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NewEgg has the Oculus Rift S headset/controllers for $349 with free shipping.

Note that the Rift S requires a computer with DisplayPort. Check your graphics card for VR support before purchasing.

Edit: This matches the Black Friday price at Best Buy and Lenovo. (Maybe more places.)

Forgive any mistakes on this post. I'm posting from the mobile app. (And the mobile app returned fewer results than desktop.) Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!

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Not a bad VR choice at all!! +TU +Rep OP. The Rift S was the 4th listed option in the best vr headset slickdeals thread...
...many people say the Rift S is a great mid-price choice if it fits your IPD.
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Amazon.com has matched it for 349. Ordered one, the fact that the Quest Link introduces a slight latency into the controllers (even if ever so slight) was enough to steer me away from it, but I'm sure the quest is likely the better option for lots of people when it comes down to Quest vs Rift.
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Amazon.com has matched it for 349. Ordered one, the fact that the Quest Link introduces a slight latency into the controllers (even if ever so slight) was enough to steer me away from it, but I'm sure the quest is likely the better option for lots of people when it comes down to Quest vs Rift.
Is this better than Quest?
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Is this better than Quest?
From what I've seen this VS quest comes down to if you have a beefy computer or not. If you do then go rift for less latency and more power. If you don't then go quest. Other pro for quest is its easily mobile with the con being needing to recharge.
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Is this better than Quest?
If you have the computer for it and you only have use for it connected to a PC, yes. If you want a mobile option at all that doesnt need the PC the quest is probably a better fit. The quest can use a cable to play pcvr games but you compromise image quality a little and controllers seem to experience a small amount of lag (reviewers make sure to note its 100% playable though and there is a chance you wont even notice it if this is your first VR experience)
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I ballparked my IPD with an at-home measurement at 68mm, which is a good ways outside of the Rift S's sweet spot of 61.5 - 65.5mm.

My ballpark could be off but it would be nice if I could actually test this thing out before dropping $350 on it and it being uncomfortable.

Maybe I could go with Amazon for relatively easy/free returns?

(Note before anyone mentions it- I do not have room for Vive base stations or original Rift cameras, so inside-out tracking is very appealing to me).
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I ballparked my IPD with an at-home measurement at 68mm, which is a good ways outside of the Rift S's sweet spot of 61.5 - 65.5mm.

My ballpark could be off but it would be nice if I could actually test this thing out before dropping $350 on it and it being uncomfortable.

Maybe I could go with Amazon for relatively easy/free returns?

(Note before anyone mentions it- I do not have room for Vive base stations or original Rift cameras, so inside-out tracking is very appealing to me).
Best Buy gives you 14 days
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Best Buy gives you 14 days
I think you'd have until January now
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I have this S and used the quest as well. The S offers waaaaay more games and better graphics, but needs a decent pc (I have an i5 with gtx1060), usb 3.0, and a display port. The quest graphics and game quantity were enough to steer me away despite it being mobile
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As an Oculus dork - let me fill you in.
  • The Oculus Rift S is a PC-only, tethered VR Experience
  • The Oculus Quest ($399 MSRP) is a standalone VR headset that just recently got the ability to play PC VR games while tethered to a gaming PC via USB-C
  • The Oculus Rift S has fixed IPD due to it's single LCD panel shared for both eyes
  • Oculus Quest has two independent OLED panels, with mechanical IPD adjustment (the panels move to accommodate wider pupillary distances)
  • Overall, the Oculus Rift S is a more comfortable headset than the Quest with it's halo strap system.
  • The Oculus Quest can be modded with optional extras (like a Vive Deluxe Audio Strap) to make it more comfortable than a Rift S - for a price.
  • Both Headsets use the same controllers and camera tracking technology - with the Rift S featuring one extra camera for slightly larger tracking volume
  • Oculus Quest is getting optical hand tracking in Q1 2020 - the Rift S has no announced date (if ever) to get this feature

Overall - I think the Quest is a superior headset (hardware wise) - with more of a value proposition due to it's standalone design. The Quest seems to be Oculus' intended 2019 device with the Rift S being rushed out the door with help from Lenovo.

Both are great headsets - and if your IPD falls within normal ranges (63-66mm) you should have no issues with the Rift S if all you want is a PC experience. That said - many of the best VR games play fantastic on the Quest - even with it's reduced graphical horsepower.

Playing Beat Saber with no wire hanging off my head was a totally different experience for me. There's even a 360 Degree mode for Beat Saber that is exclusive to the Quest because there's no cables to get in the way.
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Has anybody used the Oculus Rift S with a Surface Book 2 i7, GTX 1060?
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I have this S and used the quest as well. The S offers waaaaay more games and better graphics, but needs a decent pc (I have an i5 with gtx1060), usb 3.0, and a display port. The quest graphics and game quantity were enough to steer me away despite it being mobile
The Quest now has the option to tether to your PC now via Oculus Link, giving access to more machine power and all those games you mentioned. Though others have explained above that there are some slight pros/cons to both while connected to PC.
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