AfterDawn: Tech news

Oculus Rift now available for pre-order at $599

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 06 Jan 2016 11:07 User comments (5)

Oculus Rift now available for pre-order at $599

Oculus has announced the availability of the highly-anticipated Rift VR headset.
The headset sells for $599 and will begin shipping in 20 countries on March 28th. The device, which is being hailed as one of the most innovative experiences of the decade, will also include a headset (with mic and headphone), sensor and an Xbox One controller for your gaming needs.

Oculus is also including "Lucky's Tale" with each headset, the first VR platformer from developer Playful.

The company also introduced their new Oculus Remote, an 'input device we designed to make it simple and intuitive to navigate VR experiences.' The remote goes on sale later this year and Rift buyers get the first crack.

Of note, Oculus also released the necessary specs to be able to run the Rift, and they are on the higher end although you can likely build one for under $800:


graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
memory: 8GB+ RAM
output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer






Source:
Oculus

Previous Next  

5 user comments

17.1.2016 07:20

I may be wrong but I am thinking I saw something about this about a year ago saying this would sell for under $300 US Dollars. Must be inflation!

27.1.2016 11:20

They're starting the ride off with the supply and demand first to see what they can rake up, and I'm sure it's gonna happen.

39.1.2016 02:33

Originally posted by sikosrus:
I may be wrong but I am thinking I saw something about this about a year ago saying this would sell for under $300 US Dollars. Must be inflation!
Same here, heard they were on pre-order earlier this week went to the site to pre-order one $600? WTF??? Sure enough did little google search for articles back in 2012-2014, Just like you mentioned $300, thought that is what i remember seeing back them...

http://www.techspot.com/news/53251-ocul...ee-one-day.html

49.1.2016 05:37

Still find it 'gimmicky'...regardless of who makes it. People want 3-D media and VR w/o having to wear doohickies, which could still be WAY far off, esp. for 'normal' people to afford.

513.1.2016 11:27

Originally posted by sikosrus:
I may be wrong but I am thinking I saw something about this about a year ago saying this would sell for under $300 US Dollars. Must be inflation!
That must have been back before Mr. Facebook got his hands on the project.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest news

Sideloading apps to Android gets easier, as Google settles its lawsuit Sideloading apps to Android gets easier, as Google settles its lawsuit (19 Dec 2023 11:09)
Google settled its lawsuit in September 2023, and one of the settlement terms was that the way applications are installed on Android from outside the Google Play Store must become simpler. In the future, installing APK files will be easier.
3 user comments
Roomba Combo j7+ review - Clever trick allows robot vacuum finally to tackle home with rugs and carpets Roomba Combo j7+ review - Clever trick allows robot vacuum finally to tackle home with rugs and carpets (06 Jun 2023 9:19)
Roomba Combo j7+ is the very first Roomba model to combine robot vacuum with mopping features. And Roomba Combo j7+ does all that with a very clever trick, which tackles the problem with mopping and carpets. But is it any good? We found out.
Neato, the robot vacuum company, ends its operations Neato, the robot vacuum company, ends its operations (02 May 2023 3:38)
Neato Robotics has ceased its operations. American robot vacuum pioneer founded in 2005 has finally called it quits and company will cease its operations and sales. Only a skeleton crew will remain who will keep the servers running until 2028.
5 user comments
How to Send Messages to Yourself on WhatsApp How to Send Messages to Yourself on WhatsApp (20 Mar 2023 1:25)
The world's most popular messaging platform, Meta-owned WhatsApp has enabled sending messages to yourself. While at first, this might seem like an odd feature, it can be very useful in a lot of situations. ....
18 user comments
How to Enable Bluetooth on Stadia Controller How to Enable Bluetooth on Stadia Controller (11 Feb 2023 1:04)
Google shut down its streaming game service Stadia late last month and this means that some people have Stadia controllers lying around that seem to be of no use. That is fortunately not the ....
2 user comments

News archive