$199 Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale today

As for how much you'll pay for the chance to jump into VR with no wire, it depends on what Oculus Go storage option you choose. A photo surfaced of a sign that suggests that F8 attendees will get an Oculus Go.

The 32GB model is priced at $199, or if you want more storage, you can get a 64GB version for $249.

Facebook's Oculus Go, the standalone VR headset, is now available for purchase. Both will come with a wireless controller.

It has a 2560 x 1440 LCD display (1280 x 1440 for each eye) and a spatial audio system that provides virtual surround sound without the need for separate headphones.

Battery Life: 1.5-2 hours for gaming, or 2-2.5 for video-watching.

Although it shares a brand with the Oculus Rift, in reality the Oculus Go actually has more in common with VR headsets like Samsung's Gear VR.

The Oculus Go features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and reportedly boasts a full resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, which puts it right in between the HTC Vive Pro with its max resolution of 2,880 x 1,600, and the Oculus Rift with its resolution of 2,160 x 1,200.

That architecture has helped Facebook and Oculus keep the price down, of course, but it has also forced some compromises. As reported earlier today, the $199 Oculus Go VR headset is now available for pre-order on amazon.com.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets. Although few VR apps now support 6DoF, it's likely to gain traction as more virtual reality hardware reaches stores.


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