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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tracking & comfort beyond my expectations!

    Amazing tracking & comfort beyond my expectations!

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

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    I've been wanting a VR headset ever since they were in development. After a few years went by, I saw the Oculus at best buy for a steal of a deal; comparing it to its original price. I also like that best buy offers a 2 year warranty, allowing me to have fun & share with friends without any worries about damage. I was extremely impressed by the tracking with just 2 sensors. (You can buy a third tracker but no rush, you can get it anytime you're ready.) This headset is also very comfortable and still fits nice & snug. You could play for hours without any discomfort. The setup is really simple. It walks you through the entire process and even makes it fun. This headset turns any simple room into a vast world to explore and discover anew realities you've never experienced.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best VR experience

    Best VR experience

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    Tried it in store and I bought it right away! Now that it's more affordable, I highly recommend it for a great VR experience! Comes with 2 sensors, 2 controllers and the headset. So make sure you have at least 3 USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI out on your PC. It was a challenge getting the sound from my laptop out to an external speaker butwas able to do so by buying a separate device and did some tweaking in the oculus software. My kids love them and laughe played for hours! Great thing to have if you're a gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Awesome

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    Did not know vr it’s so good I got it just out of curiosity if didn’t like it I could always return it. But I live it keep in mind you’ll need to do some rearranging because you need room to move around at least enough room to take a few steps in every direction

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Love it

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    Probably the best thing I’ve bought recently. Can’t say enough great word. #addicting

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this....

    Love this....

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    This thing blows my mind every time i play a new game. Worth the money

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Love it

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    Well we bought it 6 hours ago and my kids have not put it down it is absolutely great I have not see my kid's smile so much the graphics are awesome very easy to hook up you definitely won't go wrong the Riff is it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great fun

    great fun

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    i have never in my life experienced anything so immersive as this system of touch VR. i am a newbie and i am hooked from the start. i'm over 50 and it makes me feel like a kid again

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Powerful technology

    Extremely Powerful technology

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    V R it's like being in a totally different Environment!!!! I highly recommend this piece of technology

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Purchased Oculus Rift VR gaming bundle for my son

    Purchased Oculus Rift VR gaming bundle for my son

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    This was a gift for my son. He said that setting it up wasn't too difficult. The sensors were a little tricky to adjust because his room is small. He figured out a few kinks and made the necessary adjustments. He seems to be very pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Blows your mind

    Blows your mind

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    This product puts you in a whole new world and even lets you meet people all around the world too. Some many awesome games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy a 3rd sensor!! 5 Stars!

    Buy a 3rd sensor!! 5 Stars!

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    I give this product 5 stars as long as you buy a 3rd sensor for 360 viewing. Takes gaming to a whole new world.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Experience!

    Incredible Experience!

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best choice for PC-based VR

    Best choice for PC-based VR

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A game changer

    A game changer

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Annoyances and limitations ... but WORTH it!

    Annoyances and limitations ... but WORTH it!

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    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
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Amazing

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    You really do feel transported into new environments and worlds when using the Rift VR. There are a variety of games to select from...many to try for free. I appreciate being able to sort games via comfort level allowing hubby and I to find games we both like to play. Hubby can play and enjoy them all, whereas, I can get a bit motion sick. Our favorite at this time is Audioshield and Slingshot (part of the Lab). Both hubby and I also like how interactive the games are...you can break a sweat in some. Cons are few and we have found work arounds... Con 1...it took a bit of research to find how to play sound on both headgear and tv at same time. You do not need to download any additional apps, just need to find the correct toggles in Windows audio setup. Con 2...sharing the headgear after breaking a sweat is icky. We solved this by each wearing our own sweatbands. Overall... LOVE IT. It's only been about a month and we can't wait to try many more games on the Rift VR and expanding our library.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Ways to Use VR

    One of the Best Ways to Use VR

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

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    The Oculus rift has been out for awhile now. I managed to purchase this right before the Rift S and the Oculus Quest were announced. As a result I have to say, I'm glad I got it when I did. Info hear great things about the new Rift model, and not having sensors would be great. But overall my experience with the original consumer Rift has been awesome. I only have two sensors set up diagonally from one another. One sensor is higher than the other in my room. As a result I am able to get I'd say 98% perfect tracking. There are some hiccups here and there but that's a small price to pay for only using the two sensors out if the box. That being said setup was easy, I did use a USB extension cord for my one sensor for it to reach the other side of the room. But other than that it was plug and play after installing the Oculus software. As for the experience. I have tried the original HTC Vive, the Lenovo Windows Mixed Reality headset, and finally the Rift. Out of all the devices I do truly enjoy the rift the most. The Vive wands feel great and sturdy and was my entry to VR from a friend. However I didn't have the money at the time and went for the Lenovo WMR headset. It was great, it had both a trackpad and thumbstick. I could map the controls with steam as needed, and play the VR games I wanted. But the issue there was the tracking. The WMR headsets lose tracking when the controllers are too close to your face or away from the cameras. That brings me to the rift. This headset was on sale for $350 and I knew it was time to jump on it. And boy was I glad that I did. The headset felt super comfortable when I put it on, and the screen felt on par with the Vive. The touch controllers were amazing to my hands. They have their pros and cons when compared to the Vive wands, but that can be said for the Vive wands as well. Overall playing some fast games like Beat Saber, or Gorn. The controllers keep up greatly. Games like Pavlov and H3VR are super easy to use with the Oculus. If you're willing to do a little tinkering for setup and a little research on how to do it properly. Out of the box setup for 360 degree tracking should work with the two sensors no problem. I recommend a program from the Oculus store called "Sensor Bounds" it allows you to see where your sensors are located and where their field of view is. It is a super helpful tool for fine tuning your setup. Overall I'm really happy with my purchase, and maybe someday I'll pickup the Rift S. But as it stands, my original rift is just what I wanted and needed in VR b

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fun and winter work out.

    Great fun and winter work out.

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    I purchased the VR system after trying out a commercial VR Vive experience. I was surprised at the amount of fun, and the amount of work I did while playing the games. The cost was a little overwhelming, because you have basically buy a thousand dollar tower to go with it. I am not a gamer, and didn't want a new gaming system in my house, but despite those issues (cost, and anti-gaming history) I thought it would be a good investment. I justified the cost by comparing it to a gym membership for my family. I also got some help with it for Christmas. So far we are having a blast. I look forward to my workouts every day. We do sort of compete for time on the system in out 3 person household. My husband is a long time gamer, and my daughter is 11 and enjoying herself too. Our favorite games. Me, Boxing VR and Sword master. Best workouts. Sword master is very dangerous though. You need a big playing area, and will still occasionally punch a wall. I have the bruises to prove it. We are considering placing padding on the walls for when we ignore the barrier cues in the heat of the moment. I also punched the flat screen twice during Mage's Tale. We reset the boundaries. Husband loves Beat Saber, Skyrim, Mages Tale, Sword Master. Daughter loves the drawing apps, Minecraft, and Job Simulator. The reason I don't give 4 stars is that it is a fragile piece of equipment, that is used in a very rough way. Even before we started the more physical games, we had twisted the head cord and lost function of our headset. We had to return our unit for a new one. You can't just go out and buy replacement parts. To protect your investment from twists in the cord, stepping on and ripping cords from their seating; you have to invest in overhead suspension, high end extension cords. It would be nice to get what you need from the outside. Your eyes are useless to the outside world, so how can you not expect to step on the cord, twist the cord, etc. It would have been nice to not have to figure that part out with trial and error. It was so painful to have to wait for 2 weeks to get a new unit when we were already so dependant on it for relaxation and work out. We live in AK, and some days, you do not want to go outside. Now that we have our replacement, I am working out daily, and we have something that our kid likes, that is great bribe material to get her work done. Unfortunately, the husband has more games to get lost in. You win some and you lose some.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Love it!

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    Coming from PlayStation VR to Oculus rift it's a huge change with tracking and graphics, I am currently running a GTX 1060 and games run smoothly. The free games that are included I highly recommend Robo Recall for the true benefits of the Rift and you won't find yourself bored with a store full of VR games unlike *Cough* PlayStation.. *Cough*

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I am really enjoying these

    I am really enjoying these

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    My wife and I went to an arcade that had a VR headset coupled with a motion platform that simulated a roller coaster ride. We enjoyed it so much that we stopped at the local Best Buy afterward and checked out the Oculus. There happened to be an Oculus rep there who demoed them for us and since the price for the complete package was reasonable at $350 we (well, more I) decided to buy a pair right then. I had been wanting them for a while so the time was finally right. Have to say I'm really enjoying them. The experience is really quite impressive, especially coupled with the right games. I bought MOSS first and had a blast playing the game. It was so immersive that sometimes you have to lift your headset up just to remember the world you're seeing isn't real. I'm playing Lone Echo now which I highly recommend. You really get the feeling of space and all its vastness. Just be careful and give yourself plenty of room. I don't know how many times I thought I was facing forward and when I took the headset off I was backward. You totally lose touch with the real world and occasionally I'll smack into something if I'm not careful. Also recommend you download the free Google Earth VR some time and travel around the world in 3D. It's quite an enjoyable experience to see the world presented in VR. Anyway, I primarily bought the Oculus because of it's great support in games, and because I'm into flight simulation and wanted to see what they would be like in that world. Wow, it is a totally different experience. It's hard to go back to a flat screen now after flying around in VR. Unfortunately manipulating the virtual controls still isn't easy but it seems to be getting better all the time. Once they nail that down I can't see ever going back to a flat screen to fly again. The sense of presence is truly remarkable. The headset itself is generally comfortable to wear. It's not overbearing, just every now and again a little too much weight will press on the bridge of my nose and get a little uncomfortable. Readjustment usually takes care of that. The lenses seem to need to be cleaned regularly or smudges start to form and the images get blurry. The headset sound is great and games that support spatial sound really pull you in with sound seeming to come from every direction. The controllers are comfortable and pretty intuitive for the most part. Setup was simple and Oculus supports several games I already have so it's great to now experience them in VR without having to buy them again. The image quality isn't as sharp as I would like, which I knew going in. To my eyes, I can see the pixels which takes away from some of the sharpness and fine details. However, after a while you get used to it and it doesn't really bother me much unless I'm trying to read some fine print on something. Gameplay is very smooth on my GTX 1080Ti and i7-7700K machine. Overall, I highly recommend these, especially at the sub $350 price. I really believe much much more is going to go to VR in the future so I think it's well worth to own a pair at this price point and point in time.

    I would recommend this to a friend