Oculus Go – Unboxing and First Impressions
The exciting new portable standalone headset from Oculus4th May 2018
Today we were lucky enough to get our hands on the latest VR headset from Oculus, the Oculus Go. Its the first standalone all in one headset to hit the market, and brings us into an exciting new phase in the development of Virtual Reality. We’ll be talking about the 64GB UK version.
Whats in the box?
- Oculus Go Headset
- USB cable
- Cord for controller
- AA Battery for controller
- Glasses spacer for headset
Our initial impressions of the £199 / £249 headset were positive, it arrived in an attractive compact box, and the build quality seems very good for the price point. The thing that struct me the most was how light it was, and how easy it was to adjust the straps and get going.
To get going, you need to first download the Oculus App on your Android or iOS device. Once you get started, you’ll go through the motions of setting up the Go’s wifi & specify your Oculus account. You’ll also be asked to update the Go to the latest software revision.
A quick look
Once I was strapped in, the first APP I wanted to try was Melody VR from EVR Holdings, a new and exciting VR app that allows you to view concerts as if you were there. Most of the content is paid for, but there are a few demos you can view, as well as a free Rudamental set. My first impressions were positive, and the potential here is huge.
The next APP I tried was Oculus Rooms, a place you can hang out with your friends and play games, view content from your Facebook account and watch videos. I can see this being a real hit once more people adpot VR.
- DISPLAY: Fast-Switch WQHD LCD
- RESOLUTION: 2560×1440
- FIELD OF VIEW: 100 °
- Affordable & accessible VR
- Well built & compact
- Large range of APPs
- Inbuilt speakers
- Standalone unit, requires no PC
- Battery life
- Minor light leakage through bottom