The All New $399 Wireless VR Headset For The Masses

Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at Oculus Connect 5 to reveal Facebook’s latest roll of the dice in the world of VR – the wire-free Oculus Quest. The Quest is a $399 standalone VR headset – designed to sit between the PC-powered Oculus Rift (the headset that effectively kickstarted the latest VR revolution) and the mobile-centric Oculus Go. It packs in plenty of power, and is certainly the heaviest hitting wireless VR headset so far – on paper at least. Facebook didn’t actually mention what processor is running the Quest but it’s understood that it’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor – the same silicon found in the Lenovo Mirage Solo. What sets the Quest apart from it’s mass-appeal VR headset rivals is the four ultra wide-angle sensors and computer vision algorithms that track your exact position in real time without any external sensors. Facebook calls this tech “Insight” and states that “it gives you a greater sense of immersion, presence, and mobility, plus the ability to go beyond room-scale.”


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