A standalone VR is a monolithic headset, with a built-in screen processor and battery, as well as several viewfinders on its body that provide stable spatial orientation and position recognition relative to the world coordinates of additional peripheral devices. It usually works in tandem with one or two controllers, each of which has 6 degrees of freedom. Some great examples are the Oculus Quest and Vive Focus


Here’s a list of standalone VR benefits over PC VR:

  • Graphic chips of standalone devices have made significant strides in productivity. Now, these are high-performance devices capable to process beautiful 3D images. For example, inside the Oculus Quest, there is an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4 gigabytes of RAM. At the same time, unlike a mobile phone, it does not perform background applications, such as processing a GSM network, synchronizing applications with a network, etc.
  • Matrices inside such devices are not inferior to matrices of professional headsets. Sometimes they’re even better.
  • Full mobility.
  • Low cost.
  • The ability to implement real-life applications – from the instructions for the lawnmower which is downloaded using the QR code on the package to the multi-user online shooter.
  • The possibility to use such devices everywhere: at work, at a presentation, on a train, at home, visiting friends. They are as mobile as possible!

Standalone VR being convenient in everyday use may serve as a catalyst for the final transition of humankind to the era of virtual reality