Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?

Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?

Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?

In order to solve this problem, the Oculus Go was announced late previous year and does not require a PC or smartphone, and instead functions as a stand-alone unit.

The Oculus Go with 32GB of storage costs $199 / £199 / AU$299, while the Oculus Go with 64GB of storage costs $249 / £249 / AU$369.

Just ahead of Facebook's F8 conference for developers today, photos and new details suggest that the company's low-priced standalone VR headset Oculus Go is close to an official launch. Battery life is claimed to last between 1.5 and 2 hours of gaming, 2 and 2.5 hours for video viewing. The Oculus Go is a $200 value if Facebook hands out the 32GB model. The headset's design echoes that and the experience once you jump in.

Another item that I love about this headset is the way they've built in-headset stereo audio into the design while still keeping the headset straps fabric and portable.

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During his F8 keynote, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the Oculus Go the "easiest way to get into VR" and said he felt the headset would "be how a lot of people experience VR and presence for the first time".

Additional global retailers will have the Oculus Go, which doesn't require a PC or inserted smartphone to operate, on sale soon.

All right, so what's so special about this headset?

You might not get a Go for free, but you can still watch along to the keynote. This is a testament to Facebook's willingness to make tight or nonexistent profit margins in order to ensure it remains the leader of the VR market - it also speaks to the fact that Oculus understands mobile VR software better than any competitor, by a country mile.

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