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Makes me disappointed...in the Rift.
Reviewed in Canada on April 11, 2019
I own the Oculus Rift, and I was pretty disappointed in it. The screen door effect is very pronounced, and it makes everything viewed in the Rift blurry. It's still usable, and it does work with PC games, so I'm keeping it.
I picked up the Go for something that doesn't require a PC. The first time I tried it I was much more impressed than I was with the Rift. The screen door effect is almost eliminated, the VR experience is every bit as good as the rift, and overall quality is excellent.
Of course, it comes with only a single controller. It has no SD card slot (ala Apple, PAY MORE for MORE STORAGE or SUFFER) which I think was a very bad decision.
The battery only lasts a couple of hours at the most. You can plug it in and keep using it while it's charging, but be prepared for a full screen WARNING that it's getting hot and you should take a break (right in the middle of your movie or game). They could have put some small vent holes in it without introducing any light (and the nose part doesn't fit perfectly anyway, so it already lets in some light). They could also have made fins on the front to help dissipate the heat better. That's actually a big disappointment. I hate being interrupted in the middle of a movie.
It does have a headphone jack, so that one good thing. The software seems pretty good. I have not experienced any crashes. Speakers are acceptable.
Really, they should have used this screen in the Rift, it's much better. Unlike the Rift, the Go also has an attachment you can put inside if you wear glasses. I wear reading glasses but I have not needed them while using the Go.
There are other stand-alone VR headsets available from generic companies, but I would not take them over the Go. The price is right, and the quality is excellent.
You can also go to many websites with the browser, and view their VR content without having to do anything special. There is also a Youtube VR app, although it's not perfect (no comments, poor navigation) it still works pretty good.
I just wish Netflix had some VR movies or 3D movies.
Overall I am very pleased with the Go. I think it's well worth the money you pay for it over any other VR headset.
One last thing. There is no ad blocker for the browser in this device, and if you get the new FireFox VR browser, well there's no ad blocker for that either. Youtube has become unusable without an ad blocker. There is nothing like having a concert cranked up in volume when Youtube interrupts right in the middle of a song and blares an ad in your face and your ears. I can no longer use Youtube in the Go, and I won't go back to Youtube in VR until I can find a working ad blocker (preferably uBlock Origin).