During an event Oculus VR revealed the first consumer version of its Oculus Rift headset. The consumer model is "really lightweight," says Oculus.
It's also said to "better accommodate glasses," which has been a problem for me when trying the prototypes. Oculus also announced that the Rift will ship with a wireless Xbox One controller.
The plan is still to launch the Rift early next year for an unannounced price. Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe also revealed that it has a built-in slider than can adjust the distance of the two lenses to accommodate for variations in the distance between people's eyes. This might sound like a minor adjustment, but Mitchell said it is critical for ensuring users feel a sense of "presence" while wearing the Rift.
Iribe also explained that headphones on the Rift's consumer model can be removed or replaced. What's more, Iribe held the headset in one hand today, claiming - without citing specific figures - that the headset is quite light. This should make it comfortable for extended play or viewing sessions.
The wireless adapter will require Windows 10 and won't be compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.