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Amazon deal: Save $150 on Oculus Rift S VR headsets

Posted: 22 December 2020 2:29 pm
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Amazon Australia is selling the Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset for $499 - a discount of $150.

The Oculus Rift S is one of the best virtual reality headsets on the market. It was recently crowned best premium VR headset in our 2020 Best Of roundup, beating out such heavy hitters as the HTC Vive Cosmos. Here's what we had to say:

If you have a powerful PC and don't mind being tethered to it by a wire, Oculus Rift S is currently the best option available in Australia for playing high-end VR games.

The headset has a native resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, a 110-degree field of view and an impressive 80Hz refresh rate. It's also very comfortable thanks to the soft, lightweight and well designed padding.

Unlike some high-end VR solutions, the Rift S doesn't require external cameras to track the player. Nevertheless, it does a great job of replicating your movements in-game. All in all, it's an excellent way for PC gamers to experience virtual reality.

For a limited time, you can buy the Oculus Rift S for $499 over on Amazon. That's a saving of $150, or 23% off the RRP. This deal will only be available for a limited time, so if you're keen we suggest getting in fast!

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Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S designed with Lenovo puts you at the centre of virtual reality's most pulse-pounding, PC-powered gameplay. See the action unfold all around you through our sharpest lenses and next-generation optics. Lose yourself in the experience with a comfortable, improved design that lets you start playing faster and keep playing longer. Oculus Insight tracking gives you the power to move throughout your playspace in any direction. No external sensors. No complicated setup. Just hands-on action and interaction with our updated Oculus Touch controllers right out of the box. Step into the game and the future of PC VR.

Buy for $499 (Previously $649)

It's worth noting that the Oculus Rift S is not a standalone VR headset. Instead, you will need access to a decently-specced PC to run it. If you want an all-in-one unit that works by itself, we recommend the Oculus Quest 2 which retails for $479.

Product details

  • Top VR gaming library: Blast, slash and soar your way through the top library in VR gaming. Oculus Rift S lets you play hundreds of games and exclusives already available in the Oculus store, with so much more to come.
  • Improved Optics: Stare down the competition with next-generation lenses and a sharper display. Improved optics deliver bright, vivid colors and reduced "screen-door" effect.
  • Ergonomic Design: Keep your head in the game thanks to a halo headband redesigned with speed in mind. Rift S stays securely and comfortably in place with a quick twist of the fit wheel, so it can take—or double take—your fastest reactions.
  • Oculus Touch Controllers: Arm yourself with our updated Oculus Touch controllers. Your slashes, throws and grabs appear in VR with intuitive, realistic precision, transporting your hands and gestures right into the game.

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