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Infographic: Which VR/AR Headset is Right for You?

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The virtual reality market has grown a great deal since Google Carboards were the only option on shelves. There's different hardware for every need when it comes to virtual reality and augmented reality headsets.

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) offer new computing platforms that are very much in use right now even though their potential is still wide open. From best video gameplay to helping businesses visualize and design products, VR/AR headsets have a wide variety of uses.

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality

As you make the decision of which headset you want to purchase, it will be helpful to understand the difference between the two landscapes and how each technology is generally used.

Virtual reality is an artificial, computer-generated simulation or recreation of a real life environment or situation. It immerses the user by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand, primarily by stimulating their vision and hearing.

Augmented reality is a technology that layers virtual enhancements atop the actual environment before you, in order to make experiences more meaningful through interaction. Together, the two create a space called mixed reality and it's likely the future for these already innovative headsets. Below are both emerging VR and AR headsets and how they suit your lifestyle. Here are the details you'll want to know about the top contenders. Which headset is right for you?