The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset isn’t like anything you’ve seen before.
This headset takes the virtual reality experience to a level that’s never been achieved. They can be used to play games, watch movies or hang out with your friends. While that might sound like something you can do with any headset, it isn’t.
This headset will take you where you’ve never gone before – inside a world that only exists in virtual reality.
Instead of just playing the games that you love, you’ll feel like you’re playing inside the actual game. You’ll be immersed in that world. You get transported into a world that’s not real, but seems like it is.
The headset takes virtual reality to the top and brings their A game. The displays and visuals are so powerful, you’ll be amazed that you can’t actually touch them because it will look like you are.
The device has a good refresh rate that causes the optics to make you feel like everything you can see is real. It’s such an immersive experience that when you take them off, you’ll be shocked to see that you didn’t leap into that world.
The way the headset works is that once you put it on, the technology, which is a low latency constellation system, causes you to feel like you stepped over the line from reality into the virtual existence.
You’ll see it, you’ll experience it and almost believe that it’s really true.
The sensor that you set up in front of you before you start knows where you turn your head, and this tracking is what immerses you into the world.
It’s so realistic that if you see yourself wobbling on the edge of a bridge, you’d be able to see the water and the sharp rocks below. You’d see the blue sky and the white clouds floating by.
You would feel the same fear of being so high up, so close to danger as if you actually were. Then it happens. You fall. As your tumble downward, you see everything zip past.
You see the trees. You hear the sounds of the birds and the rushing of the water. You tense up, bracing yourself for the impact. That is the kind of experience the Oculus Rift will give you.
If you’re thinking it will feel like you’re wearing a wide set of binoculars when you have it on, you’d be wrong.
Wearing the headset doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything.
It feels like you took all your senses and peeked into another realm. The headset can be customized to fit your head and they are comfortable to wear. You’ll get many different environments to explore with the headset as well as RPG games and sci-fi shooters and more.
The Oculus Touch Hand Controllers
If you have the Oculus Rift headset, the Oculus Touch is a must have. In fact, once you have these, that’s going to be it for you. Nothing else is going to come close to giving you the same kind of experience.
Granted, they do look different from other hand controllers with their strange looking design. But it’s the design itself that makes these so good for game play.
The controllers have the ability to track your hands.
They can sense how you’re moving and where you’re holding your hands – like up or down or to your sides. They get this ability from the camera and the way that they work is by immersing you so far into the game that when you make a motion with your real hands, the virtual hands feel like they belong to you.
If you’re thinking that’s pretty cool (and it is), the Oculus Touch doesn’t stop there.
Not satisfied with just being able to give you immersive play with your hands, they added tracking on your fingers as well.
So if you point at something with your finger, then your virtual finger will point as well. This is technology at a whole new level of gameplay. The sensors on the Touch are so good that it can tell exactly when you’re touching the buttons or not.
You end up with an overall immersive feeling that will up the level of play and amaze you. The way that most virtual reality controllers work is by giving you the jerky, sometimes clunky movements within a game.
But what the Touch does is it makes you believe that you’re completely in the game.
Your body will register that it’s moving around in the virtual world. The shape of the Touch is what helps give it the sensitivity it has and, regardless of whether or not you’re holding onto it, the device will remain in place.
With other controllers, when you want to pick up something in the game, you have to go through the controller. That’s not the case with the Touch. All you have to do is to move your fingers like you normally would as if you were picking up something in the real world.
The Touch responds to that. What ends up happening is that you get a more natural feel during the game. It’s you picking up the object, and you firing the weapon. You can wave your hand or fingers and your virtual hand will also do those movements.
The controllers are easy to set up and install. You will need to use AA batteries for the controllers, but you do get long life game play with these.
The controllers have action buttons, thumbsticks and analog triggers that are easy to reach when you’re playing your games.
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System Bundle Information
- Get 6 free titles, including: Robo Recall, Luckyʼs Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox
- Riftʼs ultra low-latency tracking offers unparalleled immersion
- The Oculus Touch controllers bring your hands into VR, letting you interact naturally with the virtual world
- NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater Graphics Card Required and a RAM of 8 GB+ RAM
- Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer Operating System required
- Windows PC and internet connection required – review recommended specs to confirm system compatibility