The $200 investment will get you right into a Gear VR-like digital reality experience, full with an intuitive controller. It makes some compromises for the price, like utilizing a dated Snapdragon 821 processor and providing solely 3DOF movement tracking, but it’s still enough to check out Netflix on a virtual theater display screen or play Settlers of Catan in VR. Oculus has both tethered and standalone headsets from the Go, to the Quest, to the Rift S. HTC has the Steam-pleasant Vive and Vive Cosmos, and the developer-targeted Vive Pro.

VR’s potential to attach the world is immense—and we’re just getting started. Oculus Research is driving the state-of-the-art forward with breakthrough work in laptop imaginative and prescient, advanced optics, eye tracking, blended actuality, and new methods to map the human physique. Even if the know-how to create digital experiences is ever evolving, the unbelievable, immersive experiences it creates are actual …

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