Virtual reality, or VR, is the futuristic scenario you’ve seen in science fiction motion pictures where somebody puts on a headset and then enters another environment: a digital world with movie-like scenes, immersive games, perhaps a web browser.
VR is not quite the same as another term you may have heard: AR (augmented reality), also known as mixed reality, which still lets you see the real world when you use it. That’s what Microsoft is doing with its HoloLens, and what Apple and different organizations are as of now doing on phones.
While AR had one major hit – Pokemon Go, which overwhelmed the world in 2016 – virtual reality has been a geeky leisure activity for the most part. That is on account of it’s been costly, awkward or both. You either expected to purchase a headset notwithstanding a smartphone or an entire huge pack and an intense PC to run everything.
Facebook saw this and tended to another market with the Oculus Go, which began shipping not long ago. It’s a completely compact virtual reality encounter that doesn’t require much else besides what’s in the case.
It’s extremely easy to use. Setup just requires the Oculus application on your Android phone or iPhone, which is where you can download and install games and other apps, for example, Netflix, Hulu, and the sky is the limit from there. At that point, put the Oculus Go on your head, slide the built-in speakers over your ears and lower the headset over your eyes.
You can watch movies and really feel like you’re sitting in a movie theater, play games and watch 360-degree videos and so much more. No smartphone, no computer, no gaming system required.
By now you may have heard all the hype about virtual reality. If you feel the need to experience it, give Oculus Go a spin. On the off chance that you like it, you may even be enticed to purchase the more costly, and all the more effective, Oculus Vive.