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Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S
alaScore 100

22 reviews

Mar, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Oculus Rift S. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Oculus Rift S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Oculus Rift S review: Just another tethered VR headset


The Rift S isn't a huge upgrade over the original Rift, but it brings Oculus' desktop VR into the modern era. Its built-in tracking works well, and the displays look much better than before. But if you were expecting something truly next-generation...

Built in tracking works well ; Sharper resolution than the Rift ; Halo headstrap is comfortable and secure ; Great motion controllers

Not a significant upgrade over the Rift overall ; Design and build quality is noticeably worse than Rift and Quest ; Quest has higher resolution displays

May, 2019

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Oculus Rift S VR headset up for pre-order for $399 (ships in late May)


jThe is a virtual reality headset with a higher-resolution display than the original Oculus Rift, support for inside-out position tracking (so you don't need to place sensors around the room), and a more comfortable design.

The new headset works with Oculus Touch wireless motion controllers and it’s designed to connect to a PC with a relatively decent processor and NVIDIA GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better graphics.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by (

Oculus Rift S Hands-on: A Subtle But Sweet Refresh


Oculus Rift S upgrades Oculus' flagship PC virtual reality headset with better resolution, improved room tracking and a passthrough camera for seeing your surroundings.

Expert review by : Jake Tucker (

Oculus Rift S Review | Trusted Reviews


Oculus Rift S has evolutionary improvements so drastic it's going to consign the original Rift to the history books, or more likely, the bin.

If the Oculus Rift S is an evolution over what has come before it, at this point it looks set to become VR's apex predator. This is one to watch.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (

Oculus Rift S review: It's not wire-free but it's still marvellous


It's not quite 'Rift 2', but the second-gen VR headset means fewer wires, more comfort, all while removing the need for separate sensor stations. Ace!

Improved visuals ; Enhanced comfort and usability ; A simplified system that's far less hassle ; Cross-play support and plenty of content ; Room for spectacles

Still the same price as before ; Only has a 3.5mm headphone jack (not USB) for personal headset ; We had some rare motion sickness experiences

The Oculus Rift S brings some welcome enhancements to the already brilliant VR system from Oculus, making for a freer experience with fewer cables. There's plenty to enjoy with this new headset, too, with the lack of true wireless and no USB-C...

May, 2019

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Hands on: Hands on: Oculus Rift S review


The Rift's replacement is a step in the right direction for VR

No external tracking stations ; Improved visuals ; Backwards compatible

Reduced refresh rate ; Released near Quest ; Back to the wires...

As a replacement for the aging Oculus Rift, the Rift S is a step in the right direction. It ups the resolution, drops the external trackers, simplifies the setup process, and stays capable of playing all your old games. It’s a better headset in all but...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Will Georgiadis (

Oculus Rift S review: Appealing price, accessible technology


Oculus' latest VR headset is a suitable successor to the original Rift, even if it does feature some maddening design choices

No external sensors required ; Refreshingly easy to use ; Not ludicrously expensive

Speakers aren't good enough ; No IPD slider

The Rift S isn't without its own issues, but for the frankly outstanding price, there is currently nothing better on the VR market.

Mar, 2020

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Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Oculus Rift S


The Oculus Rift S isn't the perfect upgrade, despite a wide range of improvements on offer. Find out why in our full review.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Will Georgiadis (

Oculus Rift S revealed at GDC 2019


The Oculus Rift S promises improved resolutions, easier setup and maximum comfort

In tandem with improved real-world tracking, Oculus has announced a new Passthrough Plus feature that allows users to see the environment around them through the headset with low latency. This means you won’t need to remove the headset to take a brief...

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

Mind Blown


After hearing about the Quest news i was on the fence about buying the Rift S, but boy I'm glad i did. A neighbour of mine bought the Quest and although its great, it's no way in the same league as th Rift S in terms of graphic fidelity and textures....

Oct, 2019

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