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

  • Published: 23 September 2019
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  • Ryan Malin
    Ryan Malin  44 minutes back

    Wow Linus was wrong?

    • WildBaguette
      WildBaguette  5 hours back

      So to cut it short. Is it good?

      • Martin Kiel
        Martin Kiel  6 hours back

        Has there been a fix for the DP? Looking to run this on the Advaned edition Razer Blade 15

        • 64jcl
          64jcl  12 hours back

          I have the Samsung Odyssey+ which is cheaper than this and has better display, physical IPD adjustment and the same portability advantages. Why dont you compare it with the top line of WMR devices more?

          • Derpysquidz
            Derpysquidz  24 hours back

            anyone else see the sensors as the eyes lol

            • Dj Brade
              Dj Brade  1 days back

              No improved FOV. Lower Hz. NO IPD adjustment for friends. And then the Display port nonsense? Fail.

              • migero
                migero  2 days back

                and i was so hyped for rift 2.0 fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

                • Greenleaf
                  Greenleaf  2 days back

                  Don't buy this fucking unfinished piece of shit hardware. You will be investing your hard earned money in total frustration. You will be spending more time and energy in setting it up all the time instead of actually using it and sometimes the biggest virus on your computer (windows 10) won't even recognize this garbage excuse for a hardware. Oh and in the case that you might be successful at actually launching a game with this crap, the tracking mechanism may annoy even more crap out of you.

                  • Cneq
                    Cneq  2 days back

                    Normie buys VR: "So how do I hook this thing up to my phone?"
                    Cultured connoisseur: "It's time to pay tribute to the land of the rising sun and the sun ain't going to be the only thing rising ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)"

                    • Alex Delk
                      Alex Delk  2 days back

                      they got rid of the original and no one can get a cable to replace the broken ones so i got a VERY expensive brick and can't replace a part but instead have to throw it away and buy a whole new more current set. trash

                      • A Channel
                        A Channel  2 days back

                        Portability that rivals all its competitors? What about the quest that has the same tracking, without the whole computer

                        • Milan Vukovic
                          Milan Vukovic  2 days back

                          Any people bought this ? Is this really worth that much money ? I feel like its overpriced af. VR is not at best level, from what i could see. Am i wrong ? I mean i get it rich people will buy w/e since they dont care about money, but for the rest of us i feel like this is not worth to buy... vr needs to be a lot better in order to buy this.

                          • Anna Vahtera
                            Anna Vahtera  2 days back

                            (Female) Displayport to (Male) HDMI adapters do exist, I have one that came with my display and there are a few over at eBay for under $20.

                            • Lucas _Sk
                              Lucas _Sk  3 days back

                              I use a 60hz 32" monitor so I think I'll be fine with 80hz lol

                              • Lucas _Sk
                                Lucas _Sk  6 hours back

                                @Martin Kiel its still only 10fps difference If it's a constant 80 I think it should be fine

                              • Martin Kiel
                                Martin Kiel  6 hours back

                                VR is not the same as a monitor, Youl feel the difference much more in VR

                            • SpecializedN00b
                              SpecializedN00b  3 days back

                              Bought it and I am impressed !!! It's my beginner entry-level to VR and i love it!

                              • Revivvles
                                Revivvles  8 hours back

                                Jon Ryan apparently Borderlands 2 VR is not that good. Multiplayer doesn’t exist at all.

                              • Jon Ryan
                                Jon Ryan  2 days back

                                Thinking about getting one. Have you tried any AAA games like Resident Evil or Borderlands?

                            • Josh Manitowich
                              Josh Manitowich  5 days back

                              nobody who uses a 60fps monitor or less on the day to day will ever notice that 80 isn't enough
                              im using the quest (72hz) and it feels so buttery smooth i love it
                              this is just what happens when you expose yourself to 240hz on the regular like linus does, framerates are like drugs, you develop a tolerance, i REALLY think he should be mentioning that when reiewing things that are affordable for the every man. unless he doesnt even realize it?

                              • Rupert Jung
                                Rupert Jung  5 days back

                                6.99 EUR and you are good to go: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07NGMD9NW/

                                • TheRandomAdam
                                  TheRandomAdam  5 days back

                                  anyone else get an ad for honey with linus in it before the video

                                  • TheOrigin79
                                    TheOrigin79  5 days back

                                    I own the Rift S since month now and it is my 2nd VR headset. The first was the VFX-1 Forte back in the 90's.
                                    I cant see ANY issues with the 80hz, i play fast paced action games also and never had any problems with it. Right now i am playing Stormland and its epic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snSpRQBKiss

                                    • m1les_
                                      m1les_  5 days back

                                      Rift S build quality wasn’t that great, returned mine and bought a used vive and a vr cover.

                                      • Anonymous faggot
                                        Anonymous faggot  5 days back

                                        BUT LINUS!! My graphics card has 1 HDMI port and 3 Display Ports... And the one HDMI port it has is used by my left monitor, so I'd have to unplug my monitor to use the Rift S if they didn't chose DP

                                        • DJ Hayes
                                          DJ Hayes  5 days back

                                          ahhh, just give me the PS4 VR, have no idea what this guy was saying

                                          • B D
                                            B D  6 days back

                                            uhhh I literally just bought a DP to HDMI adapter off amazon and it worked perfectly...so? nad all the new GPUs have like 3 DP slots anyways

                                            • A R
                                              A R  3 days back

                                              Yeah, I know! This dude is either confused or he rants to gain attention.

                                          • CrazZzy_J Gamer
                                            CrazZzy_J Gamer  6 days back

                                            the best for the price at home

                                            • VGM
                                              VGM  7 days back

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

                                              • BottomlessCup
                                                BottomlessCup  7 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                    • ahmed aref
                                                      ahmed aref  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                        • Mr Pancakes 9012
                                                          Mr Pancakes 9012  1 weeks back

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

                                                          • SternLX
                                                            SternLX  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                              💚 cat lol

                                                              • Eric Pontbriand
                                                                Eric Pontbriand  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                  My battery covers have never flown off

                                                                  • Khris Trid
                                                                    Khris Trid  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                        • will simpson
                                                                          will simpson  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                                                                            $1000 Index VS $400 Rift S.

                                                                            • Travis Stratton
                                                                              Travis Stratton  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                                                                                I just realized he sounds like Ned Forestor from Wheel Unfortunate

                                                                                • learnfrenchable
                                                                                  learnfrenchable  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • Shaddy Mate
                                                                                      Shaddy Mate  2 weeks 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:
                                                                                      8GB ram
                                                                                      1TB memory (300gb remaining)
                                                                                      AMDA8 6500
                                                                                      NVIDIA Graphics card

                                                                                      Thanks :(

                                                                                      • ForskinMilkshake
                                                                                        ForskinMilkshake  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I personally like my rift s

                                                                                        • Sherzod KhanCity
                                                                                          Sherzod KhanCity  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                          • Exo
                                                                                            Exo  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                            • VIZ Orbit
                                                                                              VIZ Orbit  2 weeks back

                                                                                              can you please share more info about this adapter