The impending VR headset from Oculus is designed to be a gadget that anyone can carry in a bag, and take out during a flight to enjoy some movies and games; and (of course) get updated on social media in VR. Facebook is hoping that the new kit will advance VR just like how Apple advanced smartphones.
The device’s design and features are not finalised yet, so details are scant. But the new headset is rumoured to be completely wireless and even lighter than the Gear VR headset, which requires a Samsung phone to operate.
Mark Zuckerberg is betting that VR will be instrumental in the future of Social Media. But great VR headsets today are either too unaffordable or too cumbersome (shout out to the HTC Vive here). Even Facebook’s Oculus Rift needs an expensive PC to work, piling more than a thousand dollars on the cost.
At less than S$300, this exciting VR headset from Oculus is priced far lower than the HTC Vive, and half of Sony’s popular Playstation VR.