Oculus Go Standalone Headset Now Available For $199

Terry Joseph
May 2, 2018

The Go is entirely cordless and sits somewhere between the Gear VR and Oculus Rift in terms of power, but without the need for a phone or PC. The headset cuts the cord versus the original Oculus Rift, with a fully self-contained VR system and wireless controller.

Oculus had been keeping quiet about when, exactly, Go would go on sale, only saying that it expected to launch the standalone headset in early 2018.

The product page also states that Amazon doesn't know "when or if this item will be back in stock".

Amazon has left the Oculus Go page up and will likely update it soon with all the details to once again pre-order the device. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix.

Later today (May 1), Facebook will be hosting its keynote at its F8 developers conference.

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The Amazon post comes as the Oculus Go has already been spotted in the wild.

Pre-orders of the $200 Oculus Go virtual reality headset were snapped up by eager buyers in the middle of last night, resulting in the device selling out in a matter of hours, according to a Digital Trends report. For one, the company didn't say when the device would launch and instead used a placeholder of December 31. A smartphone-class processor drives a "Fast Switch LCD" screen running at 2560 x 1440, which is shared by both eyes.

'Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality, ' the Amazon listing states.

The hardware is the company's first standalone headset and has launched with more than 1,000 apps, games and experiences.

In 2014, Facebook paid $3 billion to acquire Oculus and retain its employees.

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