Oculus Rift S VR headset up for pre-order for $399 (ships in late May)

jThe Oculus Rift S is a virtual reality headset with a higher-resolution display than the original Oculus Rift, support for inside-out position tracking (so you don’t need to place sensors around the room), and a more comfortable design. First announced in March, the new headset is up for pre-order from the Microsoft Store for $399, […]

Now Facebook hopes a $200 Oculus standalone headset will make VR mainstream (leaks)

A few years ago the next-big-thing in tech was 3D TV. For a year or two pretty much every display maker was showing off a 3D television at the Consumer Electronics Show. This year I didn’t see any. By that measure, virtual reality is already a big success story. Not only are there a bunch […]

Xbox One games coming to VR with Oculus Rift (and game streaming)

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset lets you play virtual reality games for PC… but what if you want to play Xbox console games? Starting December 12th, you’ll be able to do that… sort of. While you won’t be able to plug a Rift into an Xbox, you will be able to stream Xbox One games […]

Oculus Rift VR headset now works with cheaper gaming PCs (around $500)

When the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset first launched, the $600 VR system required a $1000+ gaming computer to work, making the price of entry pretty steep… and that’s even before the launch of the $200 Oculus Touch controllers. But now Facebook-owned Oculus has launched a new technology that makes it possible to use Rift […]

Oculus Touch motion controllers coming in December for $199

This year two companies launched high-end virtual reality headsets designed to plug into a high-end PC. The Oculus Rift started shipping in March for $600 and the HTC Vive hit the streets about a week later for $800. But those prices were a bit misleading, since the Vive came with a set of motion controllers […]

Oculus is working on a standalone VR headset (no PC, no phone)

Facebook’s Oculus Rift may be one of the most powerful virtual reality systems on the market… but you also need to plug it into a powerful PC to use the headset. The company has also worked with Samsung to produce the Gear VR, a cheaper product that works without wires… but which relies on your […]

Oculus Rift begins shipping, early reviews are mixed (at best)

2016 is set to be the year of virtual reality. Sure, you’ve been able to strap a smartphone to your head to watch 360 degree videos and explore interactive content for a few years. But this year some of the most ambitious consumer-oriented VR devices are launching, starting with the Oculus Rift, which is shipping […]

Oculus Ready PCs coming soon for $1499 and up

It’ll be a few months before you can get your hands on the commercial version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in April, but you can already pre-order one for $599. Want a PC that’s powerful enough to work with the headset? Starting February 16th, you’ll be able to pre-order an “Oculus Ready” PC bundled […]

Oculus Rift VR headset ships in April for $599 (pre-orders are open now)

After months of buildup, Oculus is finally taking pre-orders for its virtual reality headset. The Oculus Rift should begin shipping in March, and you can order one today for $599. That makes this virtual reality device more expensive than some PCs. But this will be one of the first high-end VR accessories to hit the market […]

Oculus Rift VR headset pre-orders begin January 6th

2015 may have been the year virtual reality headsets generated a lot of buzz, but 2016 is poised to be the year when big name companies really get in on the action. Most of last year’s popular VR devices were basically frames for holding a smartphone close to you eyeballs. This year should see the launch […]