Oculus Quest Review

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OCULUS QUEST VR: QUICK OVERVIEW

Features: 4.5/5

Controls: 5/5

Resolution: 5/5

Price: 4/5

Oculus Rift marked a turning point in the video and gaming industry after its arrival in 2016. It offered a new entertainment medium that opened the door to the virtual worlds which could physically be interacted. However, there were some limitations which made it not that successful. This forced Facebook to release Oculus Go in 2018. Come 2019 and it is now the turn of Oculus Quest to showcase its prowess to the VR world. The Oculus Quest is the commencement of a new chapter for VR: wireless, self-contained, convenient and fun.

Oculus Quest promises users the mobile VR experience that they have been dreaming of. Good News! It’s standalone and wireless, meaning you will not require a smartphone or PC display to use it, and it also supports precision room-scale tracking minus external sensors. You can easily adjust the pickup and play with the ability to explore virtual worlds without facing any physical barriers past your home’s walls. This little marvel does sit between Go, the other portable headset in the company which is used better for less intensive games, and the Rift S which is used for the high-end computer powered rift in the Oculus family.

What we like

  • There are no requirements for the headphones.
  • It offers a great experience.
  • It is very comfortable and fitting.
  • Offers a variety of VR games.
  • Has freedom of six degrees.
  • Easy to configure and operate.

What we don’t like

  • It is costly.
  • Short battery life, only 2 hours.
  • Can be heavy for some people.
  • Content restricted to Oculus store.

Were you always thinking of what you would play on Oculus Quest when it does turn out? Well, it is now out and there is an array of options to choose from. According to Oculus, there are more than 50 titles, which are accessible on the Oculus Store.

Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset - 128GB
  • All-in-one VR: No PC. No wires. No limits. Oculus Quest is an all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality. Now you can play almost anywhere with just a VR headset and controllers.
  • Oculus Touch Controllers: Arm yourself with the award-winning Oculus Touch controllers. Your slashes, throws and grabs appear in VR with intuitive, realistic precision, transporting your hands and gestures right into the game
  • Easy set up: The world is your arcade. Set up is easy whether you're at home or someplace new. Oculus Quest works with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting in spaces big or small.
  • Incredible VR Games: Stop watching games and step into them. Whether you're dodging spells or slashing through enemy hordes, you've never been this close to the action.
  • Guardian Helps Keep You Safe: Explore the universe without tripping over the coffee table. The Oculus Guardian system is designed to help you avoid nearby objects while you're in-game.

Who’s this product for?

If you’ve always dreamt of being an Avenger or the town’s hero after watching some super cool movie, the Oculus Quest VR was definitely created for you. The VR is for gaming fanatics who would go to any lengths to enjoy the benefits accrued by VR. By any lengths we mean spend loads of cash and even travel long distances to acquire it. We won’t promise you that you won’t dig deep in your pocket, but one thing we will promise; every cent spent on the Oculus Quest is worth it. The 128 GB variant goes for $499 on Amazon.co while the 64 GB version is relatively cheaper at $399. There are no age limits to who can use this device. Old and young, female and male, are all welcome to immerse themselves in a once in a lifetime experience.

What’s Included

For the Oculus Quest to operate, the set has to be complete. Taking it out of its box, the VR comes with a headset, two touch controllers, power adapter, AA batteries and a spacer. For the headset, no PC or smartphone is required to operate it. The touch controllers are for both the left and right hands. The adapter comes with a power of 15W and its spacer frame friendly. Finally, the glasses come are designed with an ergonomic interface in order to fit most eyes.

Overview of Features

Oculus Quest comes in a unique design. It lacks dangling cables or the external headphones which normally weigh other VR devices. It only weighs 571g; hence, you should never worry about a cricked neck. It does have a similar look to the first generation, the Oculus Rift.  There hasn’t been any evolution of the Oculus straps since 2016; hence, Velcro is used to help strap the device to your head. It has a somewhat awkward design and you will always get yourself readjusting mid-game clumsily when the headset becomes too loose or too tight. This minute flaw will, however, not prevent you from having a lifetime experience.

When it comes to the experience, fantastic would be an understatement. Users are quoted to lack words for how they could best describe their first experience with the Oculus Quest! When demos that accompanied the headset were held before its release, the recreations did have a fresh look. The superhot VR offered an excellent authenticity feeling without recognizable drawbacks. It was the talk of the VR world. Its performance is everything you could ever ask for. One thing is for sure; you will fall in love with its design and performance the minute you set your hands, eyes and head in it.  

The biggest plus of the Oculus Quest is the 6DOF, which places it above the 3DOF GO headset. With GO making it possible for one to pivot and tilt, you do make a beeline for a look around in the VR. Quest is said to be much better than the GO in that you can advance your head in left, reverse, appropriate or all over and still have the developments copied inside the virtual world. This comes in handy, especially during action games where you’re really into the game and find yourself jumping up and down. With all its cool games, this will be very frequent.

Controllers are considered to be another top jump for the Quest. Something with this VR that several other 6DOF independent headsets lack are the two hand controllers that accompany the Oculus Quest.  The controllers have similar catch-measures that consist of simple sticks, face catches, triggers and grasp catches. They are able to recreate the insofar developments as sensors can see them.

Finally, although the Oculus Go may be cheaper than the Rift, the 2 years of extra advancement time did attain important enhancements which Quest has utilized.  It is considered to have better goals of 1600X1440 for the eye show goal, better than what is on the Rift. Quest makes use of the great in-ear speaker framework which used to appear in Go on the sound front. Quest will transmit the virtual world hints directly into your ears providing you with a much more immersive affair yet offering you with the opportunity of hearing the outside world.

Alternative

If for whatever reason you can’t avail yourself the Oculus Quest, then you might consider going for the Samsung Gear VR. The product from Samsung is really impressive and has quite a lot to offer. Just like the Oculus Quest, the Samsung Gear isn’t short of games. With over 100 titles to choose from, your experience will be nothing short of excellent. The Samsung Gear VR is fashionable and comes at a reasonable price. Its visuals are also impressive. It is also comfortable. For an experience equal to that of the Oculus Quest, you will love the Samsung Gear VR.

Tutorial

Here’s an in-depth tutorial video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwaeL27JSLw) to assist you in operating the Oculus Quest better. Be sure to check it out for more convenience.

Conclusion

Does this mean the Oculus Quest is a game changer when talking about VR? Yes. Its all-in-one design is well suited for welcoming the new players into the field. When comparing the Oculus Quest to its predecessors in terms of features, price and quality I can easily tip the shift in favor of the Oculus Quest. For those people who already have the Oculus Rift, you might consider upgrading to the Oculus Quest.

 

 

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