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Map of Oculus Rift Dev Kit Users Willing to Demo their Units

March 13th, 2013 · 6 Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD


The first Oculus Rift dev kits are about to start shipping any time now and hopefully will be in the hands of many of the Kickstarter project backers by the end of this month (to check the status of yours) some users have started creating an open map in Google to feature the locations where each of them may demo his unit to others in that area that are interested in the product and have not decided to get one or not yet. I’m one of the early backers and am waiting my kit and as soon as it arrives it will also be available for demonstrations to anyone interested who either lives in Bulgaria or happens to pass by Sofia and wants to try the device out, so the 3D Vision Blog’s dev kit is also on that map for demo locations. If you are expecting a dev kit soon as well and are open to demonstrating it to others you are welcome to share your location and info on that map as well. The initial run of produced development kits of the Rift is quite small, so if everyone who gets one helps in demonstrating his unit to just a few other interested persons it can help a lot. After all the people at Oculus cannot demo the device to so many interested people all by themselves, so let us help them with this.

To see the map and check out the places where you would be able to try out the Rift…

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  • 1 djnforce9 // Mar 13, 2013 at 19:00

    Sounds cool and come to think of it, it would be awesome if someone created an application that allowed the Oculus Rift to be used with Google Maps’ street view. Then it would look like you’ve jumped into that spot on the map and are free to look around.

  • 2 Kalvin Taylor // Mar 13, 2013 at 22:19

    I was lucky enough to try it out at the SXSW gaming expo this past weekend where Palmer Lucky was in attendance in a panel alongside Cliffy B, formerly of Epic. Getting to shake the creator’s hand and demoing the unit first hand, I can definitely vouch for how awesome it really is. If I had the spare 300, I’d throw it down for a developer kit just because I can’t wait to dive back in!

  • 3 GDL // Mar 14, 2013 at 00:34

    I seriously hope they include some sort of firmware upgrade feature, I’m sure they will be able to optimize the final version even more.

  • 4 George // Mar 14, 2013 at 15:48


    I’m a Canadian living down the road from you, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Being married to a Bulgarian, I often go to Sofia in order to visit the in-laws. I’d love to check out the OC when you have have a chance to demo it.

  • 5 Bloody // Mar 14, 2013 at 23:26

    I’ll post additional information when and where it will be available for demonstration as soon as I get the Rift ;)

  • 6 Vesselin Stoilov // Jan 21, 2014 at 14:34


    Even though this is an old article, I just stumbled upon it.
    Being situated in Sofia, Bulgaria, I would love to be able to see it in person.
    Perhaps I might become an early adopter – who knows.


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