I tried the Virtual Boy more than 20 years ago and was almost instantly disappointed, but I’ve still dreamed of having a simple, standalone VR headset that could transport me to other worlds at a moment’s notice. And while the original Oculus Quest was a valiant attempt to make that dream come true, I never really felt like it had the specs or the optics to fully satisfy that desire.
The new Oculus Quest 2 is an entirely different device. Not only is it significantly more powerful, but it also sports a streamlined, more comfortable design, with improved audio, much better visuals, and even the ability to play Rift desktop VR content too. The Quest 2 is precisely the VR headset I’ve been waiting for more than two decades. Actually, it’s not just for me, it’s the VR headset for everyone, because most importantly, starting at just $300, the Oculus 2 costs $100 less than the device it’s replacing. The Quest 2 isn’t just an iterative update, it’s a real turning point for modern VR.