However, as of Tuesday morning, the $199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable. Amazon says that it "does not know when or if this item will be back in stock". In order to solve this problem, the Oculus Go was announced late past year and does not require a PC or smartphone, and instead functions as a stand-alone unit.
As well as the standard 32GB version for $199, there is also a 64GB model available for $249. The app sent out smartphone notifications about the Oculus Go sale begin to the users who have subscribed to the Oculus Go tracker. They've done this by building vents into the plastic headset strap arms on the sides of the headset; the audio isn't great, and they leak a lot of noise, but I'm so glad the company did this as it makes getting people set up in VR that much easier.More news: Weekly EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) Ratings on April 29, 2018
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With a starting price of $199 United States dollars, the Oculus Go sits firmly between Gear VR and Oculus Rift, offering around two hours of gameplay on a single charge, and thanks to compatibility with the Gear VR platform there are plenty of apps and videogames to play straight away. It also shares the same mobile app store as the Gear VR, with over 1,000 apps at launch.
'Just put it on, switch it on, and watch a movie on a 30-foot screen, grab a front row seat at a sold out concert, play games right at the center of the action, or hang out with friends like never before, ' the listing continued. Apple is reportedlyworking on its own headset that can run both VR and AR technology.
In 2014, Facebook paid $3 billion to acquire Oculus and retain its employees.