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If you want to step up your virtual reality game, or even jump into VR for the first time, a new list from Digital Trends may help. They've done the legwork to determine the best VR headsets of 2019. Their list includes: 1. HTC Vive: ($499, Amazon) Best two motion controller headset if you're not looking to break the bank. Digital Trends adds, "It’s specifically built for room-scale experiences and its library of games is massive." 2. Playstation VR ($207, Amazon): Best buy if you already own a PS4 and want to get into VR without purchasing a whole PC for it. 3. Oculus Go ($199, Amazon): Great headset for VR newbies. Digital Trends explains, "Free from smartphone or PC requirements, the Oculus Go is a great, basic VR experience."

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