The Oculus Quest 2 Is Again with Doubled Storage at No Further Value
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About a month ago, Facebook stopped selling the Oculus Quest 2 worldwide due to a skin irritation problem caused by the foam cover on the virtual reality headset. As of today, the Oculus Quest 2 is back in action, with each unit of the VR headset now including a silicone face cover.
This isn’t the only improvement Facebook has made. It also doubled the entry-level Quest 2’s storage size from 64GB to 128GB while maintaining the same price point of $ 479. That’s an impressive upgrade at no additional cost.
The storage size of the 256GB Oculus Quest 2 headset remains unchanged and costs $ 639 – although it’s not currently available.
How does this new Oculus Quest compare to the original? In any case, it’s a hell of a big upgrade. The Quest 2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform processor and 6 GB of RAM, which gives it a solid performance boost.
The 90 Hz LCD display offers 1832 x 1920 resolution for each eye, making it the best looking Oculus headset yet. All of this is packaged in the Quest 2’s lightweight, streamlined design. Even the touch controllers have been improved to be more comfortable with better haptic feedback.
As with the previous Quest, you can run it as a standalone headset or connect it to your PC via USB to play one of your VR compatible games.
The Oculus Quest 2 also has a new feature called Passthrough + that uses external cameras so you can see your surroundings while wearing the headset. It’s an easier way to check that you’re about to run into the corner of your coffee table.
Oculus also released an Elite harness ($ 79) for a more comfortable experience. There’s also a deluxe version of the Elite strap ($ 209) that comes with a carry case and built-in battery that lets you play for longer.
You can pick up the Oculus Quest 2 here.