It may not change the world, but Santa Cruz will make a lot of people happy when it finally gets here.
A big part of the Oculus Connect keynote presentation was explaining the standalone category meant to exist between the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Last year, Oculus showed off very early versions of a wireless prototype codenamed Santa Cruz. We now know there will be two standalone headsets, one that leans more toward mobile VR quality and one that leans more toward the desktop quality experiences. As cool as the Oculus Go headset looks, the buzz around the conference was clearly on Santa Cruz.
And after a few minutes in the headset, it’s clear the buzz is justified. Rather, it will be whenever this headset is available to purchase.