Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset - 64GB
- Personal Viewing: The littlest, big screen. Crystal clear optics and state-of-the-art 3D graphics make your headset feel more like a personal theater
- Viewing with Friends: Watch with friends. Meet up in VR with friends and fans from around the world to catch live sports, concerts, or just your favorite TV show
- Portable & Easy to use: Ready when you are. Experience portable, all-in-one VR. That means no PC, phone, wires or hassles
- Controller: Effortless control. Whether it's navigating to your favorite shows or to a far-off land, the intuitive controller makes getting there a cinch
- Built-In Audio: Surrounded by sound. Spatial audio drivers are built right into the headset, providing dramatic, immersive sound without the need for bulky or tangled headphones. Oculus Go also features a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Oculus Go is a whole new way to watch in VR. With crystal clear optics and state-of-the-art 3D graphics, the headset feels more like a personal theater. Just put it on, switch it on, and enjoy the littlest, big screen around. Watch a movie on a 180” inch screen, catch a sold-out concert from the front row, or just hang out with friends from anywhere. It's portable, comfortable, and designed to be ready when you are. That means no wires, no PC, and no phone to drop in. All you have to do sit back, relax, and go. Immerse yourself in over 1,000 games, social apps, experiences and more.
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Try MelodyVR, your all-access-pass to live music in virtual reality. Simply download the MelodyVR app and explore the selection of shows from across the music spectrum. Experience your favorite TV shows and movies like never before with Hulu and Showtime. Download the apps to your Oculus Go, sign up and step into the next evolution in TV.
Oculus Go is frame friendly:
Wear your glasses in VR. Each headset includes an ergonomically designed spacer to fit most frames, so you can see VR the same way you see everything else.
- Clear Optics: The most innovative lens in VR. Oculus Go brings experiences to life in rich detail, vibrant color, and with a wide field of view. With crystal-clear optics and optimized 3D graphics, hardware and software work together to offer the highest visual clarity.
- Comfort: Designed to disappear. Breathable fabrics, injection foam molding and in wearable materials allow Oculus Go to feel light and comfortable even for extended periods of use. The soft, adjustable straps hold the headset gently-and securely-in place.
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The one thing that this has going for it is the increase in resolution and H. This allows;
1) Less Screen-Door Effect (SDE)
2) Higher Level of detail due to higher Pixel Density Per Eye.
3) Up to 75hrz depending on the app dev to allow a VERY smooth experience, hence lower sickness feeling when turning your head.
This is a completely stand-alone system. Setup is straight forward.
1) Go to the Android App Store (Play Store) or the comparable iOS Store and download the "Oculus" App.
2) Open the App & create your account. Choose your Username that can be anything you don't mind the public seeing. It can be changed once every 6 months. Your full name will come next.
3) After Creation verify your email with the link that was sent to your email address you registered.
4) Head in to set up your Oculus Go. Very straight forward. You can use the app to "purchase" apps as well. That way you don't have to use the Oculus Go to scrounge through apps when you can do it on your phone. You can even go to Oculus' website as well on the desktop to purchase.
At the moment there are already a ton a major media apps
I.E. Netflix/Hulu/HBO/Showtime/Etc./Facebook/3D Video & Image Software
Plex Media Server also has an amazing app they are working on. It currently is avail as they wanted to push it out real quick. They are going to be updating it quite soon to work even more flawlessly with your home Plex Media Server.
ALSO! Bigscreen VR is on here as well. They are staying in contact with the public about their developments and it's coming along well. If you are interested in utilizing your PC on your Oculus Go this is the App that will allow you to do so. I wish they had some sort of Chrome Remote Desktop App but Bigscreen VR is pretty great. They are currently working on optimzing it. At the moment I believe they have 1080p @30FPS. They are working towards 60FPS and higher resolution I think.
Overall, the picture quality is impressive compared to the Rift/Vive/WMR (Lenovo/Dell/etc). This will put the resolution to the Samsung Odyssey and the HTC Vive Pro. Do note that this will not be on the same level as the Odyssey and the Vive Pro. They are hooked directly to the PC with a dedicated GPU pushing high demand 3D gaming. This device is more a fun "3D/VR Experience" but mainly a nice multimedia portable device. This is one of the best public VR experiences avail though. It is completely standalone. Doesn't heat up anywhere as much as your phone does when you used the Samsung VR HMD for phones. This allows them to gut out useless phone hardware.
The experience is smooth and more impressive than I imagined it could have been. I will say that the experiences are closer to mobile games than anything you'll get for a full PC VR setup. There is a lot of free content.
NOTE: There is no MicroSD slot. At the moment there is no support for Micro USB port to read USB Flash Drives but from what I have been told, later software updates will add in support for those. There are several decent Micro USB Flash drives avail. If you want to use a regular size drive when the support is added, check out OTG to USB cords.
I was impressed. I purchased the device knowing the limitations already. If you do this knowing the limitations you shouldn't be let down. It would be nice to have 6DoFs but this is only 200 with a decent controller. I do with they had a couple little things here and there but at 200 it is essentially an overclocked Galaxy S8 phone + Gear VR. This is by FAR cooler running and by FAR cheaper than a $600 phone + $100 Gear VR HMD adapter + Controller.
1x Downfall: Currently the only thing that is slightly disappointing is the lack of battery life. As the devices main use is multimedia (videos/pictures/"experiences"), the device only last around 2-2.5hrs if you are lucky. When most movies are >2hrs this may become quite a problem. I'm planning on purchasing an Anker 15000mAh battery to carry with me. It's been suggested by Oculus NOT to charge and use it at the same time but heat shouldn't be bad if you are using it for a movie as opposed to a 3D experience which taxes the system a good bit more.
Best Wishes to all.
5/2/18 - After a tweet by Palmer Luckey showed up, we were shown a simple teardown. He confirmed that there is an 18650 - 2600mAh battery cell. This should be quite interesting. If this is the case, someone could easily come in and make a direct replacement upgarde. After iFixit does this teardown difficulty grading we should know more. 18650s can go up to 3500mAh batteries. This should be interesting when more information comes to light. We might be able to add another 1hr of battery life if this is the case. I will keep this updated as long as people continue to find this review useful.
5/3/18 - After a bit of time with it I've readjusted my rating to a little more realistic rating. I thoroughly enjoy the device. Setup is easy. From what I hear you can hold the Vol up+down button at the same time and it'll access some WiFi menu instead of using a phone so you might be able to setup the device without a "new" phone. I am disappointed by the fact that Google is somewhat avoiding this device. There are no Google apps like Google Earth or Google Photos or YouTube. You can access YouTube VR/360 videos through the browser but they are somewhat limiting in the resolution.
I will play with this tonight some more, but from what I have read it may already be possible to use a Micro USB flash drive to transfer content. There might be a side-loading trick so when I receive my Micro USB drive I will check it out and post an update!
I will continue to update as I learn more!
The controller: Works everytime, comfortable, and the trigger makes it fun to use.
The speakers: Sound much better than expected. It's clear, has enough bass in it considering their size. It sounds better than expected. I don't even need to use earbuds (unlike Lenovo's)
Apps: Apps are more pricier than I thought. I'd say on average they're more expensive than the play or app store. But there's a ton of free content and apps so you might only end up buying a few apps if you really want.
When wearing the headset there's a bit of a gap around your nose, it doesnt sit as tight against your nose as the Gear VR did. If you look down while wearing it youll see your chest a bit. But i understand why this is, they did this so when youre wearing it, it'll have ventilation by your eyes so the lens don't get foggy. My Gear VR i had to take off every minute to clear the lenses as the heat from your eyes would make the lens foggy but this doesn't do that. The solution to the nose gap was to place the headset just a little bit more down on my nose. It isn't a deal breaker.
I purchased the 64GB version thinking I'll need the space but there is nowhere that says how much storage you have left which is really weird. I can't find how much space I've already used and what's left over. I've searched all over I can't find it. That is really odd. I'm sure an update will fix this.
As of right now this Oculus Go is a go. For $200-$250 you can't go wrong. Most likely will end up returning the Lenovo altought it has more functionality with your head movement. (6dof). Lenovo's battery does last longer, but it is a bit heavier and the controller, oh it's just horrible. What was google thinking. Oculus claims a 2 hour battery life, I've only had it a few days and even when I'm so excited cause i just got it, I still don't get to use it that much that I go through the entire battery. (your usage may vary). This thing is off my head way before the battery hits 50%. By the time I put it back on I'm already charged at a 100% so battery is no issue.
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Poco a poco fueron apareciendo más noticias sobre Oculus Go, el dispositivo de facebook que masificaría la realidad virtual y me pregunté ¿qué tan bueno sería?. Ahora, después de haberlo comprado y probado por 3 semanas, estoy super feliz con mi compra.
Si tu no estás seguro sobre comprarlo debido a que no sabes si la experiencia será satisfactoria para ti, te recomiendo que investigues un poco los siguientes términos: FoV, 3DoF porque lo más probable es que necesites estar seguro sobre todo de lo que el Oculus Go no te ofrece.
A mis papás (personas entre 50 y 60 años) les encantó, mi papá no quería probarlo y cuando lo hizo, ya me lo pide para ver sus partidos de futbol y Netflix, hay un juego de pesca que le gusta mucho.
En fin, yo si lo recomiendo.
I stopped using my Oculus Rift because I found it annoying to be tethered to my PC and the external sensors were not pretty to look at, even though I made every effort to hide the extra wires. By the way, check out my video on how I mounted 3 sensors with using any tools. The Oculus Rift was an amazing gaming VR headset and I had a lot of fun. I regret selling it.
Speaking of the Samsung GearVR, I used it with my Samsung S9 but I found it extremely frustrating that everytime I wanted to jump into VR I had to take off my the phone’s case and change my phone’s resolution from medium to high, which I avoided because it drains the battery. Worst of all, after play some games, the phone would overheat and render the game too slow to play and my phone’s battery would severely drained.
I couldn’t wait for the Oculus Quest, so I decided to buy the Oculus Go hoping it would satisfy my needs for mobile VR. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case.
The reason why I bought the Oculus Go was so that I didn’t have to be seated or tethered near my computer. I wanted to lie on my bed and look up while I was surfing the web, playing games and watching movies without straining my neck. It’s so frustrating that most if not all apps cannot be re-centered vertically so that the content is front of you as you are lying flat on a surface. In rare cases, you can vertically reposition the content such as the Oculus Home and some apps like SkyBox, a great media player, but if I want to play poker for example, I must sit. At this point, I don’t see much difference in sitting in front of my computer. Sure I can take the Oculus Go outside but that is not the reason why I bought it. This has been major deal breaker for me, despites some other minor complaints such as...
There’s a noticeable flicker on bright backgrounds in games such as Virtual Virtual Reality that has been very distracting. With the Go running mostly at 60hz, it can feel choppy at times and very uncomfortable for my eyesight.
Coming from the Oculus Rift, It’s hard to go from 6 DOF to 3 DOF when playing games. It’s like playing playing Super Mario 64 and going back to Mario on the NES. I think the remote is really good for what it is, and there are some fun games that work in 3 DOF but it’s hard to appreciate what you have on the Go knowing what roomscale 360 tracking feels like.
Video playback from my network drive has been choppy and not very smooth which really defeats the purpose of this device being a media consumption device. You definitely want to avoid H.265 HEVC codec and stick video formats with H.264, as the Go does not have enough power to run these files. It is usable, but unlike a PC VR headset, you can’t throw any ultra hi res video file at it and expect it to work.
I find 3D video content still so blurry with lots of Screen Door Effect. I tried watching National Geographic and the poor video quality makes the experience not very immersive.
I find that performance slightly degrades as you used the headset for a long period of time. The metal heatsink gets hot and you can tell the CPU is struggling when the battery runs out pretty fast.
I know that I’ve been really negative in this review and I want to emphasize that your use cases may be different from me. I am coming from an Oculus Rift hoping to find a flexible mobile VR but I ended up being disappointed since I must remain seated for a comfortable experience. If Oculus updated their software to allow apps to be freely recentered so that lying on your bed is a comfortable experience, I would definitely keep this device.
One thing I do like is that I can comfortably wear my blue light blocking glasses, even without the added glasses spacer that is provided. This is a major improvement over the Rift.
I really think for the price and for what you get, I am still very impressed. From the improved visuals and the simple controller, I think someone who hasn’t owned a PC tethered VR headset would really appreciate the Oculus Go. If you deciding between the GearVR or Oculus Go, definitely pay the extra for the Go for significant performance and convenience boost.
I will have to wait for the Oculus Quest or perhaps I will get the Samsung Odyssey Plus, as that higher res and inside out tracking that doesn't require external tracking sensors is very tantalizing proposition.
1. Gran resolución de pantalla, los pixeles son casi imperceptibles a los ojos, la fluidez es muy grata, pues la pantalla no tiene ese efecto de temblor como pasa con los celulares.
2. Es una excelente opción para integrarte a la realidad virtual a buen precio, no se compara a nada con los celulares y ya he probado en distintos modelos la realidad virtual.
Podrás ingresar a grupos virtuales y comunicarte con personas de otros países, conversar y hasta ver películas.
3. Es muy probable que después de un tiempo de uso, vayas dejando las gafas olvidadas en los rincones de tu casa.
Recién adquiridas pasas un buen rato explorando con todas las aplicaciones disponibles, pero la verdad es que a la realidad virtual aun le queda mucho que ofrecer.
La resolución digamos que está en un punto medio, para este precio está bien pero quizás si valdría la pena pagar un poco más para tener una mejor resolución, sin embargo, es buena para todo lo que conlleva un producto así.
Puntos a favor:
- Puedes configurar el Oculus Go sin un teléfono. Mantenga presionado el control de volumen hacia arriba / abajo y se abrirá un menú de configuración.
- Independiente y sin cables molestos, es decir, no necesitas una PC poderosa para usarlo, simplemente póntelo y a disfrutar
- Diseño moderno y minimalista con materiales de construcción de calidad
- Está basado en Gear VR y ya cuenta con un mercado, ya existen muchas aplicaciones para este.
- ALVR (más sobre esto abajo) extiende las capacidades. MUY RECOMENDADO.
- Cuenta con la aplicación de Netflix para disfrutar todo el contenido como si estuvieras en el cine
- Abajo menciono el problema del calentamiento, el punto a favor es que tiene un apagado automático cuando excede cierta temperatura.
Puntos en contra:
- La batería sin duda es su punto más débil con una duración de 2 hrs para Gaming y 2:30 hrs para películas y contenido multimedia.
- NO tiene capacidad para expandir la memoria
- 3 grados de libertad (es un headset más que nada para multimedia y algunos que otros juegos)
- El calentamiento es un problema y aunque es de esperarse, se calienta muy rápido, hay que tener cuidado con el sobre uso de este.
Oculus Go + ALVR
ALVR es una pantalla de VR remota, es de código abierto (open source) para Gear VR y Oculus Go. Con él, puedes jugar juegos de SteamVR en tu headset.
ALVR como menciono, te permite jugar los juegos de Steam VR haciendo streaming desde tu PC a tu Oculus Go, ojo: debes tener una PC buena para esto y opcionalmente, aunque recomendable, un control de Xbox One con bluetooth.
Dicen que esto se puede modificar vía programación, pero debes conocer muy bien el procedimiento. Algo alejado de un usuario común como yo.
Lo peor es que el encanto o sorpresa sólo te dura unos minutos: una sola vuelta en montaña rusa y ya viste todas, un solo paseo virtual y te hartas, algo en 360 grados y te cansas.
A ninguno de tus familiares y amigos vas a sorprender hasta rabiar. Lo usan un par de minutos y lo abandonan.
Lo mejor es, y eso con su calidad de imagen pobre y en solitario, Nettflix (O como se escriba).
Piénsenlo muy bien antes de comprar estas gafas o cualesquiera otras de realidad virtual.
Las limitantes no van a cambiar.
Though the apps are limited for now, and since its a standalone device it needs a bit of a work around to wotk many apps that work on the oculus rift.