REVIEW: Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest virtual reality glasses have arrived to plant a flag in Virtual Reality: The first family of independent Virtual Reality video game devices that do not need a PC, console or mobile to work.

Let’s try to give a general overview of what the second VR goggles of the family offer us, we are talking about the Oculus Quest 2.

Technical specifications

VR Headset
Oculus Quest 2 - Gafas de realidad virtual,...
Screen
LCD Single Fast Switching
Resolution
1832 x 1920 px por ojo
Frames per second
72 Hz
Audio connection
Yes (Minijack 3,5 mm)
Movement sensors
Integrated
Weight
500 gr
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VR Headset
Oculus Quest 2 - Gafas de realidad virtual,...
Screen
LCD Single Fast Switching
Resolution
1832 x 1920 px por ojo
Frames per second
72 Hz
Audio connection
Yes (Minijack 3,5 mm)
Movement sensors
Integrated
Weight
500 gr
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The total screen resolution is 3664 × 1920 or 1832 × 1920 pixels for each eye and a viewing range of 100 degrees.

In the box comes the Oculus Quest device, the two Touch controllers along with 2 AA batteries (for the controllers), a USB-C cable, a power adapter for the battery, and an adapter for gamers with glasses.

Oculus Quest 2 Unboxing
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The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset under an Android operating system, with a RAM memory of 6 GB.

As for the internal storage of the Oculust Quest is 64GB or 256GB, depending on the version we buy.

Comfort and design

Virtual reality glasses are still glasses and this means that comfort is quite an important aspect.

To make your stay in the virtual universe as pleasant as possible, the Oculus Quest headset has a strap system so that the load is distributed evenly over the entire head and reduce fatigue.

Oculus Quest 2

The strap and materials make it a comfortable task. It is necessary to pay attention to the pressure with which we tighten the goggles so as not to overdo it.

As for the materials of the glasses, they come with a quite comfortable fabric lining. In addition, it has with a spatial audio system included in the headband, which despite being an aspect to take into account, can not be compared to the immersion of a standard headset.

VR without external motion sensors

As usual, Virtual Reality systems are usually accompanied by external devices for motion tracking, but in this case, they are not.

The way the Oculus Quest detects our movement is through 4 cameras built into the viewfinder.

These cameras, in addition to recording the viewfinder’s position in the real world, help us know where we are when we’re not playing, showing us the room we’re in on the viewfinder’s screen.

Touch Controllers at a glance

Oculus Quest 2 Touch Controllers

The Touch Controllers are the controllers for these VR goggles. They have their own position sensors, which are the rings that give them a futuristic and attractive look.

Considering that they are the second generation of Oculus controllers, the layout of the buttons feels pretty fine-tuned. For each controller we have 2 buttons, a joystick and a rear trigger. The controllers are powered by one AA battery each.

How do the Oculus Quest 2 work?

To use the Oculus Quest for the first time we will need to have the Oculus app installed on our mobile (Android or iOs).

The startup is an intuitive process by which we link our glasses with the WiFi network, choose the language and some more features.

Once the app part is configured, we are done for good with the mobile, the next part is to delimit the area of use and with the glasses on. This process is also quite simple, by which we delimit with the Touch Controllers the area in which we are going to play.

This process is done by seeing what is around us through the cameras that incorporates our VR glasses. Thanks to this, if we exceed the area we have marked while playing, the Oculus Quest will alert us to not hit us with anything that is outside the safe space.

Oculus Quest Interfaz
Oculus Quest VR Store

Once set up, the only thing left is the visual interface, where we can download applications and games, a very intuitive menu.

There is a great selection of cool games and apps for these VR glasses in the official Oculus Quest store.

Final impressions

Despite the fact that the VR goggles market is relatively young, the dynamics of its development is amazing. The Oculus Quest 2 is a very interesting device.

The absence of annoying cables makes this Virtual Reality device easy to carry and use, just press the power button and go.

Controller Guide - Recommended

Advantages

  • Standalone device
  • No cables
  • Quality/price ratio

Disadvantages

  • Performance a step below the Oculus Rift S

Conclusion

Rating:
8.5/10 Oculus Quest 2 continues to mark a breakthrough in VR technology following in the wake of its predecessor, both for its ease of use, as well as putting itself at the forefront of Virtual Reality per se, without the need to be connected to any PC / console / mobile.
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