The Good The Oculus Touch controllers add impressive finger and hand movement, plus physical buttons for traditional games. The Rift headset is well-designed and compact. A strong collection of software offers many apps to explore.
The Bad The motion tracking lacks the HTC Vive's full-room scale. It takes a while to adjust to the controls. Total cost of headset plus controllers is expensive -- and that doesn't include the pricey gaming PC you need, too.
The Bottom Line The Oculus Rift now offers a great combination of controls and apps for next-level VR and some room tracking, but it offers a less expansive experience than the Vive.
Fantastic controllers for VR, but the Rift has a few drawbacks
Update, July 2017:, the total cost of a complete Oculus Rift with Touch controllers is now $499. as you read our full review below.
Hey -- it's my hands.
I can see them as I look down. I lift my finger. That floating, glowing hand moves its finger. I grip my fingers into a fist. I point.
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