The $200 standalone virtual reality headset was briefly available for pre-order on Amazon on Tuesday morning.
(CCM) — Pre-orders of the $200 Oculus Go virtual reality headset were snapped up by eager buyers in the middle of last night, resulting in the device selling out in a matter of hours, according to a Digital Trends report.
The headset went on sale on Amazon just after midnight on May 1, 2018, but by sunrise the product page reported that the Oculus Go was "currently unavailable.” Amazon says that it "does not know when or if this item will be back in stock."
The Oculus Go is a follow-up to the Oculus Rift, but unlike that device it does not require a connection to a computer. Instead it is equipped with all the computing power it needs to drive its display and generate a virtual reality experience for wearers.
The device does not have any positional tracking system and is therefore intended to be worn by a stationary user, who can turn and tilt their head to explore the virtual reality environment. Sounds are delivered by speakers built into the headset, rather than separate headphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor-powered LCD screen offers QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.
The Oculus Go is expected to be released around December 2018 and will be able to run existing applications which have been released for Samsung's Gear VR headset.
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