Oculus Rift is now one of the leading virtual reality headsets next only to Samsung Gear VR in unit sales. The manufacturer expects to sell 3.6 million of these headsets in 2016 alone. Oculus Rift has undergone a lot of revisions over the years, and perhaps its main draw is the fact that it can be used in any position-standing, sitting, walking etc. It also integrates with Xbox, which means that a few selected 2D games can be played in a 3D environment.
Oculus Rift DK2 boasts a resolution of 960 x 1080 per eye, and a 100° Field of View (nominal). The 5.7 inch AMOLED display is among the best in the market. Weighing 440 grams without the cable, Oculus Rift is also designed for a comfortable fit. This incredibly lightweight gadget can be used for long hours without causing fatigue. There are straps on the headset that can be adjusted based on the user’s preferences and facial features. Video input is DVI/HDMI and head tracking is available.
The mask-like Oculus Rift headset is designed to be worn like a pair of glasses. The Rift supports superior ‘zoom in’ features that don’t blur the images—making it fantastic for action games. The Kit 2 version of Oculus Rift is integrated with an impressive refresh rate of 60Hz. The resolution is also quite nice at 960 x 1080 each side.
Another big selling point of the Oculus Rift is the built-in 3D audio system. The modifications made ion the latest version that emulates true 3D audio spatialization. You will surely appreciate the 360-degree recorded sound for an incredible immersive virtual reality experience.
Oculus Rift is certainly not the cheapest VR headset on the market, but it is relatively affordable compared to the HTC Vive and delivers an incredibly vibrant virtual reality wild ride. The Rift has an MSRP$599 with preorder available for their Touch Motion Hand Controllers for $199, not a bad deal for all the features you are getting.