There's no going around it, for most enthusiastic fans, the production version of the Oculus Rift came with one major disappointment - the $599 price tag. And sadly, even if you decide to fork up the money, there is also the matter of specs requirements for your rig and primarily having a beastly GTX 900 series GPU, which isn't exactly free either.
If you really have your heart set on the VR headset, as promised, Oculus has come up with a way to at least slightly dampen the blow in the worst case scenario where you have to pick up a new system as well. The answer is a bundle featuring an "Oculus-ready" PC, starting at $1,499.
For that you get the complete Oculus Rift package, which includes the headset, a sensor, a remote, an Xbox One controller and two games - EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale. And the particular deal also buys you a new ASUS G11CD-B11 desktop with an Intel Core i5 and 4GB GTX 970 GPU - capable of handling the massive rendering loads of VR.
Of course, there are other bundles, some crossing the $3,000 mark with an Alienware PC. There are also Dell builds available. Most of the packages seem to offer around $50 off the Oculus itself and about $100 or so off the PC. Pre-orders are set to start on February 16 at 8:00 PST and the deals can be picked up at Best Buy, Amazon and the Microsoft store.
Your thinking too small, both VR and AR are a precursor to MR. And there is no way in hell that MR will be cheap by any standards. It will be a matter of you want it? Pay for it. You cant? Go cry about how greedy we are on some tech blog and don't le...
If we check history is not who has the better hardware that wins...is the one who can sell it on the cheap...remember microsoft and apple's PC Vs. Mac 90's war?...this will go down to a price battle... and the one that can bring VR to everyday use wi...
That is made by a third party (Viewmaster) there are a few other third party headsets too. but bottom line? ;) Apple didn't make it. There is NO official Apple VR at present.