Oculus Go Introduction:

When I think of a VR device like Oculus Go a quote comes to mind:

“Life is like a box of chocolates.” – Forrest Gump

Well with Oculus Go I just found my favorite piece!  The Oculus Go has many things going for it:

  • It’s reasonably priced ($199 32GB or $249 64GB),
  • There are built-in speakers,
  • The nice wide angle of view helps in that immersion feeling,
  • 360° Videos & Photos
  • Live Events & Concerts
  • VR Web Browser
  • QHD Display (High-Resolution)
  • Built-in Audio (Immersive)
  • Movies with Friends,
  • watch “Big Screen” Netflix & Youtube,
  • With an easy to use remote
  • It’s portable!

What’s Included in the Box:

  1. VR Headset
  2. Controller
  3. Power Adapter
  4. AA Battery (Yay! Thanks)
  5. Eyeglass Spacer

Impressions:

Last week, I got my hands on an Oculus Go and I can sum up my impressions with one word… WOW!  Now I also own a PlayStation VR console and have spent some time on an HTC Vive which are fun to play with.  However,  the freedom that Oculus Go allows by not being tethered to some machine is truly refreshing.  I own at least 5 other portable VR headsets where you have to use it with a hand-held (like a phone) device but having to align the device in their “universal” holder was a bit frustrating.  That’s not mentioning the limitations set by NOT having a controller included with them.  The setup took only about 3 minutes and only a strap adjustment was needed to have an 8-year-old child use it to then an adult using it.

This device also conserves energy by sensing when you remove your face and will shut off the screen until you replace your face.  Speaking of faces, I wear glasses which complicates wearing most VR headsets.  There is an included eyeglass insert that actually does help but is clunky to use.  Something interesting to note is that prescription glass wearers can order prescription Oculus Go lenses!  They can be ordered from FramesDirect.com for $79.99.

For The Geeks:

CPUField of ViewMemoryResolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821100°32 GB/64 GB2560 x 1440

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Oculus Go

249.00
Oculus Go
9.6

Immersion

9.0/10

Comfort

10.0/10

Set-up

10.0/10

Screen Display

9.5/10

Software Availability

9.5/10

Pros

  • Display
  • Built-in Sound Positioning
  • Lightweight
  • Remote Controller
  • Face Recognition Power On/Off

Cons

  • Eyeglass Adapter is clunky

Michael S.

An avid tech junkie. Self-taught programming at the age of 14. Over a decade of professional experience as a Software Engineer.

1 Comment

Bruce· August 7, 2018 at 6:25 am

Great Article! So True!

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