Oculus Rift teardown reveals a simple-to-repair VR headset
Now that the completed model of the Oculus Rift is right here, you could be questioning what’s inside and the way simply you possibly can substitute elements if one thing goes terribly incorrect. You will not should guess after at this time, although: the restore-it-your self crew at iFixit has torn down the digital actuality headset. The manufacturing mannequin is not fairly as straightforward to repair because the unique developer model because of its “intricate design,” nevertheless it’s nonetheless accessible — if an earpiece breaks, you may need an opportunity at changing it by yourself.
There are not any huge surprises inside, however the teardown can also be a surprisingly efficient method of studying about a number of the mechanics concerned in making VR work. It explains why the Rift’s lenses are so oddly formed (to extend immersion and alleviate eye pressure), and why it is really easy to slide the headset on (springs within the headband). Whereas we’re nonetheless within the early days of excessive-finish VR, it is evident that Oculus is conscious of most of the potential issues.