7 Popular VR headsets that are true game changers

Are you ready for your most immersive VR experience yet? These popular VR headsets prove that virtual reality is still a technology worth exploring. And with the current trend towards virtual travel, we're bound to see more exciting innovations in the field. For now, though, check out these VR headsets that are sure to change your game and beliefs about VR.

7 Popular VR headsets that are true game changers
Varjo Bionic Display VR Headset on a Man

Virtual reality has been a promising technology for decades, but it never really caught on the way experts predicted. That could be changing now with the rise of virtual travel and the release of some pretty cool headsets like these popular VR headsets that are true game changers.

With the 2020 summer travel season pretty much canceled, would-be travelers are exploring their virtual options. National Geographic reports that virtual travel experiences have seen a surge in popularity. Some travel companies have even reported a 60% increase in downloads since December.

So there’s a need for true-ish escapes from reality, and virtual reality could provide the answer. And this would benefit gaming, too. With more people interested in immersive VR experiences, headsets will need to become more comfortable, lighter, and less expensive.

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But companies are addressing these issues. In the list of popular VR headsets below, you’ll find an ergonomic number that minimizes contact with your skin for a sweat-free off-reality experience. You’ll also find a headset with a lens that adjusts to fit your face. They all give you incredible visuals and audio.

So, no matter how you like to experience virtual reality, these VR headsets are true game changers both for gamers and the technology itself.

Varjo Bionic Display VR Headset

The Varjo Bionic Display VR Headset lets you see the world of VR just like you see the real one. Like the human eye, Bionic Display lets you understand what’s going on in your periphery but brings your focus to what is directly in front of you. The display tracks your eyes in real time and delivers an unbelievably accurate image.


PlayStation VR Gaming Headset

This VR gaming headset will transport you away from your cares with its fully immersive experience. The PlayStation VR Gaming Headset offers seamless visuals, 3D audio, and a 5.7-inch OLED 1080p display that runs 120 frames per second. Finally, the camera follows your movements with its LED lights. This creates an experience that feels as natural as possible wherever you are.

Oculus Quest 6 DOF All-in-One VR System

The Oculus Quest 6 DOF All-in-One VR System offers six degrees of freedom and intuitive touch controllers that let you move naturally and interact with objects and people around you. Thanks to the Oculus Insight technology, this gadget can track your exact location. Finally, this headset is affordable, with a display resolution of 1600 by 1440.


HP Reverb G2 VR Headset

Developed with the user in mind, the HP Reverb G2 VR Headset delivers a gaming experience that is more immersive, comfortable, and compatible. This VR headset offers incredible visuals and audios to let you feel like you’re truly there. And the IDP adjustment lets you adapt the lens width to fit your face. Finally, the HP Reverb is compatible with SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality.

HP Reverb G2 VR Headset

HP Reverb G2 VR Headset on a Woman in a Living Room

Valve Index Ergonomically Designed VR Headset

You should be just as comfortable in virtual reality as you are in the real world. And the Valve Index Ergonomically Designed VR Headset is one you’ll be able to wear for extended gaming. It has minimal skin contact, which helps you avoid sweat. Best of all, it’s experimental 144Hz mode makes it a pretty crisp VR headset.

Valve Index Ergonomically Designed VR Headset

Valve Index Ergonomically Designed VR Headset on a Man

Oculus Go Wireless VR Headset

Comfortable and wire-free, the Oculus Go Wireless VR Headset lets you move and interact with scenes like never before. Whether you’re a sports fan or a gamer, the experience will blow you away. This gamer’s gadget is also entirely adjustable, and you can even wear it with glasses.


HTC VIVE Cosmos Premium PC VR System

If it’s a truly immersive experience you’re after, the HTC VIVE Cosmos Premium PC VR System will give it to you. This VR headset uses stunning graphics and realistic sound to provide a VR experience you’ll have to see to believe. And with an easy setup, it’ll get you into VR the day it arrives.

HTC VIVE Cosmos Premium PC VR System

HTC VIVE Cosmos Premium PC VR System on a Table

So, are you thinking about investing in a VR headset? Just a little bit? For my part, I’d love to see those rare Paleolithic cave paintings in Southern France that are closed to tourists, and a VR tour is probably the only way I’ll ever be able to. I’d also enjoy a truly immersive gaming experience. What are your thoughts? Did any of these popular VR headsets strike your fancy? Let us know in the comments.

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Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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