With Facebook changing its name to Mate, the idea of a metaverse is gaining momentum. At the same time, more and more people are paying attention to virtual reality technology. Oculus Quest 2 (39.62% ↑), Valve Index HMD (15.79% ↓), and Oculus Rift S (14.77% ↓) were the top three active devices in SteamVR in 2021. Sales of Quest 2, which had a good Christmas season, were up 3.30% in December. While Index VR fluctuated at 15-16% for many consecutive months; In third place, the Rift S has been losing ground in recent months due to discontinued production.
Quest 2, as the most portable VR all-in-one, streaming improves its playability, especially for hardcore gamers; Valve Index is also popular with high-end gamers for its excellent experience; The Rift S still has some inventory as a cost-effective PC VR.
In terms of hardware brand distribution, the top four brands of SteamVR in December were Oculus (63.58%), Valve (15.79%), HTC (12.48%), and Microsoft WMR series (5.69%). There are a lot of VR headsets on the market. Here, I’ll share some experiences with the most popular Oculus Quest 2 in 2022 for your reference.
Oculus Quest 2 is currently the most cost-effective personal VR entertainment device, according to the experience of many VR devices over the years. If you have a budget of £600 or less, you only need to decide whether to buy VR now rather than another brand or model. A wireless VR all-in-one with the latest Qualcomm XR2 CPU (performance equivalent to Qualcomm snapdragon 865) and a single-eye resolution of 1832 x 1920,90 Hz refresh rate can be bought for under 300 pounds.
VR equipment or wireless use of the best, the use of experience greatly upgraded. For one thing, when you use it, you don’t have to worry about stumbling and moving around in circles. If the device is connected to the WIFI6 5G network, manually select 5G WIFI6 to ensure that the device uses the optimal route. Of course, it’s worth noting that wireless use requires the purchase of Virtual Desktop software from the Oculus store for $19.90 with a credit card. The Quest 2 is not a comfortable wearable experience. After all, at 507 grams, the device can feel a little heavy on your face. Of course, this is a common problem in VR, and other VR devices have not solved this problem perfectly. However, for people who really want to get their hands on VR gear, the Quest2 is light in the crowd and worth buying. The individual uses the experience to feel the difference is larger, basically will not dizzy for me, but also has many people to say will dizzy. Parallel movement is not dizzy. Actually, you can be dizzy when irregular similar movement, for example, for a while fast for a while slow, especially emergency stop, sway around is the dizziest. Spinning is absolutely dizzy!
Oculus Quest has 859 apps. Once purchased, you can choose to connect Quest 2 to your PC and enjoy the games it supports that way.
Reasons to buy:
- Buy a virtual reality system
- Reconnect to a PC
- Something allows for room-scale VR
- Buy a huge app library.
Price: Starting at $299.
2, Oculus Rift S
The Oculus Rift D device is sleek and has a 2,560 x 14,44D display and a fast refresh rate of 80 HZ. The positioning and tracking mode is changed from the former outside-in to inside-out, and the body has a total of five cameras; The screen was changed from OLED to LCD, and the resolution was improved to 1440×1280 for a single eye. And improve the ergonomics, from the front strap design to the head hoop design.
- Buy a premium game library to pair with Quest 2.
- Built-in room tracking
- Storage bag (personally very practical, can be carried out, dustproof)
- Enlarged face mask and nose visor (very practical, especially for people with a large face, it will not pinch their face. Another one is both advantage and disadvantage for me; eyes are closer to the eyepiece, field of view will be wider)