• Oculus Rift VR – What makes it the best?

  • Posted on December 18, 2018
  • With the popularity of virtual reality comes all types and brands of virtual reality headset. One of the most preferred brands is Oculus Rift. It is tagged as the best headset for virtual reality enthusiasts. In this article, we are going to take a look at the current design and specs of Oculus Rift.

    Oculus Rift VR design

    Oculus Rift has improved a lot in terms of design from the way it was first introduced in 2016. Today, many of its physical attributes have improved. The head strap now has three parts which go around and cover the skull for a better, secure, and comfortable fit. It is also lighter in weight making you feel comfortable for hours of carrying around. It weighs less than one pound. Headphones are also integrated into the device so gamers do not have to provide their own headphones.  

    Oculus Rift VR specs

    The old virtual reality technology; the one introduced in the 1980s will make you sick. You will surely experience simulator sickness. Fortunately, modern virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift completely eliminates judder and motion blur through its OLED display. Gaming is even more interactive if you set up a small camera that coincides in tune with the sensor located at the front and back of the goggles. Oculus Rift has indeed a top-notch tracking system, which enables you to view and interact with the virtual environment into a whole new level. It takes a precise measurement of your movement and syncs the visuals correctly and accurately.

    Oculus Rift VR’s eyes come with own HD screen and the resolution is 960 x 180 for each eye. It has a refresh rate of 75Hz, 72Hz, and 60Hz. The persistence is 2ms, 3ms, and full. Its tracing system has measurements taken by accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. Looking at these specs, a virtual reality enthusiast can easily assess how powerful Oculus Rift VR is. That is why it is tagged as the virtual reality headset for VR enthusiasts.

    Dov Katz is one of the virtual reality enthusiasts. He was a part of the team that created Oculus Rift VR. In fact, he was the one who created the original position tracking system.  He stayed with Oculus as a senior engineer and head for computer vision until such time that Oculus was acquired by Facebook for over $2 billion both in stocks and cash. 

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