BEST VR SETUp
So if you’re anything like me, you do extensive research and comparisons, forum readin and YouTube watching to make sure you get WHAT YOU WANT. I’ll list out the best things for the Oculus and the competitor (vive)
Oculus: much much more transportable, less wire management, everything plugs directly into your computer. Software integration is seriously on a different level with the oculus store having its own games and intuitive features. Controllers fit very nicely in your hand but unfortunately the vibration Functions for them don’t turn off, be prepared to buy rechargeable 18650 batteries. The 2 sensors included can do 360 tracking, but I highly recommend getting a 3rd sensor for more intense games like “contractors vr” Try and imagine this as the “iPhone” of VR setups.
Now the Vive
The vice HANDS DOWN has better tracking software, wider and bigger sensors obviously mean better tracking. Controllers have a weight to add to the immersion of you holding a gun or sword or something, plus the controllers have rechargeable batteries already inside them so all you have to do is buy a dock or use MIcro USB, I personally don’t like this feature because if you have guests or friends over and the controller batteries are dead / dying, have fun waiting to recharge them unlike the oculus where you open the cover and swap them out. The vive also has much more superior build quality, both headsets weigh the same but the vive.. it just feels right and sturdy when you hold it and put it on your head. It also doesn’t have the black panels on the side of your FOV like the oculus does, so when you’re in game it truly feels like you’re more inside the game. The lens on the vive are designed to combat fog and sweat much better than the oculus, at the expense of
So to summarize it: buy the oculus for versatility, portability, ease of use, intuitive controller design, and excellent software integration, with the 3rd sensor 360 tracking is fluid and beautiful, make sure to pick up ceiling or wall mounts (2x wall mounts for $10, guy laser prints them really well. Bought a set myself) and you’ll be really happy at how the sensors pick you up.
Buy the vive if you plan on never moving it, but be prepared to spend decent amounts of money for extra sensors, which also takes up space on the connector box (which you would have to buy a splitter for more USB port), basically be ready to go through more of a hassle with the vive, with the rewards being better tracking, less foggy lens, sturdier build quality. Aka the android of the VR devices.
A MUST for these two are a ceiling wire harness, $25 and it allows you to move around the room without worrying about busting your ass over the wire. Highly recommend gettin that. Read full review
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