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Experience the thrill of VR - The Oculus Rift puts you inside the world. Facing a zombie apocalypse is a whole different nightmare when you physically feel surrounded by them. Climbing a rock face and looking down, you actually feel the scale of how high you are.
The sensors track your heads position, even when you're facing away from it, and combined with the built-in headphones, it's very easy to setup and get going. Everything is controlled with the Oculus Touch controllers, Xbox Controller or remote (all are included).
Going beyond games, you can experience 360 degree videos and VR short films. There's kids films, and films not for kids (a horror where you're the victim!). Or if you feel like a journey, take a kayak adventure though the Grand Canyon, or a trip through our galaxy and beyond.
Using the Rift is such an amazing experience, you'll likely bring friends and family over for them to check it out, and you'll love seeing their reactions. You may have already seen some of the YouTube videos where people react to the Oculus Rift, but if you haven't, they're well worth checking out.
Hire Oculus Rift, please see the tabs along the top of this description, which detail computer requirements, accessories, shipping and our terms and conditions. You can also see the date a headset is next available, and book dates by e-mailing us.
Put your PC to the test...
Oculus offer a free Compatibility Check Tool here: https://ocul.us/compat-tool We strongly recommend running this on your PC before renting a Rift.
Steam also host a completely free VR Performance Test which will benchmark your computer and tell you how it may fare running VR. Naturally it's only an indicator, not a guarantee, but it's pretty comprehensive test. This does not replace the Oculus tool above however.
What do you need?
The minimum system requirements for the headset are:
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
RAM: 8 GB or more
Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 or higher port
USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports (min. 2 ports to run)
Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
It's strongly recommended to use the tools linked at the top of the tab here to test your PC, even if you believe it meets these requirements.
Details on the games are included at the very end of our Rental PDF, complete with links to trailers on YouTube.
We use Courier Post to ship nationwide, and shipping is charged per item. The shipping price includes return.
Within Christchurch: $5 each way = $10 total
South Island (Overnight): $14.95 each way = $29.90 total
North Island (2 - 3 Business Days): $14.95 each way = $29.90 total
North Island (Overnight): $26.95 to you + $14.95 return = $41.90 total
+ $4 for Rural
When does my rental begin?
We aim to have your gear delivered on the day you select the rental to start. Occasionally it may arrive a day earlier (freebie bonus!) and very rarely later because of courier post delays or other issues. In the case it arrives later, your rental begins on the day it does arrive, and the end of your rental is extended also.
This is rare, but it's also why we recommend for any event or such where you require the gear on a certain date, please book the rental to start at least 3 business days before you absolutely need it. Aside from Courier delays, this covers you for any issues setting it up. That's also rare, but like your mother probably told you, better safe than sorry. Although your mother also probably told you not to sit so close to the TV, or your eyes will go square. Look ma, see how close the screens in this headset are!
How do I return the rental?
On the day your rental ends, the parcel just needs to be returned to any NZ Post shop before their last pickup (usually around 4pm to 5pm at latest). The prepaid courier sticker we give you with the gear, just gets stuck on the parcel, they scan it and give you a receipt, and you're done. Easy. But also sad, because goodbyes are always hard.
Can You Rent?
You need to be 18 or older (unless married), have a valid NZ drivers license or valid NZ passport, and be able to afford the full replacement costs of the item if needed. Those costs are detailed in the T&C's below
What Happens In Addition to Checkout
❶ You'll need to email us a photo or scan of your ID to upload. Either a valid NZ drivers license or valid NZ passport.
❷ You need to read and sign the Terms and Conditions, and email us a photo or scan of that. You can electronically sign if it adequately identifies you as a match to your ID.
I know it's common to skip reading the terms and conditions, but for your own protection it really is important to read these. They cover a lot of potential costs which you must be able to afford if you're renting, and have been kept as easy to read as possible.
If you have any questions at all, please do feel free to e-mail and ask.
The Rental Terms and Conditions:
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