Oculus Rift VR headset gets 9 out of 10 from iFixit

Macworld Australia Staff
11 April, 2013
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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, that plays 3D games via computers will be a developers’ dream according to repair experts iFixit, who took the time to trial and teardown the gaming device.

Built by Oculus VR, the headset creates a 3D, virtual gaming environment and offers 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, a 90 degree horizontal field of view and a diagonal field of view over 110 degrees, courtesy of a Chimei Innolux 7in LCD display (rumoured to be a replacement display for Apple’s iPad mini).

“One of the most innovative technologies brought about by the Rift is its head tracking capability. Accomplished with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer, the Rift allows for 3 degrees of freedom so you can look around the virtual world without having to move your entire virtual body,” iFixit said.

While still in development, the Oculus Rift scored “an excellent 9 out of 10″, iFixit concluded. It broke the device down in under 10 minutes thanks to Oculus VR’s use of standard screws and minimal adhesive.

According to iFixit, a Standard Phillips #1 screwdriver, plastic opening tools and a coin were all the tools required to open the futuristic gaming device.

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Head to iFixit to get the full breakdown. Official video below:


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