Facebook eyes VR accessibility as it launches Oculus Go for $199


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. The price starts at $199, which will get you the model with 32GB of built-in storage.

Evidence is piling up that Facebook-owned Oculus is gearing up to launch its low-priced, standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go, possibly as soon as later today. Battery life is set around 2 hours for playing games, and about 2.5 hours when you're streaming media and video content. He does also note that Oculus Go includes a headphone socket should users wish use their own cans. As reported earlier today, the $199 Oculus Go VR headset is now available for pre-order on amazon.com. It's still a 3DoF controller, but it feels more robust than the laser pointer with buttons that mobile headsets have had previously. F8's official site now asks you to sign up to be emailed a link to the stream, but we're sure a public link will be made available as we get closer to kick off.

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Another item that I love about this headset is the way they've built in-headset stereo audio into the design while still keeping the headset straps fabric and portable. The stand-alone VR headset doesn't require a computer, or a smartphone, or any additional hardware.

All right, so what's so special about this headset? Reddit users were posting photos of locked cabinets full of Oculus Go hardware, and signs at the F8 registration desk stating that attendees would be able to pick up their complementary Oculus Go hardware at 2 P.M. on May 2.