Oculus Go - 64GB VR Headset £236.69 Delivered @ Amazon.com
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Oculus Go - 64GB VR Headset £236.69 Delivered @ Amazon.com

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Found 3rd May
Oculus Go 64Gb delivered from Amazon.com for £236.69 including (£39.45 import Duty & Shipping).
Or you can get it for Approx. £228 using a fee free card.
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Lucifer_UK1 h, 55 m ago

So.... why pick this?


If you want to get in to VR and don't own a compatible smartphone then I'm guessing cost is the biggest reason. You dont need a separate PC, games console or a Phone to make this work so in that scenario it is cheaper than the competition.

By being stand alone and not needing a PC or PS4 it means you are also not tethered in place and surrounded by clunky tech or wires.

It is probably best compared to a Gear VR or Google daydream since all 3 (once a phone is added to Gear and Daydream) are wire free and battery powered.

But since this scenario assumes you don't own a compatible phone, in the mobile group on total price once yiu add the cost of buying a new phone, this wins.


HOWEVER if you already own a Gear VR or Daydream compatible phone, then unless the quality of the Oculus go or its content is far superior you would be better off buying Gear VR or Daydream.

This is especially true given how much they can be bought for when on sale or as unused returns on ebay. On top of that, when you upgrade your phone there is a chance that it will still be compatible with the headset you have meaning your VR experience is improved and the life of the Daydream or Gear is prolonged. If not then upgrading to whatever the current version of the VR headset thats compatible with your new phone is, is still likely to be cheaper than the initial purchase price of the Oculus Go.


I haven't read any reviews but those are my initial thoughts on the device. Quality and content vs phones is going to be key.

Finally, if you want the highest quality VR experience then none of this matters because you are still probably going to be looking at something that is tethered to a PC whether that is wired or wirelessly. in which case don't buy the Oculus Go.
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So.... why pick this?
Here’s one reason
melodyvr.com
I thought RRP was 200?
robodan9185 m ago

I thought RRP was 200?


This is 64gb. RRP is £249.
hiscos1 h, 17 m ago

Here’s one reason https://melodyvr.com


That doesn't answer their question. They asked why pick this. But you don't need to pick Oculus Go for that app. The app works with Gear VR right now and will support other VR products soon. It isn't an exclusive to Oculus Go. In addition samsung Gear VR already did something like this with a Years and Years gig. So it is likely the same thing can be done without the app, unless that tech formed the basis for this app.

I'm not bashing the app itself, however using it as a reason to pick Oculus Go over rival products doesn't make sense.
Edited by: "distracted247" 3rd May
Lucifer_UK1 h, 55 m ago

So.... why pick this?


If you want to get in to VR and don't own a compatible smartphone then I'm guessing cost is the biggest reason. You dont need a separate PC, games console or a Phone to make this work so in that scenario it is cheaper than the competition.

By being stand alone and not needing a PC or PS4 it means you are also not tethered in place and surrounded by clunky tech or wires.

It is probably best compared to a Gear VR or Google daydream since all 3 (once a phone is added to Gear and Daydream) are wire free and battery powered.

But since this scenario assumes you don't own a compatible phone, in the mobile group on total price once yiu add the cost of buying a new phone, this wins.


HOWEVER if you already own a Gear VR or Daydream compatible phone, then unless the quality of the Oculus go or its content is far superior you would be better off buying Gear VR or Daydream.

This is especially true given how much they can be bought for when on sale or as unused returns on ebay. On top of that, when you upgrade your phone there is a chance that it will still be compatible with the headset you have meaning your VR experience is improved and the life of the Daydream or Gear is prolonged. If not then upgrading to whatever the current version of the VR headset thats compatible with your new phone is, is still likely to be cheaper than the initial purchase price of the Oculus Go.


I haven't read any reviews but those are my initial thoughts on the device. Quality and content vs phones is going to be key.

Finally, if you want the highest quality VR experience then none of this matters because you are still probably going to be looking at something that is tethered to a PC whether that is wired or wirelessly. in which case don't buy the Oculus Go.
I've got a gear vr, and I'm still tempted. The issue with gear vr, daydream and other similar headsets is three fact you need a decent phone and they're all slightly fiddly to have to install and remove, not to mention I lose my phone if the kids want a go. My S8 gets very hot, and it murders the battery. Charging when using it causes it to slowdown due to overheating. I'd much much rather have something that didn't need my phone so I could just pick it up and use it, or lend it to a friend or family.
Voted hot but for the sake of £13 i'd rather buy from the UK.
Got a Pixel 2, and got a Daydream 2 headset for about £60. Great for watching movies and the few small games I have played, a real step up from Cardboard-compatible headsets. Tempted by the Go but I don't think it will offer me much more than I already have, so i'll look again once I understand what different content it offers.

(Adds to the Black Friday shopping list)
Hot becoz Oculus platform is awesome
distracted2473 h, 16 m ago

If you want to get in to VR and don't own a compatible smartphone then I'm …If you want to get in to VR and don't own a compatible smartphone then I'm guessing cost is the biggest reason. You dont need a separate PC, games console or a Phone to make this work so in that scenario it is cheaper than the competition. By being stand alone and not needing a PC or PS4 it means you are also not tethered in place and surrounded by clunky tech or wires. It is probably best compared to a Gear VR or Google daydream since all 3 (once a phone is added to Gear and Daydream) are wire free and battery powered. But since this scenario assumes you don't own a compatible phone, in the mobile group on total price once yiu add the cost of buying a new phone, this wins. HOWEVER if you already own a Gear VR or Daydream compatible phone, then unless the quality of the Oculus go or its content is far superior you would be better off buying Gear VR or Daydream. This is especially true given how much they can be bought for when on sale or as unused returns on ebay. On top of that, when you upgrade your phone there is a chance that it will still be compatible with the headset you have meaning your VR experience is improved and the life of the Daydream or Gear is prolonged. If not then upgrading to whatever the current version of the VR headset thats compatible with your new phone is, is still likely to be cheaper than the initial purchase price of the Oculus Go.I haven't read any reviews but those are my initial thoughts on the device. Quality and content vs phones is going to be key.Finally, if you want the highest quality VR experience then none of this matters because you are still probably going to be looking at something that is tethered to a PC whether that is wired or wirelessly. in which case don't buy the Oculus Go.


I was part of the product research for this. The quality is not miles ahead of Gear VR, however the fluidity of it was much better. Also, the ability to go hang out with friends or be in a virtual chat room was unreal. Really convinced me to pick one up, and will do so next time I'm in the US.
distracted2473rd May

If you want to get in to VR and don't own a compatible smartphone then I'm …If you want to get in to VR and don't own a compatible smartphone then I'm guessing cost is the biggest reason. You dont need a separate PC, games console or a Phone to make this work so in that scenario it is cheaper than the competition. By being stand alone and not needing a PC or PS4 it means you are also not tethered in place and surrounded by clunky tech or wires. It is probably best compared to a Gear VR or Google daydream since all 3 (once a phone is added to Gear and Daydream) are wire free and battery powered. But since this scenario assumes you don't own a compatible phone, in the mobile group on total price once yiu add the cost of buying a new phone, this wins. HOWEVER if you already own a Gear VR or Daydream compatible phone, then unless the quality of the Oculus go or its content is far superior you would be better off buying Gear VR or Daydream. This is especially true given how much they can be bought for when on sale or as unused returns on ebay. On top of that, when you upgrade your phone there is a chance that it will still be compatible with the headset you have meaning your VR experience is improved and the life of the Daydream or Gear is prolonged. If not then upgrading to whatever the current version of the VR headset thats compatible with your new phone is, is still likely to be cheaper than the initial purchase price of the Oculus Go.I haven't read any reviews but those are my initial thoughts on the device. Quality and content vs phones is going to be key.Finally, if you want the highest quality VR experience then none of this matters because you are still probably going to be looking at something that is tethered to a PC whether that is wired or wirelessly. in which case don't buy the Oculus Go.


Thanks for your in depth thoughts and taking the time to write this. Certainly food for thought here as this would be my first step into home vr.
Been using an old galaxy with riftcat and results are quite impressive (do need a pretty decent PC still tho as well for that) might be tempted if they did a version for this.
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Edited by: "Scoobyed" 4th May
hiscos11 h, 44 m ago

Here’s one reason https://melodyvr.com


From that site
"MelodyVR will be launching on all major VR platforms over the course of 2018."
Crazy!
Expensive Toy at that price better to wait until it drops in price when everybody gets bored of it & sell them cheap like the Gear VR
Heat for being cheaper than £250
Yep £13.31 quid Cheaper bargain lol
Stuff...Things4th May

Yep £13.31 quid Cheaper bargain lol


Were you expecting half price? I'll wait for the cheaper Chinese version. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than £100 for a 3DOF headset but this is a better deal than what you can get at RRP.


You should have seen how much heat the other one got just for being the normal RRP.
Edited by: "Aurelias" 4th May
Stuff...Things4th May

Expensive Toy at that price better to wait until it drops in price when …Expensive Toy at that price better to wait until it drops in price when everybody gets bored of it & sell them cheap like the Gear VR


It's expected Oculus will shift 1.8 million units this year, far outselling any other VR device. Don't be expecting much discount anytime soon
How many of you have watched whole films in VR?

I'd be tempted to get a device like this to replace my bedroom telly basically and watch films 'on a cinema screen' but not if there are big issues or it's not actually comfortable.
7percent2 h, 45 m ago

How many of you have watched whole films in VR?I'd be tempted to get a …How many of you have watched whole films in VR?I'd be tempted to get a device like this to replace my bedroom telly basically and watch films 'on a cinema screen' but not if there are big issues or it's not actually comfortable.


Based purely on reading around the topic generally, and this headset specifically; the experience depends on the kind of image quality you are used to. Some people love the current level of video quality, and there are multiple features designed to make the experience as comfortable as possible. The software will continue to evolve; improvements are possible in the future.

There is a lot of flexibility on this platform, between different video players and tweaks. I hope to get a headset soon, and expect the video quality to be better than what I am familiar with.
Edited by: "jake492" 5th May
The Lenovo Mirage Solo has just been launched at 400USD. At twice the price of the Oculus Go (in the US at least) it seems like a hard sell but includes one feature that makes VR much more immersive. That feature is 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF).

The Lenovo Mirage Solo has the ability to track your head in the world around it. Meaning your head movements such as ducking or leaning can be applied to whatever is going on in the headset.
Think of ducking a punch in a boxing game for instance or peeking round a corner or over a ledge in a shooter or stealth game.

Headsets like the Oculus Go, Gear VR and traditional Daydream cannot do this. They only offer 3 degrees of freedom which is the rotational axis. So turning your head around and up and down to look at things. Which is great. But the other is much, much more immersive.

The Lenovo headset uses the Daydream platform (but requires no phone) instead of Oculus.

There is also the Vive standalone offering coming sometime this year and Oculus is expected to release another standalone headset next year that has 6DoF.


These seem like a good price-performance balance vs the current high end hardware that offers more in terms of visuals and immersiveness but costs more and needs extras like a PC to function and leaves you surrounded by wires. (The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive offer 6DoF of course.)


I own a Samsung phone and Gear VR so I wouldn't buy the Oculus, but the Lenovo is tempting. It looks like a true Rift/Vive light product. At least until each company releases their own wire free 6DoF unit.

We're getting much closer to the VR dream.

Honestly I will probably keep saving and buy the next gen of the high end Vive or Rift (or perhaps the gen after that, at which point I'll probably need a new Pc so maybe the gen after that once i've saved up...), but I wouldn't have even considered it without the Gear VR.

But if I wanted to try VR and was thinking of buying a standalone headset, I would skip this one and go for one of the newer 6DoF headsets.
Edited by: "distracted247" 5th May
3DoF may well be enough for those that only want enough immersion for VR Media playback. Theatre-mode 60 fps PC Gaming and YouTube (via Bigscreen VR) is planned for this headset.
Anybody knows any place we can try and/or buy that in UK?
I want it mainly for movies. For people that had tried Kodi/Netflix, how it is compared to a good 4K screen? Does it give the feeling of cinema?
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