Upgraded spec and design, alongside an expansive library, means the Meta Quest 2 is the best way to get started with virtual reality.
The HTC Vive delivers an unrivaled virtual-reality experience with crisp graphics, accurate room tracking and intuitive touch-enabled controllers, but you'll need lots of space.
PlayStation VR delivers compelling games in a comfortable, easy-to-use headset that won't break your budget.
The Oculus Quest offers high-resolution VR graphics, the ability to cast to devices and over 50 games in a wireless setup.
The Oculus Go offers a cordless, all-in-one VR for under $200 with a robust catalog of apps and games.
The Oculus Touch Controllers are lightweight, easy to use and offer a deeply immersive VR experience.
The Oculus Rift delivers jaw-dropping, immersive VR experiences in a comfortable design, but you may want to wait for the Touch controllers and more games.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream delivers a true stand-alone virtual-reality experience with the ability to move around, but it has some drawbacks.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges offers hours of fun with a lightsaber replica and smartphone-powered AR headset, though the tracking could be better.
HTC’s latest is the best VR headset on the market by some measure. But that greatness comes with some unknowns.
The HP Omen X Compact Desktop PC P1000-010 cuts the cord on PC-powered VR headsets for an immersive, free-moving virtual-reality experience that functions as a powerful desktop.
The HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset VR1000-100 offers a portable, plug-and-play virtual reality option that can work with integrated and discrete graphics.
The updated Google Daydream View headset offers revamped style, comfort and a growing catalog of VR content at an aggressive price.
The Insta360 One is a 360-degree camera that takes great pictures for its size and has a unique "bullet-time" feature.
The Acer Window Mixed Reality AH101 Headset offers an easy plug-and-play setup and a comfortable design, but it suffers from a small selection of apps, along with some tracking issues.
The Origin Chronos delivers high-end gaming performance within a compact, customizable and easy-to-upgrade chassis.
The Asus ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to offer both Google Daydream and Project Tango in one stylish, pocket-friendly device.
The Samsung Gear VR offers an easy to-use controller, voice commands and an updated interface for a more immersive virtual reality experience.
The Destek VR headset offers a comfortable design, good image quality and augmented-reality capabilities, but it has some unfortunate design flaws.
The ETVR Virtual Reality 3.0 headset offers crisp details and a very comfortable fit for budget-conscious virtual reality fans.
The Magiove offers a lightweight design, accurate color reproduction and minimal light leakage for a wallet-friendly price.
As one of the cheapest and easiest virtual reality viewers on the market, Google Cardboard is the de facto device for VR beginners.
An included VR headset adds some appeal to this Windows 10 Mobile version of Alcatel's Idol 4S. But the experience is a little clunky and the battery life doesn't impress.
If you have two grand, the MSI VR One allows you to cut the cord on the HTC Vive for an immersive and free-moving virtual reality experience.
The Google Daydream offers style, comfort and a promising catalog of VR content at an aggressive price.
The Lenovo Ideacentre Y900's easy upgradability and VR-readiness are enticing, but it's much pricier than the competition.
Everest VR is an enthralling VR experience that shows off the HTC Vive's capabilities, but it's a bit too short.
The Zeiss One VR delivers AR and VR experiences for Android and iOS using high-precision lenses, but the controls and overall performance aren't up to par.
The Merge VR headset lets Android and iOS smartphone owners join the virtual reality party at a low price, but finding content could be easier.