With only $199, you can now avail Facebook’s standalone Virtual Reality headset, which set to kick off in the market next year. The VR product is the newest offering by world’s biggest social media.
The introduction of standalone VR called Oculus Go was spearheaded by no less than Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg, at the Oculus Connect 4 keynote event.
This low-cost, standalone VR headset will be available early next year, potentially introducing VR to a wider market, says press release.
Yesterday, at the Oculus event in San Jose, Zuckerburg just unveiled a device that could make virtual reality (VR) technologies more accessible.
The Oculus Go, is a standalone VR headset that Facebook guaranteed consumers that they won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
The market price of only $199, Zuckerberg called it “the most accessible VR headset yet.”
Compared to the Oculus Rift, which costs about $600, the Oculus Go is undeniably inexpensive. Of course, at that price, it won’t offer you exactly the same VR experience.
According to the maker, Oculus Go will allow user to spin around while in virtual reality but not move around freely.
As of posting, the Oculus Go is scheduled to ship early next year, but dev kits for VR developers are expected to be available by November — and Facebook is encouraging developers to give it shot.
Talking more on the newest VR product, Hugo Barra, Facebook’s VP of VR, said that it’s “hands-down the easiest way for developers to get involved with VR.”
“The Oculus Go comes with a “fast-switch” WQHD LCD screen, wide-field lenses, and spatial audio. It is lightweight and “feels incredibly soft to wear,” Barra said.
The standalone VR created a wider market, which consumers can have an options in selecting VR products that usually the latter relies more on Samsung VR.