Oculus Go is a $199 standalone VR headset


Facebook owned Oculus has announced a new affordable and standalone VR headset called Oculus Go that doesn't require a PC or smartphone to work. The company says the standalone product can be used for "watching movies or concerts, playing games, or hanging out with friends in VR."

The Oculus Go VR headset has a lightweight design, and is made of soft and breathable fabric, making it comfortable for wearer. 

It has “fast-switch” WQHD LCD screen and next generation lenses to deliver a wide field of view with significantly reduced glare. The headset is embedded with spatial audio and even has 3.5mm audio jack for plugging in headphones.

Oculus Go VR headset ships with a single handheld controller that has a touchpad and trigger button, similar to Samsung's Gear VR headset. Moreover, Gear VR and Oculus Go apps are binary compatible, that means Gear VR apps will work on Oculus Go.

The Oculus Go VR headset will be arriving early 2018, and will be priced starting at $199.

Oculus also said that it is working on a more power standalone VR headset code-named Santa Cruz. It will support inside-out tracking and work with handheld motion controller. The standalone device is still in prototype stages, and there's no word about its release date.

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