Within the VR glasses for PC we will highlight the best models. There’s the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive glasses. These glasses are high performance, include their screen and sensors, but must be connected to a computer or game console.
The images are of high quality and give you a fully immersive virtual reality experience. They are one of the best options if you are a gamer. However, they need a powerful processor and graphics card.
Other models such as the Docooler Display VR or Omimo VR All In One are less known, but not for that reason of worse quality. Both are wireless, comfortable and cheaper.
Below we inform you about the characteristics of all of them and where to buy them
1. Oculus Rift
The Oculus Rift glasses are from the Oculus VR company, whose current owner is Facebook.
This HMD have sensors that follow the movements of your head and can show you different visual perspectives. They allow you a 360-degree view to achieve the most realistic and intuitive experience possible.
Besides, the integrated Rift audio makes the virtual immersion complete. It also has a dominant performance thanks to the asynchronous spatial discontinuity. This technological advance offers exceptional graphics fidelity and allows you to bring high-quality experiences to computers of different configurations.
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One of its main features is that the design of the screen allows a very smooth adjustment, which allows a full field of vision with perfect visual fidelity.
Also, in the new versions, the size of the screen has been extended to 7 inches to improve stereoscopic 3D vision, which raises the degree of reality experienced by the user.
This change in screen size also means a reduction in the degree of latency, motion blur when the head is turned sharply, and the “screen-door” effect, so that the lines that separate each line are no longer visible in virtual reality. pixel
The resolution of the Rift is 2,160 x 1,200 pixels Full HD with a ratio of 16:10. They also have three different lenses for people with myopia of varying degrees.
The Oculus Touch controllers (which can be purchased separately) follow the visualize your hands and allow you to visualise them as if they were your own. And the sensors work by infrared LED to move your changes to virtual reality, providing a much more intuitive experience.
Another advantage is that they are light, adaptable and comfortable. It also has a comprehensive application catalogue.
Minimum PC requirements
RV glasses require that the computer have a series of minimum technical characteristics. Even so, among the models of VR glasses
available for PC, these are the least demanding.
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD Ryzen 5 1500, FX 4350
Main graphic card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8GB of RAM
Video output : HDMI 1.3
USB ports : 3 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port
The glasses come in a box wrapped in a white case. When you open the package (which begins like a briefcase), all the components are fitted and protected in custom holes. The content of the box is as follows:
Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet.
HDMI and USB power cables (in the future it is expected to be wireless).
Motion sensor and its support.
Headphones included in the structure of the glasses.
Compact remote control, to navigate with the device through the menus or to raise and lower the volume of the integrated headphones.
Control for Xbox One and wireless connector for use on the computer.
A test game (Lucky’s Tale) that consists of collecting coins.
As an extra accessory you can also buy two high-precision wireless Oculus Touch controls to detect the movement of your hands.
In the box, there is also a sticker attached with the address of the web page to configure the device step by step.
2. HTC Vive
Another model of virtual reality glasses for the computer is the HTC Vive. These glasses were created by HTC (a company that manufactures mostly mobile phones) and Valve (video game developer). With this device, you can walk and interact with virtual objects thanks to their controllers.
Currently, it is the most technically advanced virtual reality device. It has more than 70 sensors that work in an area of 4’6 meters. They detect the game area, and the user can move around the whole space, which allows covering a 360-degree vision. Until the creation of the Oculus Touch were the only HMD that allowed to interact throughout the room thanks to its controls.
In addition to the 360-degree tracking of Roomscale, these glasses have gyrocompass and built-in accelerometers, and a resolution screen of 1080 × 1200 per eye at 90 Hz, which makes them one of the best virtual reality glasses because it allows you to immerse yourself in complete in the virtual world.
It also has a 960 mAh battery that lasts 4 hours in a row and a new haptic vibration motor. It also has more than 100 games.
Minimum PC requirements
In addition to the specific characteristics that the PC must have, the room is required to be spacious, at least an area of 4 × 3 meters. All objects that may interfere with the play area (lamps, vases, etc.) must also be collected.
The sensors are very heavy and should be in a perfect diagonal, so it is essential that these sensors positioned at the corners correctly and have a good grip.
Another thing to prepare before starting to play is to place the cables well to avoid unnecessary falls and disconnect the game in half a level. Therefore, the length of the wires is large enough to move quickly and freely. They should be placed from the front of the glasses backwards, and let them hang. To reduce the risk of disconnection, the cables can be joined with adhesive tape.
The equipment requirements for the HTC Five to be used are:
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit
Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 970
Memory: 4GB of RAM
Video output: HDMI 1.4 or Displayport 1.2
USB ports: 1 USB 2.0 port
The interior of the pack includes:
HTC Vive video glasses.
2 x Wireless controllers
2 x Base stations
Link box (link box)
It also includes three games (Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption and Tilt Brush) of the more than 100 that they have created.
These glasses are less known than the previous ones, but they can be a cheaper alternative. The main advantage is that they have integrated Wi-Fi, that is, they are wireless so that possible disconnections during the game due to cable disconnection will be avoided. They incorporate controls on the upper part of the glasses.
The sound quality provides a great feeling of immersion providing an immersive listening experience. It also offers a panoramic view perspective and a three-dimensional space without any blind spots. It has six sensors to follow the movement of the head 360 degrees, and thus provide greater conscious control.
It has more than 50 virtual reality games and an extensive catalogue of 3D movies. Do Coolers are compatible with different PC platforms. It has a 2 GB RAM, a 64 GB micro SD card and a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 and a ratio of 1000: 1. No need to connect to a computer or phone, because they are wireless.
They use a 45mm low dispersion aspherical lens made with high transparency optical resin and offer more than 90 degrees FOV. People with myopia below 600 degrees can also use them.
Minimum PC requirements
This model has the Android 5.1 system integrated and can be used without connecting it to a computer. It has its operating battery, but you can also connect it to the PC.
The glasses are wrapped in a box with custom compartments, which in turn includes:
Glasses Docooler Display VR
Normal USB cables and other micro USB
Bluetooth controller for games
Various adapters for the plug (5V / 2A) from different countries
User’s manual in English and Chinese with images
The Omo VR All-In-One are 3D glasses with Wifi, Bluetooth and HDMI support for use on different devices or without them. It has a portable design, so you can use them without cables with a remote control or with the buttons that are in the same glasses.
It has a fast processing speed thanks to its eight-core (octa-core) CPU, which reduces response time. It has nine sensors to capture the movement of the body while you are playing very quickly.
Its 5-inch HD screen has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 with a refresh rate of 440ppi, and 75 Hz gives you a clear and stable image with which you can watch very immersive 3D movies.
It can connect with HDMI connection with PC, Xbox, PS and other devices. In the App Store, you can download games and applications, or transfer SPK files from your computer.
Minimum PC requirements
The minimum features that your computer must have to use these virtual reality glasses are:
Processor: Allwinner H8, Octa-Core Cortex-A7CPU up to 2.0GHz
Graphics card: Power VR SGX544GPU up to 700 MHz
Memory: 8G / 16G / 32 Flash byte, EMMC, compatible with Nand Flash design
Video output: HDMI (although it can also be used wirelessly)
USB ports: 1 USB port
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
The pack includes:
The Omo VR All-In-One headset
USB and HDMI cables
Remote control 2’4 GB
Adapters for the plug (5V / 2A output and 100-240V input)
User’s manual in English and Chinese.
Certificate of approval.