Swiss Tomato’s advices – Comparison of VR glasses

17 Apr 2020

VR glasses are definitely presenting a technology that marvels most of us. We would be glad to help you orientate in this wonderful world by giving you some ideas on how to choose your next device. Here are the main aspects and a short list of Swiss Tomato digital agency’s favourites.

 

Key points in the comparison of VR glasses

 

  • Display quality of the Virtual Reality glasses

Primordial for a successful virtual reality experience, the quality of the display depends mainly on the type of panel and its definition. The ideal is currently the Oled display, which combines depth of black, high contrast and minimal afterglow. If you wait for a maximum definition, it is also necessary that the space between the pixels is set to the maximum, otherwise it will cause an unpleasant grid effect. Finally, a wider field of vision will result in a better immersion.

 

  • Reactivity

A virtual reality headset must detect the user’s movements as faithfully and as quickly as possible, then display the image with a minimum offset so the user won’t feel any discomfort. The best headsets reduce latency to less than 20 ms, with a display frequency increasing to 90 or even 120 Hz.

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  • Comfort

Displaying a beautiful virtual environment is one thing, managing to keep the user in a comfortable situation to preserve immersion is another. The VR glasses must therefore be as comfortable as possible so you can even forget you’re wearing it. It must also be able to adapt to different morphologies and visions (wearing glasses, adjusting the sharpness …).

 

  • Compatibility

While some mobile headsets are universal and fit several smartphones, others are compatible only with certain models, such as the Gear VR from Samsung. The same goes for PlayStation VR, which only works with the PS4. On the PC side, on the other hand, compatibility of VR glasses is wider, but there is still a minimum required configuration.

 

How should we test VR glasses?

 

After an in-depth examination of the manufacturing quality and an evaluation of the comfort and the convenience of use. We test the VR glasses with various applications. Video games of course, f.ex. with action or racing games, but also on 360-degree photos and videos, since virtual reality covers a wide range of uses. These tests allow us in particular to assess the quality of the display and the reality immersion provided by the headsets.

 

Which VR glasses do we like the most?

 

  • Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest has the best quality / price ratio. It is a standalone model that can also be connected to a PC and allows you to play on large surfaces. It is fitted with ergonomic joysticks and has an immersive field of vision.

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  • Sony Playstation VR glasses

This VR headset is specially designed for PlayStation stands out for its attractive price and its quick and easy installation. It also benefits from impeccable ergonomics and good performance.

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  • Oculus Go

With the Oculus Go, the brand produced its first stand-alone headset. Designed in consultation with the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, it offers an attractive price / quality ratio. And requires no external source to operate.

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  • Oculus Rift S

Offering an even more convincing immersion experience than the old Rift, this model can be used with PC only. To make the most out of the graphics, we recommend that you connect it to a computer with sufficient power. Configuration is quick and easy. As the screen is wider, users will enjoy better comfort than with many other models.

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Depending on the project, we can give you advice on which one to choose. For example, a trade show presentation might need a different device than a game you play at home. 

Contact Swiss Tomato digital agency in Geneva for further details!

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