In March 2013 Oculus started accepting pre-orders for the second-gen development kit (the DK2) – which adopts a new low-persistence OLED. A couple of days ago, Oculus said they are starting to ship the first batch $350 kits. In the first stage they will ship 10,000 units ouf of the 45,000 pre-orders they got (the rest will have to wait a bit, probably till August). Oculus changed their design from an LCD to an OLED because they really want a low persistence display. They say that “it’s incredible the difference low persistence makes… It’s mind-blowing”. The OLED display runs at a high refresh rate – it switches in well under a millisecond. This is the fastest OLED on the market , supplied by Samsung. Read more about Oculus starts shipping their OLED-based DK2 virtual reality headset prototypes

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Oculus starts shipping their OLED-based DK2 virtual reality headset prototypes