- Oculus Rift: VR according to Facebook
- HTC Vive: the king of virtual reality
- PS VR: Sony brings virtual reality to your living room
- HTC Vive pro: a headset for VR enthusiasts and professionals
- Pimax 8K: the future of virtual reality in 8K
- Star VR: Cocorico, France, rising star of virtual reality
- Gear VR: Samsung as a precursor to mobile VR
- Vive Focus: when the Rolls-Royce of VR goes Mini
- Lenovo Mirage Solo: a new challenger in the consumer VR race
- Google Cardboard: virtual reality accessible to everyone for free
- Vaqso: an accessory to smell the scents of VR (ps: the creator is Japanese)
- Tesla Suit: a haptic outfit to experience VR in real life
- A VR treadmill like in Ready Player One
Oculus Rift: VR according to Facebook
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset intended for the general public and for PC use. The manufacturer, Oculus VR, is an American company acquired in 2014 by social media giant Facebook. The headset allows you to immerse yourself in VR, with several possible functions: guided tour, training, video games ...
HTC Vive: the king of virtual reality
The first classic Vive headset was unveiled on February 23, 2015 during the Game Developers Conference. It completely covers the eyes and is held on the head by two side straps and a strap on the top of the skull, closing with velcro. The design of the HTC Vive is quite rounded at the edges and with 14 cavities and a camera on the front. To the left is a system button and to the right of the headset, a dial. Regarding its screen it has a resolution of 2160 x 1200 pixels which is enough to stay immersed in a game. In addition to that the refresh rate is 90 Hz for a more natural rendering.
PS VR: Sony brings virtual reality to your living room
During a meeting of virtual professionals in 2014, Sony introduced the PlayStation VR, formerly known as Project Morpheus. The PlayStation VR is probably the virtual reality headset that will democratize technology. Indeed, Sony already has 40 million potential customers equipped with PlayStation 4.The PSVR tracking system works very wellexcept when the user has their back to the tracking camera.
HTC Vive pro: a headset for VR enthusiasts and professionals
HTC released theHTC Vive Pro, a new version of the Vive headset, wireless, designed for VR enthusiasts and businesses. Better lenses for better graphics.`Vive Pro includes dual AMOLED displays for a crisp, clear picture with 2880 x 1600 resolution, increase of 78% resolution compared to the current Vive headphones. The HTC Vive Pro thus has two 3,5-inch screens at 90Hz. The lenses of the Pro version offer a 110-degree field of view.
Pimax 8K: the future of virtual reality in 8K
Le Pimax 8K is equipped with two screens, each offering a definition of 3840 × 2160 pixels per eye. The total definition for the two screens is therefore around 8K. This is a 16: 9 screen. This screen displays more than 16,6 million pixels. In comparison, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive offer a definition of 1080 × 1200 per eye, and display 2,6 million pixels. In addition to this impressive definition, the strong point of the Pimax 8K is its field of view of 200 degrees horizontally. , and 120 degrees vertically. This is the reason why the screen extends to the sides of the user's face, in order to cover the peripheral vision. In comparison, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive offer a 110-degree field of view. The Pimax 8K is therefore closer to the human field of vision.
Star VR: Cocorico, France, rising star of virtual reality
StarVR is originally an invention created by Toulouse-based startup Infiniteye. Since its presentation at E3 2015, the StarVR has made enthusiasts dream. The device will only be available soon for other VR arcades and other entertainment establishments, and may never be offered to the general public, but the whole industry agrees that it is. is about best VR headset.
Gear VR: Samsung as a precursor to mobile VR
The Gear VR headset (2015) marks the appearance of VR headsets in the mainstream market. In 2016, Samsung slightly revised its copy and distributed a black version of its helmet, designed to accommodate the new flagships of its Galaxy, the S7, S7 Edge and the infamous Note 7.The Gear VR Controler also houses a motion sensor, in order to follow the movements of the user's hand, and adds additional interaction potential thanks to a trigger button.Level quality / price ratio, this VR headset is the best thing on the market today.
Vive Focus: when the Rolls-Royce of VR goes Mini
A real revolution in the world of autonomous VR headsets, theHTC Vive Focus will carry nine-axis sensors, and a proximity sensor. The screen will be a panel of type AMOLED 3K, offering a definition of 2880 × 1600. True competitor of the Gear VR, this headset functioning by itself, that is to say without cable and without connected smartphone or computer.
Lenovo Mirage Solo: a new challenger in the consumer VR race
To define the Lenovo Mirage Solo, it must first be located. It's a compromise between the Oculus Go and the Oculus Rift. Without having the room-scale, we still have the possibility of moving a little bit and making real movements. Indispensable for a truly immersive experience. According to our Time colleagues who were able to test it at CES 2018, the detection of objects in your environment is clearly missing. It will therefore be necessary to anticipate by providing enough space. Your surroundings just blur if you stray too far from where you started. The helmet is comfortable to wear and easy to adjust to your dimensions. Above all, it is light and will therefore not cause you any problems to wear it over time.
Google Cardboard: virtual reality accessible to everyone for free
unveiled by Google in 2014 during the Google Cardboard and the first VR headset distributed for free and easily reproducible. Google distributed it in open source so that anyone can build one at home thanks to the open access plans. 10 million Google Cardboards have been sent and 160 million downloads for the Cardboard application Over 30 applications have been downloaded over 1 million times.
Vaqso: an accessory to smell the scents of VR (ps: the creator is Japanese)
Japanese startup Vaqso develops an accessory compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, allowing smell smells by playing virtual reality games. This invention makes it possible to amplify the sensation of immersion in VR, in the same way as the electrodes making it possible to feel the taste in virtual reality.
Tesla Suit: a haptic outfit to experience VR in real life
Certain accessories of these helmets will make this virtual experience almost realistic. This is the goal of the Teslasuit, a combination connected to the helmet that reproduces the same physical sensations of the virtual character. So it is possible to feel the impact of a blow, a hug, cold, rain or the wind. Equipped with a haptic system which is based on electrical muscle simulation, the experience of the combination is very promising. Invented by a young British company Tesla Studio, the Teslasuit incorporates a network of electrodes in the fabric of the jacket and pants, distributed over specific points
A VR treadmill like in Ready Player One
Just like in Ready Player One, everyone will soon have its own VR treadmill. Recently the Kat VR company introduced a new personal VR treadmill system at a price of 1500 euros. Hopefully, with the democratization of VR, the price of this kind of accessory is reduced.