Oculus Rift S review

We review the Oculus Rift S, Facebook's newest VR headset.

Oculus Rift S
(Image: © Facebook)

Our Verdict

More of a revision than an upgrade, the Rift S still remains a key contender in the VR HMD world.


  • Requires fewer ports than the Rift
  • Excellent tracking and accuracy
  • Huge assortment of apps


  • New audio system is intrusive
  • Slower refresh rate
  • No updated screens

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Introducing: The Oculus Rift S, the newest VR headset from Oculus. Since 2012 Oculus has been working on VR headsets (and more recently, software). The original Rift went a long way towards ensuring that the technology was here to stay, as previously VR had been the hardware that meant end-user expectations were never truly met.

We tested the new machine to give you our thoughts on its design, features and performance. To create your own 3D content for use with VR platforms, you'll need the best 3D modelling software, and you may also want to check the best VR headsets to see how the Oculus Rift S compares.

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The Verdict

out of 10

Oculus Rift S

More of a revision than an upgrade, the Rift S still remains a key contender in the VR HMD world.

Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.