Microsoft made headlines when it announced that its upcoming Windows 10 update will include a program that is targeted towards enhancing the operating system’s VR support. The program is called Mixed Reality and it will bring virtual reality to every Windows 10 powered machine. With that being said, today we are going to check out the top two best VR headsets of 2017 in anticipation for Microsoft’s update.
Considering that Oculus is the first company to pioneer VR technology, we had to start with it. Oculus Rift first appeared in a “gofundme” thread where the developers asked for donations to create the world’s first accessible VR headset. The company managed to achieve its goal, and this is why Facebook decided to purchase it.
Nonetheless, Oculus Rift is priced at $394.32 and it is one of the most powerful VR headsets ever made. This device offers an immersive VR experience that’s paired with Oculus and SteamVR platforms. Moreover, Oculus Rift also includes Oculus Touch controllers and conventional gamepads which make the experience even more immersive.
Google Daydream View
The Android parent loves to get involved in every aspect of the tech industry, starting with operating systems and now ending with VR headsets. Google Daydream View is a more affordable headset that’s been priced at $71.75. This headset offers a comfortable VR experience that can be paired up with a smartphone.
Google Daydream View allows users to explore new virtual words and watch 360-degree content at a cheap price. This is why it earned a spot on our list and why it’s a top seller in the VR headset industry. We should also mention that Google Daydream View is bundled with a remote control that’s easy to use. However, the VR headset’s capabilities are limited by the fact that there isn’t that much VR content.