Oculus Rift S Revealed With Improved Resolution And Head Strap

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As mentioned earlier, the Rift S makes use of Oculus Insight tracking technology to remove the need for those bothersome external sensors, meaning it can deliver out-of-the-box room scale with minimum fuss.

Oculus also collaborated with Lenovo to improve the design of the Rift S, ensuring that there are "increased comfort, better weight distribution, and improved light blocking, as well as a simple, single-cable system for a clutter-free experience". However, compared to headsets like the Vive Pro or the HP Reverb which sport per eye resolutions of 1440 x 1600 and 2160 x 2160 respectively, the Rift S' per eye resolution of 1280 x 1440 falls a bit short. For instance, the new headset has a 2560 x 1440 resolution with OLED displays, instead of LCD panels as seen on the Oculus Go.

Oculus has announced that the Rift S head-mounted display will ship this Spring at a price of $399 (roughly Rs. 27,300).

Both the old model and the new shares the same CPU and GPU requirements so if you've been using the original Rift, it won't be such a huge hassle to switch to the newer one. Facebook recently introduced the Oculus Rift S. While there was some concern regarding this unit, it seems the device providers everything users had hoped for.

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Oculus further explained: "Using computer vision algorithms, Oculus Insight captures, traces, and navigates physical spaces in real time". However, the new headset will not be compatible with previous Oculus sensors so the set will be completely reliant on its built-in cameras for tracking. The Rift S will sit higher above the middling self-contained $199 Oculus Go in the company's VR hierarchy.

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Oculus will also enable cross-buy and cross-play features, enabling users to upgrade their hardware and still have their library accessible as it is.

Initial reviews of the Rift S are tepid.