$200 Wi-fi Oculus VR Headset to Be Unveiled in 2018
Fb Inc. is focusing carefully on the value level for its Oculus Rift virtual reality merchandise. This week it was revealed in a report by Bloomberg that the corporate will market a non-tethered VR headset, at present code-named “Pacific,” that can promote for as little as $200. The cheaper, wi-fi device resembles a extra compact model of the Rift and will likely be lighter than Samsung’s Gear VR headset, based on the report.
“The device’s design and features aren’t finalized and could still change, but the idea is that someone will be able to pull the headset out of their bag and watch movies on a flight just the way you can now with a phone or tablet,” Bloomberg mentioned in its piece.
VR hardware at present is obtainable on low cost headsets that flip smartphones into virtual reality gamers, like Gear or cardboard containers. It additionally is obtainable with the $400 Oculus Rift, which have to be tethered to a more-powerful PC.
In response to Bloomberg, “Pacific” can have the same interface to Samsung’s VR Gear and could be managed by a wi-fi distant. Fb’s new VR handset will ship in 2018. The corporate plans to start briefing content material makers on the device by October.