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Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

By: Anthony Garreffa | VR in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Apr 17, 2016 10:25 am

The packaging that the Oculus Rift comes in makes it feel worth every single cent of its $599 price, with a sleek, and smooth box that holds your virtual reality headset, and its various accessories and controllers.



One of the best things about the DK1 was the amazing plastic carry case that it arrived in. It was awesome, totally unexpected, and still rocks today. Oculus were aware of the popularity of the DK1 casing, and while the CV1 casing isn't quite as hardcore, it's a beautiful package - and just oozes that premium feel.



As you can see from our unboxing video above, the box has a beautiful matte finish with a small Oculus logo. Inside, are perfect spots for everything in the box: the Oculus Rift CV1 headset, the camera sensor, Xbox One controller, wireless dongle, and Oculus remote.



What's In The Box


Let's take a quick look around, and inside of the Oculus Rift box, shall we?




The front of the Oculus Box - lookin' slick there, slick.




The back of the box, with some details on the games included in the box, and what's in the box in the bottom left.




The box inside of the packaging, which doubles as a carry case for your Rift.




Opening the box, you're greeted with a 'Let's get started' notice - telling you to visit to get your Rift up and running. You'll also spy the Oculus remote, too.




This is the little plastic clip that will keep your Oculus Rift in place, which is a nice touch to see from the company.




This is the Oculus remote, and holy hell does it come in handy - super light, super intuitive, and it looks like unlimited battery life, too.





The Oculus sensor, which will keep an eye on you in your room... not freaky at all.




This is it! The Oculus Rift CV1 in all of its glory... it's beautiful, isn't it?





The built-in headphones are pretty damn good.




This is the little lever underneath of the Rift that you'll adjust to tweak the OLED displays distance between each other - making the VR experience more, or less focused.




The rear of the headset, which is what the trackers are looking for.




The Xbox One wireless controller, a great controller for your VR gaming experience.




The wireless dongle for your Xbox One controller.


Here's what comes in the box:


  • Oculus Rift CV1 headset
  • Camera sensor with built-in stand
  • Oculus Remote
  • Xbox One wireless controller
  • Xbox One USB wireless receiver
  • Small plastic tool to remove integrated headphones
  • 2 x AA batteries for Xbox One controller
  • 2 x Oculus logo stickers
  • Oculus lens wipe cloth

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