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Oculus Touch
Price:$99.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

on January 5, 2017
Absolutely amazing addition to the Oculus Rift. If you have one, you need these. I liked my Rift a lot before but once you get these in your hands, it's such an incredible experience. To have your hands be displayed so accurately in game and to actually interact with these environments is such a difference compared to using a traditional gamepad. I highly recommend Superhot VR, you'll feel like a movie star and you can have someone, who has never used VR before, hop in with ease and be blown away. The few people who tried it out at my house over various holidays parties won't stop talking about it/inviting themselves over. They fit in your hands amazingly and are so intuitive, especially compared to traditional controllers.

While these downsides are not enough to lose a star, I will mention a few things that they lack, especially in comparison to other products like the Vive's motion controllers. First of all, these come with a single sensor to add to the one you already have for the Rift. Unlike the Vive however, both sensors are still designed to go in front of you, meaning no 360 degree coverage. While you rarely will have an issue with the Touch controllers being recognized in Oculus games since they are designed to be forward facing, 180 degree games, there are amazing games like Onward in Steam VR, that are designed to be roomscale experiences. As soon as something gets in between the sensors and the Touch controllers, like your body or arms, your hands will suddenly drift or stop moving. FYI, this is called "occlusion".

I've gotten a third sensor directly from Oculus and use this one behind me in my setup to achieve roomscale. It's almost perfect coverage but when I face the one corner that I don't have a sensor in now, my controllers can get blocked by my arms or body and thats noticeable in games like Onward when you're holding a gun up. I've played the game on Vive before and I did not have these issues as much. Vive only uses two sensors as well so from a technological aspect, it's certainly possible for improvement from Oculus in this aspect. I should emphasize however, this is a rare issue and only occurs when I'm playing games and I face in one particular direction. Also, the Vive's lighthouse system was not perfect in my limited experience either so they both have some definite improvements they could use.

As I said, this is all nitpicky and doesn't happen all the time or even in most games. The controllers are certainly a must buy if you already have the Rift.
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on March 20, 2017
I purchased the Oculus Rift before Touch was available. Using the Rift with either the Xbox controller or the little remote got very boring quickly. After buying the Touch controllers, my love of the Rift has returned. Being able to see your hands in VR is really what makes VR. There are several games that support the Touch controller and are a blast to play. Robo Recall comes free with Touch and that game is amazing; it's exactly what VR is all about. I definitely recommend clearing a sizeable play area before stepping in. I've lost count of how many times I've hit my chair, desk, couch, ceiling fan...
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on January 21, 2017
The control and feel of the touch controllers are superb. Highly recommend a third rift sensor to avoid loss in tracking, especially when playing games like bullet train. Make sure the capacitive touch sensors register because I had to go through two defective items before finally receiving a functional pair. When I received the first shipment one controller would not allow me to do the finger point gesture. Ordered for a replacement but, it ended up being defective too because hand gesture was locked at thumb rest, when lifting my thumb. So, it failed to do the thumbs-up gesture.Sent it back a second time for a third replacement and everything within the touch controllers now register perfectly. To those who are considering the touch controllers, make sure the sensors work.
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on April 10, 2017
An absolute must have for VR. Since it comes with an extra sensor and free game I can't say they're overpriced, but it's stupid how much these add to the experience. If you tried a Rift without these and were left less than impressed with being "immersed" these definitely change everything. I've instinctively opened my mouth to "eat" stuff in games on total accident and feel like a proper fool once I realized what I did.

It's just crazy what these add to the immersion.

I went from only caring about the immersive 3D in VR to caring about touch supported games and VR in general now. These work that well. I also like the form factor better than the HTC Vive. Just be sure to have your sensors set up properly for 360 tracking.
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on December 9, 2016
Love these controller's. I was going to get a HTC vive but after demoing oculus rift with these touch controls at best buy I decided to go with a rift. I watched many YouTube videos comparing the vive and rift controller's and everyone seems to be likeing the rift better than the vive.
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on August 2, 2017
There is no phone number and seems to be no real way to get help from Oculus. I like the product but I was charged $40 for Dead and Buried which was supposed to be included with Oculus Touch and none of the other 6 games which were supposed to be included are available for free either. I've tried to find a phone number to call which I guess doesn't seem to exist and haven't heard anything back from customer service emails.

Ocuclus makes some amazing stuff but with zero customer service I think I'll try something else in the future.

UPDATE: Contact Oculus Developers through Facebook messenger and they will resolve your issue very quickly. They even refunded my purchase of Dead and Buried. Thanks Oculus.
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Tons of fun! These things take the VR experience to the next level. I mostly played racing games in VR, but since getting these I've been really branching out and trying other things. There are some good free games on Oculus Home that use the touch. I highly recommend "Dead and Buried" and "Robo Recall."

Pro tip: Make SURE you really clear your area before using these. I have a low ceiling in my game room and have punched the ceiling more than once during high-intensity battles in Robo Recall!

If you have a Rift, GET THESE! If you don't have a Rift... GET ONE OF THOSE, THEN GET THESE!
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on August 19, 2017
It's actually quite impressive how durable these controllers are. I've accidentally punched quite a few objects in real life while using these controllers, and they still function perfectly. Props to Oculus for anticipating that these controllers might get roughed up a bit during normal use and making them sturdy enough to withstand that sort of abuse.

Functionality-wise, I can't recommend these controllers enough. If you have a Rift, the Touch controls are a must-have. Pretty much every decent game I've played requires them, and I don't think I'd use my Rift much at all if I didn't have these controllers.
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on September 19, 2017
bought this to replace my original ones as I thought I suffered some capacitive touch issues, only to have the same issues surface on these.

turns out the capacitive sensors on the controller were improperly calibrated, and editing some configuration files solved the problem for me! just google "CapSenseMin" and "CapSenseTouch" - should bring you to the page on oculus forums that shows the solution.

great pair of controllers at a great price :)
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on April 14, 2017
The Oculus Touch controllers definitely add an important, new dimension to games played with the Rift headset. Having now used both the Vive and the Oculus, I can say that both systems have their pros and cons. The Oculus Touch controllers are solid, well built, and perform as you would expect. It takes a short amount of time and experience to get accustomed to them and their button layouts, but once you do, they are wonderful. And getting the free download of Robo Recall (the current promotion at the time of my writing this review) is icing on the cake; and an appropriate demo for the Touch controllers.
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