Mark Zuckerberg says Oculus is working on a midrange standalone VR set

During the keynote presentation at Oculus' annual Connect developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off a demo of a new virtual reality device that's supposed to sit between mobile and full PC experiences. Zuckerberg said the product is still in its prototype stage, but it will offer a standalone experience, without relying on a phone like Samsung's Gear VR or Google's Daydream, but won't be as expensive as a full Oculus Rift.

The new product is designed to be portable, so you can take it anywhere, yet remain affordable and accessible. The prototype appears to have a similar design to the Rift, including built-in earpads, but without the wires that tether the Rift to a PC.

Zuckerberg did not say when the new device would be released or how much it will cost, but we expect to learn more in the near future.

Developing. Check out our Oculus Connect 2016 live blog for the latest updates and our VR hub page for all the news!

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