This is it. Finally, VR experience will be truly tether- and interruption-free, and affordable – all at the same time come 2018 when the newly-announced $199 Oculus Go becomes available. With Go, you need no PC nor smartphone to immerse yourself in over 1,000 VR games, social apps, 360 experiences and more. It is about time we stop talking about leveraging on smartphones for VR experience because, lets face it, no one wants their immersion to be interrupted by text messages, phone calls and a constant stream of other notifications, neither do we want to be held back by cables, and so, a standalone VR headset seems like an absolute no brainer.
With the new Oculus Go, it boasts features including lightweight design with breathable and soft fabrics for the facial interface, adjustable straps, a glass-friendly design, integrated spatial audio, and crystal clear wide FoV optics with reduced glare, coupled with high-resolution fast-switch LCD screen with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution that promised to improve visual clarity and reduces screen door effect. While audio drivers are built right into the headset to fulfill a true standalone VR headset, there is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack for your favorite headphones when private listening is needed.
I don’t know about you, but VR has not interest me much until now. My lack of interest is probably stem from the fact that it needs a smartphone to work, or it has to be hooked up to a PC. Having said that, you can be sure that Oculus Go is definitely going onto my to-buy gadgets for 2018.
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