If you are looking for an experience like no other then you should definitely think about picking up a VR headset.

The main problem with this is that finding the right headset for use with the devices that you have may be hard, to help you to do that we are going to be lining up what we consider to be the best headsets for virtual reality that you can pick up in 2017.

Check them out below, which have been split into sections as according to the devices they support.


Sony’s PlayStation VR

Right now the Sony PlayStation VR is the only virtual reality headset that has been designed for use with consoles, however, we are expecting to see more from E3 of this year.

It works alongside the PlayStation 4 Pro to deliver full VR right from your console with compatibility with a range of titles.

Buy for £322.95, Amazon



Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is the headset that started the virtual reality phase around the world, first launched on Kickstarter, it raised a ton of money from crowdfunding and then received $2 billion from Facebook when they acquired it.

The reason it received so much money is because it provides a virtual reality experience unlike much else. As a self-contained VR kit, the Oculus Rift works with your PC and can provide VR content at a 2,160 x 1,200-pixel resolution, with a 90Hz refresh rate and integration with Oculus’ Touch controllers.

Buy for from £499.99, Amazon


The HTC VIVE is probably the biggest competitor to the Oculus Rift right now, also a self-contained unit, it works with your PC to provide you with a fantastic virtual reality experience in your home.

It packs a total of 70 sensors to provide head tracking over 360-degrees.

It also has a 90Hz refresh rate. And it comes with the touch controllers and the cameras that you need for full VR control.

Buy for from £759, Amazon


Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR is a pretty fantastic mobile virtual reality option for anyone who has a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Sadly, it does only work with the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge or S6 Edge+, however, it works with them very well, which is partly thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Oculus and partly thanks to the integration with the Samsung smartphones.

Buy for £47.90, Amazon

Daydream-compatible devices

Google Daydream headset

Google unveiled their new Daydream VR platform back at Google I/O 2016, it only works with a handful of handsets such as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, it does provide a full virtual reality experience unlike anything else on smartphones.

Buy for £79.99, Amazon

Android and iOS

Google Cardboard

Google’s Cardboard VR headset is probably the cheapest and easiest way to get into virtual reality.

As the name suggests, it is a headset that has been constructed with cardboard.

But that isn’t as bad as you might think, Google Cardboard is actually a pretty great option for smartphone VR because it works with both Android and iOS. It’s also very compact and foldable because it uses all of the sensors and equipment that your phone already has.

Pick one up via the links below.

Buy for from £15, Google Store

Merge VR Goggles

We reviewed the Goggles from Merge VR recently and we had to say that they are a fantastic option for anyone who is looking to pick up a new VR headset for a smartphone.

They are made from foam and so they are pretty durable, they clean easily, and they are a pretty great option for kids.

They also work with both iOS and Android and they feature a pop-out window that means that they will work with AR on top of VR.

Buy for £69.99, Amazon

Zeiss VR ONE Plus

Not only does the VR ONE Plus from Zeiss look amazing, this headset is a pretty awesome option for smartphone VR consumption.

It works with both iOS and Android devices, and it can be purchased alongside the Zeiss Magnet Controller, which allows you to interact with your VR applications, without touching your smartphone.

Buy for £92.51, Amazon

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