Ratings Overview - VR Headset

Total 12 products tested
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HTC Vive
The Vive by HTC is an exceptionally immersive and interactive VR headset, earning the top score of the group. This exceptional performance earned this product and Editors' Choice award and the title...  read more >
$599

Editors' Choice Award
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80
Interactiveness - 9 of 10
9
Visual Immersiveness - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
User Friendliness - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Setup - 4 of 10
4
Oculus Rift
Delivering a superb performance at a more affordable price, the Oculus Rift easily won our Best Buy award. This highly interactive and visually immersive headset is a great option for those that...  read more >
$499

Best Buy Award
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75
Interactiveness - 8 of 10
8
Visual Immersiveness - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
User Friendliness - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Setup - 5 of 10
5
The Oculus Go  a standalone VR headset.
Oculus Go
The Oculus Go is hands down, the best mobile VR headset that you can get if you are looking for an introduction to VR. This standalone headset is incredibly easy to use and doesn't rely on a fancy...  read more >
$199

Editors' Choice Award
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74
Interactiveness - 6 of 10
6
Visual Immersiveness - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
User Friendliness - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Setup - 9 of 10
9
PlayStation VR
Earning the third-highest score of the entire group, the PlayStation VR did very well in our test. It provides a highly immersive and interactive experience and is by far the easiest of the tethered...  read more >
$500

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Interactiveness - 7 of 10
7
Visual Immersiveness - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
User Friendliness - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Setup - 7 of 10
7
The Google Daydream View.
Google Daydream View
Earning the second-highest score out of all the mobile VR headsets that we reviewed, the Daydream View just wasn't as immersive or comfortable as the Gear VR. However, the Daydream usually retails...  read more >
$99

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Interactiveness - 4 of 10
4
Visual Immersiveness - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
User Friendliness - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Setup - 8 of 10
8
Samsung Gear VR
This headset is exceptionally comfortable to wear and is incredibly immersive. It's easy to use and while it doesn't offer quite the same level of interactiveness that the tethered headsets have...  read more >
$130

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Interactiveness - 4 of 10
4
Visual Immersiveness - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
User Friendliness - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Setup - 8 of 10
8
Acer AH101-D8EY
While this first readily-available headset that runs Windows Mixed Reality had us plenty excited, the Acer AH101-D8EY delivered an overall lackluster performance. This model just doesn't have the...  read more >
$399

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63
Interactiveness - 5 of 10
5
Visual Immersiveness - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
User Friendliness - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Setup - 8 of 10
8
Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Confession: We were embarrassingly excited about testing this product and getting the chance to live out some childhood fantasies. While it is undoubtedly quite fun, we found the novelty to wear off...  read more >
$200

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53
Interactiveness - 5 of 10
5
Visual Immersiveness - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 4 of 10
4
User Friendliness - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Setup - 8 of 10
8
Merge VR
If you are searching for a budget VR headset that is comfortable enough for frequent use, then look no further than the Merge VR. This headset is designed particularly with kids in mind, with its...  read more >
$60

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Interactiveness - 2 of 10
2
Visual Immersiveness - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
User Friendliness - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Setup - 9 of 10
9
The Google Cardboard.
Google Cardboard
The minimalistic Google Cardboard earned our Best Buy award for being the best VR headset on a tight budget. This product isn't the most comfortable or immersive of the bunch, but it is a fantastic...  read more >
$15

Best Buy Award
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47
Interactiveness - 2 of 10
2
Visual Immersiveness - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 4 of 10
4
User Friendliness - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Setup - 9 of 10
9
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Bnext VR
Costing a fraction of the price of the top models, the Bnext VR headset is one of the more budget-friendly options. However, it scored very poorly overall, only distinguishing itself by being very...  read more >
$50

100
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Interactiveness - 1 of 10
1
Visual Immersiveness - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
User Friendliness - 2 of 10
2
Ease of Setup - 9 of 10
9
Canbor VR
Performing very poorly in our review, the Canbor earned the lowest score of the entire group. This product only excelled at being easy to initially set up, scoring below average in every other...  read more >
$50

100
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31
Interactiveness - 2 of 10
2
Visual Immersiveness - 2 of 10
2
Comfort - 3 of 10
3
User Friendliness - 3 of 10
3
Ease of Setup - 9 of 10
9
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Total 12 products tested