Oculus Rift S goes up for preorder for $399
Get those preorders in.
Today, Oculus opened up preorders for the Oculus Rift S, the latest headset from the popular manufacturer. While this new device is quite similar to the last model, it still offers a number of improvements which give it an edge. You can check out the complete specifications below.
Keep in mind that unlike the Oculus Quest, the Oculus Rift S need a somewhat powerful computer to attach to. It's not a standalone device like the Oculus Quest.
|Display resolution||2,560 x 1,440|
|Refresh rate||80 Hz|
3.5 mm jack
|Degrees of freedom (DoF)||6 DoF|
|PC requirements||Same as Rift CV1|
|Release date||May 21|
In our preview, we wrote, "Oculus has delivered an entirely new hardware tracking system without sacrificing any quality or performance, and that's an amazing technical accomplishment. It may give people who currently own and love their existing Oculus Rift reason to pause before upgrading if they're already super happy with what they have, but everyone else is going to be delighted by this new model. And at $399, this whole package is a steal."
Are you interested in the Oculus Rift S? Let us know. The standalone Oculus Quest (opens in new tab) is also available for preorder on Amazon, starting at $399.
The next evolution of the Rift brings improved lenses, a display with a higher pixel count than the original, and a redesigned head strap and tracking system, but you're still tethered to a PC.
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I preordered the Oculus Quest myself. Can’t wait for May 21!