Oculus Quest 2 | HeraldScotland

A VR headset for beginners with many first-class features to keep up with the big guns.

Good arguments?

Oculus has come up with a feature-to-price formula that meets all of the basic requirements and a lot more. VR headsets can usually be divided into two categories: stand-alone low-end models and PC-controlled high-end variants. The Oculus Quest 2 sits between these formats as it can be tied as a standalone device or to a PC.

Unlike other budget rigs, this device doesn’t have the feeling of having an anvil on your forehead. It is light, weighs a little more than half a kilogram and is comfortable to wear even after long periods of use.

It has a high resolution display, 6GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor for a powerful yet smooth experience. The redesigned touch controllers are well balanced and feel natural even when playing games with a lot of raised hands like Beat Saber.

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It is less difficult to set up than other systems as you simply outline the play area on the floor with a controller, activate the guard and off you go. You will be notified as soon as you venture outside of the designated area and, graciously, before contacting furniture.

Bad points?

A Facebook linked account is required to sign in, which is more annoying than a problem. No built-in headphones means you either have to plug in your own headphones or send the playing audio to your surroundings.

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Best for …

Those who prefer a more immersive feel from their games.

Avoid if …

You are prone to motion sickness as VR takes getting used to.

Result: 9/10.

Oculus Quest 2, £ 299 (oculus.com)

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