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Facebook announced the Oculus Quest 2 at its Facebook Connect Event held on 16 September. As of 13 October the Quest 2 is now avaialable to buy. The good news? It’s £100 cheaper than its predecessor. Given the success of the original Quest, we're certain it's going to sell fast.
Facebook will discontinue the original Quest now that the Quest 2 is on sale.
For the uninitiated, the Quest 2 is an all-in-one VR headset that works on its own wirelessly, and also connects to a PC, with PC VR apps, using the Oculus Link cable.
With its disruptive pricing, the Quest offers a powerful and versatile headset at a fraction of the cost of competitors, like the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite which punches at £899, and the more expensive Valve Index that costs £919.
Here's where you can buy the Quest 2 right now
Where to buy the Oculus Quest 2?
You can buy the Quest 2 directly from Oculus or any of the retailers listed below:
- Amazon - Free standard delivery
- Argos - Standard same-day delivery available for £3.95
- Currys PC World - free standard delivery in 4-5 days
- GAME - 2-day standard delivery for £4.99
- John Lewis - Free standard delivery
- Very - Delivery within 1 working day for £3.99, free delivery with Click and Collect
How much does the Oculus Quest 2 cost?
- 64GB - £299/US$299
- 256GB - £399/US$399
The Oculus Quest 2 starts at £299 for the 64GB model. This places it £100 lower (!!!) than the starting price of the original Quest.
For greater storage, there’s a 256GB model which costs £399.
This larger capacity is a major upgrade from the 128GB maximum on the original Quest, which costs £499 – which means you get greater storage at a lower price. Nice.
Is the Oculus Quest 2 better than the Quest?
The simple answer is yes, but see our review to find out why.
The Quest 2 is 10% lighter, more comfortable, and offers an improved display with over 50% more pixels than the original Quest. This translates to a bright, detailed experience with nearly 2K resolution per eye.
The refresh rate also gets a boost to 90Hz from 60Hz, along with controllers that last four times longer than the batteries on the original.
More importantly, Oculus has simplified the IPD (or Interpupillary Distance) adjustment. The IPD measures the distance between your pupils to calculate a 3D effect that’s believable. Users can now quickly choose the setting that works best out of three options.
Of course, if you’re looking at how to buy the Quest 2, you probably know most of this, but see our handy round-up of all Oculus Quest 2-related deets and news if you want to know even more.