I'm really sorry I didn't review this sooner... - Oculus Rift S Review

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  • Published: 23 September 2019
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  • B D
    B D  7 hours back

    uhhh I literally just bought a DP to HDMI adapter off amazon and it worked perfectly...so?

    • CrazZzy_J Gamer
      CrazZzy_J Gamer  15 hours back

      the best for the price at home

      • VGM
        VGM  1 days back

        What Linus's pissed off face looks like 8:38

        • James Baynes
          James Baynes  1 days back

          Rift S comes with a display port to hdmi adapter, spread the word fool

          • BottomlessCup
            BottomlessCup  1 days back

            One of the only downsides being an 80hz display while I've never used a monitor higher than 60hz. I think this might be the one.

            • DLAROC
              DLAROC  2 days back

              Why tf would they go backwards with 80hz?!?! Oculus even said a while back that Vr requires 90hz or more for a truly immersive experience! They’re going back on their word for the sake of cutting cost...

              • DLAROC
                DLAROC  2 days back

                The original Oculus Rift has better tracking. I’d rather have better tracking than slightly better resolution.

                • ahmed aref
                  ahmed aref  2 days back

                  Oculus fucked their users by stopping the support for the original rift wires only after 5 monthes from the new model , and i think i can say everyone who bought an original rift is never going to buy anything else from Oculus coz we really juat payed 400$ and now they stopped the support for the 60$ cable so we literally just put 400$ on the floor, please talk about this

                  • Mr Pancakes 9012
                    Mr Pancakes 9012  2 days back

                    I have the quest cuz my computer sux but the quest is awesome

                    • Mr Pancakes 9012
                      Mr Pancakes 9012  2 days back

                      I have the quest cuz my computer sux but the quest is awesome

                      • SternLX
                        SternLX  2 days back

                        I only Sim Race in VR. The Rift S is perfect for it. Sitting in one spot and only moving your head. Don't even need to pick up the controllers. 80fps is more than enough for sim racing. Also my IPD falls into the preset range that the Rift S has. The Valve Index would be overkill in sim racing not to mention that $650 entry fee(HMD plus 1 Base Station).

                        • dani
                          dani  3 days back

                          💚 cat lol

                          • Eric Pontbriand
                            Eric Pontbriand  3 days back

                            My Rift S cable went bad, Oculus refused to sell me a new one or solve my issue. I now have a throw-away headset over a cable. :(

                            • Khris Trid
                              Khris Trid  3 days back

                              My battery covers have never flown off

                              • Khris Trid
                                Khris Trid  3 days back

                                The speajers on my Rift S. Wirk Quite great i dont know what everyone keeps saying about the speakers sucking mine are great i love the idea i do not need to use external headphones

                                • Neyome_TECH
                                  Neyome_TECH  3 days back

                                  It's funny that after taking a digital forensic class and cyber security class in college I have realised just how many crazy conspiracy theorists live on the internet and think that Facebook can just hack into somthing like a rift sensor lol but jobs I swear

                                  • Defalt
                                    Defalt  4 days back

                                    You want me to hit me the subscribe button Linus? It may turn red again but sure

                                    • will simpson
                                      will simpson  6 days back

                                      Dude the cable and the controller grips have never been a problem.for me with the rift s. I play beat saber constantly and had no problem with either of those. I also put the wire down my front and it's way less noticeable

                                      • Jay Bee
                                        Jay Bee  6 days back

                                        $1000 Index VS $400 Rift S.

                                        • Travis Stratton
                                          Travis Stratton  6 days back

                                          The rift S is awesome and the sound is fine. What I don't understand is the reviewers never mention the sound board you are using will have an effect on how well the rift headphones work. It sounds fine to me. Looks much better than original Rift. Vader Immortal and Asgard's Wrath are a must buy.

                                          • Itz Ultima
                                            Itz Ultima  6 days back

                                            I just realized he sounds like Ned Forestor from Wheel Unfortunate

                                            • learnfrenchable
                                              learnfrenchable  6 days back

                                              The sponsor Corsair has no practical support in the EU, if you are past the return to shop period and something goes wrong you are stuffed

                                              • Chimpoko Bro
                                                Chimpoko Bro  6 days back

                                                I don’t play video games bcuz i get pussy... but man this shit is so fun

                                                • Shaddy Mate
                                                  Shaddy Mate  7 days back

                                                  Can I play VR on a Intel core i4/i5 computer with Oculus rift? Please answer me cause I think I will by it but I don't have a very good PC:
                                                  Specs:
                                                  8GB ram
                                                  1TB memory (300gb remaining)
                                                  AMDA8 6500
                                                  NVIDIA Graphics card

                                                  Thanks :(

                                                  • ForskinMilkshake
                                                    ForskinMilkshake  1 weeks back

                                                    I personally like my rift s

                                                    • Sherzod KhanCity
                                                      Sherzod KhanCity  1 weeks back

                                                      Invasion of privacy by Facebook's camera scan???........my body is READY!!!

                                                      • Exo
                                                        Exo  1 weeks back

                                                        13:25 i literally bought the exact adapter you said doesn't exist bro. i use it for my pc drawing tablet display

                                                        • Exo
                                                          Exo  6 days back

                                                          VIZ Orbit idk much more about it other than i needed it and a store near me had one

                                                        • VIZ Orbit
                                                          VIZ Orbit  6 days back

                                                          can you please share more info about this adapter

                                                      • Scott Miller
                                                        Scott Miller  1 weeks back

                                                        I'd guess that they did DP because they originally planned on doing DP alt mode over USB-C

                                                        • Zozo Games
                                                          Zozo Games  1 weeks back

                                                          rift s or quest?

                                                          • Headless_Grill
                                                            Headless_Grill  1 weeks back

                                                            I still hate that your WMR review was based on the worst headset of the lineup, used the HP headset up until last weekend, when I upgraded to the rift s.

                                                            • Negative F
                                                              Negative F  1 weeks back

                                                              I just wanna know if it's better than the original rift

                                                              • Negative F
                                                                Negative F  1 weeks back

                                                                @BohnenTV im just disappointed because it doesn't come with headphones like the original rift

                                                              • PentaraTV
                                                                PentaraTV  1 weeks back

                                                                yes it is

                                                              • BohnenTV
                                                                BohnenTV  1 weeks back

                                                                To make it short: Yes it is and it's perfect to start playing vr

                                                            • Erico Crochetiere
                                                              Erico Crochetiere  1 weeks back

                                                              Hi i have a good question ,, i just buy a oculus rift s ,, can i use my oculus Dk2 developpement to watch the one who play with my oculus rift s ,,, You are a genius i hope you will answer that good question :)

                                                              • Nightzz Mixx
                                                                Nightzz Mixx  1 weeks back

                                                                I wish I would have saved my money.

                                                                • Die-Jay-Cee
                                                                  Die-Jay-Cee  1 weeks back

                                                                  It’s using IR sensors and accelerometers like a Wii-mote!

                                                                  • Plum_ Pie
                                                                    Plum_ Pie  1 weeks back

                                                                    you put the headset on wrong at the start. its a gasmask not a hat.

                                                                    • Inky Kitsune
                                                                      Inky Kitsune  2 weeks back

                                                                      My main issue with the rift s was performance issues in the fps department. Steam tended to hate it. As well as the 80hz made me motion sick for the first few weeks even if I was just used to 90hz. Index is definitely better.

                                                                      • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                        EVOLICIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                        Um, none of that is relative. Your system puts out the frames, not the HMD, lol. If you have a decent system, you will get 80fps in your Rift S. Rift S works perfectly with Steam, there would be no issues with running it. You clearly have other problems with your PC that has nothing to do with the VR kit.

                                                                    • Aaron Moritz
                                                                      Aaron Moritz  2 weeks back

                                                                      I’m so glad you mentioned the fricken video port. It should have just been HDMI. And their adapter piece that converts the hdmi look alike into this weird printer looking port.

                                                                      • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                        EVOLICIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                        HDMI2.0 does not have the throughput or low enough latency for modern VR like DP1.4 can provide.

                                                                    • Youssef Azab
                                                                      Youssef Azab  2 weeks back

                                                                      I watched this with Google cardboard. The true vr headset

                                                                    • Platinum_Panzer
                                                                      Platinum_Panzer  2 weeks back

                                                                      Might get this in the future. I currently use a WMR Odyssey.

                                                                      • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                        EVOLICIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                        Even O+ to Rift S is a nice upgrade.

                                                                    • rivoo
                                                                      rivoo  2 weeks back

                                                                      Is it wrong to sell my dogs baby for this

                                                                      • Hamed Shahrzad
                                                                        Hamed Shahrzad  2 weeks back

                                                                        6:42 Screen review begins.

                                                                        • TobiHudi
                                                                          TobiHudi  2 weeks back

                                                                          wait i dont remember that there was a cat inside the case

                                                                        • Verruca
                                                                          Verruca  2 weeks back

                                                                          Here's a tip. Put on the headset by placing the 'mask' on your face first with the headband tipped up above your head. Then lower the headband. That's the other way round from the way shown in the video. That way you won't need to keep adjusting the fit.This is particularly important if you wear glasses. In fact, it's the only way you'll get it on and off wearing specs.

                                                                          • DAN
                                                                            DAN  2 weeks back

                                                                            Finally affordable VR. Gonna wait to see if it goes on sale. If not, i’ll pick up a headset in January

                                                                            • Sherzod KhanCity
                                                                              Sherzod KhanCity  1 weeks back

                                                                              $350 for Rift S during Black Friday sales, go get it!!!!

                                                                            • Leo Hero
                                                                              Leo Hero  1 weeks back

                                                                              I believe it's rare for it to go on sale man :/ been looking out myself

                                                                          • Kyle
                                                                            Kyle  2 weeks back

                                                                            The index setup was so complicated that I did it in about 2 minutes.

                                                                            • The God Emperor of Mankind
                                                                              The God Emperor of Mankind  1 weeks back

                                                                              Yeah, people whining about the lighthouses but you just set them up and it's done. Inside out tracking is ok, but there are noticeable blind spots

                                                                          • daddy
                                                                            daddy  2 weeks back

                                                                            Honestly the speakers don’t suck

                                                                            • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                              EVOLICIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                              Honestly, yes they do. My smartphone has better speakers.

                                                                          • Cookie
                                                                            Cookie  2 weeks back

                                                                            Get this jacket for the same price as cyberpunk2077. Bruh.

                                                                            • Jay McAvinew
                                                                              Jay McAvinew  2 weeks back

                                                                              What if you wear glasses and can’t wear contacts? Are we still out of luck?

                                                                              • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                EVOLICIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                                yup, go to VRoptician and get custom lens.

                                                                              • Cate
                                                                                Cate  2 weeks back

                                                                                Get custom lens inserts for the headset