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Price $25 List
$25 at Amazon
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$399.00 at Amazon
$899 List
$899 at Amazon
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$349.99 at Amazon
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Pros Inexpensive, easy to setupExceptional image quality, super comfortable, very user-friendlyHighly interactive, very immersive, easy to useGreat value, easy to use, highly immersiveExceptionally visually immersive, very user friendly, highly interactive
Cons Uncomfortable, not as immersive or interactiveTether can be finickyCould be more comfortable, can be hard to set upCan’t handle high-end games, could be more comfortableNot super comfortable, only works with PlayStation
Bottom Line If you want to give VR a try and are on a tight budget, then Google Cardboard is your best betThis is one of our all-time favorite headsets and we think it’s one of the best overall VR products currently out thereImmersive, interactive, and very user-friendly, we are highly impressed with this top-notch headsetThe Quest is a great option for casual to moderate gamers who want a highly portable VR headset without shelling out a ton of cashOffering an exceptional gaming and VR media experience, the PlayStation VR is a fantastic choice, as long as you already own a PS4
Rating Categories Google Cardboard Oculus Rift S HTC Vive Cosmos... Oculus Quest PlayStation VR
Interactiveness (35%)
2
7
9
7
7
Visual Immersiveness (20%)
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Comfort (20%)
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User Friendliness (15%)
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Ease Of Setup (10%)
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Specs Google Cardboard Oculus Rift S HTC Vive Cosmos... Oculus Quest PlayStation VR
Phones that fit Most 4" to 6" phones N/A N/A N/A N/A
Adjustable Lenses No, need to move the headset around Only side to side Only side to side Only side to side No, need to move the headset around
Sound Phone Integrated Integrated Integrated Headphone Jack or TV
Available Controllers / Remotes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field of View 90 110 110 101 100
Refresh Rate N/A 80Hz 90Hz 72Hz 120Hz, 90Hz
Room For Glasses? Less snug than the Merge VR Presses, even with glasses spacer Glasses get pressed against the face Yes - Fits fine with glasses, but lets in a lot more light
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