Oculus Rift bundle gets permanent price cut

Oculus Rift bundle gets permanent price cut

Facebook is increasingly exploring ways to make Oculus relevant for businesses.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, at the event, launched a new mobile headset named Oculus Go. While it looks like the company has used an LCD panels with a faster refresh rate, something that is of utmost importance when it comes to VR experience, we're not sure if it matches or surpasses the 90Hz displays used on the Rift.

The Oculus Go will straddle the market between the Rift and the Samsung Gear, a $129 headset that runs on some of Samsung's higher-priced phones.

Indeed, you have to hand it to Zuckerberg after an ignominious start to the week where a crass, cringe-worthy VR tour of hurricane-whacked Puerto Rico invited a lot of criticism over poor taste.

Will this be the Christmas of VR or just another failed hype attempt?

The road to get where we are now after Facebook acquired Oculus two years ago for $2bn has been a bumpy ride, rocked by IP lawsuits and founder departures. Speakers are built directly in the headset, giving users a wire-free VR experience.

Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham managerial vacancy
A combination of the pair can not be ruled out, although Wellens is keen to carry on the work he feels he has already started. Rules state that a person may not have an association with two clubs, although permission can be sought.

Diehard Bargain Hunter: Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN), Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL)
Credit Suisse upgraded Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN ) on Monday, October 12 to "Outperform" rating. (NYSE:DLR). The value of the investment in (BDN) decreased from $189,000 to $186,000 decreasing 1.6% for the reporting period.

Wenger facing major injury headache ahead of Watford clash
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reveals that Skhodran Mustafi will be missing for up to six weeks with a thigh injury. Wenger said contract talks with German worldwide Ozil, who is in the final year of his deal, were progressing well.

Facebook-owned Oculus is one of the two giants in VR right now, alongside HTC with its Vive headset. A a price drop wouldn't be necessary if people were actually buying the Rift. Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra in his own words, describes it as "hands-down the easiest way to get people into VR", per Variety. However, the new headset will be available next year and aims to make a new category for the virtual reality industry. However, if you want, to listen to the audio privately, you can do that by connecting your earphones or headphones using the 3.5mm audio port on the Oculus Go.

Another plus is Gear VR and Oculus Go apps are binary compatible so developers building games for Gear VR are already building for Oculus Go.

Then theres a new VR headset – the Oculus Go – and finally, an update on the Santa Cruz prototype. There is, however, no release date for the Santa Cruz motion controllers.

Oculus also announced an Oculus for Business bundle yesterday, which will include a Rift headset, Touch controllers, three sensors and three face sponges, as well as dedicated customer support and special extended licenses and warranties to set up the headset. Both of which are very important in the virtual reality experience.

According to the company, there have been 100m downloads of apps that work with Oculus, which is keeping Zuckerberg optimistic about the future of VR. In the future, we'll open up new possibilities for community and co-presence, letting you hang out, play, and explore with others.

Related Articles

  • Why Traders Are Chasing Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC), Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR)

    Currently, 409.24 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 358.79 million shares have been available to trade. It dropped, as 16 investors sold PPC shares while 71 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes.
    SpaceX Satellites Launched, Rocket Hits Landing

    SpaceX Satellites Launched, Rocket Hits Landing

    The same booster first flew on a February mission to the International Space Station with a Dragon capsule. SpaceX is now halfway toward its goal of launching up to six pre-flown first stages this year .
    Trends don't affect my choice of films - Aamir Khan

    Trends don't affect my choice of films - Aamir Khan

    Aamir also batted for equal pay for technicians as he feels their contribution to the film is equal to that of actors. Sanya is a professional dancer who came to Mumbai to make a career as a choreographer but ended up becoming an actor.
  • Panama 'ghost goal' helps eliminate US  from 2018 Russia World Cup

    Panama 'ghost goal' helps eliminate US from 2018 Russia World Cup

    Their place at a eighth successive World Cup had been under threat since they succumbed to home losses at the hands of Mexico and Costa Rica last November.
    Google disables Home Mini's top touch function after a privacy fiasco

    Google disables Home Mini's top touch function after a privacy fiasco

    The company has issued a software update that will disable the button entirely for all users of the device. The buttons on those Minis were detecting touches even when there was no touch to detect.

    Wheeler Real Estate Investment (NASDAQ:WHLR) Experiences Light Trading Volume

    Analyst research firms are expressing bullish stance on Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET)'s near-term growth potential. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter.
  • Two People Dead, Several Trapped as 4-Story Building Collapses in Kisii

    Two People Dead, Several Trapped as 4-Story Building Collapses in Kisii

    More than 30 others are feared to be trapped inside the building as rescue operations continue. Last year, a number of people died after an eight storey building collapsed in Kisii Town.
    Here's how wildfires up north are affecting people in Merced County

    Here's how wildfires up north are affecting people in Merced County

    Continuing wind and wildfires today may cause residents to experience trouble breathing, coughing, headaches and chest pain. It is also strongly suggested to you rethink physically-intensive activities like outdoor exercise.
    Aarushi murder case: All you need to know

    Aarushi murder case: All you need to know

    May 16, 2008: 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her home in Noida. The nation is waiting for the verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the rare case that jolted the country.
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. Has $442000 Stake in Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)

    The Firm has ATR of 2.22 that is explaining range of a day's trading is high-low; ATR expands it to yesterday's closing price. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Lc accumulated 0.05% or 70,100 shares. 2,955 were reported by Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc.
    Arsenal finally ready to sign long-term target to replace Alexis Sanchez

    Arsenal finally ready to sign long-term target to replace Alexis Sanchez

    Sanchez meanwhile saw his Chile side crash out of World Cup qualifying with defeat to Brazil with the 28-year-old coming in for some physical treatment.
    India's Nehra to retire from internationals

    India's Nehra to retire from internationals

    Since India play their next T20 in Delhi, Nehra prefers to play that match,"a BCCI official told the news paper". After being omitted for the West Indies and Sri Lanka series, Nehra was recalled for Australia's T20I leg.