Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Oculus Go is hitting store shelves today for $200

Oculus Go is hitting store shelves today for $200

The Oculus Go is the ideal easy to use VR headset for everyday use to immerse in videos, games and social apps.

Amazon isn't the only retailer with hints that the Oculus Go release is imminent.

The Oculus Go with 32GB of storage costs $199 / £199 / AU$299, while the Oculus Go with 64GB of storage costs $249 / £249 / AU$369.

Our first standalone VR headset, Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into VR. Battery life is set around 2 hours for playing games, and about 2.5 hours when you're streaming media and video content.

At this point in time, there is no word on United Kingdom availability of the Oculus Go. The most obvious is going to be the resolution: other VR headsets offer significantly larger numbers of pixels, which will make a difference when it comes to detail in the virtual experience or game you're engaging with. It's still a 3DoF controller, but it feels more robust than the laser pointer with buttons that mobile headsets have had previously.

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

Another item that I love about this headset is the way they've built in-headset stereo audio into the design while still keeping the headset straps fabric and portable.

The Oculus Go is a follow-up to the Oculus Rift, but unlike that device it does not require a connection to a computer.

You might not get a Go for free, but you can still watch along to the keynote.

That immediate availability only applies to the U.S. for the time being.

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