I spent a lot of money buying an Oculus DK2 last year, because I wanted to see what Oculus developer and Shopify Developer were working on.
The VR platform was supposed to bring a new level of immersion to virtual reality gaming, and it was all the more exciting because I had never been to a VR experience.
But as soon as I got my DK2 and started playing with it, I was surprised by what I saw.
In this video, you can see me playing with the Oculus Rift.
It’s not as good as the demos I saw at Oculus developer events last year.
But that was when the Oculus SDK had just started rolling out, and the Oculus DK1 was still in the development stages.
I spent about $500 on the DK1, which I then spent about another $1,500 on a second DK2.
I then spent another $2.25 on the Oculus VR Experience 2.0, which was essentially a $600 headset.
After a week or so, I decided to go back to the Oculus Developer Expo, where I could get a demo of the DK2 VR experience that was supposed, in part, to bring that experience up to par.
That was a lot easier said than done, however.
I was greeted by a couple of people who had been working on Oculus Rift development and told that they had to wait until the DK 2 would ship to the developer community.
I figured this was just another way for the developer to show off their software to the general public, so I did what any other developer would do: I went online and asked them what the price was for a headset.
I ended up getting a headset that cost me $599, but I was very happy with it.
After a while, I found out that the Oculus developer community was charging $799 for the DK-2, which is $600 more than the price of a second Oculus DK headset.
That wasn’t too much of a problem, but when I looked up how much money was involved with the entire DK2 purchase, I discovered that the developer and the Shopify developers were both charging $600.
That was too much, and I decided I would go back and buy one myself.
To be clear, this is not a criticism of the developer.
I am not a big fan of Oculus or the developer-oriented approach to VR.
But the way Oculus developers charge developers for a new headset is unfair, especially given that there are only a few VR headsets available for sale at launch.
The DK2 is not going to replace your traditional Rift.
It is not even the cheapest headset.
But if you are willing to spend the extra money, it is the best headset out there right now.
If you are considering buying one, I suggest you start with the DK0, as it has a much higher price tag and is only a week away from launch.
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