HTC Vive wins VR Headset of the Year at #TrustedReviewsAwards 2016

It’s been a big night at the TrustedReviews Awards 2016, but it’s been an even bigger year for virtual reality, with all the major headsets finally hitting the market in the past few months.

Which makes HTC’s win in the VR Headset of the Year category all the more impressive, coming, as it does, in the year that virtual reality made its big debut.

The company took the top prize for its Vive headset, which debuted earlier this year as the only VR headset that allows users to walk around within the virtual world.

Related: HTC Vive review

HTC managed to defeat two formidable opponents to take the award, with the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR also nominated in the category.

Richard Easton, Wearables and Fitness Editor, said: “HTC should be proud of winnning in this category. It’s been a huge year for virtual reality, and both the Oculus RIft and PlayStation VR offer incredible VR experiences.

“But the Vive, with its free-moving VR, intuitive controllers, and great selection of games offers the most immersive virtual reality experience available right now. A well-deserved win.”

HTC Vive

TrustedReviews Editor Evan Kypreos was so impressed with the Vive when he got his hands on one, he remarked: “Trying to describe it in words is a tall order – there are none that can do it justice. It’s like trying to draw a symphony or sculpt a ballet – the essence can be evoked, but it needs to be experienced to be truly understood.”

It’s no wonder the Vive took the gong this year, then. Stay tuned for more from the awards as they unfold.

WATCH: HTC Vive hands-on

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