Virtual reality’s current form uses images projected on a screen with reference to 5 inches from a wearer’s face to demonstrate them a new experience. Using lenses and stereoscopic 3D, the brain can be tricked into sense like what it is seeing is really real.
What’s the Oculus Rift?
The Oculus Rift is a headset initially created by Palmer Luckey which gives users a sense of being in another place.
What’s in the box?
It comes with Oculus headset, headphones and a microphone. There is also a sensor, a foot and half-foot tall device, Xbox One controller and an Oculus Remote control. The box also has the USB and HDMI cables which connect to the PC.
Why did the cost jump so much from improvement kits to the full thing?
The new development kit was sold for $300 and the 2nd generation jumped in price by only $50 which included camera too. They were also low resolution than the original Oculus Rift which didn’t include the OLED display.
How much would I have to spend to actually use it?
It includes Windows 7 PC, graphics card like Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD R9 290, 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI ports and 8 GB of RAM which cost you around $1100.
Does it make you sick?
Virtual reality used to have a standing for making people feel disgusted. This came from a mixture of the shakiness of the old hardware and the lower superiority of experiences available as people figured out how to make virtual reality at ease. When Virtual Reality’s simulation stutters or cannot keep up with a quick turn of the head, you are more probable to get sick.
How do I control my hands?
The Oculus Rift comes with Xbox One controller and a miniature remote intended for non-gaming experiences.
So, if I could meet the expense of it, should I buy the Oculus Rift?
If you are very invested in VR (virtual reality) have a PC which can run it and are excited about being near the beginning adopter. Virtual reality is going to take a even as to catch on, so you may not need to buy in now.