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Title    Facebook Announces a New Standalone VR Headset: Oculus Quest; HTC Releases Vive Wireless Adapter
Date    Thursday September 27 2018, @06:46AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the the-goggles,-they-do...-Oh,-WOW! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/27/0037221

takyon writes:

Oculus Quest, a fully wireless VR headset, shipping spring 2019 for $399

Facebook used its latest virtual reality conference, the fifth annual Oculus Connect, to finally confirm retail plans for its most ambitious standalone VR product yet: the Oculus Quest. Originally known by its prototype name, Oculus Santa Cruz, the Quest will ship in spring 2019 for $399.

In terms of the sales pitch, this is the Oculus holy grail: a wireless, hand-tracked, "six degrees of freedom" VR system with apparently legitimate 3D power and no required PC or phone.

The headset will include two bundled handheld controllers, and more than 50 games will be available at launch. The headset has a 1600×1440 per eye resolution (3200×1440 total resolution), compared to 1280×1440 per eye for Oculus Go or 1440×1600 per eye for HTC's Vive Pro, and has 64 GB of internal storage.

Vive's wireless adapter gives the best VR experience lots of money can buy:

Any consumer-grade VR headset you buy these days has its share of compromises. Buying a self-contained or phone-based headset (e.g. Oculus Go or Samsung's Gear VR) means giving up the power of a full-scale PC GPU and, usually, the freedom of full-scale head and hand motion tracking. But buying a tethered headset (e.g. Oculus Rift or HTC Vive) means being permanently tied to a bulky computer tower via an obtrusive cable.

HTC's new Vive Wireless Adapter does a fine job fixing that last particular compromise for Vive owners. With it, you can get the immersive graphical power of a high-end gaming PC and the freedom of being able to move around in a large VR space unencumbered by wires (or a bulky backpack laptop). It's a best-of-both-worlds solution that we recommend highly—if you can spare the $300 in additional cost, that is.

Related: VR Without a Tether? Strap on a "Backpack PC"
HTC Cancels U.S. Release of a Google Daydream VR Headset, Reveals Own Standalone Headset
HTC's Vive Pro to Launch on April 5
Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset
Oculus Launches Venues App for Live Entertainment, Sports, Etc.
HTC: Death of VR Greatly Exaggerated


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Oculus Quest, a fully wireless VR headset, shipping spring 2019 for $399" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/oculus-quest-a-fully-wireless-vr-headset-shipping-spring-2019-for-399/
  3. "Vive's wireless adapter gives the best VR experience lots of money can buy" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/vive-wireless-adapter-review-compromise-free-vr-for-a-price/
  4. "Oculus Go" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/05/oculus-go-review-the-wireless-vr-future-begins-today-for-only-199/
  5. "Samsung's Gear VR" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/samsung-updates-gear-vr-with-new-accessory-a-handheld-controller/
  6. "Oculus Rift" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/oculus-rift-sees-permanent-price-drop-399-with-touch-controllers/
  7. "HTC Vive" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/04/htc-vive-review-you-can-now-buy-your-own-holodeck-simulator-v-1-0/
  8. "bulky backpack laptop" - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/08/hp-stuffed-the-best-gaming-desktop-perks-into-the-10-pound-omen-x-laptop/
  9. "VR Without a Tether? Strap on a "Backpack PC"" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/05/30/0222238
  10. "HTC Cancels U.S. Release of a Google Daydream VR Headset, Reveals Own Standalone Headset" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/11/17/2258223
  11. "HTC's Vive Pro to Launch on April 5" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/03/20/0030201
  12. "Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/05/03/0042247
  13. "Oculus Launches Venues App for Live Entertainment, Sports, Etc." - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/05/31/0054253
  14. "HTC: Death of VR Greatly Exaggerated" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/07/27/1713236
  15. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=29224

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