Oculus Go is here
Oculus Go. © Oculus VR.
On Tuesday, Facebook officially launched Oculus Go, the autonomous virtual reality headset that was first announced last October. Its $199 US price tag (for the 32 GB version) and its ease of use may well make it popular with the masses. You don’t need a high-end smart phone, like you do for the Samsung Gear VR, or a super powerful and expensive PC, like the Oculus Rift. You don’t even need any cables. You take it out of the box, turn it on, and step into virtual reality. It’s literally that easy. The Oculus Go features two 2 560 x 1 440 pixel LCD screens (a resolution of 538 dpi), 3 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 821 processor. The graphics processor is the Adreno 530, integrated with the Snapdragon SoC. It all runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Another important feature is its weight: the headset weighs 470g. The first tests reported on by the media are positive overall, and laud the image quality. You can buy the Oculus Go on www.oculus.com right now, and from Amazon and Best Buy in the near future.
⇨ Ars Technica, “Oculus Go review: The wireless-VR future begins today for only $199.”