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SHOULD YOU BUY AN OCULUS QUEST 2?

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The Quest 2 is the best value for money

My current personal VR headset is the Oculus Quest 2, which is a significan­t upgrade from the tethered Oculus Rift S and costs exactly the same. The Quest 2 is my first standalone headset. It has had a transforma­tive effect on my work, making VR creation genuinely portable.

It works as a standalone VR headset and with a PC

Since it launched in late 2020, the Oculus Quest 2 has received a range of firmware upgrades, making it even more versatile. Recent upgrades have included improvemen­ts to wireless tethering to a PC, as well as increased frame rates for smoother motion up to 120hz.

The catch

Why isn’t everybody buying an Oculus Quest 2? Well, there is a huge catch. Oculus is owned by Facebook, and the Quest 2 requires the owner to have and link a Facebook account for it to work. For many people, this could be a barrier to purchase, thankfully though there are a wide range of other headsets to choose from.

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