Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality System

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality System is a keeper. I understand they will decrease the cost and the cameras will get better. But the Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality System is still a keeper. Firstly, the free applications are in the Oculus shop and you get it once you register. Secondly, invest some time to arrange an excellent sized play area (a lot more than 6 x 6 ft). Once you put the visor on, you are immersed within an alternate reality. Your eyes tell you your brain you’ve moved to some other world however your ears will still hear the doorbell. You might get tired of the workout, make sure you’ve got access to a chair.

Oculus Rift

Yes, you can view films: try an IMAX movie or a movie that fills the whole 180 or 360-degree region around you. This will bring you closer to the IMAX experience.

Bear in mind, the camera resolution is not the best. I understand that the Vive is way better. However, your brain will fill in the gaps and you will hardly notice it if you are not looking. But that is partly the limitation of the medium instead of the Oculus cameras. Once the price comes down OR this becomes an absolute must have, the cameras are likely to progress, and the rendering quality will probably improve.

The material is quite well-crafted for a Chinese product. The cables might have been braided rather than the plain plastic sheathing.

Oculus Rift

The visor of the Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality System is very comfortable, and I had none of the barn door effects that others have. I tried with and without glasses and both were remarkably comfortable.

I will try actual video clips/photos from my very own Astro and underwater collection. Plus, videos from others (like the ISS, ESA and Woods Hole Oceanographic). Imagine swimming with a blue whale in your den.

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