The Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset offers one of the best VR experiences that doesn't require a PC or console to use, and it just became a bit more affordable with a permanent price drop at various retailers, including Best Buy and Amazon (opens in new tab). Both the 32GB (opens in new tab) and 64GB (opens in new tab) versions are now $50 off, bringing the 32GB model down to $149 and the 64GB option to $199.
There's a moderate shipping delay on this headset at Amazon currently, with both models unavailable to ship until mid-February. To receive your order sooner, shop at Best Buy or Walmart (opens in new tab) instead. You'll score free shipping at either retailer, or you can select free in-store pickup where available.
Oculus Go is a virtual reality headset designed for everyone. It's the third headset from Oculus, and it's meant to exist between the phone-powered Samsung Gear VR (opens in new tab) and PC-powered Oculus Rift (opens in new tab). It's a little more capable than the phone-powered headset, but not quite as capable as the PC-powered experience. But as a standalone system, meaning it doesn't need to connect to anything, Oculus Go offers something unique.
There are plenty of critically-acclaimed games to play, movies to watch, and concerts in which you can immerse yourself with new content coming all the time. The portable form factor is unique to this headset, too, and there are built-in speakers for great sound without a mess of cords. You may want to invest in a carrying case (opens in new tab) to protect your gear on the go.
Android Central put the Go through its paces in this in-depth review, so it's worth checking that out if you want to know more. If you're already decided, now's the time to buy it at its new low price! Once your new headset arrives, be sure to look over this list of the best free games for Oculus Go.
Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.
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