4 Best VR Headsets in 2019

| September 5, 2019

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While hardly a new industry, the increasing prevalence of virtual reality gaming or video content may have you considering one of the many available headsets. Some are highly advanced and expensive, while some are simply 360-degree video viewing machines. Want to know what the best ones are and what’s right for you? Check out our top picks below. The Oculus Quest offers up a fantastic experience and will likely be the go-to option for most people. Not only is it a self-contained system that doesn’t rely on additional connections, but it also comes in at a cheaper (read: not cheap) price than a lot of the competition out there at $400.

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