An Actual-Reality Guide to Virtual-Reality Headsets

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Photo: Samsung, Oculus, Google

Reality hasn’t been making a great case for itself lately. Fortunately, virtual reality has gotten good enough to provide a decent escape hatch.

The best thing about the virtual-reality wave that’s currently cresting? It encompasses a whole range of devices, from cheap, phone-based players to elaborate rigs that cost as much as a used Toyota Celica. Options are great, but can also be confounding. Let us unconfound you.