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PlayStation VR Vs HTC Vive

Do you want to use the best virtual reality out there? Are you having trouble deciding what to purchase? Well, I’m going to be comparing 2 of the newest and most popular VR headsets money can buy – The HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.

When we’re talking virtual reality there are a lot of different things that you need to consider.

Which one is more immersive?

The most important feature of virtual reality is the realism and immersiveness. This can be affected by graphics, frame rate, the field of view, movement and controllers.

Let’s start by looking at graphics. Both the Vive and PSVR have OLED screens, but the Vive has a higher resolution at 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 for each eye), compared to the PSVR’s 1920 x 1080 (960 x 1080 for each eye). This means that the Vive can support clearer graphics, making it more realistic.

The next point of importance is frame rate. There is nothing less immersive than unsmooth frame rate. Both the Vive and PSVR have a refresh rate of 90Hz. THIs means that they can both support a frame rate of 90, which is more than enough to run a smooth game. The PlayStation VR can also be used in cinematic mode, in which you play a non-VR game on a virtual screen. Cinematic mode runs at 120Hz.

One more important feature of VR is the field of view, or how wide your view is. The PSVR has a field of view of 100 degrees, and the Vive has 110 degrees. This means that you can see more of you surroundings without turning your head on the Vive.

What about motion tracking?

Both the Vive and PlayStation VR use motion tracking, but which one does it better? Well, the Vive has a tracking area of 15×15 feet (4.6×4.6m), which is plenty to cover most rooms, and movement based games will allow you to teleport or walk using the controllers. The PSVR has a tracking area of 10×6 feet (3×1.9m), from the PlayStation Camera. Both the Vive and PSVR have sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, but both have some that the other doesn’t, the Vive with front facing cameras and a lighthouse tracking system and the PSVR with a magnetometer and the PlayStation Eye tracking system.

And finally, one of the most important parts of any gaming system – The controller. The Vive and PSVR can both be used with gamepads or motion controllers. The gamepads are for games where you can just sit down and look around with your head, and do everything else with the controller. The PSVR has cinematic mode designed for this, but if you have a wired controller you will need to rearrange some furniture to sit within range of the Playstation Camera. The motion controllers are the important ones, though. The Vive uses its own Vive controller with buttons, sensors and a trackpad for the most realistic VR hand movements possible. The PSVR doesn’t have it’s own VR specific controller, but you use PlayStation Move. The Move controllers were not originally designed for VR, as they were released in 2010 for the PS3, but they are still recommended for a realistic VR experience.



The PlayStation VR costs $400, and the HTC Vive costs $800. Most of the specs on the Vive and PSVR are similar enough that it won’t matter to the average gamer, but the Vive is technically better in most respects, which is expected at the higher price. The PSVR also requires the PlayStation Camera and PlayStation Move, PS Camera being $40 and Move controllers being $100 for a twin pack. You will also need a PS4. This brings the total price of PSVR from scratch to $790, just shy of the Vive base price. To buy a Vive and a PC to run it on you will need somewhere between $1000 and $1200

So which one do I buy?

Because the HTC Vive specs are better than the PlayStation VR, it comes at a higher price, making the important factor in this decision console preference, PS4 or PC. If you only own only one of those I would naturally recommend buying the corresponding VR. If you own both a PC and a PS4 and do not own a PlayStation Camera or PlayStation Move, I would recommend purchasing the Vive. Most computers can run the Vive (you can run a check on their website), but a lot of the games you would play on it require above-average specs, so only buy the Vive if you can run the games. If you own both a PC and PS4 with PlayStation Camera and PlayStation Move, you should buy PSVR. It will cost you much less money than a Vive and you have everything you need to use it.

Face Bank – Coin Eating Savings Bank

When you first see this terrifying piece of plastic, your first thoughts will be: “What the heck am I looking at?” But then you’ll realise that it comes from Japan, a country known for its strange gimmicky products. No further explanation needed. This is a money box! A very ugly money box, but that’s not the point. The point is that it’s a hilarious novelty item that you can waste hours of your life watching chew your money!

Buy now!


  • Measures 3.7 x 3.7 x 3.9 inches
  • Built in heat sensor that starts when you put your hand up to it
  • Fits almost every type of coin!
  • Long operating life.
  • Comes in several colours
  • Made of plastic; durable and easy to clean
Buy now!

The Eyes:

eyesWhere do I begin? These eyes! Look at them. They literally pierce your soul. And they just follow you everywhere. No matter what angle you stand at, the eyes are always looking directly at you. You cannot escape. You will never sleep again, knowing that this anathema is eyeballing you. 

The Nose:

What nose? No(nosese) joke, this deformity is in the possession of only two nostrils, and no lump of cartilage that we all know as “nose”. However, when the chewing action begins, the mouth pushes out, forcing out a large bulge around the nostrils, which could almost be mistaken as a muzzle.

The Mouth:

It’s smiling. It looks oddly satisfied with itself. It’s all like “look mum, aren’t you proud of me?mouth”, like a small child that has just painted an amazing picture on the carpet with chocolate. Actually, it’s far more psychopathic than that. It’s kind of like a toothless grin, like an elderly person that didn’t brush their teeth as a child. And yet it still manages to literally guzzle your money, coin by coin. Perhaps its only grinning because it’s never seen itself. Yep. That’s the one.

The Chewing Action:

5VqqWKCWhen you finally gain the courage to put your hand near this freakish, Japanese, satanic box, you then have to summate your bravery and insert your coin into this penny guzzling, ogre-like monstrosity. The money box chews as long as you have your hand near it due to its heat and light sensor. And as it chews it produces a disturbing buzzing noise, that I can only describe as the sound made when the gates of hell are opened, an event that occurred at the birth of this freakish, psychopathic, child’s toy.  One possible problem I foresee with this product is young children may get their fingers lodged in the money box’s throat. It may be difficult to remove the fingers, as the face will continue chewing. However, this shouldn’t be a massive problem, as the mouth’s shape would make it very difficult to get anything stuck in there. It’s horrifically mesmerising.

The Face As A Whole:

From all my31Al6NrYMJL years as preschool art teacher, never have I seen such an abomination. This monstrosity is clearly Michael Jackson and Lord Voldemort’s love child. This product should be illegal. Ever since its release, the frequency of eye cancer has increased drastically. Frankly, this is the type of face I’d expect to see in hell, a place where I am condemned to go after looking at this monster. I cannot explain in words how terrifying this nasty piece of work is. And besides, we didn’t want to sleep tonight anyway.




Aside from all the previously mentioned drawbacks, throbot-face-bank-1__40603.1411049959.190.250is product is great. It’s a very successful way of teaching young children to save up money, mainly because they’ll be too afraid to try to lever open the backside of the evil being to wrench out their pennies. You can also trust it to look after your children whilst you are away, mainly because your children will be too terrified to leave the corner where they are huddled up into a ball to escape the burning gaze of this shameful invention. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly durable, meaning its impossible to get rid of. You can try smashing it with a hammer, running it over with a semi-trailer, burning it with fire; this epitome of all evil will give a Nokia 3310 a run for its money. The sensor system in the box sometimes goes off randomly in the middle of the night, forcing you to wake up to a chainsaw like buzzing noise, and a evil face peering at you from its perch. At the end of the day, you can always count on it to be sitting on your bedside table, giving you its demonic glare.


Despite the terrible looks of this product, I have to admit; it serves its purpose. It will either frighten your children until they won’t be able to sleep in their own house, or provide them will countless hours of entertainment until the battery runs out. It is very durable, so it will survive even the roughest children with ease. It also makes a very good prank gift to someone you either dislike very much or enjoys a good gag. Thanks Japan!

Buy now!

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Beats By Dre Studio Headphones vs Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones



Beats by Dre is an enterprise that has been running since 2006. It has gained a great reputation for being one of the best audio companies in the world. Beats has a large range of earphones, headphones, bluetooth speakers and beats can be found in various models of Fiat, Chrysler and Dodge motor vehicles. HP laptops and HTC Envy also have integrated with beats to create a better sound experience. Very recently, the Beats Electronics company have expanded their enterprise by releasing BeatsMusic®, an online music radio. Does Beats by Dre headphones live up to all the hype?


Beats by Dre Studio Headphones  Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones (Black)



  • Range of colours
  • Fancy look
  • Great bass


  • Fingerprint magnet
  • Not overly comfortable
  • Really stiff



Bose is a company that has been around for 50 years. It was founded at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor by Dr. Amar G. Over the years, Bose has improved technologies all over the world they’ve also designed professional sound systems for many applications, including stadiums and auditoriums, houses of worship, retail businesses, department stores and restaurants.


QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones




  • Range of colours
  • Fancy look
  • Great bass


  • Fingerprint magnet
  • Not overly comfortable
  • Really stiff


Overall, Bose headphones are better for music enthusiasts

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