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Facebook's Oculus Quest and Rift S pre-orders start today

Facebook's Oculus Quest and Rift S pre-orders start today

Well, the new Oculus uses the same controllers like its predecessor. The new software suite takes into consideration the time and effort it takes to deploy new tools like VR headsets across a business, she said. The standalone VR headset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor-a significant upgrade over the specs of the lesser mobile counterpart the Oculus Go. Without this step, the user will not be able to install apps from the Oculus store, or sync the Touch Controllers to the headset.

Oculus, and Facebook of course, have launched a competitor to the Valve Index VR headset which Jim wrote about earlier. Our first all-in-one solution, Oculus Go opened up the possibilities of VR to a wider audience than ever before.

It is worth noting the Oculus Rift S is now only available for pre-order. We've had our hands on the exciting new device, and will be bringing you a detailed review in the coming weeks. The benefit of not needing a VR-ready computer reduces the entry price of the Oculus Quest dramatically. For those with a Windows 10 PC and dedicated graphics card, the Rift S is an improved version of the Oculus Rift for those who want the most immersive and graphically handsome experience possible.

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Naturally, the Oculus Rift S will allow users to tap into the full existing Oculus Rift library of games and experiences.

The Rift S must be tethered to a PC.

Both the devices rely on Oculus Insight, the new inside-out tracking system, which is capable of scanning all items in your VR space, including floors, windows etc. They'll also be available at retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Currys PC World. Shipping for both products begins May 21.


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