$199 Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale today

Oculus Go Shows Up on Geekbench

The base Oculus Go will cost $199, comes with 32GB of storage, and the higher version comes with 64GB storage and will sell for $249. The headset offers mobile virtual reality without needing a phone or PC, and is going on sale starting today in 23 countries. 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.

At this point in time, there is no word on United Kingdom availability of the Oculus Go. Its velcro headbands are extremely easy to adjust, and at 467g the Go is lightweight enough that you don't feel your head constantly nodding forward while using the thing. Nor does it require a separate smartphone to provide the screen and brains of the device. In the course of showing it to a friend, that was enough time for him to decide that maybe he didn't want to try that app that much after all. The $199 HMD has a 2560×1440 display, a Snapdragon SoC to power apps and games, it also has built in tracking and motion controller support. A post on Reddit shows boxed headsets in a Best Buy glass display case, and Amazon has posted a pre-release page for the headset, as well.

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Overall though, the headset is far more high-quality than any other on-the-market standalone headset I've tried to date, costing hundreds of dollars less than most of that competition as well.

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

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