Oculus Rift DK2 – first try

Oculus Rift DK2 – first try

So, yesterday night I was invited to my good friend Joachim Bengtsson (nevyn on twitter) who had gotten his hands on a DK2 of the Oculus Rift. I remember trying the arcane VR-goggles of the late 90’s, and the disappointment I felt over the laggy response and poor frame rate. Being sort of a cyberpunk nerd at the time, I had imagined it a whole lot better than it turned out to be. Giving the market 15 or so years and in the armchair of my good friends living room, I was most impressed by what the OR DK2 had to deliver. Not perfect in any way, and in my spontaneous opinion sporting a bit of a poor viewing angle the overall impression was mind boggling. Not only because of where they are today, but because of what they will be able to produce in the not so distant future.

If you ever get a chance to try them and if you have at least a bit of interest in computer interaction and graphics, you will enjoy the ride. Especially if combined with the Leap Motion. An insanely cool effect to be able to see and manipulate the environment with your own hands. The combo is fantastic!

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