Review: Oculus Quest 2 is an even better portal into alternate worlds

New Atlas | Jan 15, 2021 at 6:49 AM
  • The original Oculus Quest was one of the technology world’s great game-changers when it dropped in 2018: a totally wireless virtual reality headset you could use just about anywhere with nearly zero setup, coupled with a super-slick user interface that instantly yanked VR out of the realm of geekdom and made it something your granny could enjoy.
  • You could call that kind of pricing a brutally anti-competitive loss leader designed to obliterate competition while it’s still in the womb, or you could call it a killer deal – either way, this headset lowers yet another barrier to entry in the, er, “quest” to bring virtual reality to the masses.
  • To sum it up, the Oculus Quest 2 takes the best (indeed maybe the only) standalone VR headset on the market, and improves it in just about every conceivable way while making it much more affordable.