Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset – The Future of Virtual Reality

Finally, the world of virtual reality has arrived. When everything has become so advanced in terms of technology then virtual reality is not so far. As the name, Virtual Reality suggests you will experience new and advanced technologies and virtually you will experienced them all in  reality via 3D movements.

Virtual Reality can be understood as a computer simulated environment that simulates physical presence in the actual life real world. It gives all sensory experience including visual, touch, sound and sight. Now the virtual reality is practised in every field including medical, education, gaming, training and more.

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Virtual Reality makes it suitable for watching movies and playing games as it ensures an immerse experience where head movements tracked in three-dimensional world. There have been many VR headsets released which offer the wonderful 3D experience.

The latest buzz, Oculus Rift that is considered to one of the best virtual reality headsets developed by 21-year-old engineer named Palmer Luckey. It is one of the biggest names, funded via Kickstarter and snapped by Facebook last year for about $2 billion. Oculus Rift comes with amazing feature and high end specifications.

oxWant to know more, let’s have a quick look on what this gadget Oculus Rift has to offer us.

Specifications of Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift: Design

The consumer version of Oculus Rift is more comfortable than ever and much lighter that offers amazing 3D experience. It provides the most comfortable position by reducing the light leakage and ensuring your comfortable zone.

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Well, its design is good with the piece of plastic in the front while others sides are covered by mesh like material. It comes with build-in headset, mic and standalone sensor as well to track the peripherals. This handset also includes Oculus Remote which is said to be “a new input device we designed to make it simple and intuitive to navigate VR experiences”, statement by Oculus.

Minimum PC requirements

Finally, Oculus has revealed the minimum PC requirements. It includes

  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Must be more powerful than Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD R9290
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or greater
  • Input: four USB ports are given but three of these are USB 3.0 and other is 2.0
  • Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SPI 64 bit or newer

Works with Xbox One

An Xbox Controller has been added to very unit of Oculus Rift. While testing out Oculus Rift games, Xbox One controller is great than any other Oculus Touch controller. But don’t be deceived with its bizarre appearance. It also allows you to trial the functionality of Touch with a number if selected toys and you would enjoy all natural, childish joy.

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Oculus Touch comes with set of two buttons under your thumb an also trigger under each middle finger and forefinger.

Availability

Though the virtual reality market is small but it is growing quickly with amazing powerful handsets like Oculus, HTC and more. For Oculus you can set pre-order on its official website for $599 but it will start shipping from 28 March onwards. Also, Oculus has said that it will set Oculus Rift through some retails in this April.