When the original Oculus and HTC Vive launched in 2016, people thought they were headed to the mainstream. But as it turned out that this tech was out of reach for most people. Besides needing a powerful computer to deliver the graphics, you also needed to purchase expensive hardware. Today, things have changed. Here are some of the options available in 2020.
Tethered VR means you are hooked up to a PC or gaming laptop. The upside of this is you’ll get a better experience riding on the PC’s graphical horsepower. The downside is the cables. It is easy to get tangled in a cable mess, especially when you can’t see them. That makes tethered VR a bittersweet deal that works for a serious environmen, such as a medical school.
Wireless VR is exactly as it sounds – VR equipment minus all the wire. These devices depend on high-speed internet to communicate with data centres, where all the heavy lifting happens. However, wireless connections are notorious for losing the original quality, and wireless VR is no exception. Still, that makes VR equipment mobile so you can take it to the next room and enjoy your game.