Oculus Go now available, standalone mobile VR for £199

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The Oculus Go minimizes friction and promotes a surprisingly capable baseline for bringing new consumers into VR for the first time. Meanwhile, several attendees at Facebook's big F8 developer conference happening this week have posted photos of a sign suggesting that everyone there will get free Oculus Go headsets tomorrow, May 2.

If you have been in the market for a new virtual reality (VR) headset and have wanted to pick up an all-in-one offering, then Oculus might have one for you to consider. The base Oculus Go will cost $199, comes with 32GB of storage, and the higher version comes with 64GB storage and will sell for $249.

The Oculus Go, which the company was billed by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg as "the easiest way to get into VR", was launched at Facebook's F8 in San Jose, California.

Compared to the similarly-minded Samsung Gear it's a far superior proposition, both in terms of design and the fact it's a standalone device that doesn't use your phone as a surrogate screen.

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That immediate availability only applies to the U.S. for the time being.

Made from a combination of plastic, breathable fabrics and elastics, Oculus' Go is the most pleasant headset I've yet strapped to my face.

At this point in time, there is no word on United Kingdom availability of the Oculus Go.

All right, so what's so special about this headset? It also has a 3-button controller (powered by AA batteries) with a touch surface for navigation and movement.