You can now purchase the Oculus Go standalone VR headset for $199

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

You can now purchase the Oculus Go standalone VR headset for $199

In the U.S., shoppers can also find the Oculus Go on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg, as well as at Best Buy retail stores today. Announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference (and given out to everyone at the keynote), the Oculus Go will hit store shelves today. The cheapest will be $199 and have 32 GB of onboard storage; there'l also be a 64 GB version of the headset, which will be priced at $249.

Chances are the news concerns the new Oculus go standalone headset, which is rumored to be launching at F8. That's shared between both eyes.

The Oculus Go features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and reportedly boasts a full resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, which puts it right in between the HTC Vive Pro with its max resolution of 2,880 x 1,600, and the Oculus Rift with its resolution of 2,160 x 1,200. Battery life is set around 2 hours for playing games, and about 2.5 hours when you're streaming media and video content.

Oculus will ship the headset to a total of 23 countries including Japan and Australia.

Oculus claims that more that 1,000 games and experiences are available for the Go from the off. He does also note that Oculus Go includes a headphone socket should users wish use their own cans.

In contrast, other headsets - like the Lenovo Mirage Solo, which is built on Google Daydream technology and is expected to arrive in stores in just a few days - support 6DoF. Although few VR apps now support 6DoF, it's likely to gain traction as more virtual reality hardware reaches stores.

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