I was at a tradeshow the past week and I finally got the opportunity to try Oculus Rift. The tradeshow was not tech related, but one of the brands thought to amuse the public with an app that allowed to explore a still 3D environment (you moved your head around and experienced a beautiful view from a mountain top...).
I was very unimpressed by the experience: the pixels are very distinguishable (probably because of the proximity of the screen and the lenses) and the lag and lack of precision of the motion sensors was very annoying. If you add to that the app itself was very boring, I would rate the experience as fairly catastrophic.
I am sure virtual reality will eventually catch up, but for now it is just a strange novelty like 3D TVs. There is definitely the need for better and more powerful hardware (not to mention lighter and more balanced on your head). My impression is that we are still very far from something remotely useful for anything else but games.
Has anyone else tried Oculus Rift or similar technologies?