Oculus Quest VR Headset

The next big thing is gaming is expected to be in VR. Unfortunately, it may not yet be as seamless as many expect VR to be. There are still a lot to improve but major steps in VR technology have made it way better than several years before. For one, the VR hardware is getting better as more and more choices are available. In terms of VR headsets nowadays, the Oculus Quest may be something worth checking out.

The Oculus Quest VR Headset is known as Facebook’s entry into the world of VR. And they tried to do it differently than the others before them. As one example, the Oculus Quest is designed as a stand-alone VR headset. It is an all-in-one VR device that does not need to be connected to a separate desktop. It is designed to be a VR gaming system that you can play from anywhere.

The Oculus Quest VR Headset comes with its own built-in CPU with specs similar to that of current smartphones. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM,  it is powerful enough to perform VR applications that users can enjoy. A 3600mAh of battery that is good for 2 to 3 hours of playtime.

There are 4 cameras built on the front panel of the headset that provides 6 degrees of freedom head and hand tracking. A pair of the cameras also acts as sensors to help keep track of the pair of two touch controllers that players use along with the VR headset.

As a stand-alone VR headset, the Oculus Quest is playable no matter where you are, although the makers suggest that it be used indoors. But this helps extends the range of movement of the players since it is not tethered to an external computer in order to work.

Recent software upgrades to the headset have added features such asthe Oculus Link which allows users to access a wider range of VR content titles when connected to a compatible PC. An added feature also allows players to navigate into the VR environment with just the use of their hands, although it may still need a little getting used to. But what may be the most welcome feature of the Oculus Quest is its affordability.

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