The CEO of Oculus, Brendan Iribe, has revealed that the “all-in” price for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be in the region of $1,500. Although that price seems incredibly high, Iribe explained that that price would include the cost of other hardware, including a brand new computer if the owner didn’t already have one capable of using the VR headset.
Over the past few years, the evolution of our gizmos and gadgets has become increasingly streamlined. Innovation has lost some of its spectrum, revolving around “does it have awesome apps which consumers will shell out for?” and “how thin can we make it?” If you look at business models and news from industry titans such as Microsoft ( ie. Smart-Glass), Apple (thin phones/tablets and The App Store), Sony (more thin phones and computers…), just to name a few, you can’t deny that 90% of developments, at the very least, are simply previous ideas being refined in the most obvious ways.
Another ill-fated Nintendo peripheral or does this one show signs of promise?
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