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New Oculus Rift $350 Developer Kit


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Courtesy Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch.com

Oculus has unveiled a Rift development kit to replace the first-generation one it stopped selling just last week, and the $350 developer hardware ups the game considerably over its predecessor. The new system is up for pre-order on the Oculus website now, and it’s based on the Crystal Cove prototype shown off by the startup at CES earlier this year.

That means it adds a depth-sensing camera to the system to more accurately map real-world movement to in-game performance. It has HD resolution (960×1080 in each eye), also, and there’s a more consumer-friendly case design with hidden IR sensors, a power button and a single wire connection link which splits off into USB and HDMI end points. You can see the new system in action in a video demo recorded by our friend at Engadget below.

Read More: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/19/oculus-rift-gets-a-new-350-developer-kit-which-improves-on-the-crystal-cove-prototype/

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