[Test] Oculus Rift S: a fascinating virtual reality experience on the program

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Summary

  • Oculus Rift S: an improved version of the Rift?
  • Oculus Rift S: what about the design?
    • Other features of Oculus Rift S
    • What about the sound?
    • The supplied accessories
  • Oculus Rift S: which PCs are compatible?
  • Oculus Rift S: a sharper display?
  • What about the headset configuration?
  • Oculus Rift S: a rather successful upgrade
    • Good points
    • Negative points

From the catalog of Facebook Technologies, the Oculus Rift S has come to improve its predecessor, the Oculus Rift VR headset. Its array of cameras that do not require external sensors and its sharper screen are its biggest assets.



Oculus Rift S: an improved version of the Rift?

the American company still wants to give more to its customersOculus Rift S

also offers a generally improved experience and updates some specifications

it offers access to more virtual reality software

Oculus Rift S: what about the design?

Oculus Rift Sthe result of a collaboration of this company with Lenovo

the product features design elements reminiscent of the Lenovo Explorer and Mirage Solo headsets

with two prominent outward-facing cameras

Other features of Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift Sa three-point headband with a strap that goes over your head

especially seen in the design

What about the sound?

Oculus Rift S instead uses speakers to project sound into your ears


3,5mm jack on the side of the headphones


so there is no HDMI

The supplied accessories

Oculus Rift Sthe same Oculus Touch motion controllers as the Oculus Quest

equipped with a prominent black handle and circular ring

each controller works with one AA battery

Oculus Rift S: which PCs are compatible?

Oculus Rift SOculus recommends at least an AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card


Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor

with a mid-range computer

Oculus Rift S: a sharper display?

Oculus Rift Sit uses an LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 1440 per eye


its refresh rate is a little lower (80 Hz to 90 Hz)

What about the headset configuration?

Oculus Rift Sit uses the same Windows 10 based Oculus software as the Rift

the Guardian system also allows you to define virtual walls around an open space

hundreds of VR games and applications, now available on the Oculus Store

Oculus Rift S: a rather successful upgrade

Oculus Rift Swith higher resolution and 6DOF motion tracking system

Good points

Negative points

7.3

Design : Revisited design of the Oculus Rift.

Precision : Very precise movement tracking.

Installation VR : Ultra easy installation despite the presence of a cable.

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