Increasing AI Presence and Usage in Augmented and Virtual Reality
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Best VR Headsets

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HTC VIVE Pro 2 Virtual Reality System
VIVE Pro 2 Virtual Reality System
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Top-Tier System

Based on our test, this VR headset offers a top-tier model with improved fit, features, and design over its predecessors.

Truly immersive in our user testing. New 4896 x 2448 resolution doubles previous model’s. Refresh rate of up to 120 Hz for smooth action. New hard-plastic head mount improves fit and comfort.

Testers felt the 120-degree field of view was not quite wide enough. Base stations lack mounting hardware.

Best Bang for the Buck
Pansonite VR Headset
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Simple Yet Solid

VR headset ideal for casual viewing compatible with older smartphones.

Comfortable, inexpensive VR headset that fits easily. Features wide field of view and quality sound. Relieves eye strain over time. Great entry-level VR headset at a low price.

Not ideal for those seeking high-quality visuals.

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite
Vive Cosmos Elite
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Most Comprehensive

If you own a high-end gaming computer and want to experience the best VR available, the Vive Cosmos Elite is a must-have.

Immersive graphics. Accurate motion controls. Optimized for premium VR PC gaming. Detailed 2880 x 1700 resolution. Crystal-clear stereo audio. Comfortable fit.

The Vive Cosmos Elite is expensive.

HTC Vive Pro Eye
Vive Pro Eye
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Between its impressive display and sound system, the Vive Pro Eye is a top model.

Innovative eye-tracking feature. Extremely precise motion tracking. Engaging 3D spatial sound. Gorgeous 2880 x 1600 resolution OLED display. Especially comfortable.

Extremely expensive.

HP Reverb G2
Reverb G2
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High Resolution

Ultra-high resolution for each eye and improved adjustability are the hallmarks of this set from HP.

Screen resolution of 2160 x 2160 pixels per eye affords exceptional picture quality. The lenses can be adjusted to different eye distances. Near-field speakers create more realistic audio than headphones.

Cameras need good lighting for best accuracy. Expensive.