Flash sale: The Oculus Go VR headset is back down to $149
That rivals Black Friday pricing on the popular virtual reality viewer.
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I have mad love for the
standalone VR headset, but at $399 it's still out of reach for many virtual reality-curious people. Its predecessor, however, is more affordable -- and now back to its Black Friday 2019 sale price. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon is offering the Oculus Go VR headset (32GB) for $149. That's for the 32GB model, which normally runs $199.
The Go is a comfortable, versatile headset that requires no phone or PC; everything you need is contained in the viewer. You can use it with or without headphones (the directional speakers built into the unit work surprisingly well) and access a generous library of games and apps.
My only real complaint is that it has just one handheld remote, not two. That means no Beat Saber, which is arguably the single best reason to own a VR headset.
To learn more, I definitely recommend reading Scott Stein's Oculus Go review. No question, I think the Oculus Quest is the better buy, but for now its stubbornly stuck at list price. Until that changes, an Oculus Go at $149 is pretty attractive.
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