If you’re in the market for a cheap and cheerful, albeit low-powered, VR headset, the Oculus Go could be a decent fit for you.
Facebook, Oculus’ parent company, has slashed the price from the headset to $150 in North America, £140 in the UK, and 160€ throughout Europe, though that’s for the 32GB version. The 64GB version will run you around $50/£50/€50 extra, depending on which retailer you buy from.
The Oculus Go was Facebook and Oculus’ first wire-free VR headset and it offered a cheap and easy way for people to experience VR without all of the hassle of setting up wires and configuring a PC to run it. You simply slip the headset on and away you go.
It’s lacking in some features compared to the later released Oculus Quest, so you don’t get six degrees of freedom, but there are still worthwhile experiences to be had on the headset. If nothing else, it makes for a great personal entertainment device as it supports Netflix, BigScreen, and other video-streaming services.
If you want more hardcore, dedicated games with fancy graphics and better features, the Oculus Quest is a better standalone device, though it’s a lot more expensive.
If you’re looking for an entry-level VR headset or just a spare one to watch your movies, you could do a lot worse. The Oculus Go is already showing at the reduced price with many online retailers, including Amazon.