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Oculus Go - 32GB Stand-Alone Virtual Reality Headset

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Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality. For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset—with no additional devices required while in VR. Oculus Go is portable, comfortable, and easy to use. Just put it on, switch it on, and watch a movie on a 180" screen, catch a concert from the first row, play a game, or hang out with friends.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AA battery
    • Charging Cable
    • Lens cloth
    • Oculus Go Stand-Alone Virtual Reality Headset
    • Oculus bluetooth controller with touchpad and buttons
    • Owner's manual
    • Printed accessory folio with quick start instructions

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (168 out of 190)

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    Features


    Lightweight Headset

    Designed with innovative, breathable fabrics and injection foam molding developed for professional athletes.

    Wide Quad, Fast-Switch LCD

    Dramatically improves visual clarity and reduces screen-door effect.

    Next-generation Oculus Lenses

    Offering a wide field of view with significantly reduced glare.

    Integrated Spatial Audio

    Speakers built into the headset, transporting you straight into VR and making the headset easy to share with someone else.

    Standalone VR

    No additional devices required while in VR (Oculus Go requires the Oculus Companion App, downloadable from the iOS and Android store on a smartphone).

    32GB of memory

    Allows you to store a collection of digital photos, clips, videos and games just right on the Go.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I like it; room for improvement

      Posted
      TUBuckeye29
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      I originally invested in a Daydream VR. Pretty good inexpensive device for VR; but the overall experience depends on how good your phone is on the VR side. My phone, while awfully great as a smartphone, just didn't cut it as the "brain" for a VR headset: stutter at times, overheated after 20 minutes, and the display shifting was a HUGE problem. None of these things is a problem with the Oculus Go. 100% smooth playback every time (so far); it warms up, but not frighteningly so like a smartphone sandwiched in the Daydream; and, very importantly, once I sync the display it stays where it's supposed to. The fact that you don't regularly have to open & expose one side of the headset lenses to open air (dust & particles) like you do with the Daydream means less need to wipe & clean - and less THINGS to wipe & clean (headset lenses, smartphone display - and, in my case, eyeglass lenses w/the Daydream). The Go has a spacer you can insert if you will be wearing glasses, and it works well (a little tricky to put in - but luckily there's a video you can watch). Streams my 1080p & 1440p videos without a hitch. Overall I think this was a great investment. That being said, there are some cons that I find with this device. - pricing for storage: they should've released only a 64GB option, and for the price that the 32GB is selling for. You don't realize how little 32GB (more like 23GB after factoring out OS & basic apps) actually is, considering you're likely to be watching high-def vids on this headset. Of course, it's not much of a factor if you'll be using this primarily for streaming - whether from media apps like Netflix, or from your personal network. - Battery life: so far I only have utilized the headset to watch some sideloaded TV episodes, usually only 2-3 at a time. So while I haven't come close to reaching the advertised battery operating time of 2.5 hours, based on the percentage I see after watching 40-50 minutes of video I feelthat 2.5 is prob the best I can expect in one sitting. It'll be less if you're streaming; and it makes me sad to think that the first time I watch a feature film on this headset it could die/power off 5min before the movie ends. Hopefully a firmware update comes out in the future that can improve battery life. - "Sleep" mode: it's annoying that when you plug this headset in to charge, it turns on for a bit, and then goes into a rest state. If you jostle the headset, it could wake back up, sipping juice and extending the charge time. In order to fully turn the headset off, you have to put it on AFTER plugging in the charger, hold the power button, then use the remote to accept a full power down. Once you unplug the headset, it auto-powers on: so you have to go through steps again if you're not using the headset right away. It's a bit tedious. - Confirm access for sideloading: probably my biggest "con." Although I could stream videos from my personal network, I prefer to sideload videos into the headset storage. And b/c of the 20-23GB of free space, that can lead to frequent delete + add events. It's not QUITE as quick & simple as plugging a micro-USB cable between the headset and your computer: once you patch the headset in, you have to put the headset on, sync the remote, and then ACCEPT the connection to PC. Every... single... time.... Firmware update allowing you to either have the headset recognize/save the PC identity, or to disable the requirement to accept each time, would be fab. - No Bluetooth audio: this one could be big for some people. The headset does have pretty tremendous external speakers with great quality. But my preference is to use headphones so I can blast the audio without disturbing anyone. The headset has a 3.5mm jack; but for those who have gone totally wireless with headphones, this will pose a challenge. - No "HBO Go" app: really a childish gripe on my part. As mentioned, there's Netflix; Hulu and Showtime apps are also available. The HBO Go app would be great to have for "GoT." Aside from those: once you have your media ready and pop this headset on, it's a fantastic VR experience and you can get some great enjoyment out of them for media viewing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bring your VR experience anywhere!

      Posted
      PaulSteffen

      Really, I can't stress how great this is. I have several VR devices going back to the late 80's, as well as PSVR, Okulus DK1, LG 360VR, HP Mixed Reality. They're all pretty good, but require a lot of tedious setup, a high-end PC and heavy cables. The Oculus Go is just simple and beautiful! Put it on and Go! Image quality is pretty great - better resolution than the PSVR. The device contains pretty good built-in speakers but you can plug in your own headphones for better sound. 2.5 hours on a charge is great, but can plug in a USB cable and charge it while in use as well. The Go is not going to compete with a high-end gaming rig but it's Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor is actually a fairly beefy smartphone system-on-chip, and can definitely push decent 3D visuals out to the effectively 2560x1440 (1280x1440 per eye) display. Importantly, it handles decoding 4k H.265 video easily in harrdware which is going to be important for streaming 360 VR on slower internet connections. The Go is a GREAT movie watching device, which comes with an app that streams movies from a local UPNP/DLNA server, and at least 2 more in the Oculus store. I'm excited about the ability to bring my portable 3TB wifi drive and stream HD/4k/360VR movie when I travel. The Oculus store currently has a lot of 3rd-rate junk, but there are a few good games like the gorgeous Lands End and Virtual Virtual Reality (like Stanley Parable in VR with regretable voice acting). Hopefully Trinus VR ports their streaming app to the Go which would allow the Go to act as a decent PC VR device. Social aspects of the Go are really interresting via Oculus Rooms and Bigscreen. You can invite several people to share in movie watching (with voice chat) or share pictures from your phone (using the Oculus smartphone app). Unfortunately, the Go does not do head tracking (yet?) so you can't stand up and walk around, lean or look under things like you can with others like the PSVR. Technically that could be added with a camera accessory but it's not a big deal. I may be biased as a longtime fan of VR but I really do recommend this product. I've had mine for several days now and bring it with me everywhere. I can pull it out anytime and watch a movie inside my own little movie space and really can tune out the world for a few hours.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Impressive first generation product

      Posted
      daedalus
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      This is my first VR headset so I don't have anything to compare it with. I didn't want to purchase a high-end PC connected headset since I'm not a gamer, nor did I want to strap my phone to my head. With a $199 price tag and a dedicated screen, the Oculus Go seemed perfect for me--and it turned out to be so, exceeding my expectations. What were my expectations to begin with? Well, at minimum, I didn't want to get dizzy or get headaches. I wear glasses and occasional headaches aren't foreign to me. To be honest, I did get extremely dizzy with the Go the first couple of days--but I think this had more to do with me getting used to VR, in general, than the fact that there is something wrong with the Go. I learned a few tricks to make the experience comfortable for me: lowering the screen brightness, adjusting the straps so that the console wasn't too tight/loose, aligning the screen perfectly with my line of vision to have clear focus, and avoiding looking at the edges of the screen (some sort of virtual parallax causes blurriness). In future iterations, I hope the Oculus makes the device lighter and have a stronger battery life. Other than that, the good outweighs the bad by a long shot. The resolution is fantastic--although you can still differentiate individual pixels since your eyes are centimeters away from the display. The VR experiences, like Jurassic Park, are really well made and can give you (good) jitters. Games such as first person shooter utilize the hand-held controller seamlessly. The speakers (invisible and attached with the straps) are also remarkable in that they give you an impression of surround-sound without putting anything into your ears--you can also plug in a headphone if you want. Overall, for an average VR enthusiast like me, this is a great device at a great price. I think the Oculus Go makes an impressive argument for adoption of VR in general. It challenges new users to give it a try and developers to create novel experiences.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Game changer!

      Posted
      JCCM

      Let me begin by addressing the fact that units like this, the Mirage Solo, Focus and Neo, all are the beginning of what's to come for mobile VR. It is entry level but quality. I've seen a few reviews downing the Go for not being better than the Gear VR. It's not meant to be better than Gear, it's on par with it...but in a way that is far more important than comparing their performance. It's an affordable platform to bring VR content to the masses. If you have a compatible $700+ Samsung phone, pay $100 for the Gear, get hooked and by the next gen of mobile VR coming that will leave the Gear behind. I'm getting into VR development but don't really have the start-up to afford the PC connected based systems...but I really don't want to. I've been telling my colleagues that mobile is where it's at but they’ve have a hard time seeing it as something viable because they think about the standard cellphone experience with a $20 headset, not impressive. I showed the Go to my buddy who's leading our start-up and he was blown away that it wasn't bad like the cellphone experience. He's got the Vive, Vive Pro and a Microsoft based headset = $$$$s. All he could really say was I'm right, mobile is the way of the future for VR, especially when you consider the wave of inside-out tracking headsets coming. There are some drawbacks of the Go regarding 6dof and inside-out tracking, but really that is a feature set for their next model, currently named Santa Cruz. However, this unit fills the need of a low cost, quality device that brings VR to those who would never pay the cost of units with more features. It's closest competitor is twice the price and has been shown to be lacking in content that can even take advantage of the additional features. If your interested in VR, don't want to spend $1000 for a comparable phone setup or $$$$s for a PC setup, the Go is the way to go. $200 is nothing when you consider the history of technology prices, like the 5MB hard drive in my first PC that cost the equivalent of $5000 in today's dollar value. You're going to enjoy the experience and the whole purpose of this device is to drive VR ownership and thus content availability.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible VR headset; made me a believer

      Posted
      SomeOne
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      I'll admit: Previously, I wasn't a big fan of VR. The concept sounds interesting, and yes - movies such as "Ready Player One" have been trying to take VR mainstream for quite some time. But to me, it was always too complex to setup the hardware, and the VR experiences themselves weren't compelling. Oculus Go has made a believer out of me. When I first read that the Oculus Go had better quality optics than most (all?) of the more-expensive devices out there, and yet was significantly *cheaper* - as well as not needing to be tethered to a PC, and not requiring a separate phone to be used for the display - I was very skeptical. But the hype is real: Fully-standalone and mobile, and a great way to get into many compelling VR experiences, with little if any tradeoffs or risks. This truly is an incredible VR headset - again, it may not be as powerful as the PC-tethered versions (such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, etc.), but is more than capable of providing a great experience on its own. And, since it is completely standalone, it can be used anywhere - I've already traveled with it, to demonstrate for family and friends. Battery life is good (not great), and the selection of experiences available for download on the Oculus platform is excellent. I know I'll be looking forward to ongoing development in VR, and more capabilities in the headsets which come out in the future. But, I'm thrilled that I jumped into VR with the Oculus Go, and plan on using it for a long time. If you haven't yet tried an Oculus headset, just do it: You'll see what all the interest is about, and also look forward to future enhancements in this great new medium.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best standalone headset available...for now.

      Posted
      VRDev
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      I currently own both the Samsung Gear VR and the Google Daydream View. I also develop applications for 'high end' pc-based headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. I initially had low expectations for the Oculus Go considering it lacked positional tracking, ran at a sub-90 refresh rate, and used an LCD display. Additionally, my previous experiences with mobile VR were full of minor issues that added friction to using the devices: phones would overheat during long sessions, the screen would fog up, headphones would get tangled up. I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the Oculus Go. It is a great piece of hardware for the price point. I did not run into any of the same issues that I had with the GearVR and Daydream. Out of all the VR headsets that I own, the Oculus Go had the least amount of hassle getting into VR. There is no inserting of phones, no additional headphones required thanks to their integrated audio...you just slip the headset on and you're good to go. Although the current crop of mobile experiences lack the complexity of their PC counterparts and the lack of positional tracking compromises immersion, there are still plenty of great bite-sized experiences to be had. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a hassle-free experience with VR. Eventually this headset will be surpassed by mobile headsets with positional tracking from both Google and Oculus, but software will still need to catch up to the capabilities of that new hardware. In the meantime, Oculus Go is the best experience to be had in mobile VR and worth the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great value for a standalone VR experience

      Posted
      hien34
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      Personal experience with the HTC Vive all the way down to Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR (2nd edition) had me interested in the Oculus Go as a solid middle-ground. It's basically got the guts of a recent flagship smartphone with a great LCD, internal storage, decent speakers right at ear-level, and wifi/BT so you can go cable-free. Sure you can't push pixels like a dedicated gaming headset, but for watching Netflix, Plex, or even using the Bigscreen VR app to stream your desktop, this thing is awesome. For more comfort you can even watch Netflix (and other supported apps) lying down. It's much better than staring at your small phone screen for hours. As they continue to add content and apps, this thing will get better and better. The battery is smallish - so expect 2.5 hours max when watching videos. They recommend not using it plugged in (probably for safety reasons - yanking the cord or headset or knocking things over), but I think in a prone position while binge-watching might be OK. Personally, I'm not into VR games so I didn't check those out, but there are a lot of good, free experiences, 360 videos, and some games on the Oculus store which makes this a great value overall. Note - mine had a strong, chemical or plastic odor - I will let it air out and hopefully it goes away!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for the price, second real thing after PSVR

      Posted
      GoodBuyer
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      Image is a little sharper than PSVR, so text is more readable. Fully mobile, with powerbank or connected to outlet can work whole day, otherwise battery drops in 3 hours max. Some heat from outer surface, face stays cool, more breathable than PSVR, never had lens fogging with Oculus. Get ready for VR-face, Go leaves some pressure marks on the face around eyes, while PSVR barely affects forehead only. Still limited selection of apps, even for subscription and rental services. Can rent movie on YouTube and watch in built-in browser as Virtual Fullscreen, IMAX size, only SD rentals are supported to play. Crackle also works through browser. No VUDU. Can adjust axis to watch screen at any direction for Netflix Void Mode and Browser Full Screen. By the way, browser fullscreen mode is impressive implementation of virtual huge screen, supports forcing of SBS 3D, 180 and 360, really like it. Visual controls are limited to brightness only, really would like more like sharpness, contrast, color profiles. This is Facebook device, so expect full access to Facebook services, such as regular media, 360 videos and photos. Games are mostly small mobile projects and experiences, few nice rail shooters, space fighters and Republic as decent adventure story. There's one proprietary app available to share Windows screen into VR, but too much effort. Absolutely no way to Chromecast something into virtual VR screen from smartphone or Chrome browser, but really would like that function.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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