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Oculus Rift

Woman wearing Oculus Rift headset

What is it?

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset released in 2017 that typically (but not necessarily) requires you to sit when using.  

What can I use it for?

The Rift headset allows users to play games, simulations, and explore environments downloaded or purchased through the Oculus library. You may also use the headset to interface with Unity or the Unreal Engine designs. 


Display: OLED    

Resolution: 2160 x 1200

Refresh rate: 90Hz         

Platform: Oculus Home

Field of view: 110 degrees          

Tracking area: 5 x 11 feet            

Built-in audio: Yes           

Built-in mic: Yes

Controller: Xbox One controller, Remote              

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, Constellation tracking camera           

Connections: HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0     


  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
  • Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD FX4350 or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer