Where's the best place to buy an Oculus Rift S?

Where's the best place to buy an Oculus Rift S?

Best answer: The best place to buy an Oculus Rift S is from Best Buy because it has an option to spread the cost of the headset using a payment plan. If you prefer to buy it outright, the price at Best Buy is the same as from other retailers.Buy from Best Buy: Oculus Rift S (opens in new tab) ($399 at Best Buy)

Why buy from Best Buy?

The Oculus Rift S costs $399, but it requires a PC capable of powering VR. The price of all the hardware you need can add up quickly. Best Buy offers a payment plan that allows you to spread the cost of the Oculus Rift S over 12 months. The payment plan has suggested monthly payments and charges no interest if the balance is paid off within 12 months.

Additionally, some Best Buy locations have an Oculus Rift S demo set up so you can try the headset before you buy it.

If you prefer to purchase the Oculus Rift S in full at once, the $399 price at Best Buy matches the price that you'd get at Amazon (opens in new tab) or Oculus' website (opens in new tab).

What makes the Oculus Rift S so great?

The Oculus Rift S builds off the strengths of the original Oculus Rift and improves it in many key areas. The Oculus Rift S has improved lenses and a better display (2560x1440), which reduce the screen-door effect and improve the look of virtual reality.

The Rift S also eliminates the need to use external sensors. Instead, it has an array of cameras built into the device for inside-out tracking. These cameras map out your environment and combine with the headset itself and its Touch Controllers to track your movements.

The Rift S is powered by your PC, so games can look incredible if you have the right hardware. The entry requirements are relatively low, but if you have a powerful gaming PC, the Oculus Rift will really shine.

Sean Endicott
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