Oculus Quest 2, the latest VR headset in the company’s line, has started its preorders. And by the looks of it, they are selling fast. The latest in the Quest series, it is reported to be an all-in-one headset. While it follows the Quest traditions, the company has made some upgrades to this headset. The Oculus Quest 2 preorders are online now.
The official release date for Oculus Quest 2 is the 13th of October. Two different models of the VR headset have been announced. One will be $299, which comes with 64 GB. The 256 GB model stands at $399.
What Are Oculus Quest 2 Upgrades?
Even though this VR headset follows the traditional patterns of Oculus’s Quest series, the manufacturers have made several upgrades to this one.
It has been reported that the resolution, refresh rate, and the general spec has been significantly improved. In opposition to the last model’s 1600 x 1440, the Oculus Quest 2’s resolution stands at 1832 x 1920. Similarly, the refresh rate of the previous models was at the rate of 90Hz, now, the refresh rate has been increased to 72Hz. Meanwhile, specific software systems like the Browser and the Home page have been given an experimental refresh rate of 90Hz.
Oculus Quest 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s SnapDragon XR2 professor. And, it’s RAM capacity stands at 6GB. The one not-so-Great news out of the Oculus Quest 2 preorders is that it’s battery life has not gone through any improvements. So, you will be able to use it for only two to three hours at a time.
What Are The Latest Accessories Revealed By Oculus?
Another smaller but effective improvement includes the structure of the VR headset. Because of its intricate design, it is much more comfortable to wear. And, gamers with glasses will find this feature even more important. If you plan in wearing this VR headset for a long time at one go, there are features to ease your experience there as well it has a strap system that significantly increases a user’s comfort.
You can also adjust your IPD that is placed inside the VR headset by adjusting the lens. Furthermore, you can find your optimum ocular distance by either choosing 68, 58, or 63mm. The ocular distance stands for the distance between the VR headset and your pupils. This distance is crucial in your experience of the game.
The dimension of the Oculus Quest 2 is 191.5 mm x 102mm. It weighs 503g. The storage capacity ranges from 6GB to 256 GB. It has an integrated microphone and speakers.
The company also released some of the Ocular Quest 2 accessories. They include a carrying case that comes for $49. There’s also a two-pack facial interface worth $39. You can also get the $49 elite strap. Another carrying case fines for the price of $129. And last but not the least, the Oculus Link Cable comes for $79.