A Complete VR Experience with Oculus Touch- An essential Rift Add-On


Oculus has found a better way to make the virtual reality gaming experience much more cooler with the new Oculus Touch. The fun to use motion controls connect the player with the virtual reality environment by being able to use your hands in the virtual world. The touch controllers are smaller in size making it comfortable for the hand to grip or what Oculus calls ‘hand presence’.


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What You Get in The Box?

The box contains two Oculus Touch controllers, a corresponding sensor, a VR connector, a free Robo Recall game, AA battery for each control and a small control adapter for the unreleased Guitar Hero VR.

Here are some of its features.

1. The crescent shaped controllers come in pairs for both hands that use an AA battery.

2. The device has additional details like being able to point using your index finger or giving a thumps up.

3. Oculus has touch sensors on the controller’s surface which is kind of a pseudo finger tracking.

4. In order to make the controllers work, a player will need a minimum of two sensors which are plugged into a USB 3.0 port.


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What Works?

1. There is freedom of movement and the set up for the controllers is not a hassle since they can only be plugged into an extra sensor in the PC. The controllers work well to with the hand motion.

2. The controllers are comfortable . Games like Unspoken and Superhot provide fantastic experiences because of the mobility they add to the Rift’s virtual reality. Superhot for instance has player options like ripping weapons from the enemy and even ducking from gun fire in slow motion.

3. Even after several games there is no feeling of nausea, headache or dizziness.

What Doesn’t Work?

1. Setting up controllers might be easy but sometimes these controls might not work the way one would want them to. Sensors may occassionally fail to pick up movement.

2. Occassional system hiccups might disrupt the world virtual reality is trying to create.

Final Thoughts Despite a few minor details that are still being improved on by the designers, the Oculus Touch is a must have especially for virtual reality players.

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