Introducing the Oculus Go, a portable VR headset that doesn’t require a phone

Facebook/Oculus today announced its first standalone product, the Oculus Go, which ships early next year, starting at $199 USD. The new headset doesn’t require a phone or computer. Everything you need to enjoy VR is built-in.

The headset is lightweight and the fabric is soft and breathable, allowing for an enjoyable experience when gaming for long periods of time.

According to Oculus, “the high-resolution fast-switch LCD screen dramatically improves visual clarity and reduces screen door effect. And the next-generation lenses are our best ever—offering a wide field of view with significantly reduced glare.”

Oculus Go features integrated spatial audio with speakers built right into the headset and you can also use headphones with the built-in 3.5mm headphone jack.

Another huge plus for the Oculus Go is its compatibility with Gear VR games. They share the same controller input set, which means developers building for Gear VR are already building for Oculus Go. The best of Oculus’ mobile VR content library will be available to Oculus Go users on day one.

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