Oculus Rift S – PC-Powered Gaming Headset Review

An improvement to the Oculus Rift, but fans may be underwhelmed by the minor evolution of the original.

Oculus Rift S

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Our Verdict


Oculus Rift S

Affordable, high-end VR


If you’re new to PC-based VR, then the Oculus Rift S is the more accessible and less daunting headset to begin your VR journey. Before we give our final verdict, let’s break the Rift S down into pros and cons. 

So while the Rift S is admirably focused on accessibility, the concessions it’s made to achieve this haven’t improved the overall experience. 

In a lot of ways – especially the accessibility front – the Rift S is superior to the original Oculus Rift. However, this VR headset isn’t the huge step forward many were expecting in Oculus’s evolution. In some aspects, it even feels like a step backward.

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2 thoughts on “Oculus Rift S – PC-Powered Gaming Headset Review”

  1. Can this headset be used just to run all programs on desktop, reason for asking I have a sight problem AMD loss of central vision, I can how ever quite comfortably see a large 48″ tv screen, but it is inconvenient as I have to sit very close to tv, however I can work up close on other projects by using magnifying lenses, and I am hoping that a pc compatible vr set will do the same. Your help would be very much appreciated.

    Best regards Brian


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