Oculus Go standalone VR headset launches today

02 May, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
  • Oculus Go Ships Today

The Oculus Go is expected to be released around December 2018, and will be able to run existing applications which have been released for Samsung's Gear VR headset.

In the USA, shoppers can also find the Oculus Go on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg, as well as at Best Buy retail stores today. Starting at $199 Dollars for 32 GB of storage (or $249 USD for the 64 GB model), Oculus Go was designed with comfort in mind.

The $200 standalone virtual reality headset was briefly available for pre-order on Amazon on Tuesday morning. Oculus says that battery life should be up to 2.5 hours of streaming media and video.

The Oculus Go features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and reportedly boasts a full resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, which puts it right in between the HTC Vive Pro with its max resolution of 2,880 x 1,600, and the Oculus Rift with its resolution of 2,160 x 1,200.

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The company has long maintained that bringing your hands into VR is more important than getting your head there. It's still a 3DoF controller, but it feels more robust than the laser pointer with buttons that mobile headsets have had previously. Nor does it require a separate smartphone to provide the screen and brains of the device. Not to mention, according to this sign on the F8 registration desk (posted to Reddit by user VirtalRealityOasis), Facebook is giving an Oculus Go headset to everyone who attends the conference.

All right, so what's so special about this headset? You can still attach some headphones to the Go via a 3.5mm jack, but in most of my early testing I've been fine just using the integrated audio.

That architecture has helped Facebook and Oculus keep the price down, of course, but it has also forced some compromises.

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