Oculus Touch officially available as of today

The Oculus Touch controllers will make the Rift VR experience more immersive and closer to that of the HTC Vive.

@LanaJelic
Published Tue, Dec 6 2016 3:22 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

The day has arrived - Oculus Touch controllers are available! From today, December 6th, you can order them online and at the time of writing this article, estimated shipping is between December 16th and 21st. The shipping date is the same for all 22 countries where Oculus delivers its VR controllers.

Oculus Touch officially available as of today | TweakTown.com

Pre-orders started on October 10th and those who pre-order them should expect their controllers between today, December 6th and December 15th. Some users have reported that their controllers already arrived.

The Oculus Touch controllers will make the Rift VR experience more immersive and closer to that of the HTC Vive. The price of the two VR headsets is also almost the same, with the difference of only one dollar. Oculus Rift is priced at $599 and the Oculus Touch $199, so the combined price of the Oculus experience comes to $798, while the HTC Vive's price is $799.

However, Rift comes with one sensor, the other on is included in the price of Oculus Touch, so if you want a roomscale VR experience comparable with the HTC Vive in terms of capability, you will have to buy an additional sensor for $79.

Interestingly, the price of Oculus Touch is the same for the States and Europe - $199 or 199 euros. The price of the Rift is $599 or 699 euros, Oculus Rift Earphones are $49 or 59 euros, and an additional sensor is $79 or 89 euros.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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