Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Facebook Amazed the Virtual Reality World by Announcing Wireless VR Headset

Facebook Amazed the Virtual Reality World by Announcing Wireless VR Headset

"Enabling us to be present everywhere creates opportunities for everyone", Zuckerberg said at Oculus' annual developer conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

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At the time of writing, Oculus hasn't announced when the Oculus Go will hit United Kingdom shores.

Now that we know roughly when to expect the Oculus Go to become available in the United Kingdom, how much will it cost?

Facebook has switched to a penetration pricing strategy to spur consumer interest for its Oculus-brand virtual reality headsets.

"The Oculus Go untethered headset price is on-point - given the right content and quality, this could be a key driver for VR to reach the mainstream", she told MCV.

How does that compare to the competition?

Different from the old VR system, the new Oculus Go doesn't need to be powered by a phone or any other type of computer.

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Facebook has announced the wireless headset with virtual reality for $200, which does not even need a smartphone to control. Pre-orders are yet to open but we'll be sure to update this section with retailers as soon as it becomes available.

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"It's such a new way of communicating that business services, such as Cisco's Spark, will add immersive computing capabilities as a way for business to get started in VR", he said.

Facebook vice president of VR Hugo Barra called the device "hands-down the easiest way for developers to get involved with VR and said it "feels incredibly soft to wear".

Oculus Go: What will it offer? But they also gave people an option if you don't want to be tethered to your PC (or you don't have one) - the Oculus Go. But how? Let's talk specifics.

Premium offers for Microsoft's new VR platform now runs as much as $500 for higher-end models like the Samsung Odyssey, which is due to come out on November 6. It is basically the Gear VR with the same 3 degrees of freedom on the controller and headset.

"I believe that standalone headsets are the technological end-game for VR headsets but crucially, the quality of the experience needs to be significantly better than premium smartphone VR as its more expensive for those that already own a high-end smartphone".

Alphabet Inc offers a rival headset, Google Daydream, that works with yet more smartphones. Additionally, the Oculus Go has improved lenses that reduce glare.

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