Virtual Reality is an often-misunderstood hardware issue – many of the initial problems of about two years ago, for example, no longer exist. Thanks to clever reprojection techniques, the enormously high hardware requirements have dropped sharply, as only 45 FPS are needed for a smooth and nondescript image. With the Pimax 5K + and 8K upcoming second generation now apparently sinking the prices of the already available VR glasses. The entrance succeeds already for only 199 € with the Lenovo Explorer.
The highest resolution and the best day comfort as well as an almost perfect motion tracking offers the most expensive glasses, the HTC Vive Pro, on offer at Alternate. The discount code VIVEPRO100 reduces the price of high-resolution VR glasses from 879 € to 779 €. Your PC should be equipped with at least a Nvidia GTX 1070 and a reasonably current quad core for the Vive Pro to provide a good feel. But then impressed the good Lighthouse tracking – however, the necessary accessories (2x Lighthouse, 2x controller) are not included in the offer, target group are more Vive-Umsteiger.
Also on offer are practical Vive accessories such as the Deluxe Audio Strap (for the HTC Vive, not the Pro) and the Vive Tracker.
HTC Vive Pro VR-Glasses 2880×1600, OLED, HMD-only for 779 € (VIVEPRO100)
Lenovo uses Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform, but most SteamVR games (and ReVive's Oculus titles) also work fine. How about Sci-Fi Open-World and crafting at Seeking Dawn? From the graphically very nice VR game there is a free demo. Only a Bluetooth adapter to connect the motion controller to the PC is the Lenovo Explorer is not – in the face of the low price but to get over because not expensive.
The system requirements are low despite 1.440×1.440 pixels, because Microsoft also provides a mode with only 60 Hz. The Lenovo Explorer is currently on sale at Mediamarkt.
Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality VR glasses with motion controllers for 199 €
At Amazon, however, you get the solid workhorse under the PC VR glasses. The Oculus Rift offers a good entry-level experience thanks to reliable tracking and a lightweight design including quite passable headphones (removable). Highlight are the motion controllers, which are not only very good in the hand but thanks to Thumpsticks and enough buttons in Gamepad arrangement also allow a very good control. Games such as the real-time strategy title Brass Tactics, Vox Machinae's thrilling 'Mech battles, or Contractors shoot-outs reminiscent of Counterstrike are also fun on narrower RX570 or GTX 1060 gaming machines thanks to John Carmack's ASW reprojection.
In addition to the VR glasses, the set includes two IR cameras for tracking, the two controllers as well as a game bundle including the fun and very pretty Robo-Klopperei Robo Recall.
Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle with 6 games for 399 €
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