Oculus Quest 2 minimal storage expanded to 128GB (identical worth) – Peripherals – Information
Facebook has announced that it will stop selling 64GB Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Instead, the minimum storage quota for this device is 128GB, but the price remains at $ 299. The company is also selling a 256GB version of the device for $ 399 – a price that won’t change. Sales of the Oculus Quest 2 are currently on pause while this relaunch takes place, and the headsets will all be bundled with new silicone mask covers, with sales set to resume next month.
On the subject of the need for silicone mask covers, Facebook says it has “seen reports that a very small percentage of Quest 2 customers experienced skin irritation after using the removable foam facial interface that comes with Quest 2”. Given the increased sales volume, Facebook now sees this problem as an unacceptable trend and has therefore initiated a “joint voluntary recall of Quest 2’s removable foam facial interface with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada”. Other countries are to follow.
Facebook invites all current owners of a Quest 2 or Fit Pack (contains the old foam sleeve) to request a silicone sleeve that fits over the “foam interface”. If you are in North America, please do so now, otherwise please wait for voluntary recall coverage. Facebook claims it did a thorough investigation of reports of skin irritation from the Quest 2 foam mask and while it found “no unexpected or dangerous contaminants” it still wanted to offer silicone covers to minimize the chances of skin irritation for all customers.
On the CPSC website (linked above), you can see that it has received 5,716 complaints of skin irritation as well as “approximately 45 reports from consumers in need of medical attention”. It is estimated that 4 million Oculus Quest 2 headsets have been sold in the United States.
If you’re interested in the Oculus Quest 2, especially now that the minimum storage space has doubled for the same entry-level price, you can buy into the platform starting August 24th. According to Facebook, from this date all Quest 2 headsets will be delivered with the free silicone case in the box. It is hoped that the expanded minimum storage will “give people more flexibility to instantly access and manage more content on a single device”.