Facebook has announced that Oculus Go, its first standalone VR headset, is now available at oculus.com in 23 countries, starting at $199 USD.
When Facebook introduced its Oculus Go VR headset to the world back in October, the question on everyone’s minds was, “when will it be available to buy?” Well, now we know. Users in 23 countries can now order it on oculus.com, and prices start at $199 for the 32GB model. Those who want the 64GB version will have to shell out a minimum of $249.
The Oculus Go, the company’s most-affordable VR headset (and the “most affordable way to get into VR”), is a standalone device that doesn’t require an expensive computer to work, and it’s totally wireless except for its charging cable. It even includes “built-in spatial audio” and an integrated microphone. However, it does require an iOS or Android smartphone with the Oculus VR app running on it to download and discover the latest VR games, apps and experiences. To configure, and customise their device, users will have to connect their Oculus Go and phone.
On its 538ppi 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display, users can enjoy 1,000+ apps, games, and experiences. The box includes a controller that is easy to use and easy to take with you, a 10-W USB power adapter for faster charging, and a glasses pacer to make sure the device fits perfectly. Finally, you can personalise your Oculus Go with accessories like prescription lens inserts if you use prescription glasses, but it is still designed to be worn comfortably with or without glasses.
Facebook promises more accessories are on their way.