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# 255595 20-Aug-2019 07:46
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Boss is having a clean out of his office and gave me (on permanent loan) an Oculus DK2 set.


Had some issues getting it going but once running, wow.... lot of fun, even with it being an "old" unit.


Kids think its fantastic :)


I'll try it with Elite Dangerous at some point :D





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  # 2302174 20-Aug-2019 09:42
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I got an HTC vive when launched.

Great fun.

Young kids just pick it up and are away, surreal watching them draw houses in 3d while "standing" within them. I would put a real world stool where their VR sofa was and so they could sit physically on a vr object.

Google earth great fun too.

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  # 2303292 21-Aug-2019 19:38
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Waiting for my Oculus Quest to arrive after trying one at work.
VR is an amazing experience, made even better with no cables or external cameras to set up.


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  # 2303322 21-Aug-2019 20:29
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can you use them if you only have one eye 

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  # 2303334 21-Aug-2019 20:51
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A quick google search seems to indicate you'd be missing the 3D component as you require 2 eyes to generate the field of depth for it. 



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  # 2303336 21-Aug-2019 20:54
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Still works with one eye, you’d just see like you normally would.

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  # 2303338 21-Aug-2019 21:00
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okay thanks. Just always wondered because they seem great but sounds like no good for me



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