Looking a bit reminiscent of the goggles Marty McFly's kids wore in "Back to the Future Part II," the Oculus Rift is a VR headset that makes gaming a far more immersive experience. In fact, the aforementioned Virtuix Omni interfaces with an Oculus Rift as part of its setup. The headset also makes me think of the VR glasses that beam the online world directly onto players' retinas in Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One" (a movie adaptation of which is in development). Being severely myopic as well as only a few years away from needing bifocals, I'm always curious how these would work for those of us with crappy eyesight. I'll just have to look into it, I suppose.
July 22, 2013 3:09 PM PDT
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