OCULUS GO

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OCULUS GO, 32/64GB

Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

VR TECH REVIEWS RATING 4.75 / 5

 

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Read our Oculus Go pre-launch thoughts article and watch the promo video

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  • Standalone VR – no additional devices required while in VR (Oculus Go requires the Oculus Companion App, downloadable from the iOS and Android store on a smartphone)
  • Lightweight Headset – designed with innovative, breathable fabrics and injection foam moulding developed for professional athletes

  • Wide Quad, Fast-Switch LCD – dramatically improves visual clarity and reduces screen-door effect
  • Next-generation Oculus Lenses – offering a wide field of view with significantly reduced glare
  • Integrated Spatial Audio – speakers built into the headset, transporting you straight into VR and making the headset easy to share with someone else

 

Product Description

Easily enter virtual reality with no PC or wires attached. Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset made to fit you. Designed with breathable fabrics, adjustable straps and our best lenses yet.

Inside

Please note: Power adapter not included. 10W (5V 2A) AC adapter required

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Box Contains

Go Device
Controller
Printed Accessory Folio w/quick start Manual
1 AA battery
Lens Cloth
Micro USB cable

Games

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OUR SUMMARY

The Oculus Go is a reasonably priced all-in-one vr experience with no need for expensive p.c’s or a  smartphone strapped to your head, Oculus have managed to bring us a well designed, comfortable object to wear. The materials used in its construction feel more high quality than either the occulus rift or psvr – both of which I own – and the breathable, sponge-like material that cushions your face from the lenses is way more comfortable than the above devices.

The overall image quality of the Go is comparable to a Gear V.R with a reasonably powerful smartphone attached.  most of the 1000 or so games/apps available at launch are Gear VR in origin. The built in speakers  work fine in quieter spaces but a handy jack exists for headphones.
Set up only requires (a potentially one time only use of) an app on your smartphone (iOs-Android) and you can sign in with a facebook account or create an oculus one.

The headset has great adjustability to suit most head sizes, and incorporates a removable eyeglass spacer for those of us that wear spectacles( a nice touch )
The controller is very functional and but works better with some games/apps than others but it is possible to link a gamepad for added control

In short, If you want to see what all the VR fuss is about or want a device to blow the minds of the uninitiated then really there is nothing else that comes close to the Go for the money.

 

VR TECH REVIEWS RATING 4.75 / 5

 

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SOME BUYER COMMENTS

Highly recommended. Great for watching movies, great for 3D VR content, easy to use, just fantastic.  M. PEDLEY  5/5

Fantastic piece of kit, great value for money. Comfy to wear, easy to use and some great apps. I highly recommend the MelodyVR music app and the Apollo 11 VR experience, both are outstanding!  MR E.  5/5

I purchased the 64Gb version of the Oculus Go in the US a couple of weeks ago. Unlike many electronic products it was not dramatically cheaper – the 64Gb version cost the same as the UK 32Gb model. In any event the Go offers exceptional value for money.

I’m familiar with the PlayStation VR system and using the Go is a lot less hassle. As it’s wireless you don’t need a PlayStation and a pile of wires for it to work – and equally compared to the Oculus Rift you don’t need a high-powered Windows PC. All you need is a charged headset and Wi-fi access. Also if you are carrying it about a case would be a good idea – a range are available on Amazon.

Overall, for the money, then graphics are impressive. This is not, as is the case with other virtual reality systems, a 4K experience. I find Netflix perfectly useable on the Go with a large virtual screen and a good picture. Some games and VR 360 videos are very good, others less so.

Compared to other systems the big difference, and weakness, is that the Go cannot track actual movement – so if you physically move forward that does not change the VR view. Equally if you stand up nothing happens. You can move your head though to look behind you, and a lot of the software is adapted for essentially a front-facing view. I guess the other weakness is battery life at around 2.5 hours. However, the Go seems to charge very quickly so not too much of an issue.

What you are getting is an impressive, take anywhere, VR system that is amazingly cheap. It’s worth the cash just to experience VR, and the system is practical and works. PAUL E.  5/5