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Meh...I was disappointed :(
October 31, 2018
As someone who has never used VR before I was drawn to the Oculus Go because of its price, the reviews online, and how it was described. I was very excited to get it but feel rather ambivalent about it after having it for a month.
Overall I was a bit disappointed by the image quality as well as the ergonomics of the headset. I was expecting much better from this product as far as the screen went but it falls short in its resolution—you can see more pixels than you expect to, which makes the image not seem smooth. There is also a substantial problem with chromatic aberration and “God rays”/haloing. For me this really cuts down on the enjoyability of this product, as, for example, I would prefer to watch something on Netflix using my phone over the Go, based just on the image quality alone.
I also have had a very frustrating time with the lenses fogging up and getting greasy quickly. This seems to be due to my eyelashes rubbing against them when I blink, which may just mean my eyelashes fall outside of the optimal range for using this product. It does make it rather frustrating. I tried using the included spacer for glasses to see if this would help but I saw no real improvement with this issue. I’m sure there are others out there who won’t have this problem but keep it in mind when considering your purchase.
I know there’s a lot of criticism about the 3 Degrees of Freedom but for me that actually made the product appealing. I do not have the kind of space to have open for using something with more, and I also wouldn’t want to trip over my cat. I mean, he’s adorable and cuddly, so he’d definitely want to hang the whole time. I like being able to use this product without having to physically move forwards or backwards. For those with relevant physical and motor impairments this could like the be an advantage of this product.
I really wanted to like this but it just hasn’t done it for me. What I originally thought was an appealing price became unappealing because of the image quality.