Oculus Go Gets Replacement Facial Interface With VR Cover

October 11, 2018

VR Cover offers custom facial interfaces for popular VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. They are designed to be more comfortable and customizable than the standard foam included with a VR headset, for users who spend long sessions in VR.Today, VR Cover opened preorders for their replacement facial interface for the Oculus Go standalone VR headset. One of the Oculus Go’s primary use case is passive media viewing, and for this task the comfort of the headset is vital. The cover is made of “high quality vegan leather”, instead of the standard fabric used by Oculus.The VR Cover facial interface for Oculus Go ships on the 19th of October (next Friday) for $29, with standard shipping at $7, or optional express shipping for $19. For comparison, a replacement for the standard Go facial interface from Oculus costs $20 including shipping.

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