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Surround yourself with all the action with this Oculus Rift VR gaming bundle. The comfortable headset features adjustable straps and balanced weight so you can game or watch your favorite movies for hours on end. The included touch controllers with this Oculus Rift VR gaming bundle are ergonomically designed for easy and immersive interaction.
$399.00

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Headset
    • Six free games
    • Touch controllers
    • Two sensors

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (751 out of 783)

    Features


    Recommended PC specification

    NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater as well as NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater video card, Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater CPU, 8GB or more RAM memory.

    Compatible OS

    The Rift must be connected by a cable to a PC running Microsoft Windows 10

    Required connectors

    Three USB 3.0 ports plus one USB 2.0 port and a compatible HDMI 1.3 video output.

    Oculus Remote

    Puts navigate, home, back, select, and volume controls at your fingertips.

    Integrated VR audio

    The audio arms are removable so you can use your own headphones too.

    The magic of presence

    Rift's advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence - the feeling as though you're actually there.

    Step into VR with Rift

    Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there.

    Natural gestures and movement with Oculus Touch

    Intuitive action in VR feel as natural as using your real hands.

    Precision control in VR world

    Bring your real hands into virtual environments with this pair of Oculus Touch controllers.

    IR LED sensor

    The positional tracking is performed by a USB stationary IR sensor, which normally sits on the user's desk, allowing you to use the Rift while sitting, standing, or walking around the same room.

    Comes with six free games

    The six bundled games are Robo Recall, Lucky's Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox. They unlock once the user sets up a Rift and the Touch controllers.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 783 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Annoyances and limitations ... but WORTH it!

      Posted
      Reckless1966

      I've seen people write less than stellar reviews of the Rift but I am looking at it based on the current state of VR, not some imagined version of what I wish VR were right now. Playing the Rift is incredible. I'm over 50 and have played games all my life, but had kind of found myself less interested in gaming the past few years, and the Rift has reignited my excitement for gaming. I'm going to start out with the negatives. VR can be frustrating as is it right now for a number of reasons: 1. You need a pretty powerful rig to get the most out of it - Although you can get away with a less powerful CPU and GPU, Rift really shines if you have a newer, more powerful processor and graphics card. I'm using a thin and light laptop with a 7th gen i7 and 1070 GTX with 8GB of video memory. You have to have a dedicated video card / GPU, and a fairly recent and powerful one at that. 2. You need a lot of available ports to get the most out of it - I have added a 3rd tracking sensor so I can do room scale so I am using 3 USB 3.1 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port and an HDMI port. I have 2 sensors on 2 of the USB 3 ports, 1 on a USB 2 port, and then the other USB 3 and HDMI are for the headset itself. I also have a USB C / Thunderbolt port on my laptop, so I put an extension on that that gives me another HDMI and some additional USB ports that I use for my wireless mouse and a laptop cooler and I use the additional HDMI to output the screen to my 4K TV so when people are playing, others can see what's going on. Pretty sweet. 3. It was a pain to setup the first time. My laptop was brand new and I had already updated my graphics drivers and all other device drivers and updated Win 10 too before trying to setup the Rift, but it still was troublesome. My computer wouldn't do anything when I plugged in the Oculus sensors. Eventually, thanks to Google I figured out that the drivers for the sensors were not loaded. I eventually found a program called OculusDrivers.exe in one of the folders and ran that and BOOM, everything worked. But it shouldn't have been necessary to hunt down that file buried in a directory in the Oculus folder. 4. Screen door effect - A limitation of current tech - There is a noticeable black grid over everything. You are actually seeing the spaces between the pixels due to the screens being so close to your face and the lenses. I notice it every time I use it, but only for a few minutes...after that I am enjoying myself so much I don't care. 5. Cables - The cables can be annoying. Especially if you are playing something that requires you to turn around often and/or walk around. Now, with all these negatives listed, why am I saying it's 5 stars? Because none of that stuff matters once you are experiencing vr with motion controllers. The Oculus touch controllers are really great. Much better than the motion controllers included with the HTC Vive or the Playstation VR. I can't wait for all the improvements in the future generations of VR, but even with the current limitations, VR is incredible. It's hard to explain to someone who hasn't tried it how big of a difference it is. If you have tried Google Cardboard, or Daydream, or Gear VR, you still don't understand it. Tracked motion controllers and being able to move around in an environment is just amazing. GET ONE!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Experience!

      Posted
      Ares78
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Oculus Rift is such an incredible experience. You really get the feeling of being right in the action. I was a bit skeptical at first, having only tried the Oculus Gear VR that works with my Samsung phone. But as soon as I got it up and running, that skepticism is blown away pretty quickly. Just remember, if you are coming from my situation, the Gear VR is powered by a phone, while still powerful, is just a phone. The minimum PC specs to run Rift is a lot more than the most current phones. I do have a few points to add: - Make sure you have a good "VR space" around you that is free of objects..a 10x10ft space would be ideal, but at least 6x6ft. - While you can wear glasses with Rift, I found it easier and more comfortable to play without them. If you're really blind without them, you may want to make note of this. - The headset is surprisingly light, I didn't find much fatigue with it after an hour of use. That being said, you may want to take a break every 60-90mins to adjust your eyes. - The headset is very snug obviously to block out outside light. You can adjust it of course, but if you wear glasses, expect your lens to fog up because.. - YOU WILL SWEAT PLAYING THIS!! I can't stress this enough.. But it's a good thing, I'm sure a lot of us buying this could use some exercise, right? Seriously, the first time I played Robo Recall, I was exhausted afterwards! - A lot of people complain about the single wire coming from the headset. I found it very long, and if you have a PC case that can accept HDMI and USB from the front panel, that's an even better option. I never felt like it was in the way, I was aware of it, but never got the sensation I would be tangled up by it. The included games are very enjoyable, I have yet to sample them all, but Robo Recall and Echo Arena are two really great games to try out. Doom and Fallout 4 are coming out soon for VR as well. Only downside is you need a beefy PC to run this, but mine is hardly top of the line: PC Specs: AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte FM3 mobo 16 gb RAM Asus Strix GTX 1070 OC Even the rift and sensors are connected to USB2 ports instead of the recommended USB3. So you can get away with "average" PC performance as long as you have the proper graphics card. (Although I will be updating to a Ryzen or Coffee Lake system very soon!) In short, if you are even curious about VR, it is worth the plunge. Especially at the $399 price point. If you can, try it out in store or at a demo location, but you'll definitely fall in love with it. Very much recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the, if not the, Best VR on the Market

      Posted
      VRGuy

      First off, I have PSVR. I was about to get the Vive because I heard the Vive was better than the Rift overall - my main concern was room scaling (having a bigger space with 360 tracking. The Vive was sold out everywhere so I looked into the Rift and I am glad I did. First, the Rift does not require making holes in your walls to set up the sensors like the Vive does. I will admit, the tracking is probably not as good as the Vive, but it is much much better than PSVR. The Rift uses 2 (you can add more for better tracking if your computer has enough USB 3.0 ports) sensors which you place in front of you and I've used these with little to complain about in 3 areas of my home - 2 smaller and 1 bigger (optimal) area. The controllers this comes with are the best on the market hands down (though Vive is working on a pair to compete but a release date is not available as of today) - they are ergonomic and track hand function much better than the PSVR and allow for a joystick on each hand - so intuitive. Setup is easier than the PSVR (from the physical moving and setting up perspective and because I have a laptop running it, THOUGH the PSVR is more plug and play ready - not having to deal with potential PC/driver issues). GAMES - for the most part all Vive games can be played on the Rift through Steam, but not vice versa. One of the best games in VR comes FREE with the Rift - Robo Recall. It also comes with Dead & Buried - a great solo, co-op, multiplayer game with charm, and a couple of art-based games. Also, Marvel Powers United which comes out later this month will be Oculus exclusive. Oh, and there's a game called Unspoken which I would describe as Dr. Strange meets Fight Club - the game is developed by the studio that is doing the PS exclusive Spiderman. Overall - the PSVR is recommended if you already have a PSVR and money is an issue. It's friendlier in terms of social settings (since my laptop doesn't have a way to display on a larger screen or TV). I'd also only recommend this if you're not super serious into VR gaming. They are committed to making and releasing more games like the much praised Tetris due out later this year. Rift - I love this thing and can't say enough good things about it. I had to buy a new gaming laptop for the Rift (Dell G7). BUT I can take it to visit friends and family and be set up in minutes (the packaging is better than the PSVR to lug your stuff around in). I love the controls and the exclusive games + compatibility with Steam. It looks gorgeous. There's more smaller, indie games for cheaper that are pretty tight quality like Twisted Arrow, Thrill of the Night, Giant Cop. The ONLY thing is that games exclusive to the Rift need to be purchased through the Oculus store and they ask to store your credit card or Paypal which i do not like (and have already removed my card #), but I buy most of my games through Steam. All is good :). Vive - It's $100 more and would only recommend (based on limited knowledge) if you wear glasses - apparently the Vive is more glasses friendly due to the space, but I don't let people with glasses use my Rift or PSVR anyways. AND if room-scale is your #1 priority (although you can do 360 tracking with a rift if you have a 3rd sensor which requires 3 USB slots total - I think they may need to be 3.0 but maybe only the headset HAS to be). Hope this helps!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Works Great if you can get it to work.

      Posted
      WillS
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      So, this product is amazing if you can get it to work, there is a ton of info on reddit about people having USB connection issues. I happened to be one of those people. I got everything set up as explained in the setup process using USB 3.0 ports and the Oculus compatibility check said everything checked out good. Fast forward 30 min and the headset disconnects and shows as a failing device in device manager. The only way I could get the headset to come back was by restarting my computer, but the failed device caused windows to hang while restarting and every time this happens I have to do a hard restart on the computer. So I contact Oculus support and do everything they suggest to no avail, so they suggested that it might be a faulty unit. I decided to return it to best buy instead of deal with shipping since it had only been three days after the purchase date. The new one shows up and while the picture quality was better on the second one for whatever reason, the disconnects continued. Now I have been in the IT field for 10+ years and have A+, Network+, Microsoft and Cisco IT training. So this is not a lack of experience or trying to make something work that should just work out of the box. My computer is a top of the line I7 6700K, 16GB DDR4, GTX 1070 8GB with a Gigabyte motherboard and I have no issues with any other device. In the end of it all I ended up having to install a PCIE USB 3.0 expansion card that receives power from a 4 pin molex connector to have enough power and a dedicated USB 3.0 controller to handle the power and bandwidth requirements for the rift. I just happened to get lucky and the Realtek 4port card I had laying around worked, but there are tons of people on reddit who are using even Oculus recommended cards and still have issues. I offered to do anything support needed to help them diagnose what is causing this issue with my USB controller, but they didn’t seem to want to fix the problem once I had found a work around to the issue. So where yes, where they responded in a timely manner and tried to help, they clearly don’t desire to actually fix a pretty major issue with a $500 piece of hardware. Had this not been 30% off Bringing it down to $350 I would have easily forked out the extra $100 for the HTC and just be done with these kinds of issues. I do feel as though the Rift has some advantages over the Vive but its not worth dealing with these kinds of problems IMO. To be 100% honest if I didn't have those kinds of issues getting it to work correctly then I would have given this product 5 stars, but 3 days troubleshooting and having to install something that is not advertised as being required is a problem.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A game changer

      Posted
      n2oinferno
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Remember the first time you played a video game? Now remember the first time you played a video game with "realistic" graphics, ten years ago? Now look at what we have today and see how far of a leap they have come. This review isn't about graphics, but it's about setting the bar for video games as an experience even higher. No, this thing isn't going to look as photo realistic as triple A games played on your monitor, but when you're in a game there's actual depth. Things are coming at you, but they're ACTUALLY coming at you now, rather than coming closer on your monitor. When you're racing in a car, especially with a wheel and pedal setup, or flying in a ship in space with a joystick, YOU ARE THERE. It is entirely immersive. Ok, let's get the "things to know" out of the way. 1. You need a decent computer to run this. 2. No, the field of vision doesn't fill everything you can see. 3. Yes, there are god rays. (White streaks of light shooting "toward" you, especially evident with white text on black backgrounds.) 4. The graphics aren't as amazing as plenty of AAA games available now, and aren't as high resolution. 5. You need some room, about 10ft x 10ft to play a lot of games, but some are ok just sitting down. 6. The headset does get a bit warm so you're toasty after a long play session. 7. The screen door effect is kinda sorta noticeable, depending on how immersed you are in gameplay. 8. Motion sickness. YMMV on this one. Some people can take a lot of intensity and some can't. 9. It is an incredible game changer. I don't regret my purchase at all. I have had zero issues with the headset. The tracking controllers work phenomenally. Honestly I was real iffy on the purchase because it's not entirely a small chunk of money, but within 30 minutes of putting it on I knew it was a revolution in gaming. I've shared the VR experiences I own with as many people as I can, and they're equally as impressed. I cannot wait for more content to come out. Yes there are a lot of "experiences" which are short, but there are plenty of great real games as well. I could go on for a long, long time about how awesome this thing is, but no matter what I tell you, no matter what you read here, you won't understand until you try it. So find a demo at a Best Buy store if they have one available and give it a shot. Let me know if you can get through the experience without at least thinking "wow!"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best choice for PC-based VR

      Posted
      BBZac
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      If you're interested in experiencing PC games in VR, there are basically two choices: Oculus Rift Touch and HTC Vive. Rift Touch is cheaper than Vive, has glass lenses instead of fresnel lenses (sharper image), includes earphones in the headset, and is easier to set up (sensors can be placed on desktop and only require USB ports), and has far far superior controllers. Rift disadvantages compared to Vive: while you get room scale VR out of the box, when you're facing away from the two sensors, your body can obscure the controllers. For Vive-equivalent room scale, you need to buy a third sensor ($59) and place it behind you facing one of the front sensors. There's no breakout box to connect the headset to, which means the HDMI and USB cable connections coming from the headset have to be connected directly to the back of your PC. The headset and the two sensors require a total of three USB 3.0 ports. If you buy a third sensor, that needs a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, so make sure you have four ports available. Oculus has its own game store, and it has games that are exclusive that are not available on Steam. I'm not interested in being locked into a specific VR platform when things will likely change in the future. As to the quality of the VR experience using Oculus, it is the best you can get for 2017, barring the new Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset. I've had no trouble with the headset and software, and the tracking works well if you are careful to stay in the play area you have defined. I'm using a Ryzen 5 1600, 16 GB of RAM, and a GTX 1070 and can run all games at max settings so far. Highly recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow

      Posted
      MBM25
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      There have been several times in my life when I purchased or tried a product which blew me away and left me with that “wow” feeling that I never forgot - Playing the first Nintendo (NES) on my Birthday (it was such a huge step forward from what everyone was used to back then); Pushing a CD into a car CD player in the 80’s (sounds stupid but if you're older, you'll understand what I mean); Opening the first Apple iPod and navigating the scroll wheel and then using an iPhone years later. All of those products literally changed things and when you experienced them the very first time, they blew you away and you knew it was something that would change the world (as much as a consumer product can change the world). So our 8 year old has been asking for a VR headset for Christmas. I (sort of) researched them for a few minutes and picked the Rift up on Black Friday. I wanted to make sure one of our PC’s could run it so I opened it, installed it, and used it. Wow. Are you kidding? After 10 minutes I went and grabbed my wife who HATES video games, and computers in general, and I asked her to go put the headset on and pick up the controllers while I distracted the kids. She spent 20 minutes with it, came back, and proceeded to talk me into buying a second one one for the "adults". No kidding. I didn’t care about or want anything VR related before this weekend. Now I’m in the middle of upgrading our PC's just to get a "better" VR experience. Put one on your head. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced and you will never want to use a computer monitor or TV to play a game again. The Oculus is 100% worth the money. At the Black Friday price it's 200% worth the money. If you can afford to throw a decent GPU and CPU in your computer, go for it. I can’t overstate it. This is a "change the world" product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic entry into VR!

      Posted
      TheRyGuy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      -I feel like a kid again! From the first moments, to the current ones, I find myself being deeply invested in this platform. The titles included in this bundle add a great value: Robo Recall and Lucky's Tales, mainly. -I bought a third sensor, and I'm playing in a 5'x8'-ish area. It's nice to have 360-degress of tracking. Be sure to clear your play space or you'll punch things, like I did (ouch!). -There may be a gap around your nose, which lets light in and ruins the immersion for some. After adjusting the side and top straps, I've mostly eliminated this issue. -Glasses can be used, but it's not the most comfortable thing. I have thick-framed glasses, and can only play for so long. I'm literally saving my contact lenses for after work, so that I can play more comfortably. -The cord can get tangled, as with any tethered VR headset. I feel like I got a good 30-40 hours of battery life on each controller (thank goodness for Eneloop!). -There is a slight screen-door effect, but it hasn't bothered me much. Once I'm into the game, I don't notice it. -Oculus is owned by Facebook, and that may bother some people. -Being the only VR experience I could pick up in-person, I went with Oculus. -I've had 50+ hours in VR, in the last 3+ weeks. I'm eager to upgrade to a more powerful GPU, when the time comes. -Overall, I recommend this VR headset to any PC gamer looking for the "next thing". The platform has matured over the years, and the games are getting better and better. It's ready to play, right out of the box (well, after installing the software)!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

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    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Nick Pino on September 21, 2018
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    • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Adrian Willings, Rik Henderson on September 15, 2018
      Oculus Rift review: Affordable entry into high-end VR
      The Oculus Rift is the reason why Facebook bought the VR hardware company. And it's easy to see why: gaming geeks will adore it; 'normal' people willFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Will Greenwald on June 22, 2018
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      The Oculus Rift is a powerful, PC-tethered VR headset that's even more appealing now thanks a lower price and the inclusion of Oculus Touch motion controllers.Full Review
    • cnet.co.ukScott Stein on May 23, 2018
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    • cnet.co.ukDan Ackerman on May 23, 2018
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    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Alastair Stevenson on January 31, 2018
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    • techgearlab.comRating, 5 out of 5David Wise on September 21, 2017
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    • The WirecutterSigne Brewster on August 30, 2017
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