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Which Controllers do you prefer? Original Rift or Rift s?

Javelin396
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For those of us that upgraded or have had the chance to use both, im curious as to how many people prefer the new oculus touch controllers to the old ones
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KNP54
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Ergonomic wise, I find them similar, but for tracking, the CV1 controllers were better imo.
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For me there are tracking issues relating the new controllers which aren't strictly accuracy related but range related... ie when right up against the headset or out of view to the side or behind the headset.

Likewise, I was about to buy a third, possibly forth camera for CV1 because the tracking was hopeless with two cameras for anything other than front facing. Outside-in has given me no problems with room-scale at all and I suspect, with the controllers being closer to cameras, accuracy is improved when not out of those ranges.

So on balance I'm in the middle.

I definitely don't buy into the ring positions being more awkward or they don't protect your hands anymore, I'd rather my hands protect the controllers and placing the new controllers/picking them up, in the position of motorcycle handlebars seems more natural to me.

Also, having Quest and S means if something fails, I can use the other headset controllers. mm ok on balance now I'm thinking new is better... a no preference option in the vote would still have been good though 😉

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RattyUK
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For me the original touch controllers were easier to 'pick up' from the lanyards after putting the Rift on as the bottom was heavier than top, meaning the controls were easily 'to hand' because of this.  The top mounted ring on the S controllers means some rotation is needed...

I'm just lazy though 😛
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kojack
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The Rift-S/Quest controllers have one less capacitive sensor, a sharp edge up against your thumb if it isn't sitting on the buttons, feel cheap and flimsy, have been shown numerous times on the net to break easily, have a battery cover that opens when I play beat saber, cheap feeling lanyard and aren't compatible with the more detailed haptic vibration interface in the SDK.

The old Touch feel solid. Also, they support being flashed to VR Objects for mixed reality camera tracking (or tracking things like motion rigs), which new Touch can't do.

I've got 8 touch controllers (4 old, 4 new), I'd use the old ones every time if given the chance.
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Techy111
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My original touch controllers are 4 next year and still going strong, wish I could get them to work with my HP Reverb !!! The WMR ones are woeful and I never use them.
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Techy111 said:

My original touch controllers are 4 next year and still going strong, wish I could get them to work with my HP Reverb !!! The WMR ones are woeful and I never use them.


You'd need at least 3 touch controllers to do that well. The third one set as a VR object and attached to the Reverb to sync the coordinate systems between Oculus and WMR.
Plus something that could inject fake coordinates into WMR, I don't know if that exists. I can inject fake coords into Oculus software (like using a PS4 controller to move fake touch controllers), but I've never tried WMR (since I don't have one).


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Techy111
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Well get one and sort me out  B)
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Techy111 said:

Well get one and sort me out  B)


I was going to get a Reverb, but HP Australia charges more than HP US or HP UK (and they don't ship to Aus).

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nalex66
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I think the original Touch controllers are ergonomically better (I can open my hand and my fingers hook into the ring keeping the controller in place), and they were tough as hell. The new ones aren’t massively different, but I can’t point to anything that I prefer about them. 

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