We’re sure there are some of you guys out there who would love to get in on the Oculus Rift action. After all based on what we know and what we’ve seen, it is indeed a cool piece of technology. Unfortunately it is not available commercially at the moment, meaning that if you wanted to get your hands on one, you’d have to fork out $300 for its development kit, which is probably $300 ore expensive than what some are willing to pay. Well the good news is that if you don’t mind an alternative, Dive unveiled an Oculus Rift-like device at CES 2014 which can be had for $89, although we’re not sure if it might provide the same experience.
Basically how dive works is that it is worn strapped to your head, but instead of having separate displays built into it like the Oculus Rift, Dive will instead rely on your smartphone to act as a display instead. There will be lenses built into it which is said to provide some kind of 3D effect, but according to the folks at Android Central who managed to check it out, they said it was not the same as the Oculus Rift. However like we said with Dive being priced at $89, it is a cheaper alternative to the Oculus Rift and for those interested in getting their hands on the device, you can do so by heading to its website for the details.
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