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VR Headset Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$599
Editors' Choice Award
Earning the top score of the bunch, the HTC Vive is the best you can get when it comes to VR
75
$499
Best Buy Award
Retailing for significantly less than our top recommendation, the Rift is a solid choice for the budget conscious shopper that wants a premium VR experience
74
$500
Offering an exceptional gaming and VR media experience, the PlayStation VR is a fantastic choice, as long as you already own a PS4
74
$199
Editors' Choice Award
This standalone headset takes all of the hassle out of VR without compromising quality
73
$400
While the Mirage does have some unique features, it's priced more like a tethered headset but performs like a mobile one
69
$99
Compatible with most flagship smartphones from major manufacturers, the Daydream is the best bet for most people that don't already have a Samsung smartphone.
69
$130
This fantastic headset is awesome, but doesn't have a huge range of compatible phones
63
$399
While the Acer and Windows Mixed Reality show plenty of promise, it still can't quite match the top headsets
53
$200
While this might be a great gift for the Star Wars enthusiast, its novelty may wear off over time
49
$60
The Merge VR was relatively unremarkable in our test, but it is quite durable
47
$15
Best Buy Award
If you want to give VR a try and are on a tight budget, then Google Cardboard is your best bet
36
$50
Unless the Bnext is severely discounted, it is hard to recommend this product.
31
$50
There are definitely better option available, in terms of value and performance