If you have the Oculus Rift headset, the Oculus Touch is a must have. Here is why:
The Oculus Rift description reads like something like this:
The Oculus Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there. Frankly it is impossible to write about the Oculus Touch without mentioning the reason of the Touch existence itself.
The Oculus Touch is a hand controller which brings your hands into the VR world, enabling you to interact seamlessly, naturally with the virtual world.
That is what really the Touch gadget is: hand Controllers.
But they are not like hand controllers, they go far beyond, reason being a must have for any Oculus Rift Owner.
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc., released on March 28, 2016.
Oculus initiated a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 to fund the Rift’s development, after being founded as an independent company two months prior.
The project proved successful, raising US$2.5 million.
In March 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus for $2 billion.
In March 2017, after 3 years at the company, it was announced Oculus founder and creator Palmer Luckey was leaving Facebook.
The Rift has gone through various pre-production models since the Kickstarter campaign, around five of which were demonstrated to the public.
Two of these models were shipped to backers, labeled as ‘development kits’; the DK1 in mid-2013 and DK2 in mid-2014, to give developers a chance to develop content on time for the Rift’s release.
However, both were also purchased by a large number of enthusiasts who wished to get an early preview of the technology.
The Rift has a Pentile OLED display, 1080×1200 resolution per eye; a 90 Hz refreshes rate, and 110° field of view.
It has integrated headphones that provide a 3D audio effect and rotational and positional tracking.
The positional tracking system, called “Constellation”, is performed by a USB stationary infrared sensor that picks up light that is emitted by IR LEDs that are integrated into the head-mounted display.
The sensor normally sits on the user’s desk.
This creates 3D space, allowing for the user to use the Rift while sitting, and standing, walking, or even jumping around the same room.
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In fact, once you have these that are going to be it for you.
Nothing else is going to come close to giving you the same kind of experience.
Granted, they do look different from other hand controllers with their strange looking design.
But it’s the design itself that makes these so good for game play.
The controllers of the Oculus Touch have the ability to track your hands.
They can sense how you’re moving and where you’re holding your hands – like up or down or to your sides.
They get this ability from the camera.
And the way that they work is by immersing you so far into the game.
So that when you make a motion with your real hands, the virtual hands feel like they belong to you.
If you’re thinking that’s pretty cool (and it is), the Oculus Touch doesn’t stop there.
Not satisfied with just being able to give you immersive play with your hands, they added tracking on your fingers as well.
So if you point at something with your finger, then your virtual finger will point as well.
This is technology at a whole new level of gameplay.
The sensors on the Touch are so good that it can tell exactly when you’re touching the buttons or not.
You end up with an overall immersive feeling that will up the level of play and amaze you.
The way that most virtual reality controllers work is by giving you the jerky, sometimes clunky movements within a game.
But what the Oculus Touch does is it makes you believe that you’re completely in the game.
Your body will register that it’s moving around in the virtual world.
The shape of the Touch is what helps give it the sensitivity it has.
Regardless of whether or not you’re holding onto it, the device will remain in place.
With other controllers, when you want to pick up something in the game, you have to go through the controller.
That’s not the case with the Touch.
All you have to do is to move your fingers like you normally would as if you were picking up something in the real world.
The Oculus Touch responds to that.
What ends up happening is that you get a more natural feel during the game.
It’s you picking up the object, and you firing the weapon.
You can wave your hand or fingers and your virtual hand will also do those movements.
Oculus Touch Controllers
The controllers are easy to set up and install.
You will need to use AA batteries for the controllers, but you do get long life game play with these.
The controllers have action buttons, thumb sticks and analog triggers that are easy to reach when you’re playing your games.
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