HTC Vive or Oculus Rift? That’s the question facing many shoppers who want to jump into virtual reality (VR), and for most it boils down to this question: which VR headset is better?
The answer ultimately depends on a range of different factors – from the types of immersive experiences you’re looking for to the amount of cash you’re willing to spend. Each headset has its own set of pros and cons, as well as different price points.
[Update: HTC unveiled a brand-new headset in early 2018, called the HTC Vive Pro. This upgraded headset features a 78% resolution boost over the original HTC Vive, plus built-in audio. The new HTC Vive could give Oculus Rift a run for its money when it launches sometime in the first quarter of 2018. The big question remaining is exactly what the HTC Vive Pro price will be. HTC also announced a wireless adapter that allows both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro to roam free away from a PC. ]
Oculus Rift’s story began as an ordinary Kickstarter project, but within a few years the company was snatched up by Facebook for $2 billion. Now, Facebook is throwing its considerable weight behind …read more