HomeGuides VR/AR

VR headsets and AR glasses - Buying guides and resources

Our virtual and augmented reality guides are designed to help our readers understand the concepts and terminology most commonly used in VR and AR. We also answer important questions about VR and extended reality, such as: what’s the difference between VR, AR and MR?

Our VR headset buying guide recaps all you need to know to purchase the right HMD, at the right price.
VR headset buying guide: how to choose a virtual reality HMD?

VR headset buying guide: how to choose a virtual reality HMD?

Last update: February 12, 2019

and sizes. Since HMDs as we know them are still a relatively recent piece of technology, it may be difficult to choose between all of the ones available on the market. Read our VR headset buying guide for more information!

Read more
The ultimate VR, AR, MR guide

The ultimate VR, AR, MR guide

Last update: February 8, 2019

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are emerging technologies utilizing a variety of digital (artificial) immersion and overlays on the real world that users can interact with. Discover more information in our ultimate VR, AR and MR guide.

Read more
VR-AR-MR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

VR-AR-MR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

Last update: November 2, 2018

Browsing for the right virtual reality, mixed reality or augmented reality gift is an unenviable task. Our VR-AR-MR holiday gift guide is here to help.

Read more
VR, AR, MR: Glossary

VR, AR, MR: Glossary

Last update: July 6, 2018

Our glossary defines terms/acronyms used in VR (virtual reality), MR (mixed reality) and MR (mixed reality), all part of the XR (extended reality) spectrum.

Read more
Types of VR headsets: PC VR, standalone VR, smartphone VR

Types of VR headsets: PC VR, standalone VR, smartphone VR

Last update: July 6, 2018

There are three main types of VR headsets: tethered (PC VR, desktop VR), standalone (all-in-one headsets, wireless VR), and smartphone VR (mobile virtual reality, VR viewers). Discover more information in our guide.

Read more