How to Pre-Order the Oculus Go

Oculus launches standalone VR headset that doesn't require a PC or wires for $200

How to Pre-Order the Oculus Go

The $200 standalone virtual reality headset was briefly available for pre-order on Amazon on Tuesday morning.

Oculus will ship the headset to a total of 23 countries including Japan and Australia. The company has released plenty of details today during the Facebook Developers Conference, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra taking to the stage as part of the keynote address. 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. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix. Now it's listed as "Currently Unavailable" and Amazon won't take any more orders, though the retailer will notify you when that changes. As far as pricing goes, it will retail for $199 for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB model will be priced at $249.

A savvy Reddit user spotted dozens of boxed Oculus Go headsets at a Best Buy in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Zuckerberg has billed the device as an attempt to make VR adopted by the masses, with the goal of getting one billion people using the technology, which transports people into simulated environments. A smartphone-class processor drives a "Fast Switch LCD" screen running at 2560 x 1440, which is shared by both eyes.

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

Marco Antonio Liu, the co-founder of HappinssVR, snapped a picture in the lead-up to F8 that suggests attendees will receive an Oculus Go for free on Wednesday, May 2, the final day of F8, Road to VR reports.

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