Companies that are leading their way by using VR headsets

1. Facebook/Oculus VR

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Facebook bombard out $2 billion for Oculus even before the device shipped, which indicate its potential. Unfortunately it’s been a rough ride for Oculus, with lawsuits over augmentation made by John Carmack, the highly respected gaming developer who left his game to join Oculus. The game company’s parent company alleged his contributions were made while still an employee of his former employer. Plus, a plan to sell handsets in Best Buy fizzled, there were problems with early shipments of headsets and the company was dinged for locking games behind exclusive deals. But at the recant E3 gaming conference there were many new games declared for Oculus, indicating the leaders still has momentum.

2. Google

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Google started out in VR with a $15 headset made of Cardboard called, what else , Google Cardboard. Cardboard is accomplished specifically for using VR apps on Android smartphones. It has since come out with a sturdier headset called Google day dream View, which is similar to Google Cardboard in concept and will run you $79. You still put your phone in the headset and it functions has in display the headset is predominantly a pair lens that separate the screen into two images.

3. Microsoft HoloLens

 

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Microsoft’s virtual reality headset is still in development but already expanding to include mixed reality or augmented reality, where virtual images are superimposed over real world objects. While  HoloLens is still in development, Microsoft is showcasing an increasing number of both games and practical pertinence for the headset, such as architectural engineering and CAD design.

4. Magic Leap

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Magic Leap is a very furtive startup that has raised over $1.5 billion in funding, so it has lot to delivery. Its head-mounted virtual retinal display superimposes 3D computer-generated imagery over real world objects by projecting a digital light field into the user’s eye. This allows for placing 3D objects in the user’s field of vision of the real world instead of a 100% virtual vision like other headsets. It still has yet to ship its product as of June 2017.

5. HTC Vive

 

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Currently selling for a hefty $799, Vive a complex system of a headset, two head-held  devices and sensors you place around your room it can track your moments HTC partnered with Valve to create  “room-scale”end games, you don’t just sit on the couch to play the game, you get up and move around. The box comes with 16 different components, making setup a little horrify.