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VR Headset Ratings Summary

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Editors' Choice Award
Earning the top score of the bunch, the HTC Vive is the best you can get when it comes to VR
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
Offering an exceptional gaming and VR media experience, the PlayStation VR is a fantastic choice, as long as you already own a PS4
Editors' Choice Award
This standalone headset takes all of the hassle out of VR without compromising quality
While the Mirage does have some unique features, it's priced more like a tethered headset but performs like a mobile one
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.
This fantastic headset is awesome, but doesn't have a huge range of compatible phones
While the Acer and Windows Mixed Reality show plenty of promise, it still can't quite match the top headsets
While this might be a great gift for the Star Wars enthusiast, its novelty may wear off over time
The Merge VR was relatively unremarkable in our test, but it is quite durable
Best Buy Award
If you want to give VR a try and are on a tight budget, then Google Cardboard is your best bet
Unless the Bnext is severely discounted, it is hard to recommend this product.
There are definitely better option available, in terms of value and performance