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Oculus Go Review!

Should I buy it?!

By Austin ArmstrongPublished 6 years ago 3 min read

Facebook VR has now arrived!! I hope you're as excited as I am, because this is my unboxing Oculus Go review!

I am a fairly new user to virtual reality myself, but I very much believe in it's future. Imagine being able to travel anywhere from the comfort of your home and see if you actually like the place before visiting in person. Imagine a world where if you see a therapist or psychologist that you can just put on your headset and meet with them virtually. Are you a gamer? Imagine a truly immersive mmorpg setting! The world of VR has to some regard been around for decades. But for the first time in many of our lives, a truly immersive virtual world is possible.

Facebook first acquired the company Oculus back in 2014. Oculus, for those of you who don't know are the modern pioneers in virtual reality technology. They burst onto the scene with the Oculus Rift headset which has massive success from crowdfunding.

Until this point, Facebook didn't do much with this acquisition, and while the Oculus go has many apps and games, the user base has remained mostly slow growing.

Facebook teased the Oculus Go roughly a year ago that it would be released the first quarter of 2018 without many updates throughout the year. What makes the Oculus Go so different and revolutionary you might ask? Well up until this point, there has only been 2 types of headsets:

1. Wired computer powered headsets

2. Headsets that use a smartphone to power it.

Both of these options presented friction in adopting virtual reality in the average home. The wired headsets were pricier and required a very powerful computer to fully operate the applications. This was simply too expensive of an option for many people.

The second, smartphone powered option, was a much cheaper solution, however there were many limitations based on the phone, screen resolution, battery life, and the limited ability to only use the phone or the virtual reality apps.

The Oculus Go is the first self-powered, no wires, low-cost option to virtual reality. It comes packed with internal storage(32gb or 64gb), 2560 x 1440 resolution (1280 x 1440 per eye), and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor. All for $199 32GB and $249 64gb.

On May 1st, 2018 at Facebook's F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg officially announced that the Oculus go was available for purchase.

Oculus Go 32gb

Oculus Go 64gb

With this release, Facebook hopes that virtual reality will soon become a household item. This will open a floodgate of new users to the virtual reality world and hopefully cause creators to come up with more content.

Facebook's Oculus Go headset is my favorite virtual reality experience so far. It's incredibly comfortable, fairly lightweight, and NO CABLES ATTACHED!

It's incredibly easy to set up right out of the box. All you need to do is turn it on, and download the Oculus app on your smartphone.

Once you have the Oculus Go app installed on your phone and you have it connected to wifi you are ready to go.

The interface and controller are very easy to use and shockingly accurate. You can even update your home area with different landmarks from around the world.

There are many free apps and experiences that you can install and start playing around with. Some of my favorites are Facebook and Discovery.

There are many paid options of course as well for you to choose from.

In my opinion, Facebook VR: Oculus Go is a hit and a must try at the low price point.

What are your thoughts on the Oculus Go? Will you buy one? Will you finally take the deep dive into the virtual reality world? Or will you wait until it is a more mainstream item?

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About the Creator

Austin Armstrong

Addiction and healthcare industry Digital/video marketing specialist and social media addict! Positive thinking and happiness are the keys to success in life!

Let's connect! Https://AustinGetsDigital.com

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