What Wireless VR Could Mean for People, Patients, and Businesses
With the Oculus Go finally hitting store shelves, we wanted to shed a little light on our impressions of the headset and what we think wireless VR could mean for businesses like yours.
To recap, the Oculus Go is a $199 wireless VR headset that does not require a PC or smartphone. Just take it out of the box, put it on, and immerse yourself in any of the 1,000 VR experiences and games already available.
In our tests, the lenses rivaled those of the new $900 VIVE PRO, while the built-in Snapdragon (aka smartphone) processor and lack of head-tracking limited intensive apps like games. But those integrated headphones? Design marvels. It took us 10 minutes to even find where sound was coming from.
Tech-geekery aside, what has us truly over the moon are the possibilities the Go opens for our clients.
A sales rep is detailing a breakthrough therapy from their iPad and first wants to demonstrate the patient experience. The rep hands the doctor an Oculus Go. The doctor puts it on and, without any setup, enters an immersive VR experience that the rep controls from their own headset. The doctor is finally able to see the world through their patients’ eyes—and the rep makes a memorable impact.
Or imagine 4 marketers spread across the globe and all wearing the Oculus Go. Despite being separated by thousands of miles, the marketers walk through a rendering of their upcoming tradeshow booth and re-evaluate their design and messaging strategies at full scale. Together in the same virtual space.
No matter what possibility you picture, the Oculus Go makes it clearer and cheaper than ever before.
Check out the VR experiences our lab created for the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE headsets.