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Decision tree for choosing VR system


Recent developments:

Release of standalone VR systems in US:

  • Vive Focus Plus – recently released
  • Oculus Quest – 21 May, 2019

Release of new PC VR systems in US:

  • HP Reverb – release delayed, still not out
  • Oculus Rift S – 21 May, 2019
  • Valve Index with Knuckles Controllers – mid June 2019

If you happen to search for a specific pair: device vs device, comparison tables can be more useful, however this article can very well serve you well by confirming or invalidating your initial choice QUICKLY (skip the intro).

If you’ve just started trying to figure out which VR system to get, you probably noticed it’s not exactly the easiest thing to do because the selection is rather abundant these days.

The better known VR systems are:
Acer, Asus, Daydream, Dell Visor, Gear VR, HP, HTC Vive & Vie Pro, Vive Focus Plus, Lenovo Explorer, Oculus Go, Rift, Rift S & Quest, Mirage Solo, PSVR, Samsung Odyssey/Odyssey Plus and Pimax.

If you wanted to compare each of them to each other, you would end up with more than 171 comparison pairs. Intimidating, isn’t it ?

Is there a quick and painless route ?

Tell me about your mother board

This article will help you to evaluate all the major devices without breaking a sweat.

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VR Comparison Tables

Last update: early June 2019

This article contains VR comparison tables. I took into consideration only those manufacturers which offer customer version of their device. I do not cover any prototypes.

The amount of information gathered here is quite intimidating. If you are trying to figure out which product will suit your needs best, please read this article first. It will speed up the decision process and spare you a headache.

Currently the only VR system for a gaming console is PSVR, which can be used with any model of PlayStation 4.

The systems for PC include:

  • Oculus Rift and Rift S
  • HTC Vive
  • HTC Vive Pro
  • Windows Mixed Reality:
    Samsung Odyssey
    Samsung Odyssey Plus
    Lenovo Explorer
    Dell Visor
    Asus
    Acer
    HP

Standalone VR systems:

  • Oculus Quest
  • Oculus Go
  • Mirage Solo
  • Vive Focus
  • Vive Focus Plus

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HTC Vive essentials – a recap of reviews and users’ opinions

HTC Vive Headset – extracted from this image

This article is a summary of hundreds of articles, reviews, comments and complaints about the HTC Vive.

My goal was to extract all the essentials you need to know to make an informed buying decision.

Apart from all the items you must have, I also cover some optional ones – especially those crucial for improving the immersion.

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