In a recent Bloomberg article, Facebook plans to unveil a $200 wireless headset in 2018. This includes the device functioning without the use of a computer or phone, which currently isn’t possible. Right now all high end VR headsets are currently tethered and connected to your computer or phone. We all know in the future, VR headsets will eventually be wireless, but will it happen as soon as 2018?
Facebook is definitely on the forefront of taking VR to the mainstream consumer and a $200 price tag for a wireless HMD is a good starting point. I don’t believe it will replace the Oculus Rift right off the bat, but it very well could be the start of the wireless VR revolution. If Facebook does release their $200 wireless VR headset there’s a good chance there will be a higher end version on the back burner. Not to mention competitors like HTC, PlayStation and others going the wireless route is only a matter of time, the question is, who will be the first to do it…
Read the full article at Bloomberg here: