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Oculus Go VR Headset Slides to $149

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If you're looking for an affordable, easy-to-use VR headset to give as a gift, the Oculus Go (opens in new tab) is your best choice. The headset is completely standalone and requires neither a PC nor a phone to work its magic. And, as part of the holiday tech deal madness, Amazon has it for $149, reduced from $199.

The headset features a 180-inch screen and is run by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 mobile chip for low power consumption. The 32GB of storage on this model can hold up to three HD movies, 10 games and 20 apps. 

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Oculus Go VR Headset: was $199, now $149 (opens in new tab)
The Oculus Go VR headset features 32GB of storage and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 mobile chip for low power consumption. It is now at an all time Amazon low, which is good for 25% off the original price.

When we published our Oculus Go review, we gave the headset five stars for being light in weight and heavy in content. The device features a single 2560 x 1440 resolution display running at up to 72 Hz.

The Oculus Go also comes with a motion controller and reasonable battery life. In our tests, the Go lasted for about 2 hours on a charge, and took 3 hours to charge.

Avram Piltch is Tom's Hardware's editor-in-chief. When he's not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you'll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.