It has been reported many times on VRFocus that virtual reality (VR) in many forms is being utilised by businesses for a variety of applications. Oculus have long offered a version of the Oculus Rift for business use, and now the Oculus Go is joining it.
The Oculus Go for Business is priced at $299 (USD) and is available for pre-order now through the Oculus for Business website.
The Oculus Go offers some advantages over the Oculus Rift for business use. As a standalone unit that doesn’t need a powerful PC rig, it is much more portable than the Oculus Rift so is able to be easily transported to site visits or business trips.
The much lower price of the Oculus Rift will no doubt prove to be attractive to businesses, as the Oculus Rift business edition is priced at $900, a significant amount of cash when compared to the more modest price of the Oculus Go.
The Oculus Go for Business bundle comes with an Oculus Go 64GB headset (the higher-end model compared to the standard 32GB version) it also comes with a worldwide multi-prong charger, a commercial warranty and 2 facial interface masks to make it hygienic to share with other users.
The Oculus Rift for Business bundle, by contrast, contains and Oculus Rift with Oculus Touch controllers, three sensors for room-scale tracking and three face masks for sharing the headset.
Though most business-level VR apps are currently geared towards high-end devices like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens, the release of standalone VR devices like the Oculus Go is likely to spur development of apps for those devices. VRFocus will keep you informed on business use for VR.