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Oculus Rift Now Available from Amazon UK - £549
Oculus Rift Now Available from Amazon UK - £549

Oculus Rift Now Available from Amazon UK - £549

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Finally but ouch that price!

This is the same price everywhere else so cold from me.

As I'm currently eyeing up VR in the shape of a Vive I'd rather buy from somewhere that you can get a discount on the price. Through work I can get 6% off at currys. For anyone else you can get 5% off using the following link.

topcashback.co.uk/top…ds/

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
game.co.uk/en/…089

I will add that Currys you can then get another 1.5% off the price with quidco too, so in effect 6.5% off for anyone, or if you get access to an employee rewards service most offer 1% more, so I'll pay 7.5% less on my Vive.

Edited by: "Astec123" 20th Sep 2016

you can have mine for 450

The good news is amazon warehouse must have some soon when people realise rheir pc's arent good enough or simply dont use it. Hopefully some decent prices soon

amano

you can have mine for 450


I'd be sorely tempted at £400

Get the Vive, at least you won't be spied on from facebook then

Anybody interested in buying my Vive? (£620 delivered)

HOW MUCH ?????

wow it's expensive huh? I want to wait to see how virtual reality pans out. I mean 3D was meant to be the next big thing and now everyone is bored of it. Virtual Reality is similar in that I first saw it in the 1990s and now it's made a comeback but it is early days.

Its interesting WiderWallet withdrew their 6% off currys scheme last week.
Now it seems topgiftcards no longer do currys discount cards.

Gonna get mine for £25 from CEX in 6 months time

Still cant help but feel that that price point is killing any hope of VR hitting the main stream and receiving good game support most of the ones available at the moment are nothing but glorified tech demos
Edited by: "Mememo" 20th Sep 2016

£534.01 on Flubit

Mememo

Still cant help but feel that that price point is killing any hope of VR … Still cant help but feel that that price point is killing any hope of VR hitting the main stream and receiving good game support most of the ones available at the moment are nothing but glorified tech demos



Its arguably the best, first gen of proper VR, new tech is always expensive.

In comparison to the unreal pricing of the Vive, £500 now seems a sensible price for VR.

Not tried Oculus but have the Vive and its an absolute game changer IMO. Downside is that it is of course expensive, the headset, the wands, then often an upgraded graphics card can easily tip 1k all in. However, it's totally mind blowing. Games are little bit gimmicky at present but the immersion is amazing.

PS I gather there are no wands at launch, instead they're being bundled with xbox one controllers which seems a bit of a let down to me.

bove9

PS I gather there are no wands at launch, instead they're being bundled … PS I gather there are no wands at launch, instead they're being bundled with xbox one controllers which seems a bit of a let down to me.



If the news is to be believed the wands aren't going to be cheap either.

twitter.com/nis…488

£190.

Fo3

Anybody interested in buying my Vive? (£620 delivered)



I will be in the market for a Vive as of nxt week if you still have it then i may be interested (Once iv shopped round for prices)
Edited by: "Buttmonk3y" 21st Sep 2016

Buttmonk3y

I will be in the market for a Vive as of nxt week if you still have it … I will be in the market for a Vive as of nxt week if you still have it then i may be interested (Once iv shopped round for prices)


Keep me in mind and give me a message in a week, as I'm sure I'll forget about this comment. You won't find one cheaper than this.

My Oculus arrived yesterday and it is amazing. You really do have to experience it. Need to get my VR legs before I try anything too intense. Apollo 11 and Adrift are amazing.
My reason for choosing this over the Vive is that I don't have a lot of room and prefer gaming sat down.

Hmmmm... £220 cheaper than the Vive in exchange for a lack of privacy.... I'm on the fence about this one

VitalViper

Hmmmm... £220 cheaper than the Vive in exchange for a lack of privacy.... … Hmmmm... £220 cheaper than the Vive in exchange for a lack of privacy.... I'm on the fence about this one


Make sure you don't use Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Amazon Video,Netflix or a smart phone.

£99.99 is my price. I can wait.

mranderson1971

Make sure you don't use Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Amazon … Make sure you don't use Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Amazon Video,Netflix or a smart phone.



Yes except none are as (or claim to be) blatantly invasive, see a few excerpts from their privacy policy below about what's collected:

"Information about the games, content, or other apps installed on your … "Information about the games, content, or other apps installed on your device or provided through our Services, including from third parties;"



"Information about your physical movements and dimensions when you use a … "Information about your physical movements and dimensions when you use a virtual reality headset."



Location information, which can be derived from information such as your … Location information, which can be derived from information such as your device's IP address. If you're using a mobile device, we may collect information about the device's precise location, which is derived from sources such as the device's GPS signal and information about nearby WiFi networks and cell towers.



Furthermore there is no way to opt out of this and it is monitoring your apps, pc configuration and third party apps even when the Oculus applications aren't running according to various sources.

While I understand this won't bother some/most people I find it enough of a reason to sway me toward the latter, more expensive alternative

Edited by: "VitalViper" 21st Sep 2016

mranderson1971

Make sure you don't use Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Amazon … Make sure you don't use Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Amazon Video,Netflix or a smart phone.

"Information about the games, content, or other apps installed on your … "Information about the games, content, or other apps installed on your device or provided through our Services, including from third parties;"

"Information about your physical movements and dimensions when you use a … "Information about your physical movements and dimensions when you use a virtual reality headset."

Location information, which can be derived from information such as your … Location information, which can be derived from information such as your device's IP address. If you're using a mobile device, we may collect information about the device's precise location, which is derived from sources such as the device's GPS signal and information about nearby WiFi networks and cell towers.



HTC Vive

Need to consider both HTC's privacy policy and Valve's privacy policy.
They go through nearly the same information as Oculus, such as name, address, GPS locations, IP addresses, billing details, etc.
They use nearly the same methods of sharing data, such as legal compliances, business transactions like acquisitions, consent, services providers, and using deidentified data for any purpose
Valve will not share identifyable info with 3rd parties except with service providers like warehousing, shipping, and payment processing
Valve will not collect information about people under age of 13, which does not appear in Oculus' or HTC's privacy policies
HTC can share deidentifiable and possibly identifiable information with 3rd party ad agencies
HTC is not responsible for how 3rd party ad agencies use your information
HTC works with group called "Network Advertisement Initiative" which has 101 member companies

So Oculus info stays inhouse, The HTC Vive info goes all over.
These headsets will collect data to improve services etc..
Netflix collects data about what you watch, where you watch it, how you watch it, when you pause rewind etc.. ,and what you watch it on.
I don't have facebook btw.

Also the traffic that the Oculus app uses has been monitored and it does not collect info about what you are doing when you are not using it.
To think that facebook want to know what i am doing on my PC all the time when I am not using the Oculus is tin foil hat territory.
I would be more concerned that HTC just hand your data over to advertisers. How do you monitor that?
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