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Oculus now selling replacement cables

J-ArcherJ-Archer Posts: 25
Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
i see we finally have replacement cables and other various bits, just wondered what you all think of the price? £49 for a cable in the UK seems a little steep? or is it just me? 

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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 936 Poster of the Week
    Sounds reasonable to me.  It combines USB and HDMI into a single interface and it's proprietary.  Seems to fall in line with what other manufactures would charge for a non generic cable.
  • andyringandyring Posts: 2,469 Poster of the Week
    49 quid?  I shall wait until a new company starts selling knock-off gear on Ebay for a poorly octupus (six quid).  Perhaps they will be called Mockulus?
  • WarblokeWarbloke Posts: 880 Poster of the Week
    andyring said:
    49 quid?  I shall wait until a new company starts selling knock-off gear on Ebay for a poorly octupus (six quid).  Perhaps they will be called Mockulus?

    you surely mean 6 squid ?
  • andyringandyring Posts: 2,469 Poster of the Week
    Warbloke said:
    andyring said:
    49 quid?  I shall wait until a new company starts selling knock-off gear on Ebay for a poorly octupus (six quid).  Perhaps they will be called Mockulus?

    you surely mean 6 squid ?
    I don't think it matters, it's how it sounds.

    Bloody ruined now anyway, cheers!   :s
  • J-ArcherJ-Archer Posts: 25
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    falken76 said:
    Sounds reasonable to me.  It combines USB and HDMI into a single interface and it's proprietary.  Seems to fall in line with what other manufactures would charge for a non generic cable.
    How does this remotely sound reasonable? This is half the problem today, just because people like Apple rip customers off, all of a sudden everything "falls into line".  What a load of crap
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 1,096 Poster of the Week
    But you've got to remember, they put it in a box amd post it too...
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 936 Poster of the Week
    J-Archer said:
    falken76 said:
    Sounds reasonable to me.  It combines USB and HDMI into a single interface and it's proprietary.  Seems to fall in line with what other manufactures would charge for a non generic cable.
    How does this remotely sound reasonable? This is half the problem today, just because people like Apple rip customers off, all of a sudden everything "falls into line".  What a load of crap
    Because I personally don't think it's a ripoff.  I keep spare parts for a lot of my stuff.  I'd buy this just to have on hand in case I needed it.  It's not like I have to buy this thing over and over and over again.  If that is the case I'd be pissed because they obviously used cheap parts.
  • Percy1983Percy1983 Posts: 1,205
    3Jane
    I will say looking at the oculus cable its not the cheapest to produce, yes I am happy with my £1.50 2m hdmi cables, bout would expect to pay more for a higher quality and longer cable.

    Simple plan is to not do anything which will make me need to buy another.
  • RonsonPLRonsonPL Posts: 1,076
    Trinity
    edited February 17
    Sorry for being late, I wasn't tracking the news and forum in past few days.

    At first I saw this:
    http://i1.wp.com/www.roadtovr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/oculus-rift-accessories.jpg
    but then I clicked to see prices for Europe.

    Holy moly.

    This cannot be regarded in any other way than as a proof that Rift and Touch aren't priced as they could be, but rather priced for "people who are enthusiasts are willing to pay a lot, so let's up the price".
    I mean, look at Apple or Beats by Dre headphones. Or prices of games and hardware in Europe. Why they are more expensive? Because people are willing to pay.
    But VR are not headphones or smartphones. It's a thing that needs a boost for the start.

    40€ for remote that most likely costs 5$ to produce?
    60 freaking € for a freaking USB cable. A freaking CABLE!

    But it all fits to the bigger picture. Oculus doesn't give a ship about PC VR so they, like Valve, just target the richest people and price their stuff like Apple does.

    Seriously. This USB cable price is so Apple that it hurts my teeth!
    I wish Oculus just stepped out and clearly stated "We are done with PC VR, we are social/mobile only now".

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