February 9, 2016
Maggie HabashyStaff Writer
Ever wanted to feel like you were in your favorite video game or jump over to a destination on the other side of the world? Well, virtual reality, or VR, is your way in, and you won’t have to wait much longer to make it happen.
On Feb. 16, Best Buy will begin to offer pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset, the latest in virtual reality technology, with a select gaming PC optimized to work with the device. The headset should be available later this spring.
To get the full Rift experience, you’ll need a PC that meets or exceeds the recommended system specifications for Rift, which is why the two products are packaged together. Fortunately, Best Buy offers seven PCs to choose from, including computers from Dell, Asus and more.
This is going to be a breakthrough year for VR because the immersive technology is getting easier for consumers to acquire. The Consumer Technology Association (CTS) estimates that virtual reality headset sales will increase 500 percent to 1.2 million units in 2016.
For more information, check out BestBuy.com.