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New Oculus Rift dev kit available for pre-order

Improved system priced at $350 and set for release in July

The second version of the Oculus Rift development kit is now available for pre-order.

The new kit offers greatly updated specs compared to the original version, including an improved resolution of 960x1080 per eye (compared to 640x800 per eye).

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Also new to Development Kit 2 is a low-persistence OLED display, offering reduced motion blur and judder resulting in less motion sickness.

It will also come with a new USB camera accessory, which can be used to track a player's positional movement and help increase accuracy and immersion.

The full list of specs is listed below. Developers can order a dev kit for $350 on the Oculus website, with delivery estimated for July this year.

Display

Resolution - 960 x 1080 per eye
Refresh Rate - 75 Hz, 72 Hz, 60 Hz
Persistence - 2 ms, 3 ms, full

Viewing Optics

Field of View - 100 (nominal)

Interfaces

Cable - 10' (detachable)
HDMI - HDMI 1.4b
USB Device - USB 2.0
USB Host - USB 2.0 (requires DC Power Adapter)
Camera USB - USB 2.0

Internal Tracking

Sensors - Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer
Update Rate - 1000 Hz

Positional Tracking

Sensors - Near Infrared CMOS Sensor
Update Rate - 60 Hz

Weight

Weight - 0.97 lbs (without cable)

Included Accessories

HDMI to DVI Adapter
DC Power Adapter
International Power Plugs
Nearsighted lens cups
Lens cleaning cloth

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