Enter Details

Comment on stories, receive email newsletters & alerts.

This is your permanent identity for Business Insider Australia
Your email must be valid for account activation
Minimum of 8 standard keyboard characters


Email newsletters but will contain a brief summary of our top stories and news alerts.

Forgotten Password

Enter Details

Back to log in

Check out the video of Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey hand delivering the first Rift in Alaska

Palmer LuckeyBI Screenshot/Facebook

After several years of testing and prototypes, the long-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will finally be available on Monday. 

But one lucky user already got his headset. And he got it straight from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

Luckey made the trip to Alaska to hand-deliver the first Rift, in box signed by Luckey and the rest of the Oculus team, to Ross Martin  — the first person to pre-order the $599 Rift. 

Luckey posted the video of his Facebook page, noting that he and Martin have a lot in common: “We are both big gamers, and we were both homeschooled as kids. The biggest difference is that I grew up with surfboards while he grew up with sled dogs.”

Here’s the video of Luckey (who is inexplicably wearing shorts and a Hawaiian Aloha shirt in Alaska in March) making the special delivery:

Personally delivering the first Rift to Alaska!
Posted by Palmer Freeman Luckey on Saturday, March 26, 2016


NOW WATCH: Thanks to Facebook’s virtual reality device, I’ve been to ‘The Matrix’ and all I want is to go back

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at