An all-new $199 standalone headset from Oculus, not tethered to PC. Oculus Go will sit above the Gear VR headset and under the Oculus Rift. The easiest way to experience VR (available early 2018).
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The Oculus Go improves mobile VR, but there's still a long way to goFor the past few years, consumer virtual reality headsets have mostly come in two flavors: tethered headsets that connect to a computer or console, and mobile ones that are powered by a smartphone. That's starting to change, and one of the major catalysts is the Oculus Go headset, which launches today in nearly two dozen countries.
Can the $200 Oculus Go make virtual reality mainstream?The Oculus Go is Facebook's first standalone headset. It's sleek, it's comfortable, and, most importantly, it costs just $200. Most VR systems cost at least $500. The standalone device makes for a more seamless experience than the flagship Oculus Rift or other high-end VR systems. It doesn't need cords, an expensive PC or a specific smartphone.
Oculus announces new $199 self-contained VR headset called Oculus Go, shipping in 2018Oculus is announcing a new standalone VR headset that will sit in the middle of its mobile Gear VR and high-end Oculus Rift headsets, called Oculus Go. Oculus Go will ship early next year for $199, only slightly more than the $129 Gear VR.
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