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Oculus Rift S PC Powered VR Gaming Headset

Last Updated: September 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.3
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Graphics
 265
oculus, rift, vr headset, vive, headset
+88%
-12%
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" ...  This is my full real-world experience at home with a computer VR headset and I have to say, this headset was pretty darn incredible. ... Overall this was a very interesting showing for a VR product and I feel like slight improvements and tracking, along with much better pixel density might be enough to make this a viable product for the masses.  ...  "
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" ...  Not such a big deal for american buyers, because they can get support from Oculus.  ...  "
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" ...  I had another VR from defrent brabs.  ...  "
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" ...  I have several VR headsets and I use this one as replacement for my rift.  ...  "
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" ...  Upgraded for the Rift CV1.  ...  "
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" ...  I started my VR experience on PlayStation and I thought that was the coolest thing I've ever done, until I changed over to PC. ... This magnificent piece of hardware know as the Oculus Rift S has completely changed my VR experience for the better, not taking any jabs at PSVR, but for real, the Rift S will make the PSVR look like a Gameboy sp.  ...  "
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" ...  VR has been great for the last several years but it has been an investment in setup, space and time.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs pretty good, clear graphics and improved menus to get around. ... ‘F:\oculus’ It seemed to run the first time but after I restarted Oculus says that the path (of the alternate drive – does not exist). ... Seeking HELP WITH OCULUS SUPPORT.  ...  "
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Graphics / VR
 257
oculus, rift, vr headset, vive, headset
+88%
-12%
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" ...  This is a surprisingly good upgrade from the original model oculus for me. ... And the roomscale vr is a lot easier to use with the S as well.  ...  "
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" ...  This was not money badly spent, I enjoy this as someone diving into vr for the first time!  ...  "
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" ...  We went from an Oculus Rift directly over to the Oculus Rift S and the difference is night and day. ... Overall I love this VR headset.  ...  "
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" ...  VR is the social lubricant, minus the liver disease, I've been searching for my whole life. ... VR is a life changer for me and the Oculus Rift S was the perfect choice to make that change.  ...  "
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" ...  I also own a Quest and a wireless Vive Pro, but at the moment I mostly use the Rift S. It's a good combo of being less fiddly, good visuals, power of pc connection.  ...  "
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" ...  My first vr headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant to upgrade from Rift to Rift S based on some of the negativity. ... I’m using a Dell Workstation 7720 (“VR Ready”), which was NOT “VR ready” on the setup of the original Rift despite Dell’s advertisement to VR Ready workstation. ... However, I’ve also helped friends with high end gaming systems get Oculus Rift working. ... You can “fly” in VR or drop down to Street View and literally “walk” down any memory lane where you used to live, or visit somewhere you haven’t been. ... Any “must have” app for Oculus Rift/Rift S users. ... Oculus Rift/Rift S takes computer gaming to a whole new level. ... If you’re on the fence with Rift to Rift S upgrade .  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks a ton Oculus!💚  ...  "
Gameplay
 110
controller, tracking, fun, oculus, hours
+78%
-22%
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" ...  This has been so much fun.  ...  "
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" ...  - Controllers feel like a step back in quality  ...  "
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" ...  -Better Guardian System  ...  "
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" ...  It's a lot of fun!!  ...  "
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" ...  Touch controller's haptic feedback is lighter compared to CV1  ...  "
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" ...  Controllers have a cheaper feel compare to the CV1. ... Can map steam Vive controllers to this rift S controller if wanted to.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controllers work very well.  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun  ...  "
Performance
 84
issues, software, fix, restart, i7
+64%
-36%
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" ...  If you are on the fence, and have the PC to run it, buy it.  ...  "
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" ...  I5 7600K OC'd to 4.2ghz  ...  "
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" ...  and in some cases your whole PC. ... Assuming you have adequate PC specs  ...  "
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" ...  From there, everything was smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  - Tracking can sometimes bug out on lower end systems (I'm running with an i3-8100 + RX 580 and most games work well).  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't had any major issues yet. ... The software seems to do it's job for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Rift S did get a software update back in July that fixed the tracking bug. ... (Quick grab, etc) it runs quite well for that! ... Compatibility: If your PC has at least an i3 (6100) and a GTX 960/1050.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a gaming pc so this made the most sense.  ...  "
Gameplay / Controls
 76
controller, tracking, oculus, rift, headset
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I rarely have issues with it losing tracking on my controllers.  ...  "
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" ...  The controllers are labeled with floating sticker, and a small reference globe, so it's easy. ... Speed is dependent on how far the joystick on the controller is moved. ... Point the laser at the globe floating above the left hand controller and the globe becomes bigger, with the blue peg for current position and the red peg moving with the laser, if the trigger is squeezed, you'll be transported instantly to the new location on the globe the red peg was.  ...  "
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" ...  - Occasionally the controllers glitch/bug out and just become totally desynced for a few microseconds.  ...  "
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" ...  The controllers are a slight upgrade too.  ...  "
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" ...  Accurate controller response  ...  "
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" ...  For 400 dollars you get the Rift S and 2 motion controllers. ... Controllers are excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  One defiantly being the controller tracking. ... Mainly because one controller is close to your face and the other is almost completely hidden by the other controller out of the cameras sight. ... For instance, if you are holding the controller and lift your middle finger, and pointing finger up but keep the rest on the controller it’ll make a peace sign (in games that support that.  ...  "
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" ...  I can not believe how is easy it was to use to the controllers layout.  ...  "
Price
 59
worth, money, well worth, 400, price point
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Overall, this is a good headset, with a good price-point.  ...  "
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" ...  -Price Price Price!!! ... Great bang for the buck!  ...  "
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" ...  It is definitely worth the upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price compared to other devices  ...  "
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" ...  I think the price will go down and when that happens this will be a really good choice for users who don't mind a wired solution for better fidelity PCVR.  ...  "
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" ...  It was worth it to the point that I feel everyone should experience it at least once.  ...  "
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" ...  You won't mistake this for a high end stuff, although it does cost more than an Xbox One S.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
Audio
 50
audio, speakers, built, headset, headphones
+68%
-32%
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" ...  It sounds like its almost not playing anything for someone outside the headset but for the wearer it perfectly audible.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound and visuals are fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  reminds me of my first ever phone that could play music.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio in the headset was an actual surprise how good it sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  Audio is much better than was said in bad reviews.  ...  "
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" ...  They have made the audio surprisingly spatially good.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that there is no cameras or anything to mount asnte cameras are built into the headset.grwat sound and games look awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  But i actually like the speakers, and they have been plenty loud with good quality for me.  ...  "
Performance / Bugs
 45
fix, fixed, update, software, bugs
+40%
-60%
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" ...  If I can find a way to actually use it I'll update.  ...  "
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" ...  Reddit and support forums are filled with issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Done several troubleshooting that fixes for 10 to 20 mins before crashing with the same error!  ...  "
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" ...  But when I got it it had all sorts of bugs and issues. ... Way too many bugs and terrible support.  ...  "
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" ...  Save your frustrations.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish they were being more honest about the issues as I would repurchase once issues are fixed.  ...  "
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" ...  There are still alot of issues. ... It works, but is still a buggy mess in it's current state .  ...  "
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" ...  So many connection errors it is not funny.  ...  "
Returns
 30
returning, refund, returned, replacement, stars
+27%
-73%
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" ...  I still have yet to receive my refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I mailed back Oculus system and I did not get my refund back.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm disappointed and this junk is getting returned. ... I wish they sold this at Costco so I know I could return it at any time.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn't take it anymore so I had to refund it.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return.  ...  "
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" ...  I am sending it back.  ...  "
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" ...  Brought that back for a refund. ... But now, my return window is gone.  ...  "
Gameplay / Engagement
 28
hours, much, annoying, work, get
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Overall I have had lots of fun with my experience so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that this thing is a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  it is hard to put down, extremely enjoyable!!  ...  "
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" ...  You lose immersion because of that.  ...  "
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" ...  After five or so hours I finally managed to get it to work. ... Especially for those who are already into gaming or to those looking for an immersive experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Not perfect but is amazingly fun.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a guardian system that does a great job letting you know when you get close to something, but I personally get so immersed, my brain will ignore the big lines telling me "No, step back!" ... I have to say this is the best purchase I've made in years, and I'm still enjoying playing every day .  ...  "
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" ...  It's a lot of fun!!  ...  "
Gameplay / Engagement / Fun
 19
much, annoying, family, ton, lot
+68%
-32%
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" ...  It's a lot of fun!!  ...  "
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" ...  Not perfect but is amazingly fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun especially when you have a second one for a family member or a friend to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s been so much fun to use with my entire family.  ...  "
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" ...  it is hard to put down, extremely enjoyable!!  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun  ...  "
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" ...  A ton of fun to play.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall I have had lots of fun with my experience so far.  ...  "
Performance / Platforms
 14
gaming, sure, run, port, know
+93%
-7%
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" ...  If you have a beefy PC get one.  ...  "
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" ...  Just know this will fully function with a display port.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a gaming pc so this made the most sense.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you have a solid gaming pc.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it to play Asetto Corsa on PC.  ...  "
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" ...  You have a PC?  ...  "
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" ...  I made sure to do my due diligence and research my system compatibility beforehand, and I had to upgrade a few things in my PC build, which I did before the system arrived.  ...  "
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" ...  and in some cases your whole PC. ... Assuming you have adequate PC specs  ...  "
Developers
 10
updates, release, beta, setup, oculus
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I think the developers have not time to finish all and bad sales publish not finished device.  ...  "
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" ...  After a long 7gb update, I launched onward on steam.  ...  "
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" ...  Been following them since their Kickstarter.  ...  "
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" ...  If I can find a way to actually use it I'll update.  ...  "
Content
 9
negative, set, price, horror, friendly
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It has some content, games, and it’s “Guardian Set-up” is very user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of good content available.  ...  "
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" ...  End of story .  ...  "
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" ...  I feel we are truly closer and closer each day to reaching some Ready Player One level type content here.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe its their grand plan - kick you out of your content to sell you new content?  ...  "
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" ...  The much derided sound down-grade is easily rectified with some simple mods.  ...  "
Gameplay / Difficulty
 7
put, levels, get
+86%
-14%
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" ...  The tutorial portions are easy to follow and teach you how to use everything quite easily.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy!  ...  "
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" ...  I was easy to do though.  ...  "
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" ...  Was blown away just playing the tutorial!  ...  "
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" ...  The way the guardian boundary works is so easy A+.  ...  "
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" ...  it is hard to put down, extremely enjoyable!!  ...  "
Gameplay / Level Design
 5
levels, get, easy
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The tutorial portions are easy to follow and teach you how to use everything quite easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for physical exercise of all levels.  ...  "
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" ...  Was blown away just playing the tutorial!  ...  "
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" ...  Some look great, but that is because they were ported to the Quest  ...  "

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