The Taiwanese manufacturer announced the sales expansion to Amazon in the US on Thursday. That opens up a new and important option for buying its $800 headset, along with smaller retailers like Microsoft stores and GameStop in the real world and Micro Center and Newegg online.
With virtual reality, you wear a headset that shows you a computer-generated 3D universe -- great for roller coasters, first-person shooter games and virtual art creation. It's not so great for some people who experience nausea, but VR is a big deal in a computing industry looking for the next big thing. PC and tablet sales are slumping, while phones remain important but not so revolutionary from year to year anymore.