After a few shipping delays my Oculus Rift DK2 arrived. I’ve been looking forward to trying the second iteration of the rift for a longtime now so I decided to jump right into things.
It took me about an hour to get my rift cabled up and configured. I was surprised by how many cables the rift actually needs, in total it requires 5-6. I wish there was some sort of solution to the fact that the rift requires a HDMI/DVI port to function. While It’s not yet a consumer product it will become an issue for those with only a single port. In my case I’ve had to purchase a HDMI selector as I have dual monitors and now three separate display devices.
The first demo I tried with the rift was Cyberspace. It’s a virtual theme park ride which spins around on its axis. At first I was a little apprehensive about it but once things got under way I was overwhelmed by the feeling. Cyberspace had tricked by body into thinking it was actually on this ride. While obviously I didn’t feel any of the g-forces, I still experienced the stomach turning sensation that you get on these types of rides.
I’m very impressed with the DK2. I have a lot more testing to do before I formulate a proper opinion but everything is going well so far.