Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

Meanwhile, several attendees at Facebook's big F8 developer conference happening this week have posted photos of a sign suggesting that everyone there will get free Oculus Go headsets tomorrow, May 2.

Facebook has launched the Oculus Go, a standalone virtual reality headset that works without being linked to a smartphone or a computer.

The 32GB model is priced at $199, or if you want more storage, you can get a 64GB version for $249. Oculus says that battery life should be up to 2.5 hours of streaming media and video. In order to solve this problem, the Oculus Go was announced late past year and does not require a PC or smartphone, and instead functions as a stand-alone unit. 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.

The Oculus Go is available at Oculus.com in 23 countries, including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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As a package, it's hard to fault the Oculus Go.

The company has long maintained that bringing your hands into VR is more important than getting your head there.

All right, so what's so special about this headset? What I did love was the fact that Oculus enlarged the space inside the headset to account for users who wear glasses, removing yet another small point of friction and making the Go friendlier to more users.

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