Oculus Revamps The Quest Standalone VR Headset With 50% More Pixels

Sep 17, 2020

Category: Tech

After shaking up the gaming industry with its Rift virtual reality (VR) headset back in 2016, Oculus has continued to produce consistently noteworthy models, the likes of which include the Go and the Quest v1. Although competitors have tried to jump on the virtual bandwagon, few have come within spitting distance of Oculus.

With the announcement of the Quest 2 all-in-one VR headset comes an overhaul in performance far surpassing that of the OG. Powered by the same Insight tracking system as its predecessor, version two retains the standalone experience, meaning you’re free from tethers and external hardware. The update brings a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform that takes the Quest’s processing power to a whole different level. As far as in-game performance, this translates to improved AI capability and 6GB of built-in RAM. But it’s the new display that headlines the experience. Boosted to 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, it features 50% more than the first-gen Quest — Oculus’s highest res display yet. And with a refresh rate of 90Hz, the Quest 2 keeps videos and gameplay lag-free. To cap things off, the included controllers have been redesigned to include optimized ergonomics and four times as much battery life. Pre-order for $300 with shipping beginning October 13th.

Purchase: $300

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

Give'r Further Fortifies Its 4 Season Glove With A Rugged Waxed Coating

Vintage-inspired insulated winter gloves crafted from modern, top-shelf materials.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Apple’s M1 Pro & Max-Equipped MacBook Pros Are Its Most Powerful Ever

With 3.7-times faster speeds & up to 21 hours of battery life.

Posted By

Oct 18, 2021

Featured Image

Apple’s Third-Gen AirPods Offer Extra Battery Life & a Familiar Design

The wireless earbuds are currently available for pre-order.

Posted By

Oct 18, 2021

Featured Image

Nokia Released a Modern Version of Their “Unbreakable” Cell Phone

The iconic "brick" phone makes its long-awaited return with some new features and, of course, Snake.

Posted By

Oct 15, 2021

Featured Image

RockShox Introduces the Only Fully Active Mountain Bike Suspension System

A state-of-the-art smart, electronically-controlled suspension collection.

Posted By

Oct 14, 2021

Featured Image

Bowers & Wilkins Adds Smart Features to Their Zeppelin Speaker

The powerful new speaker is geared toward the modern age.

Posted By

Oct 13, 2021