Oculus Reportedly Working on Cheaper, Wireless VR Headset

Oculus Reportedly Working on Cheaper, Wireless VR Headset

Virtual reality headsets have a lot of barriers to entry; price point, set-up space, and ergonomics are just a few of the reasons. Oculus and its parent company Facebook seem to be cognisant of this, and are reportedly working on a cheaper, wireless, standalone headset.

As Bloomberg reports (via GameSpot), the headset will be $200 USD, and will provide an alternative to both ends of the VR spectrum. Currently, your only options are headsets that need phones to be inserted into them, or ones that require a physical connection to a beefy computer.

The headset – codenamed “Pacific” – will have a similar design to the company’s leading product, the Rift. It will also be lighter than Samsung’s Gear VR. It will work without being tethered to a phone or PC.

The report continues, saying that it will be controlled with a wireless remote. Its main functions include games. movies, and social networking. No technical specs have been revealed, but it won’t feature the Rift’s position tracking.

Have you bought in to virtual reality yet? What’s been your headset of choice? Let us know in the comments below!


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Comments Comments (3)

Posted by piratemonkey
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 6:00 PM
i wonder if this is a headset with the phone pre-inserted
Posted by ptys
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 11:02 AM
This is pretty much the entry point I'm looking for, wireless and under $350 NZ with a "killer" app. Experience tells me to wait for a second release, would prefer buy something from Valve than Facebook.
Posted by Ryzlin
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 6:07 PM
That's not going to have a long battery life, but I'm curious what its going to connect to to play games and such. Cause if its just mobile games.... uh, I'll pass.