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OCULUS Rift S VR Gaming Headset - Currys eBay - £339.15
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OCULUS Rift S VR Gaming Headset - Currys eBay - £339.15

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Immersive virtual reality with upgraded visuals
Always wanted to try VR? Well here's your chance. Explore new worlds and play games in a whole new way with the Oculus Rift S. It's been upgraded from the original Rift, with improved optics so that what you see looks even better, with graphics that are brighter and more colourful.

Pull the comfortable headset on and Oculus takes over, putting you in a fully 3D world. As you move around in real life, you move in the game too – so you can literally duck to dodge obstacles, or reach to grab something.

Realistic gaming with accurate controllers
But it's not just the headset that's tracked in your games. There's two controllers included, so you can reload a laser gun with a realistic movement, control a steering wheel just like in real life, or learn how to box with Rocky – and it all feels as natural as possible.

And because the Oculus Rift S has built-in speakers, the audio of your game literally surrounds you – if an enemy is approaching from the left you'll know exactly where to shoot.

Thousands of games and apps available to play

Whether you want to take on fantasy sword fighting games, play around with robots, explore space, or just tackle puzzles in a 3D world – the Oculus game library has something for everyone.

There are terrifying games that make you feel like you're actually inside a horror film, as well as guided meditation experiences to help you calm down afterwards. And there's even family friendly experiences, and educational games for the whole family to enjoy.
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Requirements

A PC meeting or exceeding the spec below is recommended to run the Oculus Rift:
  • Windows 10 - Intel® Core™ i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
  • 8 GB of RAM or more
  • DisplayPort 1.2 / Mini DisplayPort

A PC meeting or exceeding the spec below is the minimum required to run the Oculus Rift:
  • Windows 10 - Intel® Core™ i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
  • 8 GB of RAM or more
  • DisplayPort 1.2 / Mini DisplayPort

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This is to briefly mention some of the differences between the Oculus Rift S and Quest. Both have advantages and disadvantages so it'll come down to what you feel will suit you best.

The Oculus Rift S IPD is mechanically fixed at 64mm but it can be adjusted in software. How effective that is I don't know. The IPD of the Quest can be changed on the headset itself. The Quest has better black levels and richer colours, yet it uses a pentile OLED display which is 2 sub-pixels per pixel. The RGB LCD display of the Oculus Rift S has 3 sub-pixels per pixel and may look sharper and have less screen door effect even though it's a slightly lower overall resolution than the Quest. Field of view and refresh rate are slightly better on the Rift S.

In terms of portability, the Quest wins hands down. The fact that you can use a link cable to connect to the pc and play your full Oculus games library is an excellent addition. The image quality won't be quite as good because compression is involved. If I remember correctly I think data towards the outer edges of the screen is more heavily compressed but the information in the center of where you are looking will be sharper. Still, the experience from what I've read and watched using the link cable is still brilliant.

Finally, there's the comfort factor. Quest is more front heavy due to being an all-in-one portable device and it doesn't have the "halo band" that the Rift S has. For longer play sessions the Rift S will most likely be a more comfortable experience.
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Hi, worth buying if you haven't got VR, but not worth upgrading if you have previous Oculus rift.
Depends, I upgraded and as a glasses user the rift s is a huge upgrade. No more God rays which cause havoc with my glasses and more comfortable overall.
What are the advantages of this over the Oculus Quest with Oculus link?
Edited by: "Haytham" 19th Mar
Not bad but for me I don't think I am well with anything below 90Hz as I used the Oculus Quest which is 72Hz and did not like that much but when using wmr Lenovo explorer which is 90Hz I feel just fine.
Rolefitleader19/03/2020 10:31

Hi, worth buying if you haven't got VR, but not worth upgrading if you …Hi, worth buying if you haven't got VR, but not worth upgrading if you have previous Oculus rift.


This or the Valve Index?
CBeems19/03/2020 10:56

This or the Valve Index?


Valve index. If you have the £ for it of course!
Just sold my old Rift a little while ago to upgrade to this newer model, was waiting for a discount, so grreat deal, have some heat!
Is there a good resource where I can read about the differences between all these different handsets? It seems very confusing.
Great headset if you fit the IPD. If you're over 65mm you will loss FOV and it become more blurry.
Edited by: "ShineHunter" 19th Mar
this is not the kind of post i need to see right now, been juggling this or the Quest for a while. This makes my mind up i reckon.
Best price for a quest anywhere?
I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.
Is this a worthwhile upgrade over the Quest purely for SimRacing?
TelephoneHandset19/03/2020 11:44

I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.Is …I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.Is this a worthwhile upgrade over the Quest purely for SimRacing?


From what I've been reading it would purely come down to comfort of the headsets for extended use. I would stick with what you have, unless money is no object
TelephoneHandset19/03/2020 11:44

I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.Is …I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.Is this a worthwhile upgrade over the Quest purely for SimRacing?


Apart from a slightly better refresh rate, what makes it an upgrade?
It's worth also keeping in mind this has a fixed PD. I think of like 61/62. Mine is 66 so I stuck with my CV1.
EndemicAlarm19/03/2020 11:56

Apart from a slightly better refresh rate, what makes it an upgrade?


Slightly better field of view. Slightly better refresh rate. Slightly less screen door.

The reason I ask is simply because they are all "slightly" better.

Are the very slight better performance points worth it over the quest? I use the quest on iRacing, and the screen door is the thing that very slightly bugs me the most.

I would buy an Index in a heartbeat, but sold out for months.
TelephoneHandset19/03/2020 11:59

Slightly better field of view. Slightly better refresh rate. Slightly less …Slightly better field of view. Slightly better refresh rate. Slightly less screen door.The reason I ask is simply because they are all "slightly" better.Are the very slight better performance points worth it over the quest? I use the quest on iRacing, and the screen door is the thing that very slightly bugs me the most.I would buy an Index in a heartbeat, but sold out for months.


You can get them from the Steam site atm, just an 8-10 week delivery time
TelephoneHandset19/03/2020 11:59

Slightly better field of view. Slightly better refresh rate. Slightly less …Slightly better field of view. Slightly better refresh rate. Slightly less screen door.The reason I ask is simply because they are all "slightly" better.Are the very slight better performance points worth it over the quest? I use the quest on iRacing, and the screen door is the thing that very slightly bugs me the most.I would buy an Index in a heartbeat, but sold out for months.


Right, but the Quest has the better resolution, OLED over LCD, and PC linked or unlinked. Comparisons seem to favour it pretty heavily. £60 more expensive is a fair bit though for something so similar.

How is the RIft S as a general replacement for a monitor with games? As in, games that aren't necessarily VR-first? Tempted by one of these to ride out the next few months.
burgess10119/03/2020 11:57

It's worth also keeping in mind this has a fixed PD. I think of like …It's worth also keeping in mind this has a fixed PD. I think of like 61/62. Mine is 66 so I stuck with my CV1.


It's fixed at 64mm
EndemicAlarm19/03/2020 12:10

Right, but the Quest has the better resolution, OLED over LCD, and PC …Right, but the Quest has the better resolution, OLED over LCD, and PC linked or unlinked. Comparisons seem to favour it pretty heavily. £60 more expensive is a fair bit though for something so similar.How is the RIft S as a general replacement for a monitor with games? As in, games that aren't necessarily VR-first? Tempted by one of these to ride out the next few months.



polygon.com/dea…ice This is my research haha, and the only reason I want one. It says Quest would have lower resolutions? Is this because of the tethered option not working as well?
LCD, say hello yo grey blacks and washed out colour gamuts, no manual ipd, garbage audio, and because the HMD is made via partnetr ship with Lenovo the rumour is handtracking will not be coming to this unit.

I would say £199 for this tops......anything over and you would be better just paying the extra and going for a Quest just for the glorious eye candy that are Oled screens in VR.
Edited by: "XP200" 19th Mar
Get yourself some sidequest and have loads of free games to keep you entertained.
This is to briefly mention some of the differences between the Oculus Rift S and Quest. Both have advantages and disadvantages so it'll come down to what you feel will suit you best.

The Oculus Rift S IPD is mechanically fixed at 64mm but it can be adjusted in software. How effective that is I don't know. The IPD of the Quest can be changed on the headset itself. The Quest has better black levels and richer colours, yet it uses a pentile OLED display which is 2 sub-pixels per pixel. The RGB LCD display of the Oculus Rift S has 3 sub-pixels per pixel and may look sharper and have less screen door effect even though it's a slightly lower overall resolution than the Quest. Field of view and refresh rate are slightly better on the Rift S.

In terms of portability, the Quest wins hands down. The fact that you can use a link cable to connect to the pc and play your full Oculus games library is an excellent addition. The image quality won't be quite as good because compression is involved. If I remember correctly I think data towards the outer edges of the screen is more heavily compressed but the information in the center of where you are looking will be sharper. Still, the experience from what I've read and watched using the link cable is still brilliant.

Finally, there's the comfort factor. Quest is more front heavy due to being an all-in-one portable device and it doesn't have the "halo band" that the Rift S has. For longer play sessions the Rift S will most likely be a more comfortable experience.
5thshogun19/03/2020 13:28

This is to briefly mention some of the differences between the Oculus Rift …This is to briefly mention some of the differences between the Oculus Rift S and Quest. Both have advantages and disadvantages so it'll come down to what you feel will suit you best. The Oculus Rift S IPD is mechanically fixed at 64mm but it can be adjusted in software. How effective that is I don't know. The IPD of the Quest can be changed on the headset itself. The Quest has better black levels and richer colours, yet it uses a pentile OLED display which is 2 sub-pixels per pixel. The RGB LCD display of the Oculus Rift S has 3 sub-pixels per pixel and may look sharper and have less screen door effect even though it's a slightly lower overall resolution than the Quest. Field of view and refresh rate are slightly better on the Rift S. In terms of portability, the Quest wins hands down. The fact that you can use a link cable to connect to the pc and play your full Oculus games library is an excellent addition. The image quality won't be quite as good because compression is involved. If I remember correctly I think data towards the outer edges of the screen is more heavily compressed but the information in the center of where you are looking will be sharper. Still, the experience from what I've read and watched using the link cable is still brilliant. Finally, there's the comfort factor. Quest is more front heavy due to being an all-in-one portable device and it doesn't have the "halo band" that the Rift S has. For longer play sessions the Rift S will most likely be a more comfortable experience.


I agree. Quest all day!
With the quest being heavier it should build some nice neck muscles. Once the muscles are built,
you can go for days on end. 🔥
Can you recommend your 5 top VR games please?
I think I'm gonna get a VR headset, most likely the Quest.
wilt19/03/2020 14:33

Can you recommend your 5 top VR games please?I think I'm gonna get a VR …Can you recommend your 5 top VR games please?I think I'm gonna get a VR headset, most likely the Quest.



VR is great for shooters. If you like those type of games:

1. Superhot VR (feel like you're in the matrix)
2. Beat Saber (feel like you're... a disco jedi)
3. Robo Recall (fun arcade style shooter where you get to shoot and rip off robot heads)
4. Arizona Sunshine (great atmospheric zombie shooter)
5. The Climb (get tired arms real fast)

bonus:

6. Box VR (again, get tired arms real fast)
OOS
DeanSupreme.uk19/03/2020 13:22

Get yourself some sidequest and have loads of free games to keep you …Get yourself some sidequest and have loads of free games to keep you entertained.


You'd need a Quest for that. This is a Rift S.


TelephoneHandset19/03/2020 11:44

I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.Is …I already have the Quest and use Link to connect to the PC to SimRace.Is this a worthwhile upgrade over the Quest purely for SimRacing?



No. Specs are almost identical and the Quest can do anything the Rift can do via Quest Link.


Moorek19/03/2020 11:29

this is not the kind of post i need to see right now, been juggling this …this is not the kind of post i need to see right now, been juggling this or the Quest for a while. This makes my mind up i reckon.



I would get the Quest over this. I've had an original Rift (CV1) for 2 years and was trying to decide whether to upgrade to S or Quest. Decided the S wasn't worth the money for the minor upgrades over the CV1 so went with a Quest and I've ended up using it more over the last 3 months than I used the CV1 in 2 years.

If you want the best possible headset for something like Half-Life: Alyx then you should be looking at the Valve Index. But at this price point it's the Quest, hands down. The extra 8hz refresh rate you get on the S isn't worth as much as the portability of the Quest, IMHO. Games like Beat Saber are much better to play without worrying about cables, plus it's easier to find space to play when you can use it in any room. When you connect it to your PC you've basically got an S anyway, except it just needs a USB cable and not USB + Display Port.
Oh man cannot wait for HL Alyx
burgess10119/03/2020 11:57

It's worth also keeping in mind this has a fixed PD. I think of like …It's worth also keeping in mind this has a fixed PD. I think of like 61/62. Mine is 66 so I stuck with my CV1.


No it isn't fixed, you easily adjust it in the settings once it is connected to your computer.
Edited by: "sandra51" 19th Mar
sandra5119/03/2020 18:00

No it isn't fixed, you easily adjust it in the settings once it is …No it isn't fixed, you easily adjust it in the settings once it is connected to your computer.


True. It makes difference.
Gutted, completely missed this! Any idea if this price will be achievable again? Has it been in the past?

Damn you Corona!!!
One of the major cons of sharing a deal like this, you lose out so quickly as it gets snapped up so fast

I am one sad panda right now...

I really do hope people haven't bought any of these to sell on and make a profit! Seems a lot of people out there these days like this, especially during these times...
Edited by: "zimbo_ouen" 20th Mar
My mate who I forwarded this onto said their order got cancelled, Currys oversold - ridiculous!

Anyone else get hit by this?
BraXzy20/03/2020 16:08

My mate who I forwarded this onto said their order got cancelled, Currys …My mate who I forwarded this onto said their order got cancelled, Currys oversold - ridiculous!Anyone else get hit by this?


Gutted, that’s poor from such a huge retailer.
sandra5119/03/2020 18:00

No it isn't fixed, you easily adjust it in the settings once it is …No it isn't fixed, you easily adjust it in the settings once it is connected to your computer.


Yes mine was default at 64. I'm 33/33 and the electronic adjustment to 66 works fine for me. I haven't played with the settings since but I think the range was 61 to 68 in .5 increments. I can have a look if it's crucial for someone.
HerefordCiderApples20/03/2020 19:44

Yes mine was default at 64. I'm 33/33 and the electronic adjustment to 66 …Yes mine was default at 64. I'm 33/33 and the electronic adjustment to 66 works fine for me. I haven't played with the settings since but I think the range was 61 to 68 in .5 increments. I can have a look if it's crucial for someone.


It does go in 0.5 steps.
EndemicAlarm19/03/2020 11:21

Is there a good resource where I can read about the differences between …Is there a good resource where I can read about the differences between all these different handsets? It seems very confusing.


Try MRTV or Tyriel Wood on YouTube.
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