VR Headset can be categorised based on few types, but the primary types are:
Devices that have all necessary components to provide virtual reality experiences integrated into the headset. Example of standalone VR Headset
Samsung Gear VR
HTC Vive Flow
Oculus Quest 2
Oculus Quest & Oculus Quest 2 able to let us enjoy PC-supported game (tethered) as well, but there are pros & cons regarding Standalone VR Headset
- To be used without computers and without cables.
- Generally lighter in weight than PC VR.
- Cheaper than computer-controlled VR glasses.
- Increased comfort and mobility for learners
- Simpler set up than tethered devices
- Less graphics power than PC VR glasses.
- Less accurate tracking method.
- Available VR games and applications are more limited.
Headsets that act as a display device to another device (PC or a video game console) to provide a virtual reality experience. Example of tethered VR Headset
Razer OSVR HDK 2
HTC Vive Cosmos
HTC Vive Pro
- Can play graphics games more beautifully and smoother than Standalone VR.
- Larger (and better) range of VR games and other applications.
- The tracking in space is more accurate.
- Convenient to share in-headset view to a larger screen for peers and other learners to view
- More powerful than a standalone VR headset
- Higher-end graphics with real-time lighting and effects (e.g. mirror reflections)
- You always need a powerful (VR-ready) PC and additional equipment (base stations, lighthouse boxes etc).
- You are always with a cable attached to the Computer, hence movements are restricted
- The products are more expensive than just Standalone glasses.
At New World Carnival, we have both Standalone and Tethered VR Headsets. Book a session here to New World Carnival to play VR Games with your family and friends!