Oculus Rift teardown reveals device internals, good repairability prospects

By Shawn Knight
Apr 10, 2013
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  1. The teardown specialists at iFixit were able to get their hands on a developer version of the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality visor that came to fruition after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last summer. It’s worth pointing out that...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Fixibility is kind of rare nowadays with thinner devices. Good to see something with a high repairability.
  3. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    It is a developer model, of course it scores high on repair... it is a WIP.

    I don't think the comerical version will consider it in the design much if it raises cost. Also, if keeping it small and light is important, reparablity might have to take the back seat.

    Nevertheless, it opens up a market for people who like to DIY when the majority is served something compact and just works great without effort ala Apple.
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +87

    Although the prospects of the Oculus Rift sound good, so did Nvidia 3D Vision, but wearing anything on your face and changing your natural vision is exhausting. I think I'd prefer a 110 degree field of vision monitor with a Kinect for head tracking.

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