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Oculus Go is shipping today

Oculus launches standalone VR headset that doesn't require a PC or wires for $200 Oculus Go is shipping today
Stacy Houston | 02 May, 2018, 01:58

A post on Reddit earlier today showcased a stack of the headsets ready to go at a Best Buy location in Arkansas. We also can't say for sure that these are Oculus Go boxes because they are turned backwards to hide the box art.

In just a few hours Facebook will kick off its annual F8 developer conference, which should include announcements about the company's plans for the next year and beyond.

Just ahead of Facebook's F8 conference for developers today, photos and new details suggest that the company's low-priced standalone VR headset Oculus Go is close to an official launch.

A separate report from UploadVR this morning notes that F8 developer attendees are likely to receive Oculus Go headsets for free. It comes in two configurations, one with 32GB of storage space, and one with 64GB of storage space. The reveal could come as soon as Mark Zuckerberg's keynote at 10 a.m.

The VR headset will have built-in spatial audio and also an integrated microphone.

Taiwan loses diplomatic ally as Dominican Republic switches ties to China
Vargas said the deal "opens a new strategic chapter with sights set on contributing to the progress of our nation". The Dominican Republic started its commercial and political contacts with China in the middle of the last decade.

Starting at £199, Facebook believes the new headset can get more people into VR with social experiences, cheap, mobile games and experiences like live concerts and movies from the likes of Netflix.

The price for the 64GB Oculus Go is not known yet.

"For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset-with no additional hardware, computers, or devices required". The experience using the Oculus Go is like watching video on a 30-foot screen.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

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