Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

Sounds good! Only, if any Best Buy customers are enthralled enough to exchange money for a new Rift, they'll actually get their headsets before some of those who pre-ordered from Oculus.

The forthcoming availability of a limited number of units of $599-priced Rift VR headsets at retail stores means that Rift is apparently set to make its first appearance in brick-and-mortar stores. Oculus also said it won't have many demo units on hand at first because it's still getting devices delivered to pre-ordered customers. On May 7th, 48 Best Buy locations across the United States will start offering demos of Oculus' virtual reality headset.

Some customers took to Twitter and Reddit to complain their orders were taking as long as two months to process and ship. Last month, Oculus advised customers that there would be a shortage in some components, and shipments would be delayed once again. That's why this news should excite those of you who haven't had a chance to try it yourselves.

Best Buy is teaming up with Intel and Oculus to bring the Rift to stores nationwide.

If experiencing is believing when it comes to virtual reality, Oculus will soon put that notion to the test. More Best Buy locations stores will be participating as we get more into summer.

Stock of Oculus Rift will go on sale this week at various retailers, Oculus VR has announced via their blog.

The launch of the Oculus Rift has been a mess, Oculus has done an appalling job at fulfilling orders and will have undoubtedly lost business to HTC. Quantities will be extremely limited while Oculus "catches up in pre-orders". Right now if you want to order a Rift you'll be waiting until at least August for delivery - which is if nothing else manages to go wrong between now and then.

The Verge reported that a few dozen games are already available for the Rift.

And that's important when you consider that VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and its chief competitor, the HTC Vive, cost $600 and $800, respectively, and need to be powered by a $1,000 (minimum) computer.



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