oculus rift unboxing

The hotly anticipated Oculus Rift developer kit is set to ship on March 29th, said Oculus VR, Inc. in their latest update.

We hope you’re ready– Dev kits should start shipping out to the earliest backers on March 29th (we may slip a day or two in either direction depending on customs). When your kit ships, you’ll receive confirmation info so you can track your Rift as it makes the journey from Oculus to your front door.

The company says that they expect to ship 1000 – 1500 Oculus Rift developer kits per week until everyone’s orders have been fulfilled. Oculus says they’re shipping around 7500 units (which would correspond to Kickstarter orders, not direct website orders). At 1500 units per week, the last unit would be delivered the week of April the 28th. However, they say that “weekly shipments will ramp up as we go,” so it’s possible that those on the tail end of the queue won’t have to wait that long. Orders through their website will start shipping after all of the Kickstarter orders have been fulfilled.

“Shipping 7,500+ development kits will take time, especially for the international backers out there. Just know that we’re moving as fast as we can to get great hardware out the door. No one wants the dev kits to arrive at your doorstep more than we do. Thanks for your patience!” read the latest update.

Oculus Rift Unboxing

Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe took the liberty of unboxing the first unit from the factory. We detailed what was in the box earlier this week, but we’re happy to now have confirmation that there are not one, but three international power adapters. Kudos to the Oculus folks for that! The company says that nearly 50% of Oculus Rift orders came from outside of the U.S.

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The official contents of the Oculus Rift developer kit are as follows:

  • 1x Rift Development Kit + Control Box (6ft cable)
  • 1x Hard-Shell Case
  • 1x 3ft Mini USB Cable
  • 1x 3ft DVI Cable
  • 1x 3ft HDMI Cable
  • 1x 6ft HDMI Cable
  • 1x HDMI / DVI Adapter
  • 3x Pairs of Lens Cups (Focal Adjustment)
  • 1x Power Cord with Adapter
  • 3x International Plug Adapters

For those who backed Kickstarter tiers which awarded shirts and/or posters, the company says that they’ll begin shipping “within the next two weeks.”

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