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The Oculus Go is like a Gear VR you don’t need a phone for

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 1440 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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Marc was until fairly recently Editor of Stuff.tv, but now edits a site about cars instead. He has been a committed geek since getting a Tomytronic 3D aged seven, and a journalist since the week that Google was founded (really). He spends much of his free time taking photos of really small things (bugs, flowers, his daughters) or really big things (galaxies and the like through a telescope) and losing games of FIFA and Pro Evo online. You can email Marc at [email protected]

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