Oculus’ new standalone $199 VR headset now on pre-order at Amazon.com

The Oculus Go is a standalone and wireless virtual reality headset which Facebook’s Oculus hopes will make VR accessible to more people. The headset doesn’t require any PC or a phone, which does mean some limitations, but Oculus promises a lighter, more comfortable and extremely convenient experience, allowing users to simply pulling out and watching a movie on a flight for example.

Facebook’s F8 conference is due later today and likely related to this, the headset has now gone on pre-order at Amazon.com for $199.

Oculus promises:

  • True Standalone VR – no additional devices, computers, or gaming consoles required
  • Lightweight Headset – designed with innovative, breathable fabrics and injection foam molding developed for professional athletes
  • Wide Quad, Fast-Switch LCD – dramatically improves visual clarity and reduces screen-door effect
  • Integrated Spatial Audio – speakers built into the headset, transporting you straight into VR and making the headset easy to share with someone else
  • Oculus Store – the same great content available to Gear VR users, with over 1,000 apps, games, and experiences

At $199, which is not far off the launch price of the Samsung Gear VR headset, which does not include much of any electronics at all, the headset may sell out fast.  Amazon claims a delivery date of 31st December 2018, but this is likely a placeholder.

Grab it first from Amazon here.

Via Engadget.com

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