With the Quest 2 VR headset, Meta is taking a challenging step. Meta is making Quest 2 because it was surprised by the success of the first Oculus Quest, which we thought was the best VR headset for most enthusiasts.
The Oculus Quest 2 is now called the Meta Quest 2 because Facebook has Changed its name. For now, we won’t change the name of the review because everyone knows the device, like the Oculus Quest 2.
The key to Meta’s vision of the future. Oculus will stop making VR headsets that need to be connected to a PC. The Oculus Rift S will be phased out, and the Quest 2 will be Meta’s only VR headset. The Rift’s time is over with The Quest 2.
Its standalone design doesn’t need to be connected to a PC or phone, making it easier for newcomers to use. Meta thinks that a VR device that is easier to use and has more power will get more people to use VR.
Oculus Quest 2 Specs:
The first Oculus Quest wasn’t bad, but the Oculus Quest 2 is much better because it has more RAM (6 GB) and a new processor (Snapdragon XR2). As a result, it’s easy to play games, bring up the Oculus menu, and jump right into something else, even though sometimes load times make sense.
The sound quality of the headset is also excellent. Even though adding your earbuds will give you much more bass, the internal speakers won’t get in the way of games that need clear sound. You can also use a Chromecast to stream your view.
Lastly, let’s talk about storage. Since Oculus has stopped making the 64 GB version, you can now choose between 128GB and 256GB . If you want to play most of your games on your PC, you might find that the 128GB version is enough.
Setup and usability
You’ll need to first get the Oculus app on your phone and either log in with your Meta account or make a new one get started.
Once ready, put the headset on (the fabric strap is adjustable, but it can be hard to get it just right) and tap the power button on the right side to start. The headset has volume buttons on the bottom of it. The rest of the setup process is done with the headset and your app. You can also set your “safe area” with Oculus’ “Guardian.” This will keep you from running into a wall or tripping over the coffee table, and it has to be done each time you use the headset.
Design and display
Platforms: standalone, PC via Oculus Field of view: 90 degrees Resolution: 1832 1920 per eye Rates of 60, 72, and 90 Hz (120 Hz experimental) Touch controllers are used to running games.
The built-in speakers work fine, but a 3.5mm headphone jack is next to the charger port that lets you use headphones. This can be great for rhythm games like Beat Saber. Each controller has two face buttons, a menu button on the left side and an Oculus button on the right side. In addition, each controller has a button in the grip as well as triggers on the back. They are light and, thankfully, come with wrist straps to keep them from being thrown across the room like an early Wii.
When it comes to the screen, each lens has a resolution of 1832 x 1920. That’s a big jump from the PSVR (960 x 1080), and it’s higher than the Valve Index’s 1600 x 1440. The field of view is only 90 degrees, which is less than the PSVR, but the Oculus Quest 2 can reach a refresh rate of 120 Hz. LCD is used for the screen on the Oculus Quest 2, but it never looks flat or lacks contrast because of the menus.
Features, games, & apps
The Oculus Quest 2 starts off well, with a menu that floats in front of you and gives you smart cursor controls, a look at what your friends are doing on the platform, and access to the store.
We can easily make purchases, but there are some problems. Many games cost more on Oculus Quest 2 than they do on more open stores like SteamVR, and the cross-buy feature is only available in some games, not the whole store. Because of this, the content you bought for your Oculus Rift might not show up in your Oculus Quest 2’s library. This means you’ll have to pay again. Still, the Oculus Quest 2 can play games made for the Oculus Quest 1, and it works just as well whether you’re sitting or standing. This may help some people feel less sick and get their “VR legs.” Here, you can find ways to play games like Beat Saber and Superhot VR. If you don’t like games, the Oculus store also has a lot of interactive experiences, virtual tours, and scientific recreations. In the same way, there are apps for mindfulness and fitness that can help you take care of yourself “body and soul.”
The first Oculus Quest wasn’t bad, but the Oculus Quest 2 is much better because it has more RAM (6 GB) and a new processor (Snapdragon XR2). It’s easy to play games, bring up the Oculus menu, and jump right into something else, even though there are sometimes load times that make sense.
It has pretty good sound for a headset. Even though adding your own earbuds will give you much more bass, the internal speakers won’t get in the way of games that need clear sound. You can also use a Chromecast to stream your point of view.
The controllers for the Oculus Rift have changed over time. When the Rift first came out, and Xbox One controller was the best way to use it. Soon after that, Oculus released the first-generation Touch controllers, which were very well received. These controllers had two face buttons, a menu button, a thumb stick, a thumb rest, a trigger, and a grip button. They also had capacitive touch sensors.
The second-generation Touch controllers were a small change from the first-generation controllers, which were mostly changed to work with the inside-out tracking systems of the Quest and Rift S. The new controllers were a little bit smaller than the first-generation Touch controllers, but Meta got rid of the thumb rest, which many fans didn’t like, according to the company.
So, the thumb rest is back on the Quest 2 controllers, which have been redesigned. The Touch controllers for The Quest 2 look like a mix of the first and second generations.