For the recent few years, consumers have shown a great interest in the virtual reality headsets. The VRs mostly come in two flavors which are tethered headsets that connect to a console or a computer and the other one which is powered by a smartphone. Well, all this is going to change now as one of the popular VR in this field called Oculus Go headset which is recently launched in two dozen countries across the globe. The Oculus Go is one of the few standalone virtual reality headset which is going to be popular for its extravagant features. Though, it is not one of the flashiest or an advanced VR headset available in the market. It is one of the simplest VR that has ever been. This is all because it allows unqualified VR games and apps to stand on their own without having to acquire space on consumer’s phones.
Unlike its previous model Oculus Santa Cruz, the latest Oculus Go doesn’t support full motion controllers, which allows its users to walk around with no external cameras. However, it allows you to rotate your head, but not lean or walk around. You will be able to move its small controller just like a laser pointer, but not as a virtual hand. It almost has the same features as Samsung VR. This new VR by Oculus has smartphone like technical specs. It features a 5.5 inch display screen with a resolution of 2560x1440. It is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. It will be available in two storage options which are 32/64GB. The price of 32GB variant is 199$ and 64GB price in 249$..
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Oculus GO also has replaced the gear VR’s magnifying glass-like lenses with its extravagant quality Fresnel lenses, which were previously see in the Oculus Rift. When we talk about the audio features of this VR headset, you will see speakers and a built-in mic. Moreover, there is also a headphone jack, which will allow you to add advanced quality earphones if the built-in speakers sound is not good enough for you. In terms of software, the Oculus GO will be launching 21 games and apps which will help it to make it recognized among the consumers. Moreover, it will also have 1000 existing apps support already. Battery life of this standalone VR is around 2.5 hours on video playback and around 2hrs on gaming.