If you’ve bought an Oculus Go then it’s most likely you enjoy virtual reality (VR) entertainment on the move, taking the trusty standalone headset wherever you may go. Naturally, after spending £199 GBP on the device the last thing you want is for it to get knocked or worse one of the lenses to get damaged. So a case is all but essential, and there are plenty of third-party options to choose from. If you like to keep things official then take a look at Oculus’ new carry case option.
Smart and neat – as you’d expect from Oculus – the case has been designed to hug the contours of the Oculus Go, with the company claiming: “The outer shell protects your headset from sun, shock, splash, and scratching.” The padded interior also has a handy compartment for the cables, controllers and charger.
As an official product, the Oculus Go Carry Case isn’t quite the cheapest on the market, retailing for £35 GBP/$35 USD on the official website and at other retailers including Amazon. A quick peruse of the online retailer will also bring up plenty of other options for cases, most of which are half the price of the Oculus option.
In addition to the Carry Case, the Oculus Go Accessories section on the Oculus website also lists a new Fitted Interface for £20. “This alternate fit of the replaceable facial interface is designed for users with low nose bridges and high or wide cheekbones,” explains Oculus.
Also available through the site are VirtuClear prescription lenses via FramesDirect.com, as well as the option to buy replacement controllers or the standard Relaxed Interface.
During Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) in September Oculus’ CTO John Carmack revealed that the launch of Oculus Go had ‘exceeded expectations’, noting that most users consumed media entertainment (TV, films etc) on the headset instead of videogames – in direct contrast to Oculus Rift. As the company continues to support its entry-level VR headset, VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest announcements.