iFixit Takes Apart Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2

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hoofhearted

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Who cares anyway? Facebook owns it, so it is only good to know for geeks who want to get in good with their Farmville addicted grandmas for some extra cookies or whatnot.
 

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Its silly to laugh that they are using a Samsung Note 3 display in the OR. This is a prototype/developer unit... in which only a few thousand units are made, if that. No need for a custom (smaller) display at this time. It makes it far cheaper to produce and service the unit.
 

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I think using a Note 3 panel (or other mainstream smartphone panel) is brilliant. In the event of dead pixels or necessary repairs outside of the warranty period it should be cheap and easy to purchase a replacement panel from a spare phone parts dealer. It will be far easier to just buy a replacement Note 3 panel a few years down the line and know that it will work than it will be to find a compatible 5.7" 1080p panel that may or may not fit properly within the housing and deal with a potential DIY nightmare.
 
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