IFixit: Oculus Rift used loose OLED displays and hybrid Fresnel lenses




The first Oculus Rifts are sent and iFixit has a copy of the VR glasses in hands. The teardown conducted by the website that the consumer version of the VR goggles with twin OLED panels features and uses hybrid Fresnel lenses.

The Oculus Rift displays images at a resolution of 1080×1200 pixels per eye. Thanks to the teardown is now clear from iFixit that the VR goggles uses twin OLED panels, each having a diameter of 90mm which brings the pixel density of 401ppi.

Is a two OLED panels Fresnel lens mounted. These lenses ensure that the 90mm displays are big displays when the user sets the VR goggles on the head. According to iFixit makes Rift use of hybrid Fresnel lenses, where one layer has been added to that mimics a traditional lens with bulging. This makes it possible to focus by the headset to move up or down on the face. By doing so the wearer is looking through a different part of the lens, wherein the focus is always changing anything.

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It is not the first time that an Oculus Rift iFixit disassembles. Previously, the site did a teardown of the development versions DK1 and DK2. The latest development version made ​​use of the entire front panel of the Samsung Note 3, including 5.7 “-amoledscherm. At one screen was used to control two eyes.

The consumer version utilizes separate panels, making it easier to get a good eye sharpness, because the screens can be moved independently of each other. The development versions of the Rift also made use of traditional lenses to focus and were supplied with different lenses sets. With the hybrid Fresnel lenses Oculus has ensured that this is no longer necessary.

According to iFixit, the Oculus Rift is also relatively easy to repair. The VR goggles scores a 7 on the field of reparability. However, the website notes that are commonly used fragile ribbon cables and that it therefore is very difficult to detach the lens, and displays the motherboard.


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