The Oculus is tinkered with a standalone virtual reality with its Go headset, but it was not until the Quest which the company really nailed a genuinely immersive VR experience without using any cables.
The Oculus Quest 2 also follows the footsteps of its predecessor, but with a more powerful processor, sharper screen, and a lighter design. It does all of this for just ₹46,999 which is less than the original Quest and significantly lower than competitors like the HTC Vive Cosmos.
You can add an optional PC tethering with an accessory cable and you also have a comprehensive VR system at the most reasonable price. This mobile VR device gives you an easy access to everything which makes the VR special, by offering a high-quality virtual reality experiences at a fair price.
The VR allows you to step inside the gaming worlds, as it gives an access of 360° video content and apps, which proves that this is an immersive gadget. This VR is a welcoming and accessible entry point for the thrills of virtual reality and it can even do wonders straight out of its box.
Since there are some notable changes which make the upgrade well worth it because the Oculus Quest 2 offers a more responsive experience overall and the credit go to the improved RAM and chip specs and also to the higher resolution display which is 50% sharper.
The model of Oculus Quest 2 is a bit smaller and lighter than the original, because it weighs 17.7 ounces and it’s measuring are 4.0 by 7.5 by 5.6 inches, without including the strap.
The smooth plastic case of the headset is white, along with the plastic and foam eye mask which is just behind the contrasting black. The front faceplate is nearly bare, as it has four position-tracking cameras mounted along the edges.
The left side of the headset is holding a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack, while the right side of the headset is the home to the power button and an indicator LED. A volume rocker is situated on the underside of the headset, along with two pinhole for the microphones.
The eye mask can be easily pulled out to let you adjust the position of the lenses, or you can also insert the included separator which lifts the headset slightly away from your face so that you can comfortably use it with glasses.
Even with the separator, sometimes the glasses can feel awkward if you have large frames. The headband is made of a three-point elastic strap which is mounted on plastic arms that can pivot slightly up and down.
The arms can hold the speakers which are used to pipe sound into your ears without headphones. The top strap of the model connects to the headset with a hook-and-loop fasteners, allowing you to adjust the top of the Quest which fits against your face.
The side straps are connected at the back with two plastic sliding clips. It is fast and simple to adjust the headset with the default strap, but it does not provide a secure fit to keep it in place but it can shift if you move your head quickly.
You can also replace the strap with the Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap, which is an accessory that provides you more secure fit with a ring-shaped piece of plastic which fits at the back of your head, and a ratcheting wheel to keep the strap locked.
There are two motion controllers included with the oculus Quest 2, are seen having a slight redesign from the original Oculus. They still have the rounded handles along with a prominent rings on the top of the headset’s cameras to track their position, and the two triggers present can fit naturally under your index and middle fingers.
The circular control surface present at the top of the handle, right under your thumb, is much larger than before. It is also a comfortable and bare spot for resting your thumb when you are not actively using the analog stick or the two face buttons.
The new design of the model makes the controllers feel a bit thicker in the hand and easier to hold, and the battery door is now less prone to sliding off during an intense gameplay.
It is not a drastic redesign, but a some small tweaks have made the controllers feel better without changing their layout or functions.
The headset can support hand tracking, a feature which was originally previewed in beta on the original Quest, and which uses the cameras to follow the position, orientation, and shape of your hands.
Once the feature is enabled, then you can move your hands freely in front of the headset to control the in-system pointer. By pinching your thumb and forefinger together for a moment serves as a click and pinching and holding works as a click and drag.
The hand tracking feature of the model works well, but unfortunately it cannot replace the controllers for most apps because when you use your hands to navigate the Quest 2’s menu system, then you are prompted to use the controllers while launching the Netflix or YouTube VR, for instance.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:-
The Oculus Quest 2 comes in two variants: a model with a storage of 64GB, priced at ₹46,999 and a model with a storage of 256GB version for approximately ₹48,999.
The pre-orders are open now on the Oculus website, with a general retail availability starting from October 13, 2020. It is a significant saving over the price that the original entry-level Oculus Quest model opened sales at.
The price is certainly not cheap, but considering it as a contained experience which does not require a PC, console or even any additional screen in order to work with it, then it represents a great value. The Oculus quest 2 model uses the same in-headset menu system and can store as the original Quest.
It also gives you access to the dozens of compelling VR experiences, in which all are accessible and can be tracked through your Facebook account which also acts as your account for Oculus.
You can even enjoy a plenty of entertaining software through the store without using a PC, like the Beat Saber, Rez Infinite, Superhot VR, Tetris Effect, etc. There is a 5m USB-C cable which is designed to connect the Quest 2 to a compatible PC if you want to access its VR software library.
Since, you can find a cheaper USB-C cable to use, then the Oculus Link Cable’s length and flexibility make it well suited for use along with the headset. The PC tethering option of the model is important for two reasons.
Firstly, a PC can provide more power than the Snapdragon 865 processor if you enable a more graphically advanced VR software. If you want the most updated VR then you need to tethered connection with a powerful computer.
Secondly, the Oculus is originally phasing out the Rift line of tethered headsets, so the Quest 2 will be the sole VR headset by the company which can provide both a standalone VR and a PC tethered VR.
If talk about the performance of the Oculus Quest 2 then it shows that this model also uses the same Guardian system as its predecessor, which provides you to draw boundaries around your play space so that the headset can warn you if you are about to step out of the designated area.
According, to the users this VR works very well, as it remembers the specific areas you choose, or it also allows you to set up a stationary circle for games that do not require a lot of movement or walking around.
The head tracking still remains very accurate with the four cameras of the headset because they are constantly scanning the area around you to determine or where you are while its internal sensors track orientation.
The cameras present can also track the controllers, which have internal sensors for motion. This model also has a full six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) experience, just like the original Quest, and it seriously feels very immersive.
The high display resolution of the screen through the headset makes a noticeable difference, by making everything looking sharper than it does on the original Quest. At the end, we would say that the overall experience is much more crisp and clean all around.
The games looks sharp through the headset, as they have a refresh rate of 72Hz which keeps the action smooth. Although, many people are looking forward for a refresh rate of 90Hz which might get enabled in the future.
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