Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

Best Virtual Reality Headset Overall

Why people love it
  • Peerless virtual reality experience
  • Amazing high-resolution screens and 360-degree LEDs made for a fully immersive experience
  • Multi-functional; can be used with multiple devices

Requires a very powerful computer to run.



Built using the same technology that makes our smartphone displays so crystal clear, the Oculus Rift is the first--and best--of the VR kits. The unit comes with a Xbox One controller and an Oculus Remote, which give you total control over any game you play. Connect the device to your PC or gaming console (via HDMI and USB), and the 4-meter long tether allows you to move around without risk of disconnection.

The product comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope, and two built-in screens of HD 1080p resolution--one for each eye. The image is bright, clear, and crisp, with only a hint of the graininess normal for VR headsets. The peripheral vision is excellent, and there is almost no lag (latency) as you play.

Your gaming experience will be far more immersive and rich thanks to the Oculus Rift, with surprisingly little interference or alterations of the games themselves.


Once you get the device set-up and adjusted to your preferences (it takes a bit of fiddling), you almost forget you're wearing it. It's light and comfortable, yet large enough to wear glasses with. It only comes with one tracking camera, meaning you have less room to move around in. Thankfully, you can install an additional tracking camera (if you pay a bit more) to expand your movement space.


The Oculus price is one of the biggest sticking points of this unit. At $600, it's one of the costliest devices on the market. Still, given its amazing functionality and high quality, it's worth the price!

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