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Facebook's Oculus Rift S: VR headset for an immersive experience

The wearable is a PC-powered headset with improved optics and display tech.

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Apr 08, 2019, 08.46 AM IST
Facebook's Oculus Rift S: VR headset for an immersive experience
Social media giant Facebook has recently unveiled Oculus Rift S, a new version of its PC headset Oculus Rift. The Rift S replaces the original Rift with an upgrade to a higher resolution display, improved optics and a feature called Passthrough+, which gives users a glimpse of the real world around them without ever taking off the headset.

High resolution
Built on the Rift Platform, the new VR headset combines the built-in Oculus Insight tracking technology with the power of your PC. Improved optics and display technology deliver a sharp picture with higher pixel density for an immersive experience.

Facebook's Oculus Rift S: VR headset for an immersive experience

Comfort and integrated audio
“We partnered with Lenovo to design Rift S, drawing on their experience in the VR and AR space and feedback from the Lenovo Legion gaming community,” the Oculus team wrote in a blog post. Lenovo co-designed the Rift S to bring increased comfort, better weight distribution and improved light blocking, as well as a single-cable system for a clutter-free experience. It features the same integrated audio system as Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, with a headphone jack that lets you use your favourite headphones.

Facebook's Oculus Rift S: VR headset for an immersive experience

Introducing Passthrough+
It is a feature that utilises Oculus runtime advancements to produce a comfortable experience with minimal depth disparity or performance impact. Passthrough+ is helpful when you need to step or see outside of your physical space.

Since Rift and Rift S share the same platform experience, current owners will be able to take advantage of the company’s software updates. They will also have access to the upcoming content.

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