VR’s ready to take the next leap forward.

VR’s great, but it’s also pretty pricey and often a bit of a hassle to set up: console systems have loads of wires and cost a bomb, while the Gear VR and Google Daydream only work with specific (and expensive) phones. But not for much longer.

The Oculus Go is Oculus’ phone-free vision of the future: a US$200 headset with a “fast-switch LCD” screen and 2560 x 144 resolution. It’s made of a lightweight fabric, comes with integrated spatial audio – so others can hear what you’re hearing, if you want them to – and will be fully compatible with all Samsung Gear VR apps. There’s even a controller, which again looks much the same as the Gear VR’s.

There’s no firm release date yet, but Oculus says the Go will ship early next year. 



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