Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

The first standalone virtual reality headset from Facebook-owned Oculus is finally available for purchase today. Although a release date hasn't been announced, the stand-alone VR headset could be on shelves very soon and in the hands of F8 attendees even sooner. Amazon says that it "does not know when or if this item will be back in stock".

Oculus will ship the headset to a total of 23 countries including Japan and Australia.

If you're in the market for a new Oculus VR headset and don't want to spend several hundred dollars to get one, now's the time to head over to Amazon.

The Oculus Go is a follow-up to the Oculus Rift, but unlike that device it does not require a connection to a computer. The company has released plenty of details today during the Facebook Developers Conference, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra taking to the stage as part of the keynote address. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix. Reddit user Heaney555 posted a picture of a locked cabinet filled with Go headsets at his local Best Buy.

The Oculus Go has a 2560 x 1440 LCD screen, a Snapdragon 821 processor, and integrated spatial audio. The standalone VR headset has a starting price of $199 for the 32GB version and $249 for the 64GB version. For one, the company didn't say when the device would launch and instead used a placeholder of December 31.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

  • Joey Payne