Three years after the Kickstarter funded Oculus Rift Developer Kit shipped, the consumer edition Rift is here and it’s an appealingly packaged piece of kit. We unbox the final retail package and share the process with you, step by step, in unnecessary amounts of detail.

Today marks a significant milestone in consumer virtual reality as the Oculus Rift consumer edition begins to land on people’s doorsteps. But we know what it’s like having to wait for your next exciting toy, so to try and stave off the temptation to F5 that tracking page until your keyboard packs in, here’s a series of high resolution unboxing images to give you a taste of what’s coming your way in unnecessary amounts of detail.

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The front of the box contains art we’re already familiar with, and once again reminds us of Oculus’ influences when it came to constructing the public image of the Rift, namely Apple. It’s all hard-edge graphic design and acres of white space, with some lonely looking Windows and Oculus logos stowed in the corners. This is merely the outer sleeve of course.

Moving to the rear of the box sleeve, we get a visual breakdown of the box contents highlights, Oculus Xbox One Gamepad. The announced pack-in games, Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie are represented too but if you look closer you’ll notice a third, unannounced title. Farlands is a Pokemon-style title from Oculus Studios which also ships free with the Rift – a nice surprise.

Slipping the cover off reveals the case which has now been heavily previewed of course. Oculus were well aware of the affection that remains for the original DK1 plastic carry-case and wanted to emulate some of that robust portability into the consumer edition’s packaging.

Opening up the slick matt box, bearing a spot varnished Oculus logo, reveals a hefty selection of gear, each component neatly contained in its own pocket.

And finally, the hardware removed revealing all the included gubbins, listed below for reference. Note the ingenious gatefold solution for the Rift’s camera sensor. It’s obvious an enormous amount of love has gone into creating a home for this cutting-edge equipment.

Box Contents:

  • Oculus Rift Headset with Quick Start Guide
  • Camera Sensor with Built-in Stand
  • Small Plastic Tool for Integrated Headphone Removal
  • Oculus Remote with Integrated Battery
  • Xbox One Wireless Gamepad
  • Xbox One USB Wireless Receiver for Gamepad and Instructions
  • 2 x AA Batteries for Gamepad
  • 2 x Oculus Logo Stickers
  • Oculus Lens Wipe Cloth
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Check out our full, in-depth review of the Oculus Rift consumer edition right here.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • ro docs

    thanks i was driving myself crazy thinking the xbox one controller came with a recharge kit.