Facebook-owned Oculus is following up the release of its $199 standalone virtual reality headset with a new bundle targeting big businesses.
Starting today, the Oculus Go business bundle is now available, a package designed for companies that want to deploy numerous headsets across the organization. The $299 bundle includes a 64GB headset and controller, an international wall charger, two facial pads, an extended commercial warranty and dedicated support.
The consumer version of the 64GB Oculus Go sells for $249 — $199 for the 32GB option — but does not include some of the accessories and features offered in the bundle.
Oculus Go represents an important step forward for virtual reality. It is unique as a standalone headset that doesn’t need to be tethered to a PC or connected to a smartphone and also one of the least expensive options out there.
Conventional wisdom assumes that gaming and entertainment represent the main outlets for headsets like the Oculus Go, but virtual reality has plenty of business applications as well. Oculus frames its business bundle as an option for virtual training, demos and meetings.
Oculus is not alone in trying to make its virtual reality headsets into sought after enterprise products. The most notable is Microsoft, with the HoloLens mixed reality headset.