Facebook launches Oculus Quest 2, starting at $299

Facebook recently announced the significant follow-up to the Oculus Quest named the Oculus Quest 2. The Oculus Quest  2 is $100 cheaper, 10% more light, slightly smaller and is now available in two colours of two-tone light grey and black design. The headset also has a powerful processor, has substantial RAM and a higher resolution display. The pre-orders for the Oculus Quest 2 is available today, and the device will launch on October 13, 2020.

Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 headset is compatible with existing Quest content. However, even though the device SoC is comparatively more powerful than the earlier, developers shouldn’t expect it to shift to making Quest 2 exclusives entirely. The Quest 2 will be the only device that Oculus will sell of lately, as the tech company also announced the closing down of its PC VR line just months into sharing that it would end the sale of Oculus Go in the market.

Facebook launches Oculus Quest 2

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Oculus Quest 2 features

  • $299 (64GB) or $399 (256GB)
  • New two-tone design
  • More powerful Snapdragon XR2 Platform
  • 6GB RAM
  • 503g headset weight, 10% lighter than the previous generation
  • Product Dimensions: ​191.5 mm x 102 mm x 142.5 mm (strap folded in)
  • 72hz 1832×1920 (per eye) Fast-switch LCD
  • Integrated speakers and microphone
  • 2-3 hours battery life
  • Adjustable IPD with three settings for 58, 63 and 68mm
  • Redesigned controllers

Facebook Oculus Quest 2

The new Oculus Quest 2 headset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform with an “almost 4K display,” and 50% more pixelated powerful than the original Quest headset. The headset also has 3D positional audio and controller-free hand tracking features. The Quest 2 headset would be less bulky than the original Quest model.  It would also have touch strap-like VR equipment, which would make the headset more comfortable to fit and a pair of updated controllers with “advanced ergonomics”. There is the Oculus Link support wherein users can use a USB-C cable to connect the headset to a PC.

Facebook Releases Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset

The Oculus Quest 2, Facebook’s novel virtual reality headset, has started shipping today 13th October, 2020 onwards. The Quest 2 is a less-expensive, revamped version of the original 2019 Quest. It’s grew the same untethered standalone design but with an innovative chipset and a big knock in screen resolution and controller battery life. And it’s starting at $299 for the base 64GB model and $399 for a 256GB version, a $100 drop from the original Quest.

Quest 2 preorders have been sweeping since September, and it’s presented through Oculus’ own site and stores, with a full list of retailers in Oculus’ declaration post. It was hard to buy an original Quest over much of the past year, thanks to stubborn source problems, but the Quest 2 still performs to be extensively in stock.

The Quest 2 increases around of the Quest’s prime shortcomings, predominantly its weight and balance problems, as long as you pay the extra $49 for a replacement head strap. Oculus has also prolonged its library since the original Quest’s launch, and it’s got a schedule of forthcoming games sworn for later this year. The only probable catch is that you’ll essential a Facebook account — not just a separate Oculus account — to use it.

The Quest 2 is exchanging the original Quest, and starting next year, it’s accepted to be Facebook’s only headset, since the tethered Rift S will be superseded in the spring. The product still has roughly higher-end competition, including the Valve Index and upcoming HP Reverb G2. But if you’re beholding for moderately cheap VR that doesn’t require a PC, the Quest 2 is in an exclusive position — and now, it’s on sale.

Anna Versai

Associate Editor (Features and Rewrite) at Technowize. Anna Versai gives a quick and entertaining look at Technology’s most fascinating news. She also writes for The HR Digest and Industry Leaders Magazine. |Follow her on Twitter @VersaiAnna

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