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Oculus Go Lacking SD Card Slot, Bad design Choice????

DilipDilip Posts: 246
Nexus 6
Surprising news found on VR Focus..
https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/03/oculus-go-will-support-usb-storage-according-to-john-carmack/

If the news has any credit, means Oculus Go default does not have SD card expansion slot? Why such bad design choice? If  a company making VR all in one 
which is having less power for true VR content and having more chances of being used as media consumption device omitting SD Card Slot is really as bad as can be done? Why???

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  • DilipDilip Posts: 246
    Nexus 6
    Phone makers generally (started by Apple) omitted  SD card slot to leach more money from customers in name of available storage space by citing nonsensical reasons like low performing storage, unreliable etc etc. Basic purpose is to force user to shell out more money for more storage. Some times they advertise that they are removing slot to save space thus making device more tight packed. Can't understand how omitting SD card slot will help Oculus GO? 
  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,681 Valuable Player
  • DilipDilip Posts: 246
    Nexus 6
    Those reasons should well be strong enough, to utter surprise if reliablity of card or performance were the reasons

    VIVE FOCUS does support external sd card... That too up to 2TB.

    https://www.vive.com/cn/product/vive-focus-en/

    So Oculus what are those super secret reasons that did not affected HTC, please don't give reason its costly to put SD card slot on PCB ???
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,385 Valuable Player
    It has a microSD slot at the front according to various hands-on reports from GDC.
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,681 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    It has a microSD slot at the front according to various hands-on reports from GDC.

    Didn't see anything like that, but awesome! 
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,837 Valuable Player


    Oh wah wah wah...  

    usb drives are quite tiny if you research them. It’s not an issue whatsoever that it doesn’t have a sd card slot. 
  • DilipDilip Posts: 246
    Nexus 6
    Digikid1 said:


    Oh wah wah wah...  

    usb drives are quite tiny if you research them. It’s not an issue whatsoever that it doesn’t have a sd card slot. 
    Yes USB drives available in many flavors, its still attachable and attachable can be misplaced or lost. also attached drives spoils aesthetics of otherwise good looking hmd. What is big deal in accommodating simple SD expansion slot???

    Even Mirage Solo has SD Expansion slot..........................

    https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/virtual-reality-and-smart-devices/virtual-and-augmented-reality/lenovo-mirage-solo/c/mirage-solo



  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,147 Volunteer Moderator
    Dilip said:
    Yes USB drives available in many flavors, its still attachable and attachable can be misplaced or lost.

    Unless you glue your sd cards in the slot, they are also attachable.

  • DilipDilip Posts: 246
    Nexus 6
    edited March 2018
    kojack said:
    Dilip said:
    Yes USB drives available in many flavors, its still attachable and attachable can be misplaced or lost.

    Unless you glue your sd cards in the slot, they are also attachable.

    No need of gluing ... there is something called  push-push type connector which practically locks memory card inside the slot. hence its not externally plugged in like USB Drives, but more securely held inside the slot. Micro SD card do not dangle out side the device like connected peripheral and tend to disconnect or lost.

    edge on a micro-SD card, with the 'cam surface' highlighted in terms of operation/utility. The red edge is the primary surface that engages with an internal (principal follower) during insertion. The green edge is the primary retaining surface preventing the card from being pulled out. The blue edge is the biasing surface that pushes the principal follower out of the way allowing the card to 'pop out'.

    So Micro SD cards are more secured in device , that't what was my point.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,837 Valuable Player
    For the most part yes.  However I’ve seen cards, both sd and micro sd, not lock in properly and fall out. It’s rare but it’s not impossible. 
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