HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at CES – What VR goggles made the greatest impression?




In recent years there has been much to do to virtual reality. Or rather: the promise of virtual reality. For although the Kickstarter campaign of the now famous Oculus Rift dates from 2012, the consumer version is still not for sale. His main competitor, the HTC Vive and Valve is not for sale yet. Samsung did in 2015 already cast a VR goggles, the VR gear, but that’s a fundamentally different product that graphic point can not compete with the aforementioned glasses.

This year, however, must be the year in which virtual reality really is available for the PC gamende consumer. The Oculus Rift was at the Consumer Electronics Show in advance and must be delivered in late March to the first buyers. A month later, the release of HTC’s Vive glasses. Both glasses are targeted at PC gamers and are accompanied by two glasses controllers that allow you to use your hands in the virtual world.
Oculus Rift HTC Vive
Screen Technology oled oled
Resolution per eye 1200×1080 1200×1080
Refresh Rate 90Hz 90Hz
Connections 1x HDMI, 4x USB 1x HDMI, 2x USB
Walking around No Yes (within 4,5×4,5 meters)
Controllers 2 (coming later) 2 (available at launch)
Audio Built-in Headphones Non built-
Camera No Yes
Available March 2016 April 2016

In the past, we have both the Vive as the Rift developer versions can try. At CES demonstrated both their final hardware manufacturers, however, and we did so for the first impression of the products that will be on sale in a few months. This of course begs the question: what seems to be the best VR glasses are of this first generation? We both went to HTC as Oculus along for extensive demos with both glasses in order to find an answer to that question.

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Quality and comfort


1. Introduction
2. Image quality and comfort
3. Walking around or stand still

4. Operation
5. Finally,
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