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Top 10 VR Glasses 2016

Immerse yourself more fully in movies, video games, and apps with a pair of these VR glasses. Way better than the clunky and laggy headsets of just a few years ago, they deliver stunning visual experiences, and more and more apps and games are becoming available every day.

HTC VIVE - Virtual Reality SystemOculus Rift - Virtual Reality HeadsetSamsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty)PlayStation VRMerge VR - Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and AndroidSytros VR Headset with Magnetic Button Trigger for SmartphonesD-scope Pro Google Cardboard Kit with Straps 3D Virtual Reality Compatible with Android & Apple Easy Setup Instructions Machine Cut Quality Construction 45mm Lenses HD Visual ExperienceVR Headset, VR Goggles 3D VR Glasses Virtual Reality Headset with Controller Canbor VR Box for 3D Video Movies Games for Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note HTC Google Nexus LG More SmartphonesMagicoo 3D VR Box, Video Glasses Support iphone Samsung LG and Other Smart Phones with Headphone for Immersive Movies and GamesFTLL Virtual Reality Headset 3D VR Glasses VR Box Goggles for iPhone 5 5s 6/ 6s plus iphone 7/7 plus Samsung Galaxy S4/5/6/7/C5/7/A3/7/5/9 Edge Note 4/5/6/7 LG G5 for Android and IOS

What Is Virtual Reality

The term virtual reality refers to the creation of an artificial environment which is presented to the user in a fully immersive manner. The key to believable virtual reality is to block out the sensory input from the real world and recreate as many of these sensory inputs through the virtual world. The more senses which can be introduced artificially, the easier it is for the user to become immersed in the virtual world. For example, a VR system that utilizes eye goggles and earphones is more effective than one which only makes use of eye goggles. Adding another sensory element such as a wind gust from a fan or a slight misting when the user is experiencing a boat ride in the virtual world makes it even more immersive and believable.

Some newer VR systems make use of special gloves and body suits which can apply pressure or vibrations at precise moments. If your virtual incarnation experiences an impact, you will feel a sudden startling vibration. In addition to helping provide a multi-sensory experience, these gloves and body suits aid in tracking the user's movements and actions so they can be appropriately applied to the virtual world.

The concept of virtual reality is simple, but the execution has proved considerably more difficult. VR systems have been in the works since the early 1980s, but have failed to capture the user in a truly immersive experience, or proved too costly for the home user. The advent of newer technologies has allowed the creation of immersive, cost-effective systems, which are finally emerging into the consumer marketplace.

History Of Virtual Reality


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While the use of home virtual reality systems is a relatively recent development, the concept of virtual reality dates all the way back to a 1935 short story named "Pygmalion's Spectacles" by Stanley G. Weinbaum. In it, the author describes a VR system that makes use of goggles and a holographic recording system.

The first immersive, multi-sensory VR system was created in the 1960s by Morton Hellig. It was called the Sensorama and made use of a wraparound screen viewed through a binocular-like device to display a stereoscopic 3-D image. It also had a moving seat and vents to direct short bursts of air at the viewer as they watched films.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, there were a few other notable VR systems that are worth mentioning. In 1968, Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull invented the first head-mounted VR system. It was so heavy that it actually had to be suspended from the ceiling and the primitive graphics were simple wire-frame models. In 1978, MIT students developed the Aspen Movie Map. It was a virtual simulation of Aspen, Colorado that allowed the user to walk the streets. The user could choose from a summer or winter scene, which were both based on actual photographs or a polygon mode, which was a basic 3-D model of the city.

In the 1980s, Atari toyed with virtual reality and opened a dedicated lab focused on experimenting with the concept. Unfortunately, it closed just two years later during the video game crash of 1983.

Virtual reality experienced renewed public interest in the 1990s from movies like Johnny Mnemonic, Virtuosity, and the Lawnmower man. This led to a surge in companies working on the development of the technology. Sega, Apple, and Nintendo all jumped on the bandwagon alongside much lesser known names like Electronic Visualization Laboratory and Forte Technologies. All of the devices released were relatively expensive and none had to stay power as they all disappeared from the marketplace quickly. In the last few years, new technology has made home VR systems affordable and increasingly realistic with devices like the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus.

How Virtual Reality Glasses Work


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The two most basic components needed for a VR system to function are a display and some kind of input. In budget virtual reality glasses, the display is often your smartphone, while the higher end models have integrated display screens inside of the head-mounted unit. The inputs can range from head and eye tracking devices to hand controllers.

If using a model with integrated display screens, the video is sent to the device via an HDMI cable. The better systems use two display screens and two feeds. They will also have a lens placed between your eyes and the screen that is designed to slightly angle and reshape the 2D images, recreating the natural variations in how your two eyes see the world.

For virtual reality glasses to be truly effective, they must track your movements in some way. They can utilize eye tracking, head tracking, or motion tracking. The most basic systems will utilize one tracking method, while the most expensive models will track all three.

Head tracking allows VR glasses to display an image that moves as you tilt your head. This plots the pitch, yaw, and roll off your head on the X, Y and Z axes using the six degrees of freedom system.

Motion tracking allows the movements of your body and hands or a controller to be recorded so your virtual incarnation can perform similar actions. Eye tracking makes a depth of field more realistic. This brings items that you are looking directly at into pinpoint focus, while peripheral objects will be slightly out of focus, just like real life.


#10.FTLL Virtual Reality Headset 3D VR Glasses VR Box Goggles for iPhone 5 5s 6/ 6s plus iphone 7/7 plus Samsung Galaxy S4/5/6/7/C5/7/A3/7/5/9 Edge Note 4/5/6/7 LG G5 for Android and IOS


Specification: Material: ABS material piano paint technology Lens:Japan manufactured aspheric lens /Anti-distortion Screen Size Supported: 4.0 inch-6.0 inch Screen Resolution Supported: 720P,1080P, 2K (Recommend) Android Devices:Samsung S3 S4 S5 S6 S6edge S6edge+ Note2 Note3, Note4 Note5 Blackberry, Sony, HTC, etc. iOS Devices:iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6 4.7, iPhone 6 Plus 6S How to use: 1. Play a side by side video or VR movie on your phone,connect the earphone 2. Put your phone at the center of the cover and push tight. 3. Close the cover and adjust the distance


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#9.Magicoo 3D VR Box, Video Glasses Support iphone Samsung LG and Other Smart Phones with Headphone for Immersive Movies and Games


Gaming and movies have taken a giant leap into the 21st century with virtual reality headsets. You can play immersive games and watch your favorite shows all from the comfort of a personal 3D headset that offers an experience.

The 3D Virtual Reality Headset is made of ABS and spherical resin lens materials without stimulation plastic that is environmentally friendly. It would be your best choice to play 3D games, see IMAX movies at home with your smartphone.If you feel eye-indisposed or dizzy after using this VR Headset for a long time, you can have a break for a better experience.


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#8.VR Headset, VR Goggles 3D VR Glasses Virtual Reality Headset with Controller Canbor VR Box for 3D Video Movies Games for Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note HTC Google Nexus LG More Smartphones


The Canbor VR Headset is just what I was looking for. These are cheaper than most of the high-end, well-known VR glasses but way better than the cheap cardboard ones or plastic ones that hurt your nose and head to wear. These are very affordable, well built and came in a nice black box with the remote, cleaning cloth and wipes, sponge and the manual.

The manual is in all English and covers all aspects of using and controlling the VR glasses and is easy to read and understand. The remote comes with its own manual and is also very good as well.


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#7.D-scope Pro Google Cardboard Kit with Straps 3D Virtual Reality Compatible with Android & Apple Easy Setup Instructions Machine Cut Quality Construction 45mm Lenses HD Visual Experience


D-scope pro goggles cardboard: revolutionary tech for the most immersive virtual reality experience. do you own a smartphone and love the latest technology and engrossing cinematic experiences, but find the small smartphone screen doesn't quite match up? Would you like a super immersive 3d virtual reality experience in a great value, cutting edge solution? If so, d-scope pros google cardboard kit is a revolutionary product to transform the way you interact with your smartphone forever! using your android or apple smartphone, the d-scope pro goggles cardboard kit transforms your smartphone screen into the most engrossing, impressive virtual reality experience on the market. the d-scope pro kit includes everything needed to transform your phone, including 2 biconvex lenses which offer a 45 mm adjustable focal length for stunning, lifelike HD images. Rather than trying to print and construct the glasses yourself, the kit includes precise machine-cut, clearly numbered parts which allow you to assemble the glasses within minutes and minimal hassle. Simply assemble the glasses and lenses and using the included codes, download the VR app, providing you with a range of fantastic virtual reality experiences. most notable advantages include the highest quality google cardboard kit on the market. Simple to assemble within minutes for a convenient VR experience. Machine cut for precise fitting and strong construction. Ready to go with included QR codes for access to a range of VR apps. Includes 2 biconvex lenses with 45 mm focal length for the most cinematic experience. Rather than waiting for super expensive VR glasses, experience the future now with the premium quality d-scope pro google cardboard! click "add to cart" now.


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#6.Sytros VR Headset with Magnetic Button Trigger for Smartphones


It works great as a cardboard VR. I love the magnetic trigger as I have used a couple without it and they were a pain. The only con with this unit is that it uses suction cups to hold the phone and they could not hold my Samsung galaxy s5. To remedy this, I had to put a piece of packing tape on the back of the phone to give the suction cups a smooth surface to hold to. The headset is plastic and after I got the straps adjusted properly, was comfortably enough in my head.


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#5.Merge VR - Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android


Be transported into another world with the Merge VR Goggles. Compatible with Android and iOS devices, Merge VR Goggles provide an immersive virtual reality experience powered by your smartphone. They’re sculpted of marshmallow soft foam that fits naturally to the contours of any face and are amazingly comfortable, durable, and hygienic since they’re easy to wipe clean.

Merge VR also provides VR START, a portal to virtual worlds with hundreds of curated, virtual reality apps and experiences to choose from that are compatible with your new Merge Goggles. Explore apps ranging from games and 360 videos to virtual tourism to education, and more. On VR START, you can also read our guide to mobile VR, watch video tutorials, and access all the information you’ll need for the best virtual reality experiences possible. Welcome, VR explorer.


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#4.PlayStation VR


Discover a new world of unexpected gaming experiences with PlayStation VR. Redefine your expectations of immersion in gaming with moments so intense your intuition takes over. Step into incredible virtual worlds and overcome new challenges in extraordinary ways. Greatness Awaits with PlayStation VR. Games Come First - With gamers in mind, PlayStation delivers a new world of unexpected gaming experiences through PlayStation VR. Play some of the most highly anticipated titles of 2016 on PS VR including an all-new Star Wars Battlefront gaming experience and games like PlayStation VR Worlds, Golem, and RIGS Mechanized Combat League. Just Plug and Play - Getting into PlayStation VR couldn't be easier. Just plug the PlayStation VR headset and your PlayStation Camera into your PlayStation 4 system. You're ready to go. Advanced VR Display - The feeling of 'being there' starts with what you see. Seamless visuals keep you connected to the virtual world through an expansive 5.7” OLED 1080p display running at up to 120 frames per second. 3D Audio Technology - 3D Audio with PlayStation VR means that you'll be able to pinpoint sounds above, below, and all around you. Instinctively turn your head to the source of a single footstep and be able to judge its distance, just as you would in real life. Industry Leading Design - The PlayStation VR headset was engineered to be balanced, comfortable, and completely adjustable. It's designed to feel like it's not there - keeping you free from distraction as you explore new gaming worlds. Move With Purpose - The LEDs around the PlayStation VR headset, on the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, and the PlayStation Move motion controller are tracked by the PlayStation Camera, providing an incredibly precise capture of your natural movement in virtual space. PlayStation 4 and Camera sold separately


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#3.Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty)


A mobile virtual reality is finally here. With the Samsung Gear VR, you can play amazing games, watch Hollywood's best movies in your own private cinema (or even on the moon!), socialize with friends new and old, be at the center of a suspense thriller, and so much more. The Gear VR drops you right into the action and it's only from Samsung & Oculus.


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#2.Oculus Rift - Virtual Reality Headset


Okay, okay, so I was upset at first because my Oculus Rift wasn't working with my Oculus-ready PC. I was so excited to get the bundle and then to have it not work definitely put me in a bad mood. Then I found out about a glitch with the anti-virus software and uninstalling the anti-virus software fixed the problem.

So now what do I think now?
Let me put it this way...I asked a friend to come over to try it out. This was his statement..."This is the greatest thing I've ever experienced in my whole life." (not counting wife, baby, etc..., blah blah blah).


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#1.HTC VIVE - Virtual Reality System


Vive is built from the ground up for room-scale VR, which allows you to physically move around objects in the virtual space. Enjoy hundred of games for SteamVR, plus everything you love about Steam in VR. An adjustable headset and multiple eye relief adjustments, including lens distance and IPD, make Vive comfortable and clear. Wireless controllers designed just for VR make for natural and intuitive interactions. SteamVR Tracking provides a superior experience whether you play seated, standing or in a room-scale space. Enjoy a safe, convenient experience with Chaperone bounds of your play area, a front-facing camera to view the real world and notifications from your phone in VR. Compatible Windows computer and internet connection required referring to the recommended computer specs below.


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