A Comprehensive Guide to Virtual Reality Headsets for Corporate Executives – Part 1

HTC Vive headset with 2 lighthouses


Virtual reality (VR) headset use in business is rising as a result of ongoing technological advancements. However, the world of VR headsets still seems extremely scary to many corporate executives. This book seeks to demystify technical lingo and give executives a thorough rundown of the most well-liked VR headsets now on the market. Executives are primarily worried about four aspects of virtual reality: user experience, interaction, ease of use, and cost. Based on these criteria, we will discuss each headset in this two-part blog post, ranking them from best to least popular.

HTC Vive

HTC, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR Headsets

HTC Vive is considered to be the best VR headset available on the market. The user experience is fantastic, with immersive and clear visuals that are comfortable to use. The headset comes with two handheld controllers, providing intuitive interaction with the virtual environment.

HTC Vive is available for sale in Singapore on the HTC online store and in Harvey Norman physical stores. However, it needs to be connected to a high-performance computer, and a small net of wires will surround your setup. The cost of the headset is SGD$4350, which is expensive. Additionally, to use it, you will need to invest in a high-performance computer, which can cost SGD$3,000. If mass distribution of content is your priority, this may not be the right headset for you.

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift with Microsoft controller

Another well-known headset on the market is the Oculus Rift. The user experience is excellent, and HTC Vive can be used as a comparison. The experience offered by the headset is excellent, and some users would even contend that it is superior to HTC Vive. Oculus debuted touch controllers in December 2016, enabling users to interact with the environment using their hands. The HTC Vive’s interactivity is comparable.

The Oculus Rift is not officially available for sale in Singapore. However, several vendors will import it from the USA into Singapore. Dealing with such vendors is slightly cumbersome, and out-of-stock issues are common. The cost of the headset is SGD$4100, which is cheaper than the HTC Vive. However, like the HTC Vive, you will need to purchase a high-performance computer, which can cost around SGD$3,000.

PlayStation VR

PSVR Thumbnail Image with PS Console by the side

For those interested in trying virtual reality, Sony’s PlayStation VR is a console-powered headset that provides a more economical choice. The user experience is still excellent even though it falls short of the Vive or Rift and may be a wonderful choice for folks who are new to VR. The hand-held controls are smooth but occasionally exhibit tracking issues, and the headgear is both comfortable and fashionable. As it just needs a few cords to be plugged into the system, the PlayStation VR is also more simpler to set up than the Vive or Rift. It is a more affordable option because it has a suggested retail price of about SGD $1,300.


The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift provide the best user experience for desktop and console powered VR headsets, although they are more expensive. A less expensive choice with slightly less amazing features is the PlayStation VR. When selecting a VR headset for your professional needs, take your priorities and your budget into account. Part 2 will discuss headsets that are powered by smartphones.