We recall Oculus from its initial VR- Oculus Rift which was itself priced at a whopping $599 (price has dropped a few days prior to the Oculus Go announcement). The same company, under Facebook, has launched its budget segment “standalone” VR, Oculus Go.
Specifications Of Oculus Go VR:
The special thing about the headset or the key feature that makes this device unique is that it is a standalone VR headset. Which means, it requires neither a computer nor a smartphone to play.
The headset comes in two storage variants.
- 32 GB
- 64 GB
There would only be a pale grey colour when it comes to the appearance.
Although, it is a little more clear that there would be additional colour options available to chose from at a later point in time.
Like mentioned earlier, as it is a standalone VR headset, it does not require a smartphone or a PC to run- unlike the Oculus Rift which requires a heavy PC installation to run.
Which makes it pretty more obvious that there would be certain games and game functionalities that would not be supported by the Oculus Go, which the Oculus Rift supports.
The device also comes with a wireless controller and has built-in spatial audio along with a microphone to capture audio when required.
As the device is standalone, it would definitely require a strong processor to rely on and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chipset does just that.
With a screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and with a 538ppi, it makes an awesome bundle for the price it comes in for.
Pricing of Oculus Go:
The new VR headset cost starting is priced at just $199 making it highly affordable when compared to its predecessor, Oculus Rift (which is now $599).
The pricing of the 32 GB model is flat $199 and for the 64 GB variant is $249. Not that big of a bump there.
Oculus Go Battery Backup:
The battery life of a device (here, oculus go) would totally depend on its usage but Facebook says that the device can easily stress up to 2.5 hours of continuous media consumption on a single charge.
Where To buy:
The Oculus Go is available at the Oculus official website and also on other e-commerce giants such as Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.
There would also be a business scheme that has been rolled out by Oculus so companies integrate VR as a part of their conference strategy discussions and growth.
With the release of the Oculus Go, Facebook has tried its best to keep the price low so many people start to acknowledge the power of a virtual reality headset.
Picture Source: Facebook’s F8 conference