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Oculus Rift Crystal Cove voted best CES 2014 gadget

Washington: Taking the notion of virtual reality (VR) forward and giving gaming and entertainment a new definition altogether, Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' has been reportedly officially chosen as the best of CES technology in 2014.The
India TV News Desk January 11, 2014 19:00 IST
India TV News Desk
Washington: Taking the notion of virtual reality (VR) forward and giving gaming and entertainment a new definition altogether, Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' has been reportedly officially chosen as the best of CES technology in 2014.

The 'Crystal Cove' incorporates in itself sensors and a camera to track the position of both the wearer's head and body and provide more accurate simulated movement.

According to Engadget, Oculus' product could usher in an era of immersive gaming and entertainment, and even create new opportunities for businesses to use virtual reality in everything from manufacturing to medical environments.

The Crystal Cove version's 1080p OLED display is sharp and bright and sensors mounted around the edges of the unit do the positional-tracking.

As the user moves forward or back, the virtual environment moves along proving a fully immersive experience.

Oculus VP Nate Mitchell explained that the Rift has broad applications beyond gaming, as the developer kits have been sold to companies in every industry, from auto manufacturers to the movie business and there are possibilities in military applications as well.

Mitchell further said that the NASA is already using the Rift to create virtual tours of Mars and the International Space Station.

The public rollout of the Oculus Rift hasn't been clear, but Mitchell has announced that 2014 would be a big year for VR, the report added.