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Compare Tethered VR Headsets - 2021

Check out the specs of the latest Tethered headsets - Resolution, FOV, Refresh Rates and more...
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Article by: Bougs
Posted on: September 24, 2019
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For anyone new to VR, choosing the right headset can be a confusing and stressful process. With virtual reality becoming more popular, accessible and cheaper than ever before, it can be overwhelming, especially when you consider that there are now over fifty headsets you could potentially choose from. Since they all claim to offer the best ‘out of this world' experiences, it's no wonder that it's so difficult. Let me shed some light on the choices available to you, and hopefully assist you in making the right choice. Read more...

Tethered VR headsets compared

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DecaGear 1
Release Date
Jul 2021
Price: $449PRE-ORDER
Max Resolution
4,320 x 2160 px
(2160 x 2160 per eye)
Refresh Rate
90 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
6DOF
Field of View (FOV)
114°
Screen Type
LCD
Headset Charging
N/A
Controller power
x1 AA Battery
(Estimate: Lasts 2 - 3 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Headset Sensors (tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - Strap Speakers Supports finger tracking WiFi Face Tracking
HP Reverb G2
Release Date
Nov 2020
Max Resolution
4,320 x 2160 px
(2160 x 2160 per eye)
Refresh Rate
90 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
6DOF
Field of View (FOV)
114°
Screen Type
LCD
Headset Charging
N/A
Controller power
x2 AA Batteries
(lasts approx. 4 - 8 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Headset Sensors (tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - 3D Immersive Sound
Oculus Quest 2
Release Date
Oct 2020
Price: $299BUY IT
Max Resolution
3664 x 1920 px
(1832 x 1920 per eye)
Refresh Rate
72 Hz - 90 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
6DOF
Field of View (FOV)
100°
Screen Type
LCD
Headset Charging
USB-C
Controller power
x1 AA Battery
(lasts approx. 6 - 11 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Headset Sensors (tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - Strap Speakers Supports finger tracking
Vive Cosmos
Release Date
Oct 2019
Price: $850BUY IT
Max Resolution
2880 x 1700 px
(1440 x 1700 per eye)
Refresh Rate
90 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
6DOF
Field of View (FOV)
110°
Screen Type
LCD
Headset Charging
N/A
Controller power
x2 AA Batteries
(lasts approx. 3 - 4 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Headset Sensors (tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - 3D Immersive Sound
Valve Index
Release Date
Jun 2019
Price: $1599BUY IT
Max Resolution
2880 x 1600 px
(1440 x 1600 per eye)
Refresh Rate
90 - 120 - 144 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
6DOF
Field of View (FOV)
130°
Screen Type
LCD
Headset Charging
N/A
Controller power
Micro-USB charging
(lasts approx. 4 - 6 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Base Sensors (head tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - 3D Immersive Sound Eye Tracking
Oculus Quest
Release Date
May 2019
Price: $574BUY IT
Max Resolution
2880 x 1600 px
(1440 x 1600 per eye)
Refresh Rate
72 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
6DOF
Field of View (FOV)
100°
Screen Type
AMOLED
Headset Charging
USB-C
Controller power
x1 AA Battery
(lasts approx. 4 - 8 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Headset Sensors (tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - Strap Speakers Supports finger tracking
Oculus Rift S
Release Date
Mar 2019
Price: $299BUY IT
Max Resolution
2560 x 1400 px
(1280 x 1400 per eye)
Refresh Rate
80 Hz
Degrees of Freedom
3DOF
Field of View (FOV)
110°
Screen Type
LCD
Headset Charging
N/A
Controller power
x1 AA Battery
(lasts approx. 3 - 4 hours)
Room Scale
Supports room scale
Integrated Features
Headset Sensors (tracking) Integrated Microphone Base Sensors Sound - Strap Speakers
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