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Well, the Oculus Rift DK2 showed up in the mail yesterday.

The Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2

The Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2

The box came in at just under 6 pounds.

The main things I remember that came in the box (I’ll upload us unboxing it)

  • Small setup document – a couple of dozen pages
  • The Oculus itself – plastic wrapped with the A lenses installed
  • An extra set of Lenses – B lenses for nearsighted folks
  • The Positional Tracker – IR webcam
  • Positional Tracker cable – looks like an audio cable
  • Positional Tracker USB cable –
  • Power Adapter and multiple international adapters – I’m currently not using.
  • Lens cleaning cloth – The most useful item so far.


The physical installation was pretty straight forward.

  • Plug the HMD (Head Mounted Display) USB cable into a USB port on the back
  • Plug the HMD HDMI cable into the video card
  • Place the PT (Positional Tracker) on the monitor (It didn’t fit well on my monitor)
  • Plug the micro USB side into the PT, the other side into a USB port on the back of the computer
  • Plug the PT cable (looks like an audio cable) into the side of the PT and then into the box on the HMD cables.

The physical installation of the Oculus Rift DK2 is complete.

A few notes. We discovered that, by habit, we kept trying to put the Oculus HMD on like you would a baseball cap. IE hook on the back of the head and pull it down onto your face. We would then need to take it off and clean the forehead oil off of the lenses.  We’re still working on the best way to put it on, but so far it’s putting it up against your eyes with one hand and pulling the straps down the back of your head with the other hand. This way you don’t put your forehead agains the lenses.

Megan initially trying the Oculus Rift DK2 on.

Megan initially trying the Oculus Rift DK2 on.


Here is the initial unboxing of the Oculus Rift DK2.



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