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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Reflects RRP as of November 2016. Cost of product covers all items included in the base package. Prices listed in Australian dollars unless otherwise specified. Oculus Rift and DODOCASE P2 converted from US to Australian dollars in November 2016. Price does not include shipping, if applicable.
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VR experience type
Standing or sitting means that the VR platform can not be used while you move around; room-scale means that you walk around a pre-defined area.
Motion tracking controls
Whether or not external sensors are used to track other movements, such as hand gestures.
Best VR experience
Our recommendation for the type of content that is best suited to each type of VR headset.
Phone-dependent refers to the headset using a smartphone's screen as the display.
Refresh rate (Hz)
The number of times per second the image on the screen is refreshed; the faster the rate, the more stable the image will look. Faster rates can also help reduce nausea. PS VR supports two refresh rates; 90Hz and 120Hz. Refresh rate used varies between programs.
Connection to display
The type of interface required to connect the headset to the device powering it (e.g. HDMI). Your device, such as your PC, will require the listed interface in order to use the headset.
Field of view (degrees)
The width of the image as viewed through the headset; the wider the field of view, the more immersed you can feel in the content; not all vendors state this figure.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE buy
- Overall score
- Ease of use score
- User comfort score
- Performance score
- In-app navigation control method
- Level of involvement
- Best VR experience
- Good points
- Bad points
- Weight g
- Headset width and height mm
- Display type
- Field of view
- Refresh rate
- Age limit
- Head tracking
- Motion tracking controls
- Hardware required
- Hardware grade
- Connection to display
- Main software purchase point
- VR experience type