Got a gaming PC but want a VR headset? Oculus supports you. The company is taking $ 100 off its top-of-the-line Rift S model, which brings the price down to $ 299. You can buy the helmet directly from Oculus website, or to Lenovo, Walmart, and Amazon.
The headset includes two wireless Oculus Touch controllers, which run on AA batteries. Expect 12 hours before you have to redeem them. You will also get “3D position sound” with the built-in headphones.
The Oculus Rift S’s biggest potential drawback compared to other models is that it is wired, which means you will be connected to your PC. It also means that you will need a decent enough computer to have a great experience. Oculus has a list of recommended specs on his product page.
Unlike some of the other Oculus headsets, the Rift S experience is unrelated to the headset hardware. So if you decide to upgrade your PC gear in the end, your Rift S experience will likely improve as well. Of course, if you already own high-end hardware, buying better gear probably won’t make a difference.
In terms of display, the headset has a resolution of 1280 × 1440, with an 80 Hz refresh rate. While not the sharpest display on the market, it is one of the smoothest displays in the Oculus line, topped with only Oculus Quest 2. While the Quest 2 can connect to a PC using the new Link system, it has a slightly higher latency than the Rift S, so if VR gaming with PC is your real goal, the Rift S is still the best choice.
At the time of writing, you don’t need a Facebook account to use the Rift S. But Oculus says it may be required from January 2023. So keep that in mind. You’ll also want to keep in mind that Facebook has discontinued the Rift S, so if you miss the sale, you may not find it in stock anymore.
If you wanted a VR headset, now is the best time ever to grab one!
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