” Review: Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System Virtual Reality has an exciting future and is currently all the rave, making huge strides onto consumer and commercial platforms! For years gamers has been sitting glued in front of bright shining monitors running around in 3D game environments, but lacking the ability of experiencing these
Virtual Reality has an exciting future and is currently all the rave, making huge strides onto consumer and commercial platforms! For years gamers has been sitting glued in front of bright shining monitors running around in 3D game environments, but lacking the ability of experiencing these rich make-believe other-worldly environments. All this has changed and now the time finally arrived! It is not only here, it’s the next frontier paving the way of stepping into the virtual world, collaborating on shared products and ideas, meeting virtually with friends, creating your own spaces, escaping reality visiting other destinations, attending shows and sport games in VR. Companies like Facebook and Google, as well as Microsoft are all working frantically towards dominating the VR space on the Pc computing platform, using their own proprietary HMD technologies, pushing boundaries, providing solutions and making huge strides satisfying the base desire and quest of humans to connect, share and interact in new innovative ways.
Oculus Rift + Touch controllers
In this review, I picked the Oculus Rift as the VR device of choice due to it’s popularity with gamers. It has a smooth, sleek, minimalist design that boasts clean lines and gentle curves, providing a simple light weight yet effective and immersive user interface with the meta-verse, removing distractions from the environment, enabling jaw-dropping visuals. Since it made its debut, the Oculus Rift has been given opportunities to spread its wings a bit – a number of high-profile games have launched on the hardware, and it’s received motion controllers in the form of Oculus Touch (one of the most crucial upgrades since launch day). When paired with the proper hardware, the Oculus Rift is far superior to PlayStation VR, and light years ahead of Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR, both of which only rely on the power of your cell phone to gaze into the plane of virtual reality.
The Oculus Rift is easy to setup thanks to an intuitive program that you’re prompted to download when you plug it in, and it now takes less technical know-how to install games and troubleshoot when things go out of wack. The headset can be worn in either a sitting or standing position, whichever you find more comfortable. In a standing position your movements while immersed in the virtual world, is being tracked allowing you to literally walk in a virtual space. The Oculus’ Guardian system will give you the Tron-like grid when you get too close to a boundary, which grants the headset a level of mobility it previously lacked.
On the laptop front, both headsets require at least an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU (although we recommend Nvidia’s 10-series Pascal GPU), two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4, a 1920 x 1080 display, and Windows 7 or above.
If you’ve got the PC to handle this, you really need to try the Rift + Touch. I’ve had it for several days now and am really enjoying the experience. If you’ve got the PC and have the slightest interest in VR, you need to try the Oculus Rift + touch controllers
Occulus exclusives (Robo Recall, Mages Tale etc.) really show the potential of the technology ..others with the Touch Controllers are like WOW… crazy Fun and amazing. I highly recommend The Oculus Rift VR Gaming system if you have a machine that can run it. Was simple to setup and was running in 30/40 minutes even after running touch calibrations. Enjoy… VR is here for good.
I would encourage this to anyone who has a PC capable of VR. ..Here is the pros for the Rift: + Great for VR Gaming + Oculus Home is awesome. You can personalize your own virtual room. + Best VR controllers (Oculus Touch Controllers) of all the the VR headsets hands down. + The tracking is great with 2 sensors that are properly placed but better with 3 sensors. + The Best Value (2 great tracking sensors, 2 great controllers, 6 vr apps included upon installation)