations, so it’s the only HMD on this list that comes with both tracking systems. .
Oculus Quest 2, autonomous, inexpensive and accessible
Although the Oculus Quest 2 it’s a virtual reality headset completely autonomous and does not require any external hardware to run the applications, via Oculus Link, a cable that allows you to connect the Oculus Quest 2 to the PC.
This virtual reality headset has a resolution of 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, supports tCooling handles at 60, 72 and 90 Hz, with a field of vision 90º
It has a tracking system Upside down, so with the Oculus Quest 2 there is also no need to install any external tracking elements.
Oculus Rift S, the latest generation of the classic virtual reality headset
Unlike the Oculus Quest 2, the Rift S is not a standalone HMD and relies on an external PC to function as it is the latest evolution of the Oculus Rift.
It has a resolution of 1280 x 1440 pixels per eye, with a refresh rate of 80 Hz and a field of vision of 115º.
The Oculus Rift S uses 6DOF Inside-Out tracking thanks to its 5 integrated cameras, which allows it to follow our movements in the space of an entire room.
Valve Index, the most advanced virtual reality headset
There is no doubt that the Valve Index is the virtual reality headset with the highest specifications and the highest price, with a resolution of 1440 x 1600 pixels, being the virtual headset with the second highest resolution. But what stands out is its enormous 130 ° field of view.
The problem is, being Valce’s official HMD, it’s only compatible with the VR game collection, where most of the PC VR content is available, but if you want to access Oculus PC content, you need to access it. external solutions.