Despite the rather extensive line of VR headsets on the market, we recommend far from all devices for home use.
We consider the Oculus Quest 2 with 128 GB of memory to be the most convenient and ergonomic today - the latest universal model of the Quest 2 line. It costs only $299, which makes it accessible to a wide range of users. The development of the Oculus Quest 2 headset has eliminated the shortcomings of older models and brought to the ideal immersiveness, ergonomics and base performance. In terms of looks, the Oculus Quest 2 128GB is the same as its predecessor, except for lighter weight and dimensions, which allows for a longer gaming session. To switch from sleep mode to an active state, it is enough to put on a headset, and the player finds himself in virtual space in one second.
Controllers on Oculus Quest 2 have also been redesigned to allow you to enjoy 4x longer immersion with deeper tactile feedback. In addition to controllers, hand control is also available. Oculus Quest 2 has improved the LCD screen resolution to 1832 × 1920 pixels per eye. The LCD display allows you to almost completely get rid of the “mosquito net effect” and convey the colors of the image even brighter and more saturated. The manufacturer has added an experimental option to overclock the refresh rate to 90 Hz. The amount of RAM has been increased from 4 GB to 6 GB.
The heart of the headset is a more powerful and advanced Snapdragon XR2 processor, which shows better CPU and GPU performance. The Oculus Quest 2 128 GB Home VR Headset supports offline-optimized games from the Oculus Store platform: Beat Saber, Superhot VR, Arizona Sunshine аnd many others.
Quest 2 can be connected to your PC via Oculus Link or Wi-Fi and play games from SteamVR platforms:
• Half Life: Alyx
• Fallout 4 VR
• And other PC VR games!
Thus, Oculus Quest 2 is the best solution for home use and gaming experience for users of all levels.
Another good solution for the home is the HTC Vive Pro 2 headset.
This is a wired headset with a mandatory connection from a PC with access to the SteamVR library. The balanced design and individual settings at the highest level. The headset is conveniently suited for VR sessions of any length and purpose. Suitable for all head sizes and vision types, even for use with glasses. Next-level graphics and Hi-Res sound for an immersive computer VR experience. Well-thought-out ergonomics ensure a smooth and comfortable dive. Minimum PC Requirements: Intel® Core™ i5-4590 Processor / AMD Ryzen 1500 or better, Full Resolution Mode Recommended GPU: GeForce® RTX 20 Series (Turing) / AMD Radeon™ 5000 (Navi) or better.
This solution has two undeniable disadvantages:
The first is the need for complex setup of the playing area: cable and installation of base stations are required to capture the perimeter. Base stations must be installed at a height and at a certain distance, and the wires connecting the PC and the helmet can be unsafe.
The second and most important is the high price of $829.00, which automatically makes the device not so accessible to a wide range of users.
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