Oculus Rift

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There's something to be said for being first. Though a slew of Google Cardboard-like smartphone-based VR headsets has long been available, Oculus Rift is the first PC-based "tethered" VR head-mounted display to ship to customers, beating the HTC Vive by several months. The headset gained notoriety first as a record-setting Kickstarter and then later when Facebook paid $2B to purchase the company. Rift features a 2160x1200 OLED screen and built-in headphones wrapped in a black fabric frame. The basic package comes with several bundled games, a wireless Xbox One controller, and small room sensors that track head movement to create an immersive 3D environment. Oculus will later release a pair of dedicated hand controllers called Oculus Touch, which will be available at additional cost.

Here at Techwalla, we love and recommend the Oculus Rift. For more details, be sure to visit the Oculus Rift product review page:


by Oculus
List $599