Report: Facebook to launch $200 Oculus VR headset
Pacific VR The same week Facebook cut the price of its Oculus Rift headset and Touch goggles comes news that a new, wireless, headset is on its way for just $200, says a story in Bloomberg. The device is expected to be the next step VR needs: a way to untether the experience from a computer or even a smartphone.
While high-end VR, such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, has outstanding immersive graphics, being locked to a PC either on a desk, or in a heavy backpack, degrades the experience. Plus these headsets are expensive or require expensive computing devices. Google Cardboard headsets like the Fiit VR are certainly lighter, more mobile and less expensive, but the graphics are definitely not as robust.
Enter a new headset, which Bloomberg says is code-named "Pacific." (Facebook, and Oculus, are based in California.) The story says it will be lighter than Samsung Gear VR (which requires a Samsung Gear device to run) and may ship in 2018.