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FINDING THE BEST VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

     

    The hunt for the best virtual reality headset has become quite hot in recent years. The technology has been leveraged to come up with some truly fascinating possibilities for hardcore gamers and virtual reality hobbyists.

     

    By putting on a special headset, you can be instantly transported into another area of the planet, while climbing impossible peaks, riding sand dunes or swimming the oceans.

     

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    The headset can truly stimulate the real world and allow you to get away with multiple lives! While we have come a long way with some truly promising hardware, we still have to develop the applications that will serve them. Virtual reality has to correctly monitor the user’s motions and use that information to correct the screen attached to the head, yielding a highly realistic image without latency, while staying lightweight and offer a very high resolution. Looking into the future...

     

    Latency has always been the largest drawback to virtual reality, as even the tiniest amount makes virtual gaming futile. One of the most exciting developments in the field of virtual reality headsets that will fix this problem once and for all is the Oculus Rift headset, which was recently acquired by Facebook to the tune of $2 billion. This virtual reality headset has multiple detectors in place for very detailed motion tracking and a truly interactive 360° experience. However, the story doesn’t end here! Oculus Rift already has two strong competitors slowly gaining ground.

     

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    PlayStation VR and Totem VR. Sony has introduced its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset to gaming developers and hobbyists, although there is still a long way to go until it is available for purchase to the general public.

     

    While the project is still mainly in its announcement phase, it promises to fully immerse the gamer inside of the game, tracking every minute movement of the head and changing the perspective as necessary. The Totem VR is another rival led by a smaller team of virtual reality headset enthusiasts and allows its users to not lose touch with their surroundings while gaming. The frontal views surrounding the user pass directly through to the display using forward-facing cameras, which also help to determine the user’s position.

     

    Both models will have an OLED screen with a 90° viewing angle, which is slightly smaller than the 100° angle of the Oculus Rift. Fortunately, any virtual reality gaming software being developed will be compatible with all three models – the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Totem VR, meaning that you’ll always be able to play your favorite game regardless of the virtual reality headset that serves your best.

     

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    The future still has much in store in the field of virtual reality, as companies such as Sony are investigating beaming technology that will be able to incorporate other sense such as taste and smell into the virtual reality experience. But, these still remain a distant dream as not even the headset currently being designed will offer such a feature. So, reality may still have some use after all!