Face­book un­veils $199 VR head­set

Mint ST - - THE BRIEFING -

San Fran­cisco: Face­book Inc. un­veiled a cheaper vir­tual-re­al­ity head­set that works with­out be­ing teth­ered to a com­puter, round­ing out its plan for push­ing the emerg­ing tech­nol­ogy to the masses. The new $199 wire­less head­set, called Ocu­lus Go—meant to be the com­pany’s most ac­ces­si­ble VR de­vice—will be avail­able in early 2018. Face­book also trimmed the price of its high-end Ocu­lus Rift head­set and con­trollers by $100, to $399. That com­pares with $599 for a top com­peti­tor’s prod­uct, HTC Corp.’s Vive. BLOOMBERG

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