Oculus Go Review – Standalone VR System for $200

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Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/kds6z (affiliate link) – Oculus managed to release a fairly functional standalone VR system for $199. It’s a nice entry point for people looking to play with some VR experiences. See more VR: http://lon.tv/vr and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s

VIDEO INDEX:
00:54 – 32GB vs. 64
01:19 – System Specs
01:38 – Weight & Comfort
02:17 – Built in speakers
02:46 – Controller overview
03:19 – Battery life
04:10 – Ports
04:50 – Head tracking and video resolution
05:35 – App navigation
06:15 – Bladerunner 2049: Replicant Pursuit
07:05 – No six degrees of movement
08:30 – ISS Space Station Experience
09:33 – Star Wars Droid Repair Bay
10:04 – Land’s End
10:33 – Oculus Rooms multiplayer
10:58 – Binary compatible with GearVR
11:27 – No Killer app
12:02 – Media playback: Bigscreen and PC streaming, Plex, etc
15:26 – Conclusion and final thoughts

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I liked this more than I thought I would. The system feels very refined with very clear images and a very responsive head tracking system. I do miss the lack of six degrees of movement tracking but otherwise I think it’s a solid entry point to virtual reality.

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35 thoughts on “Oculus Go Review – Standalone VR System for $200”

  1. This a very misleading review as I've owned an Oculus Go device for quite some time and haven't yet been able to buy a single app from any store, including' ironically, the "Oculus Go apps", I've become completely disappointed with the reps. as they can't seem to help me with this problem, my advice – Do Not Buy the Oculus Go device- until they fix this problem, and yes I bought the more expensive version, all told about $285.00 from the Best Buy store in Reno, NV., Buyer Beware. PS also at appx. 15.58 you state that Now you do need a phone and earlier you said that you didn't.

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  2. the Oculus Go is also able to display 5K movies. 72 frames/second is also possible on the oculus go. You can use a magnetic USB cable to connect an external battery pack. The ability to use the Oculus Go just as a streaming VR gaming headset connected to your PC is also a big plus. Some Steam games are able to be played on the Go. Also possible is to use the Microsoft Xbox One S (bluetooth) controller. Or the Steelseries controller on some games that support it.

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  3. Hi, my wife has dry macular degeneration, her centre vision has gone, if she stands close to our 40 inch tv she can see clearly . Would this enable her to see, she watches tv she does not play games I do :)..we are in our 80s. If this could work and run from tv it would be great . Any medical people or manufacturers could give more info. Thanks for a great show gentleman

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  4. For someone who already owns a Rift CV1, Vive, and Samsung Odyssey but wants something for movies on the go, would you say it's a better option than the Pico Goblin or comparable? I get a lot of chromatic aberration on the Pico. I also get a bit of drifting over time and have to reset the view to be in front of me regularly.

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  5. Just paid 273. For the oculus,
    So far, its not a out of the box, ready to go experience for me . It is aggravating to set up. you need to be near or have wifi. once on that I hear it needs to be a certain type of wi fi
    I tried several times just to set and pair the phone to the Headset and it won't pair. I thought this wouldbe easy as hooking up bluetooth earphones. Apparently not . Already ready to bring this back, and 2 days, and still haven't even used this thing

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  6. Are you able to watch all that video content without being in a 3D modeled environment? Just the video content in front of you full screen? Why would I want to make the image smaller and have all that distracting content surrounding it? No thanks.

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  7. gateway drug ? didn't microsoft released the windows mixed reality (odd marketing term but still a VR headset) tech to OEMs, in order for them to build their own consumer headsets and sold to the market at a lower price compared to HTC vive and oculus rifts ? (samsung and asus WMR ( windows mixed reality) headsets would be counted due to higher prices) Have you review any of these WMR headsets ? some utube reviewers mentioned that the lenovo and Dell WMR headsets have good build quality and reasonably priced..

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  8. The 3D kind of sold it for me. I don't have a VR capable computer and I was hoping something like this would come out. I have some Blu-Rays that are 3D that I bought that were pretty cheap . (They were a 3D and 2D combo pack that were cheaper than the standard 2D only, I guess the store was just wanting to get rid of 3D stuff because it wasn't selling well)

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  9. The Snapdragon 821 isn`t a lower-end mobile processor at all, it was qualcomm`s flagship processor just 18 months ago, today it lags behind the 835 and 845 but it`s still a very capable chip. Xiaomi announced today their own version of this same oculus system (almost identical).

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  10. I believe that headset also supports 72hz which makes it great for film playback. I found it much more comfortable to watch Netflix. I hope Vudu makes a client soon because they are one of the few digital stores that supports 3D movies. I know Oculus does offer 3D movies for sale but I already have a bunch of Vudu movies.

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