Facebook announced launch of the $199 about 2000.00 Zambian kwacha VR headset Oculus Go which will go on sale early next year. Mark Zuckerberg hopes to convince the market and bring competition with the standalone VR Set.
At Oculus’s annual developers conference in San Jose, California the Facebook CEO announced the company’s release of the second VR headset.
Specs haven’t been hinted on but the Oculus Go stand out from the first Facebook VR set Oculus Rift. Facebook spent a whooping $2billion (19,339,123,780,200.00ZMK) to buy off Oculus in 2014 and has since seen little buzz from the VR. Zuckerberg hopes to acquire more audience from the new Oculus Go with a billion reach of users.
While introducing the Go, Zuckerberg said it’s a product meant to fill the gap between the affordable Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. It’s the company’s plan to attract a wider audience… probably because the general consumer isn’t flocking to buy a gaming computer and a $400 headset. CNBC source says
The Oculus Go doesn’t require cables, and is meant to be a higher quality version of the cheaper VR headsets that are powered by users’ smartphones, like the Samsung Gear headset.
What is the fussy about VR Oculus Go
For me the plus is the Oculus Go doesn’t require cables, and is meant to be a higher quality version of the cheaper VR headsets that are powered by users’ smartphones, like the Samsung Gear headset.
But the VR industry is too early to take on decent consumption. In Zambia there are only a few hundreds of VR sets. And personally they have not been so whooing. It seems there aint just enough apps to drill you for the $400 plus the price of a gaming computer or console.
In addition to a shelf of toys the lifestyle for most of us is become a plopping of gadgets. Look to start at my Kids’ Xbox 360 with Kinect Console. In addition they have a computing game and the Zambian iSchool tablet. Then i add my MacBook, tablet and phone.
Let alone my wife will smash in an extra apple watch with the iPhone and a tablet plus a laptop. The gadgets themselves have engulfed our lives and there now is need for a system that has all.
As a consumer it is time to decide on entertainment systems that is purposeful. Our Zambian economy just doesn’t cut it for all these electronics. Largely the likes of Zuckerberg keep looking at the sales numbers and what the competitor is up to.
The Virtual Reality consoles have been around with the best of them been
Sony PlayStation VR
And the mobile VR Headset
Samsung Gear VR
Google Daydream View
Merge VR Goggles