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Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S
alaScore 100

22 reviews

Feb, 2020

We have collected and analysed 15 expert reviews and 7 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 97/100. The average review date is 25-06-2019. We have compared these reviews to 6474 reviews from other VR Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: 21-02-2020.

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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: A half-step in the right direction


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

Then again, the Rift was in dire need of a refresh, and Oculus has been very careful not to name this headset the Rift 2. It’s the Oculus Rift S, and like most tech products ending in ‘S’, it’s a solid half-step in the right direction.

Dec, 2019

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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

Expert review by (

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.

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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