Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

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

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

If you want, you can also order the Oculus Go from Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. The Go is entirely cordless and sits somewhere between the Gear VR and Oculus Rift in terms of power, but without the need for a phone or PC.

Starting today, you can now order the Oculus Go from the Oculus website. Sounds are delivered by speakers built in to the headset, rather than separate headphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor-powered LCD screen offers QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. However it appeared on Amazon's virtual shelves in the early hours of this morning, priced from $199 for the 32 GB model.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the Oculus Go headset is the "easiest way to get into VR".

Oculus will ship the headset to a total of 23 countries including Japan and Australia. The release date appeared to be a placeholder still, as it was being listed as December 31, 2018.

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It seems likely we'll hear more about availability at Facebook's F8 conference, which begins in San Jose, California today. Aside from that, Amazon offered guaranteed launch date release and gave customers the option to trade in old games and hardware to defray the Oculus VR's cost.

'Just put it on, switch it on, and watch a movie on a 30-foot screen, grab a front row seat at a sold out concert, play games right at the center of the action, or hang out with friends like never before, ' the listing continued.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

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