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Oculus Rift Shipment Delayed Due to Unexpected Component Shortage

April 2, 2016 |

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift officially started shipping on March 28th, but many early customers who pre-ordered the $599 headset have yet to receive any shipment updates. In an email sent to customers by the Oculus Team, the … Read More

iFixit Scores the Oculus Rift 7 out 10 for Repairability

March 31, 2016 |

Now that the first consumer version of Oculus Rift (CV1) was released this week, the team at iFixit got their hands on taking one apart for a closer look at the internal components and seeing how this game-changing hardware was … Read More

Oculus Rift Prices Hiked Up on eBay, starting at $1,000

March 31, 2016 |

It did not take long for the first batch of the Oculus Rift consumer headsets to already begin popping up on the popular online auction site, eBay. In fact, listings started going up on the site less than 48 hours after … Read More

Oculus Rift Review Roundup: What Are Critics Saying About the Rift?

March 30, 2016 |

With the consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally becoming a reality, we’re now beginning to see a number of reviews and first impressions coming in from around the web.

For the most part, while there are some criticisms out … Read More

Oculus Rift VR Headset Officially Launches Today

March 28, 2016 |

Today, marks a major milestone for virtual reality with the official launch of the long-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

After nearly four years since Oculus founder Palmer Luckey started the company, which was later acquired by Facebook for $2 billion … Read More

First Oculus Rift Units Begin Shipping to Customers

March 24, 2016 |

Today, Oculus has achieved a new major milestone after nearly four years leading up to this moment by finally shipping the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset to early adopters.

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe confirmed via Twitter earlier a … Read More

Room-Scale VR is Possible with Oculus Rift

March 22, 2016 |

One of the highlighted differences between the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets at launch seems to be the Vive’s main feature of “room-scale” VR capabilities. With the use of the Vive’s included Lighthouse sensors, a users entire body movement can be … Read More

Oculus Rift Was Never Going to Launch with Touch Controllers, says Luckey

March 18, 2016 |

The highly-anticipated consumer version of the Oculus Rift will be released this month, and for many users it will be the first time they are immersing themselves in virtual reality experience like never before. And while Oculus is packaging everything … Read More

No Oculus Rift Support for Macs Anytime Soon

March 5, 2016 |

Unlike Samsung’s Gear VR headset, the upcoming Oculus Rift requires a computer for its use. Buyers cannot simply get a headset and obtain a virtual reality experience unless they have a corresponding high-end computer that the device can use to … Read More

Valve’s Chaperone System Will Support the Oculus Rift

February 26, 2016 |

Virtual reality enthusiasts and consumer in general are eagerly anticipating the wide release of a high-end virtual reality head mounted display (HMD) to hit the market. The Oculus and HTC Vive are two headsets drawing the most attention, and fans … Read More