Facebook launched the second generation of the Oculus Quest VR headset Quest 2. Oculus is a standalone VR headset used to play VR games and the second generation comes with more improvements.
The new VR headset has improved specs, better performance and has great ergonomics. Now the Oculus Quest VR headset comes with a link feature which allows users to play PC games also. With this link feature, the headset will now be able to swap PC-tethered Rift S and its predecessor, original Quest.
Design-wise it is much slimmer and lighter than its predecessor. It weighs around 503 grams which is much lighter than its predecessor 571-gram, lighter weight is useful to carry it around. Now the headset comes with a soft cloth strap than the rubber strap used in original Quest.
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with the white and black colour scheme and the same colour theme is used for the Oculus Touch motion controllers.
If you are new to this then you should know that the headset has two displays each for both eyes. The display comes with 1832*1920 pixels for each eye. The display pixels are now 50% more than the original Quest which is 1440*1600 pixels for each eye. And the Quest 2 also comes with the higher refresh rate of 90 Hz for smooth transmission.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset manages all the processing tasks along with the 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage for the base variant. Users can go for the higher variant also which comes with 256 GB of internal storage.
There are four cameras on the front of the headset which is used for tracking movement and now include a much better version of Oculus Insight tracking system.
It weighs less than its predecessor and comes with adjustable interpupillary distance due to which its ergonomics are better. The headset is a standalone device but with the new link accessory, it is compatible with the high-powered PC games. It is also well-suited with the extensive variety of cables.
The price of 64 GB Oculus Quest 2 is set at $299 and for the 256 GB variant, the price is set at $399. It is currently available for Pre-orders.
The headset will ship from October 13th.
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