Oculus Quest 2 Review: The New King Of VR

Oculus Quest 2 Review: The New King Of VR

Next-generation standalone VR is here. Should you jump in? Find out in our Oculus Quest 2 review. Since buying Oculus six years ago, Facebook’s strategy for VR has been one of brute force. Where the nascent technology was still expensive and inaccessible, Facebook made sure to compensate. You could see it in the plan to give out Gear VR headsets for free, or pricing down the original Oculus Rift at an alarming pace. It was especially evident when funding the world’s best developers to make VR games that couldn’t possibly recoup their investment and the continued work of its Facebook Reality Labs Research division. Nowhere, though, has Facebook exercised its financial and technological might more than with the Oculus Quest 2. Quest 2 represents enormous value, the likes of which the industry hasn’t yet seen. The situation is, frankly, a little odd. Markets don’t work like this. Look at smartphones – you have your high-end products like iPhones for cash-rich enthusiasts and hobbyists with lavish specs and design, a middle ground option like the Google Pixel 4a that offers decent results for a lot less money, and then a lower-end affordable option that won’t run the latest and greatest apps, but gets the job done. At $299 (for its base model), Quest 2 cuts out the middle-man then bridges the gap between pricing and premium with ferocity. Its sharper resolution surpasses PC VR headsets that are more than double in price. It sheds enough weight and width to make for ...
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