Oculus released a bevy of teaser photos in today’s rush to pre-order the new Rift, the company’s first consumer grade tethered VR headset. Among them was the DK1-style carrying case containing all the goodies set to come along with it. And it’s set to be totally “doper than ever.”
Bringing the company full circle from their Kickstarter days of 2012, Oculus is bundling the new Rift in a solid carrying case and doing away with the DK2-era cardboard box cardboard (not a dope storage storage solution in the slightest).
People really loved the carrying case we included with DK1 and skipped for DK2, so good news: It is coming back, and doper than ever!
— Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) January 5, 2016
In an Oculus blog post announcing the March 28th shipment date of the first wave of Rifts, we’re shown a clipped view of the new carrying case, which seemingly includes cut-out space for the headset itself, IR camera, Oculus Remote, and wireless Xbox One controller.
We’re interested to see if the high-density foam (?) inserts will also allow room for the recently delayed Oculus Touch controllers (now slated for the second half of 2016) and additional IR camera. How the box is supposed to be closed and carried is also conveniently clipped out of view, not to mention the actual dimensions of the box.
We’ll be following all things Oculus in the coming days at this year’s CES, so check back for more updates to this and much more.