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Link Cable

Umpa_PCUmpa_PC Posts: 514
Nexus 6
The link cable from Oculus is £89 this seems expensive.  There are similar cables on Amazon for much less.  So is the link cable all that is required, or does it come with some kind of software or code to enable it.  Or is the Oculus cable special in some way or other ?
Oculus Rift S - Oculus Quest 128GB
MSI trident 3 7RB-200UK Intel Core i5-7400 3 Ghz x2
MSI GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1060 OC (6GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1070 OC 8GB
16 GB RAM x2, 1TB HDD x2, 1TB SSD x2
Windows 10 Home Edition Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363, Oculus version 15, Quest Version 15
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  • Umpa_PCUmpa_PC Posts: 514
    Nexus 6
    Its good to know you can use other alternatives.  I don't have the quest yet, but I think its a pretty safe bet that I will, so trying to get a handle on it before I do.  I was shocked at the price, and convinced myself there must have been a real reason other than greed - lol.
    Oculus Rift S - Oculus Quest 128GB
    MSI trident 3 7RB-200UK Intel Core i5-7400 3 Ghz x2
    MSI GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1060 OC (6GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1070 OC 8GB
    16 GB RAM x2, 1TB HDD x2, 1TB SSD x2
    Windows 10 Home Edition Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363, Oculus version 15, Quest Version 15
    Fan Cooling by Zotac FireStorm - AfterBurner cause me problems.
  • enigma01enigma01 Posts: 659
    Neo
    Umpa_PC said:
    I was shocked at the price, and convinced myself there must have been a real reason other than greed - lol.
    Yes... for example Logitech make a cable for their video conferencing equipment which I think must use similar technology, 10 m version costs £275!
  • Umpa_PCUmpa_PC Posts: 514
    Nexus 6
    Wow thats a lot, I understand that when a company produces affordable hi-tech they make their money by nickel and diming, after all the printer industry has been doing it with ink for years - lol, Oculus are not as bad as Logitech tho by the sounds of it.

    So just to clarify, if you get a good cable it does not need to be the optical variety ?
    Oculus Rift S - Oculus Quest 128GB
    MSI trident 3 7RB-200UK Intel Core i5-7400 3 Ghz x2
    MSI GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1060 OC (6GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1070 OC 8GB
    16 GB RAM x2, 1TB HDD x2, 1TB SSD x2
    Windows 10 Home Edition Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363, Oculus version 15, Quest Version 15
    Fan Cooling by Zotac FireStorm - AfterBurner cause me problems.
  • SteveG7RTASteveG7RTA Posts: 155
    Art3mis
    So just to clarify, if you get a good cable it does not need to be the optical variety ?
    Correct. Mine work ok & enigma01 has even tried a longer extension. 
    First thing you need to do though is buy a Quest 😀 (you won’t regret it)

    regards
    Steve
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