Wired takes the “first look” at the new Oculus VR prototype


If there was a belle of the proverbial ball at CES 2014, the Oculus Rift might actually be it. And this year, creator Oculus VR not only trotted out a sleeker version of the Rift, but also a new prototype. Wired got a hands-on with the new device — Crystal Cove — which utilizes both VR and motion tracking to monitor a user’s movements in real time. It makes sense, especially considering the increased sophistication of motion technology and Oculus VR’s stated goals of total immersion. But the real magic moment, I believe, will come when the company can greatly reduce latency.