Selecting Hardware

Standalone VR vs PC vs Flatscreen vs Other

Choosing VR hardware to deliver training can be a mind-boggling experience, there are so many different options. This section outlines the main choices and we share our recommendations for providing a good user experience as well as value for money.

PCVR is expensive, not so portable, but high-quality.

  • HTC Vive / Vive Pro / VIve Pro
  • Oculus Rift / Rift S

Standalone VR is more economical, can deliver a better experience due to lack of cables, easier to setup. This is the future of hardware.

  • Oculus Quest (consumer)
  • Pico Neo (enterprise)

360 Headsets are outdated. These platforms were never considered fully immersive, and had a short shelf life.

  • Oculus Go (no longer supported)
  • Google Cardboard (no longer supported)

Flatscreen (non-VR hardware)

  • Use BYO devices, and run off the web-browser

There is the option to use VR experiences that run in the webbrowser. This can be used instead of a VR headmounted display, or can be used in conjunction to using VR Headmounted display to assist with scalability.

Our Recommendations: Pico Neo or Oculus Quest

Pico Neo

We are currently looking into Pico Neo, due to their:

  • Enterprise friendliness
  • Quality of hardware (eg. better hand tracking – good for virtual reflection)
  • Better data security / it’s not owned by Facebook

Oculus Quest


  • Great Headset, Hardware & Software
  • Easy to setup on the day
  • High adoption rate. Recognized as best for consumers.
  • Priced very competitively


  • Locked into a Facebook account
  • Enterprise is not well supported
  • App Store is a pain to navigate


Hardware Recommendations

Oculus Quest

Silicone Face Cover – For Oculus Quest