Which VR headset is right for me?

VR headsets are the must-have gift for tech types this year. But which one should you choose?

Oculus Go

Virtual reality is an exciting new development in the world of tech – and thanks to the latest VR headsets, it’s making its way to our living rooms.

Here we look at four of the best VR headsets around…


HTC Vive

In a nutshell: Super-powerful VR headset packed with clever tech and partnered with the Steam gaming platform

htc vive

The HTC Vive is a tethered headset which runs by connecting to a high-powered Windows 10 PC. It gets the full benefits of an Intel Core processor, to deliver VR games and apps with the best graphics.


  • The ultra-wide 110° field of view totally absorbs you in unbelievable environments
  • Better-than-Full-HD headset screens (2160 x 1200 resolution) deliver sharp content
  • 32 sensors accurately track your movements for a totally immersive experience
  • Control the game with fluid motion-tracking hand controls
  • Flip from the virtual to the real world with ease thanks to its front-facing camera

What about the games?

Online gaming platform Steam is integrated with the Vive to offer a collection of amazing VR gaming experiences – prepare to battle in slow-motion shoot ‘em up SUPERHOT or take to the green and practise your swing in The Golf Club.

Get the HTC Vive


Oculus Rift

In a nutshell: The headset that made VR mainstream combines high power with simple control

oculus rift

The Oculus Rift kick-started the current VR trend back in 2016 with its first headset. Since then it’s been tweaked and improved into the Rift available today.

It also runs from a gaming PC or laptop using its Intel Core i5 processor and dedicated graphics.


  • Wide angle, full HD resolution (1200x1080) screens create an incredible field of view that stretches from here to the horizon in all directions
  • Accurate motion tracking thanks to inbuilt headset sensors and separate tracking sensor
  • Take control with Xbox One controllers or Oculus Touch handheld motion controllers

What about the games?

Oculus has worked with studios and games developers to ensure there are plenty of games ready for you to jump straight in to. From zombie thriller Bloody Zombies to fantasy The Last Sorcerer, and Ocean Rift, the world’s first VR aquarium.

Get the Oculus Rift & Marvel Powers United VR Bundle


Oculus Go

In a nutshell: Enjoy the VR experience without a PC or console with this standalone VR headset.

Oculus Go

The Oculus Go provides the easiest way to explore the world of VR. Simply switch it on, put it on and you’re ready to play.


  • 32GB of in-built storage – enough for 3 HD films, 10 games and 20 apps
  • Wide Quad HD LCD lenses provide realistic visuals that fill your field of vision
  • A unique spacer lets you wear glasses under the headset
  • Inbuilt speakers immerse you in the audio – there’s also a 3.5mm jack should you prefer to wear headphones
  • Light and comfortable to wear, so you can go ahead and lose yourself in the action

What about the games?

Download the Oculus app to access for the latest VR games. Including They Suspect Nothing – complete tasks to prove you’re not a robot in a world devoid of humans – and the magical sorcery of Wands.

Get The Oculus Go


Sony PlayStation VR Starter Pack

In a nutshell: The perfect introduction to VR for those with a PlayStation 4.

PlayStation VR

PS4 owners will love the Sony PlayStation VR Starter Pack. It has everything you could need to delve into the world of VR.


  • The 360° vision wrap-around headset and true 3D audio help you feel totally absorbed in your virtual world
  • The camera lets you broadcast your gaming online and use facial recognition
  • Take control with either a PlayStation Move, PlayStation VR Aim or Dualshock 4 controller

How about the games?

Including in the pack is VR World, which gives you access to five VR experiences to help you get started. Other must-try games include adventure game Astro Bot: Rescue Mission and iconic horror game Resident Evil 7.

Get the Sony PlayStation VR Starter Pack


Step into the world of virtual reality with a VR headset