[Gadget Battle] Oculus Quest 2 vs Valve Index: What Ought to You Purchase Between the Two? [Target Publish Date: Feb. 10]
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VR headsets have gone through a long way over the past years. The virtual reality world is expanding, and people need a special tech to explore them deeper. With that, we will compare two VR headsets of the present day: Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index.
From their specs to price, here’s everything you need to know about these two wearables and what you should buy between them.
Valve Index vs Oculus Quest 2
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First, we will discuss their design. The Oculus Quest 2 has remained one of the most popular VR headsets since its release. It features a comfortable and lightweight design for users who want to use it instantly.
There’s no need to plug it into your computer anymore since it’s entirely wireless. However, some users criticize its controllers. You can also take advantage of its “elite” strap in exchange for extra money. It has a buckle-style loop if you want to fit it in you.
Meanwhile, the Valve Index contains a slightly similar set of controllers to Quest 2. It provides finger-movement tracking, aside from having a superior headset strap. Its function will also depend on the software and specs of the device, per Space.com.
When it comes to specifications, the Quest 2 features an 1832 x 1920 resolution. It also renders a 120 Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, Valve Index has more advantages with regards to the resolution.
It also has bigger storage at 12GB. Quest 2 has a smaller memory compared to its competitor. Overall, Valve Index wins in this category.
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For every item, there are two types of customers: those who settle for a low and high price. For Quest 2, you can purchase its regular version at $299. If you want to go for a premium version, you can buy its 256GB variant at $399.
On the other hand, Valve Index is not a consumer-friendly VR headset for everyone. It costs a whopping $999, but it’s a package that contains controllers and other accessories.
For this part, Quest 2 takes the trophy.
For the final verdict, it’s pretty tough to judge each VR headset based on different benchmarks. Given their comparison, it’s still a long way to go for the fans.
Quest 2 is your best choice for portability since it’s wireless and you can carry it anywhere given that you have a connection and other requirements. The Valve Index could not do the same thing, but it offers more desirable specs than Meta’s wearable.
To sum it up, we recommend Oculus Quest 2 as your go-to VR headset because it’s more affordable and suitable to use than the Valve Index.
Recently, Tech Times reported that the Oculus Quest 2 could soon feature a body-tracking support option, according to a leak.
For another comparison article, you can also check our previous story about Oculus Quest 2 vs. PSVR 2.
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