New to the forums? Click here to read the "How To" Guide.

Developer? Click here to go to the Developer Forums.

Oculus Go Suggestions Thread / New UserVoice channel for feedback

135678

Comments

  • DeadlyJoeDeadlyJoe Posts: 776
    3Jane
    edited May 2018
    Powering off vs. sleep/standby mode. This needs to be fixed.

    If you turn on the headset and then press the power button, it just goes to sleep instead of turning off.  That would be okay, but the headset looks like it has been completely turned off, when in fact it hasn't. The power LED is not lit and there's no indication that it will turn back on until the ambient light sensor is tripped, which happens every time the middle strap overlaps the facial interface, or you toss the headset into a bag, or even if you just turn off the lights in the room you're in.

    The only way to power it down completely is in the hmd gui by pressing the Power button and then clicking Power Off in the menu. That's really terrible, guys. It needs to be changed.

    Three suggestions:
    1) Look into reducing the sensitivity of the ambient light sensor. It gets triggered even if the middle strap flops over the headset.
    2) Sleep/standby mode needs to be more obvious. Make the power light blink slowly, or give us some other indication that it is in standby mode.
    3) Power off the headset by holding the power button for a few seconds (not 10 seconds to an hour -- It should be 2 or 3 seconds max).

  • voxelmaniamvoxelmaniam Posts: 130
    Art3mis
    DeadlyJoe said:
    Powering off vs. sleep/standby mode. This needs to be fixed.

    If you turn on the headset and then press the power button, it just goes to sleep instead of turning off.  That would be okay, but the headset looks like it has been completely turned off, when in fact it hasn't. The power LED is not lit and there's no indication that it will turn back on until the ambient light sensor is tripped, which happens every time the middle strap overlaps the facial interface, or you toss the headset into a bag, or even if you just turn off the lights in the room you're in.

    The only way to power it down completely is in the hmd gui by pressing the Power button and then clicking Power Off in the menu. That's really terrible, guys. It needs to be changed.

    Three suggestions:
    1) Look into reducing the sensitivity of the ambient light sensor. It gets triggered even if the middle strap flops over the headset.
    2) Sleep/standby mode needs to be more obvious. Make the power light blink slowly, or give us some other indication that it is in standby mode.
    3) Power off the headset by holding the power button for a few seconds (not 10 seconds to an hour -- It should be 2 or 3 seconds max).

    Actually I think you can also power it all of the way off by continuing to hold down the power button for several seconds after it has displayed the power off dialog on the display. At least that is the way that mine works.
    A voxel is a three dimensional pixel!
    Murray Foster
  • DeadlyJoeDeadlyJoe Posts: 776
    3Jane
    edited May 2018

    Actually I think you can also power it all of the way off by continuing to hold down the power button for several seconds after it has displayed the power off dialog on the display. At least that is the way that mine works.

     Then your unit works contrary to my unit, or all things are not equal. No matter how long I hold the power button down, the unit doesn't fully turn off, it just goes into standby mode. The power LED turns off (goes black) and the LCD panel turns off. But as soon as the ambient light sensor detects darkness, it will power back on.

    The only way that I can fully power down the unit is to wear it, fumble for the power button and press it, then select Power Off in the dialog box that pops up. But that is obviously not ideal. I want to fully power off the unit when I'm not wearing it, because it just makes the most sense from a default use-case and convenience point-of-view.

  • PickleschlitzPickleschlitz Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    edited May 2018
    No, you just have to hold the button down for five or ten seconds to get it to shut down. It takes longer than you'd expect.
  • DeadlyJoeDeadlyJoe Posts: 776
    3Jane
    edited May 2018
    No, you just have to hold the button down for five or ten seconds to get it to shut down. It takes longer than you'd expect.

     Then maybe my power button is faulty, or maybe something else is wrong. I've held it down for 30 seconds, but it only goes into standby mode. Or, it maybe it acts differently when the headset is plugged in. I will experiment with it tonight and see if there's some sort of behavioral difference.

    In any case -- The bottom line is that the power-off/standby features are somewhat poorly designed. The standby mode looks exactly like the fully-powered-off mode, there's literally nothing to indicate that it's in standby. And if it's possible to power off by holding down the power button for a full 10 seconds, that is way too long. It should be more like 2 or 3 seconds. 

    Basically, the default state of the unit should be to stay turned OFF.  Currently, the default state of the unit is to stay turned ON, which is not good for a battery-powered and power-hungry mobile device. It's currently much easier to turn it ON and remain ON than to turn it OFF and remain OFF. Keeping it turned ON would be fine if it was designed to remain plugged in all the time and drawing power externally, but it's not so good for a portable unit with relatively low battery life.


  • DeadlyJoeDeadlyJoe Posts: 776
    3Jane
    edited May 2018
    I guess I'm not the only one having these problems. This is the top thread in /r/OculusGo right now... 

    Really sick of this Oculus Go not staying off when I turn it off/shut it down.

    After reading that thread, I think I know what part of my problem is. My procedure to recharge the Go has usually been to take it off, then place it on my desk, then plug in the USB cord, and then press the Power button to power it off. But apparently it may not actually power off when it's plugged in, which is the behavior that I was seeing. So maybe that's what's happening to me. I will test it out again tonight and see if I can figure it all out.

    This doesn't change the fact that the power-off/standby system is poorly designed, or at the very least, poorly configured -- it just serves to highlight the problems. I hope that the Oculus Go developers take these threads to heart and fix the problems sooner than later. 
  • Plan-BPlan-B Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    DeadlyJoe said:
    This doesn't change the fact that the power-off/standby system is poorly designed, or at the very least, poorly configured -- it just serves to highlight the problems. I hope that the Oculus Go developers take these threads to heart and fix the problems sooner than later. 
    Agreed, it is designed incredibly poorly. If you're wearing it and power it off, then take it off and plug it in, the device boots back up to charge. If you unplug it when the LED turns green and think you'll have a full battery next time you use it, you're in for a rude awakening. I did this a couple of times and had that "oh crap, why is my battery half gone" moment.
  • karrtoonkarrtoon Posts: 120
    Art3mis
    I would like to see voice activation for the Oculus gallery app for playing videos. Like simply saying "Play" or "Next". I can't tell you how hard it is to explain to family members to "click the play button, the little triangle!" and they can't figure out such a simple thing with the controller.

    I would also like to be able to say "VR180" or "360" to change the format.
  • WolfKingFistWolfKingFist Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I like to throw in a suggestion. I feel it would be best to move Youtube Twitch and Hulu and Netflix apps to the Oculus Room App. I dont understand Facebook's majority videos in the TV section and there are videos that I don't even watch there. I can use the search feature but if I want to search videos say from YouTube I may or may not get the desired result. I hope Oculus can move YouTube, Netflix, Twitch, and Hulu apps to the  Oculus Room app 
  • WolfKingFistWolfKingFist Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    It would be nice if oculus had their own online video library similar to YouTube. This would allow people to post online 360 videos for the community to enjoy. I do 3-D animation with iClone and I found it is capable of generating 360 video. I have tried the video on my Oculus Go by downloading via the cable. It works fine. It also might be useful for people who should 360 video and would like to share it with their friends on oculus. It would also be kinda cool if it was possible to use a panoramic image as a room design in oculus rooms. It would also be cool if you play a 360 video in oculus rooms.
    You can actually but it's Facebook 360 videos
  • desivdesiv Posts: 133
    Art3mis
    Now that I've had it for a few days, first thing I can think of is..
    I'm not enthralled by the Home Screen.
    Maybe just some customization, ability to PIN apps to it or something?
    I find myself powering it up and then going straight to the screen that shows my installed apps.
    I think I might like it best if there were a room in my Oculus Rooms that I could view/launch my apps from and have that be my Home Screen maybe???
  • brentonibrentoni Posts: 20
    Brain Burst
    I like to throw in a suggestion. I feel it would be best to move Youtube Twitch and Hulu and Netflix apps to the Oculus Room App. I dont understand Facebook's majority videos in the TV section and there are videos that I don't even watch there. I can use the search feature but if I want to search videos say from YouTube I may or may not get the desired result. I hope Oculus can move YouTube, Netflix, Twitch, and Hulu apps to the  Oculus Room app 
    I somewhat doubt that they will incorporate YouTube into the Oculus room app, at least not in the near future, because YouTube is owned by Google whose Daydream VR platform is the main rival to the Gear VR/Oculus Go. Also the reason the majority of the videos are from facebook is probably because facebook owns Oculus, it even says "from facebook" right on the front of the Oculus Go packaging.
  • VinohVinoh Posts: 70
    Hiro Protagonist
    Provide multiple user profiles so people could maintain their individual games progress when sharing a headset. In the interim, maybe there is a solution to save copies of directories by hooking up to a PC?
  • Javelin396Javelin396 Posts: 133
    Art3mis
    I'd like a controller with an analog nub/stick or something
  • FutureTronFutureTron Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    I know this isn't Oculus' choice, but I would VERY much like a Vudu app and I have a huge library I was looking forward to watching and so far, haven't been able to tap into it.  I never had a problem on the rift since I could use my browser but the browser isn't supported on the Go for Vudu now.
    Yeah, I tried logging into Movies Anywhere too. Tried requesting the desktop version as well as the mobile version. They both prompt you to download the Movies Anywhere app, which of course, doesn’t exist...yet. My DRM-protected film collection is in jail until a Vudu or Movies Anywhere app is written for the Oculus platform. My guess is this will happen sooner or later. 
  • declantmdeclantm Posts: 16
    Brain Burst
    I would like to see a video player on the Go that supports NFS so I can stream videos from my NAS
  • voxelmaniamvoxelmaniam Posts: 130
    Art3mis
    I'd like to see a Kindle app. The Go has just about replaced my use of my iPad at night sitting up in bed except no Kindle app for reading.
    A voxel is a three dimensional pixel!
    Murray Foster
  • GreenAdderGreenAdder Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I think the store could use a bit more polish. 
    • I'd love to be able to click on a game publisher's name within a game's description, so I can find the other things the company has published.
    • The ability to sort by different criteria (price, newest, most downloaded, alphabetical, highest average rating, etc.)
    • An option to single out games that use Bluetooth gamepads, as opposed to the default controller. Some people might be looking for these specifically. Some might be trying to avoid them.

  • vr_warehousevr_warehouse Posts: 7 Oculus Start Member
    Option of creating playlists (folders) for apps. Horror section, shooter section, education section... etc. 
    www.vrwarehouse.biz
    www.facebook.com/vrwarehouse
    @vr_warehouse
  • geebee666geebee666 Posts: 224
    Nexus 6
    A permanent "allow" for USB option would be great!
  • Ghoststar86Ghoststar86 Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Very new users to the Go but somethings I'd like to be added:

    Night mode: A yellow tint is added to the screen to replace the blue light like phone and tablets have to help before bedtime.

    Background audio: Be able to listen to music/podcasts while in other apps which most phone do as standard. Would love to be able to listen to podcasts while browsing the web etc as I do with my tablet.

    Airplay App or similar: So can mirror iPhone within the Go to check on message or stream podcast etc without taking the headset off. I know there is Android app that do this so could possible? Dev needs to make I'd pay.

    Copy and Paste function from Phone to go: Wish could copy and paste from my phone to the Go maybe within the Oculus App so can paste password's as I used a password manager so lots are random letters and symbols hard pain to have to use the wand and keep looking at phone screen through the gap when signing into website and Netflix etc.

    Native remote desktop streaming within the Go: Would be ace if your home or even the start area could remote display your PC/Mac desktop. Can remote play games this way or access your work apps etc..

    Just a few things that I'd love to be able to go when in my Go world...
  • geebee666geebee666 Posts: 224
    Nexus 6
    Night mode: turn down the brightness, there is AFAIK no scientific evidence for blue light filtering helping.
    Background audio: would be nice.
    Mirroring: there is some form of mirroring in the works if I remember correctly.
    Copy and paste from phone: Sounds fairly unlikely and specialised.
    Remote desktop: There is a third party in beta Bigscreen and Virtual Desktop coming.
  • cpollettcpollett Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I wanted to test out taking 3D pictures, uploading them to my own website, and then viewing them in Oculus Go. The browser in Oculus seems to want to keep everything 2D. It would be cool if you could point at an image, click the trigger, and have it show you the image in 360/3D (or at least give options as to how you want to view it). I think this would greatly lower the bar for people to share their 3D photos, etc.
  • EispfogelEispfogel Posts: 55
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited May 2018
    # Family Sharing!
    I plan to buy another Go for my Son. It would be nice if he can log on with his own account using my main account. Because i don't want to setup another account with my payment and address information.
    If that is already possible - have not found it yet.

    I don't know if we can play games like Death Horizon, Rush or other games together with this, but there should be a possibility for this. For now we can only play crossplatfrom games like AltSpaceVR, and Wands together. I use my PC HMD and he the Go.

    # Setting up the Go using a PC/Notebook via Oculus Home.
    I just can't tell you how hard it was to get a phone which is compatible just to do the first time setup. I only use Microsoft Windows 10 phones.(i know i know....) I do not own a fully compatible android 6+ phone. The Huawei P8 Lite for example sees the Headset but cannot be paired for some reason(maybe not fully compatible with Bluetooth 4?) The Samsung S4(Android 5) which i lend from a friend is compatible but paypal does not work on this phone(which is a known issue it seems). I can only buy apps and games via the webpage(thank you for this possibility!).

    Please let me use my Notebook or PC(i have a BT 4.0 Dongle). For now this is not very consumer friendly - for me at least.

    # Another Head Strap
    I sold my Vive because it was VERY front heavy and the headstraps were a chore. Something like a Deluxe Audio Strap for the Go would be nice. If you have long hair the strap tends to slip and you have to reseat it all the time.
    I would have to wear a cap or something like this to prevent this which is....not very comfotable.
    Also i tend to get a VR face pretty fast, even when loosening the strap. It would be nice to have something like the WMR Headsets or the PSVR. Just something that distributes the weight away from the forhead and cheekbones.
    My Lenovo Explorer/Samsung Odyssey/PSVR feels so much more comfortable then the Go. I know you designed it that way because it can be stored better when travelling, or when laying down and watch a movie, but please consider this as an option.

    Something like this:


    # Battery Life
    Oh boy...this is like Internet without Flatrate. The 2600mAh battery is empty before you even know it.
    This device is designed to be portable, but when i want to use it on a trip it ends up to not beeing very portable.
    I always have to use a powerbank, or power outlet to charge it up. Binge watching something with the Go is not possible :/
    An 18650 battery should have almost the same weight(i don't have the specifics - sorry!). Why not use a replacable approach for batteries? This way i could just change to a fully charged battery and off i Go.  
    I end up charging the Go almost 3 times a day - i would wonder if the battery lasts a year with a charging cycle like that.
    I don't know how you will solve this, but when the Santa Cruz Headset also has only 2 hour battery life this will be an issue!

    #  Folders!
    Please let me create Folders for the content. I would like to have a Folder for Mediaplayers, Social Apps, Games and categories for Games.
    I would also like to apply a parantal lock to those folders. I don't want the Kids to stumble upon Death Horizon, Dreadhalls and other Horror Games.

    # SD-Card Support.
    32, or 64Gb is ok for just the apps, but not enough to store videos. I would also like to just insert the sd-card from my Camera to look through the pictures, without having to copy and deleting stuff all the time. I also have to connect the Go to a PC for doing this. Constantly copying and deleting stuff also hurts the lifespan of the internal memory and i would rather have a very long lifespan for this.

    # more ergonomic controller
    The Touchpad is to far away to comfortably press the upper side. It feels awkward when games use this for movement.
    Also i keep missing the lower side. There needs to be some sort of (i don't know how to express it...sorry) structure or profile, so that i can feel when i reach the side of the touchpad. Somehow i keep missing this especially when i had to move my hand and thumb up to move forward in certain games.

    # Quality Control for apps  - if possible
    Some GearVR titles tend to stutter, or have crackling sounds. This could be an issue of the Unity engine though.
    Welcome to Virtual Reality for example crackles up as soon as the capital ships arrive in the space scene.
    Face your fears has the same issue in some experiences and Smash Hit for example stutters a lot and Daedalus does this too.
    I don't know how you can prevent this from happening, but the experience is really not that great when this happens.
    Those apps are compatible with the Go but just barely it seems. I guess the developers have to do the quality control for this, but maybe you can test the apps beforehand and when the app is fine you could allow them to the store. This would be very restrictive however and i don't think that this is the best way to prevent such things.

    # Custom 360° 3D backgrounds
    If this is already possible then i have not found a way.
    For now there are just the preinstalled background which are just in 2D 360°. It would be nice if we could add our own backgrounds and even in 3D 360°(no full 3D environment like in Oculus Rooms).

    # Possibilty to backup savegames
    I had to perform a factory reset recently( the support told me to do so) and i lost all my progress and scores in the games. This might not be an issue for several Games but Land's end, The Well and Krypt Crawler are kind of long experiences. It would be nice if i could somehow backup those savegames and even carry them over to another Go.

    # Shutdown
    This is really an issue for me. When i shutdown the Go it starts right up when i connect a charger to it. This shouldn't happen however. It also only goes to standby when a charger is connected and i shut it down it seems. As soon as i turn on the lights, or the sensor is triggered by something the Go starts right up. Off should be Off.

    # ability to move the onscreen keyboard
    When typing something in the browser and more specifically in youtube, the OSK occludes the searchbar and thus i cannot see the recommended results. It would be nice to have the abillity to move it around. If that is already possible then i have not found a way to do so.

    #  End the exclusivity for Oculus Games - PLEASE
    This is hurting VR more then it does anything good. This feels like VHS vs Betamax, or Blueray vs HD DVD all over again. ReVive is an Option to play Games but this Software ha to be constantly updated and is really not that comfortable to use. When using a mixed reality Headset i have to start Oculus Home, Windows Mixed Reality, SteamVR and then i can launch a game and pray that the controllers are working. 
    I really want to pay you guys for Lone Echo and Red Matter, but you really make it hard :(
    There are also some Crossplatform Games for Go and Rift, but i don't own a Rift anymore because of the screen...if the Rift had a screen like the Go...that wouldn't be an issue for me, but for now i just use another HMD until Santa Cruz or the Rift 2 arrives. 
    Please sit down with the others and create one standard for VR HMD's. Like OpenGL/OpenVR.
    You can keep you own store like all the others do nowadays but please open up! I don't want to miss out on Red Matter/Lone Echo/Robo Recall just by using a Headset with a higher resolution. As it stands now only Steam offers an Open Platform. You really should consider doing the same - please!
    It feels like i cannot play my games anymore just because i bought a new 4k monitor.
    Or i bought a new wheel for my racing sims and they all suddenly stop working and i now can only play games specifically designed for that wheel.

    # I strongly believe that VR is the future so please keep investing and bring out great Hardware like the Go :)
    We are far away from Ready Player One style HMD's but i think we could get something similar in the next 10 years or so. Just don't let it die like it happened back in the 90s.
    It feels so awesome to meet up family members in VR even when they are miles away from me. Only VR can provide this kind of presence.

    Have a good one and bye :)

  • davide.proverbiodavide.proverbio Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Mirroring, night mode a good web browser, battery life, for the next model of oculus go I hope in a micro sd or sd for extend the memory (every time i add some video i link with a usb cable Go and my PC)
  • davide.proverbiodavide.proverbio Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Eispfogel said:
    # Family Sharing!
    I plan to buy another Go for my Son. It would be nice if he can log on with his own account using my main account. Because i don't want to setup another account with my payment and address information.
    If that is already possible - have not found it yet.

    I don't know if we can play games like Death Horizon, Rush or other games together with this, but there should be a possibility for this. For now we can only play crossplatfrom games like AltSpaceVR, and Wands together. I use my PC HMD and he the Go.

    # Setting up the Go using a PC/Notebook via Oculus Home.
    I just can't tell you how hard it was to get a phone which is compatible just to do the first time setup. I only use Microsoft Windows 10 phones.(i know i know....) I do not own a fully compatible android 6+ phone. The Huawei P8 Lite for example sees the Headset but cannot be paired for some reason(maybe not fully compatible with Bluetooth 4?) The Samsung S4(Android 5) which i lend from a friend is compatible but paypal does not work on this phone(which is a known issue it seems). I can only buy apps and games via the webpage(thank you for this possibility!).

    Please let me use my Notebook or PC(i have a BT 4.0 Dongle). For now this is not very consumer friendly - for me at least.

    # Another Head Strap
    I sold my Vive because it was VERY front heavy and the headstraps were a chore. Something like a Deluxe Audio Strap for the Go would be nice. If you have long hair the strap tends to slip and you have to reseat it all the time.
    I would have to wear a cap or something like this to prevent this which is....not very comfotable.
    Also i tend to get a VR face pretty fast, even when loosening the strap. It would be nice to have something like the WMR Headsets or the PSVR. Just something that distributes the weight away from the forhead and cheekbones.
    My Lenovo Explorer/Samsung Odyssey/PSVR feels so much more comfortable then the Go. I know you designed it that way because it can be stored better when travelling, or when laying down and watch a movie, but please consider this as an option.

    Something like this:


    # Battery Life
    Oh boy...this is like Internet without Flatrate. The 2600mAh battery is empty before you even know it.
    This device is designed to be portable, but when i want to use it on a trip it ends up to not beeing very portable.
    I always have to use a powerbank, or power outlet to charge it up. Binge watching something with the Go is not possible :/
    An 18650 battery should have almost the same weight(i don't have the specifics - sorry!). Why not use a replacable approach for batteries? This way i could just change to a fully charged battery and off i Go.  
    I end up charging the Go almost 3 times a day - i would wonder if the battery lasts a year with a charging cycle like that.
    I don't know how you will solve this, but when the Santa Cruz Headset also has only 2 hour battery life this will be an issue!

    #  Folders!
    Please let me create Folders for the content. I would like to have a Folder for Mediaplayers, Social Apps, Games and categories for Games.
    I would also like to apply a parantal lock to those folders. I don't want the Kids to stumble upon Death Horizon, Dreadhalls and other Horror Games.

    # SD-Card Support.
    32, or 64Gb is ok for just the apps, but not enough to store videos. I would also like to just insert the sd-card from my Camera to look through the pictures, without having to copy and deleting stuff all the time. I also have to connect the Go to a PC for doing this. Constantly copying and deleting stuff also hurts the lifespan of the internal memory and i would rather have a very long lifespan for this.

    # more ergonomic controller
    The Touchpad is to far away to comfortably press the upper side. It feels awkward when games use this for movement.
    Also i keep missing the lower side. There needs to be some sort of (i don't know how to express it...sorry) structure or profile, so that i can feel when i reach the side of the touchpad. Somehow i keep missing this especially when i had to move my hand and thumb up to move forward in certain games.

    # Quality Control for apps  - if possible
    Some GearVR titles tend to stutter, or have crackling sounds. This could be an issue of the Unity engine though.
    Welcome to Virtual Reality for example crackles up as soon as the capital ships arrive in the space scene.
    Face your fears has the same issue in some experiences and Smash Hit for example stutters a lot and Daedalus does this too.
    I don't know how you can prevent this from happening, but the experience is really not that great when this happens.
    Those apps are compatible with the Go but just barely it seems. I guess the developers have to do the quality control for this, but maybe you can test the apps beforehand and when the app is fine you could allow them to the store. This would be very restrictive however and i don't think that this is the best way to prevent such things.

    # Custom 360° 3D backgrounds
    If this is already possible then i have not found a way.
    For now there are just the preinstalled background which are just in 2D 360°. It would be nice if we could add our own backgrounds and even in 3D 360°(no full 3D environment like in Oculus Rooms).

    # Possibilty to backup savegames
    I had to perform a factory reset recently( the support told me to do so) and i lost all my progress and scores in the games. This might not be an issue for several Games but Land's end, The Well and Krypt Crawler are kind of long experiences. It would be nice if i could somehow backup those savegames and even carry them over to another Go.

    # Shutdown
    This is really an issue for me. When i shutdown the Go it starts right up when i connect a charger to it. This shouldn't happen however. It also only goes to standby when a charger is connected and i shut it down it seems. As soon as i turn on the lights, or the sensor is triggered by something the Go starts right up. Off should be Off.

    # ability to move the onscreen keyboard
    When typing something in the browser and more specifically in youtube, the OSK occludes the searchbar and thus i cannot see the recommended results. It would be nice to have the abillity to move it around. If that is already possible then i have not found a way to do so.

    #  End the exclusivity for Oculus Games - PLEASE
    This is hurting VR more then it does anything good. This feels like VHS vs Betamax, or Blueray vs HD DVD all over again. ReVive is an Option to play Games but this Software ha to be constantly updated and is really not that comfortable to use. When using a mixed reality Headset i have to start Oculus Home, Windows Mixed Reality, SteamVR and then i can launch a game and pray that the controllers are working. 
    I really want to pay you guys for Lone Echo and Red Matter, but you really make it hard :(
    There are also some Crossplatform Games for Go and Rift, but i don't own a Rift anymore because of the screen...if the Rift had a screen like the Go...that wouldn't be an issue for me, but for now i just use another HMD until Santa Cruz or the Rift 2 arrives. 
    Please sit down with the others and create one standard for VR HMD's. Like OpenGL/OpenVR.
    You can keep you own store like all the others do nowadays but please open up! I don't want to miss out on Red Matter/Lone Echo/Robo Recall just by using a Headset with a higher resolution. As it stands now only Steam offers an Open Platform. You really should consider doing the same - please!
    It feels like i cannot play my games anymore just because i bought a new 4k monitor.
    Or i bought a new wheel for my racing sims and they all suddenly stop working and i now can only play games specifically designed for that wheel.

    # I strongly believe that VR is the future so please keep investing and bring out great Hardware like the Go :)
    We are far away from Ready Player One style HMD's but i think we could get something similar in the next 10 years or so. Just don't let it die like it happened back in the 90s.
    It feels so awesome to meet up family members in VR even when they are miles away from me. Only VR can provide this kind of presence.

    Have a good one and bye :)

    i agree with you for the SD-Card Support 
  • TopTexTopTex Posts: 19
    NerveGear
    Eispfogel said:
    # Family Sharing!
    I plan to buy another Go for my Son. It would be nice if he can log on with his own account using my main account. Because i don't want to setup another account with my payment and address information.
    If that is already possible - have not found it yet.

    I don't know if we can play games like Death Horizon, Rush or other games together with this, but there should be a possibility for this. For now we can only play crossplatfrom games like AltSpaceVR, and Wands together. I use my PC HMD and he the Go.

    # Setting up the Go using a PC/Notebook via Oculus Home.
    I just can't tell you how hard it was to get a phone which is compatible just to do the first time setup. I only use Microsoft Windows 10 phones.(i know i know....) I do not own a fully compatible android 6+ phone. The Huawei P8 Lite for example sees the Headset but cannot be paired for some reason(maybe not fully compatible with Bluetooth 4?) The Samsung S4(Android 5) which i lend from a friend is compatible but paypal does not work on this phone(which is a known issue it seems). I can only buy apps and games via the webpage(thank you for this possibility!).

    Please let me use my Notebook or PC(i have a BT 4.0 Dongle). For now this is not very consumer friendly - for me at least.

    # Another Head Strap
    I sold my Vive because it was VERY front heavy and the headstraps were a chore. Something like a Deluxe Audio Strap for the Go would be nice. If you have long hair the strap tends to slip and you have to reseat it all the time.
    I would have to wear a cap or something like this to prevent this which is....not very comfotable.
    Also i tend to get a VR face pretty fast, even when loosening the strap. It would be nice to have something like the WMR Headsets or the PSVR. Just something that distributes the weight away from the forhead and cheekbones.
    My Lenovo Explorer/Samsung Odyssey/PSVR feels so much more comfortable then the Go. I know you designed it that way because it can be stored better when travelling, or when laying down and watch a movie, but please consider this as an option.

    Something like this:


    # Battery Life
    Oh boy...this is like Internet without Flatrate. The 2600mAh battery is empty before you even know it.
    This device is designed to be portable, but when i want to use it on a trip it ends up to not beeing very portable.
    I always have to use a powerbank, or power outlet to charge it up. Binge watching something with the Go is not possible :/
    An 18650 battery should have almost the same weight(i don't have the specifics - sorry!). Why not use a replacable approach for batteries? This way i could just change to a fully charged battery and off i Go.  
    I end up charging the Go almost 3 times a day - i would wonder if the battery lasts a year with a charging cycle like that.
    I don't know how you will solve this, but when the Santa Cruz Headset also has only 2 hour battery life this will be an issue!

    #  Folders!
    Please let me create Folders for the content. I would like to have a Folder for Mediaplayers, Social Apps, Games and categories for Games.
    I would also like to apply a parantal lock to those folders. I don't want the Kids to stumble upon Death Horizon, Dreadhalls and other Horror Games.

    # SD-Card Support.
    32, or 64Gb is ok for just the apps, but not enough to store videos. I would also like to just insert the sd-card from my Camera to look through the pictures, without having to copy and deleting stuff all the time. I also have to connect the Go to a PC for doing this. Constantly copying and deleting stuff also hurts the lifespan of the internal memory and i would rather have a very long lifespan for this.

    # more ergonomic controller
    The Touchpad is to far away to comfortably press the upper side. It feels awkward when games use this for movement.
    Also i keep missing the lower side. There needs to be some sort of (i don't know how to express it...sorry) structure or profile, so that i can feel when i reach the side of the touchpad. Somehow i keep missing this especially when i had to move my hand and thumb up to move forward in certain games.

    # Quality Control for apps  - if possible
    Some GearVR titles tend to stutter, or have crackling sounds. This could be an issue of the Unity engine though.
    Welcome to Virtual Reality for example crackles up as soon as the capital ships arrive in the space scene.
    Face your fears has the same issue in some experiences and Smash Hit for example stutters a lot and Daedalus does this too.
    I don't know how you can prevent this from happening, but the experience is really not that great when this happens.
    Those apps are compatible with the Go but just barely it seems. I guess the developers have to do the quality control for this, but maybe you can test the apps beforehand and when the app is fine you could allow them to the store. This would be very restrictive however and i don't think that this is the best way to prevent such things.

    # Custom 360° 3D backgrounds
    If this is already possible then i have not found a way.
    For now there are just the preinstalled background which are just in 2D 360°. It would be nice if we could add our own backgrounds and even in 3D 360°(no full 3D environment like in Oculus Rooms).

    # Possibilty to backup savegames
    I had to perform a factory reset recently( the support told me to do so) and i lost all my progress and scores in the games. This might not be an issue for several Games but Land's end, The Well and Krypt Crawler are kind of long experiences. It would be nice if i could somehow backup those savegames and even carry them over to another Go.

    # Shutdown
    This is really an issue for me. When i shutdown the Go it starts right up when i connect a charger to it. This shouldn't happen however. It also only goes to standby when a charger is connected and i shut it down it seems. As soon as i turn on the lights, or the sensor is triggered by something the Go starts right up. Off should be Off.

    # ability to move the onscreen keyboard
    When typing something in the browser and more specifically in youtube, the OSK occludes the searchbar and thus i cannot see the recommended results. It would be nice to have the abillity to move it around. If that is already possible then i have not found a way to do so.

    #  End the exclusivity for Oculus Games - PLEASE
    This is hurting VR more then it does anything good. This feels like VHS vs Betamax, or Blueray vs HD DVD all over again. ReVive is an Option to play Games but this Software ha to be constantly updated and is really not that comfortable to use. When using a mixed reality Headset i have to start Oculus Home, Windows Mixed Reality, SteamVR and then i can launch a game and pray that the controllers are working. 
    I really want to pay you guys for Lone Echo and Red Matter, but you really make it hard :(
    There are also some Crossplatform Games for Go and Rift, but i don't own a Rift anymore because of the screen...if the Rift had a screen like the Go...that wouldn't be an issue for me, but for now i just use another HMD until Santa Cruz or the Rift 2 arrives. 
    Please sit down with the others and create one standard for VR HMD's. Like OpenGL/OpenVR.
    You can keep you own store like all the others do nowadays but please open up! I don't want to miss out on Red Matter/Lone Echo/Robo Recall just by using a Headset with a higher resolution. As it stands now only Steam offers an Open Platform. You really should consider doing the same - please!
    It feels like i cannot play my games anymore just because i bought a new 4k monitor.
    Or i bought a new wheel for my racing sims and they all suddenly stop working and i now can only play games specifically designed for that wheel.

    # I strongly believe that VR is the future so please keep investing and bring out great Hardware like the Go :)
    We are far away from Ready Player One style HMD's but i think we could get something similar in the next 10 years or so. Just don't let it die like it happened back in the 90s.
    It feels so awesome to meet up family members in VR even when they are miles away from me. Only VR can provide this kind of presence.

    Have a good one and bye :)

    i agree with you for the SD-Card Support 
    Just pair it with your mobile phone and use the memory card in that. It is super easy. I watched a video straight off my phone yesterday.
  • sukhjeetssukhjeets Posts: 11
    NerveGear
    TopTex said:
    Eispfogel said:
    # Family Sharing!
    I plan to buy another Go for my Son. It would be nice if he can log on with his own account using my main account. Because i don't want to setup another account with my payment and address information.
    If that is already possible - have not found it yet.

    I don't know if we can play games like Death Horizon, Rush or other games together with this, but there should be a possibility for this. For now we can only play crossplatfrom games like AltSpaceVR, and Wands together. I use my PC HMD and he the Go.

    # Setting up the Go using a PC/Notebook via Oculus Home.
    I just can't tell you how hard it was to get a phone which is compatible just to do the first time setup. I only use Microsoft Windows 10 phones.(i know i know....) I do not own a fully compatible android 6+ phone. The Huawei P8 Lite for example sees the Headset but cannot be paired for some reason(maybe not fully compatible with Bluetooth 4?) The Samsung S4(Android 5) which i lend from a friend is compatible but paypal does not work on this phone(which is a known issue it seems). I can only buy apps and games via the webpage(thank you for this possibility!).

    Please let me use my Notebook or PC(i have a BT 4.0 Dongle). For now this is not very consumer friendly - for me at least.

    # Another Head Strap
    I sold my Vive because it was VERY front heavy and the headstraps were a chore. Something like a Deluxe Audio Strap for the Go would be nice. If you have long hair the strap tends to slip and you have to reseat it all the time.
    I would have to wear a cap or something like this to prevent this which is....not very comfotable.
    Also i tend to get a VR face pretty fast, even when loosening the strap. It would be nice to have something like the WMR Headsets or the PSVR. Just something that distributes the weight away from the forhead and cheekbones.
    My Lenovo Explorer/Samsung Odyssey/PSVR feels so much more comfortable then the Go. I know you designed it that way because it can be stored better when travelling, or when laying down and watch a movie, but please consider this as an option.

    Something like this:


    # Battery Life
    Oh boy...this is like Internet without Flatrate. The 2600mAh battery is empty before you even know it.
    This device is designed to be portable, but when i want to use it on a trip it ends up to not beeing very portable.
    I always have to use a powerbank, or power outlet to charge it up. Binge watching something with the Go is not possible :/
    An 18650 battery should have almost the same weight(i don't have the specifics - sorry!). Why not use a replacable approach for batteries? This way i could just change to a fully charged battery and off i Go.  
    I end up charging the Go almost 3 times a day - i would wonder if the battery lasts a year with a charging cycle like that.
    I don't know how you will solve this, but when the Santa Cruz Headset also has only 2 hour battery life this will be an issue!

    #  Folders!
    Please let me create Folders for the content. I would like to have a Folder for Mediaplayers, Social Apps, Games and categories for Games.
    I would also like to apply a parantal lock to those folders. I don't want the Kids to stumble upon Death Horizon, Dreadhalls and other Horror Games.

    # SD-Card Support.
    32, or 64Gb is ok for just the apps, but not enough to store videos. I would also like to just insert the sd-card from my Camera to look through the pictures, without having to copy and deleting stuff all the time. I also have to connect the Go to a PC for doing this. Constantly copying and deleting stuff also hurts the lifespan of the internal memory and i would rather have a very long lifespan for this.

    # more ergonomic controller
    The Touchpad is to far away to comfortably press the upper side. It feels awkward when games use this for movement.
    Also i keep missing the lower side. There needs to be some sort of (i don't know how to express it...sorry) structure or profile, so that i can feel when i reach the side of the touchpad. Somehow i keep missing this especially when i had to move my hand and thumb up to move forward in certain games.

    # Quality Control for apps  - if possible
    Some GearVR titles tend to stutter, or have crackling sounds. This could be an issue of the Unity engine though.
    Welcome to Virtual Reality for example crackles up as soon as the capital ships arrive in the space scene.
    Face your fears has the same issue in some experiences and Smash Hit for example stutters a lot and Daedalus does this too.
    I don't know how you can prevent this from happening, but the experience is really not that great when this happens.
    Those apps are compatible with the Go but just barely it seems. I guess the developers have to do the quality control for this, but maybe you can test the apps beforehand and when the app is fine you could allow them to the store. This would be very restrictive however and i don't think that this is the best way to prevent such things.

    # Custom 360° 3D backgrounds
    If this is already possible then i have not found a way.
    For now there are just the preinstalled background which are just in 2D 360°. It would be nice if we could add our own backgrounds and even in 3D 360°(no full 3D environment like in Oculus Rooms).

    # Possibilty to backup savegames
    I had to perform a factory reset recently( the support told me to do so) and i lost all my progress and scores in the games. This might not be an issue for several Games but Land's end, The Well and Krypt Crawler are kind of long experiences. It would be nice if i could somehow backup those savegames and even carry them over to another Go.

    # Shutdown
    This is really an issue for me. When i shutdown the Go it starts right up when i connect a charger to it. This shouldn't happen however. It also only goes to standby when a charger is connected and i shut it down it seems. As soon as i turn on the lights, or the sensor is triggered by something the Go starts right up. Off should be Off.

    # ability to move the onscreen keyboard
    When typing something in the browser and more specifically in youtube, the OSK occludes the searchbar and thus i cannot see the recommended results. It would be nice to have the abillity to move it around. If that is already possible then i have not found a way to do so.

    #  End the exclusivity for Oculus Games - PLEASE
    This is hurting VR more then it does anything good. This feels like VHS vs Betamax, or Blueray vs HD DVD all over again. ReVive is an Option to play Games but this Software ha to be constantly updated and is really not that comfortable to use. When using a mixed reality Headset i have to start Oculus Home, Windows Mixed Reality, SteamVR and then i can launch a game and pray that the controllers are working. 
    I really want to pay you guys for Lone Echo and Red Matter, but you really make it hard :(
    There are also some Crossplatform Games for Go and Rift, but i don't own a Rift anymore because of the screen...if the Rift had a screen like the Go...that wouldn't be an issue for me, but for now i just use another HMD until Santa Cruz or the Rift 2 arrives. 
    Please sit down with the others and create one standard for VR HMD's. Like OpenGL/OpenVR.
    You can keep you own store like all the others do nowadays but please open up! I don't want to miss out on Red Matter/Lone Echo/Robo Recall just by using a Headset with a higher resolution. As it stands now only Steam offers an Open Platform. You really should consider doing the same - please!
    It feels like i cannot play my games anymore just because i bought a new 4k monitor.
    Or i bought a new wheel for my racing sims and they all suddenly stop working and i now can only play games specifically designed for that wheel.

    # I strongly believe that VR is the future so please keep investing and bring out great Hardware like the Go :)
    We are far away from Ready Player One style HMD's but i think we could get something similar in the next 10 years or so. Just don't let it die like it happened back in the 90s.
    It feels so awesome to meet up family members in VR even when they are miles away from me. Only VR can provide this kind of presence.

    Have a good one and bye :)

    i agree with you for the SD-Card Support 
    Just pair it with your mobile phone and use the memory card in that. It is super easy. I watched a video straight off my phone yesterday.
    Can you pl explain how you watched a video off your phone?
  • Ghoststar86Ghoststar86 Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Please add Chromecast mirroring so can show whats on the Go to tv or Chromecast receiver. With the OS being Android with skin you could tap it into the setup thats already there same as the Solo?

    Also have Google Assistant integration to same as my first suggestion already built into the Android OS just add as feature. 
  • ssilwadissilwadi Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Please add support for micro USB drive to have more space for videos
Sign In or Register to comment.