When Oculus VR, the company behind the revolutionary Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch fist introduced the world to their product, they used a crowdfunding site known as KickStarter to get things off the ground. Using KickStarter allowed Oculus VR to generate quick capital from regular people instead of searching for investments from venture capital firms. People who pledged a minimum of $275.00 were eventually given an Oculus Rift DK1 unit.
Recently, Oculus VR announced on their blog that original backers of the KickStarter campaign will be rewarded with a special KickStarter edition of the Oculus Rift. If you were an early backer of this product, you might be eligible to get the final consumer release of the Oculus Rift for free! As stated on the KickStarter campaign page, “As a small token of our appreciation for your support, all Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift development kit will get a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift! And like all Rift pre-order purchasers, you’ll receive a bundled copy of Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie.”
If you were an original backer, you need to act quickly to claim your free Oculus Rift VR headset. You have until February 1, 2016 to fill out a survey that was sent to you from KickStarter and provide a shipping address that is within one of 20 countries the Oculus Rift will be shipping to upon initial release. If you are outside of the 20 countries, the Oculus VR team is looking into alternative options for you.
If you were not an early adopter of the Oculus Rift, you can still order on from the Oculus store for $599.00 plus tax and shipping if applicable. If that entry price seems a little too steep for you, we encourage you to enter our free Oculus Rift giveaway. We are holding a contest in which you can easily qualify to win some awesome prizes! We are giving away an Oculus Rift, a Samsung Gear VR which is powered by Oculus software, and $50.00 Amazon gift cards. Entering the giveaway is quick and easy and can be done using your Facebook account, Google account, or just an email address. Once you join, all it takes is a few clicks of your mouse or taps on your mobile device to start earning points by sharing your contest link with your community on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. So unless you were an early adopter and are already getting an Oculus Rift for free, what are you waiting for? Join our Oculus Rift giveaway today!