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Oculus reveals Touch VR controller pricing and launch info, $49 Oculus Earbuds

Hayden Dingman | Oct. 7, 2016
No, you still can't use Oculus Touch controllers yet. But you will by the end of the year.

Other Rift developments

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Oculus Earbuds

The other big Rift news of the day? Asynchronous Spacewarp, which essentially makes the Rift better at tracking your position with less of a tax on the hardware. What part of that matters for non-developers? Well, the minimum spec for Rift-ready machines has dropped down to a GTX 960 instead of a 970. The cheapest Rift-ready machine is now a CyberPower rig selling for only $500, which is a huge drop from last year’s $900 machines.

And it makes laptop VR a more reliable proposition. Gaming laptops with a GTX 1060 now easily clear the minimum spec for VR.

Oculus Earphones round out Oculus Connect—$49 detachable earbuds you can swap onto the Rift instead of the default fold-down, on-ear headphones. Iribe says they’re good. "As good or if not better" than $900 earbuds good. We’ll see.


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