Oculus shows off the first consumer version of the Rift VR headset

Much refined from the developer kits that have been around for some time now, the newest version just 'goes away,' in so much as a helmet on your head can do that.

There are two OLED screens inside creating the visuals as well as a low-latency tracking system which has been slowly refined over the past few years. Integrated into the headset are a pair of headphones with 360-degree spatialized audio for that all important immersive experience as well as a dial to increase or decrease the distance from your eyes.

It's visually much slimmed down from the clunky looking developer kits and is covered in a cloth finish instead of just cold hard metal or plastic.

And of course, it'll all be available in Q1 2016.

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  • Now I can watch Bjork's Stonemilker 360 Music Video then?
  • I wonder if people can watch porn on the xbox one with it.
  • Of course. IE. It will be porn that really sells this. Like it does with everything else.
  • Meeeh. Don't think I would ever get this, but at least it seems this might be more supported than any other VR headset so it's a better deal than others to me.
  • Looks awesome.
  • How do I pre-order?? Lol
  • Had a go with one of these yesterday, doing some VR maintenance training for aircraft. Very impressive.