Thomas wants to know if Leo has heard of eSight glasses. He has a friend who is legally blind and wants to know if they're worth the price. Leo says it sounds like he'd have to have some sight and it just amplifies the visual signal. Leo says that is a great thing, though. It's like Oculus Rift for the legally Blind. They aren't cheap, though, at $15,000. But they're brand new and the cost will likely drop really fast once the word gets out.
Max bought one of the early Oculus Rift DK1 on eBay recently. Should he upgrade to the DK2 or wait for the consumer edition? Leo says it's best to wait. It's probably going to cost around $500 and chances are that there's going to be a better option available before then, such as the Vive from HTC.
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Andrew Reisse, co-founder of the Oculus Rift gaming headset, was struck and killed on Thursday at a crosswalk in Santa Ana, CA. He was hit by a gang member that was attempting to flee from police. The suspects were apprehended and are currently in custody.
The Oculus Rift is a Kickstarter project that raised more than a million dollars, and just recently began shipping. It's a virtual reality headset that fully immerses the gamer, and even will detect head movements so the gamer can actually look around within the virtual environment.