Oculus Quest 2 Start Guide
Setup Your Device
Oculus Quest 2 Start Guide
The Oculus Quest 2 is similar to the original Oculus Quest, but with a few adjustments and improvements. The Oculus Quest 2 is the successor of the Oculus Rift S. It offers an improved screen with better resolution, a second camera for an expanded field of view, and a new controller — all for about the same price. It’s available mainly for sale on Amazon at just under $400.
There are several things to like about this headset as soon as you get it set up. The first is that the whole thing is much more compact than the Rift S, and when you’re wearing it, you’ll feel like you’re not wearing any headset. The second is that it offers a much higher refresh rate and a crisper image. The resolution on this headset is significantly better than the first Oculus Quest. While there isn’t as much immersion as you get with higher-end VR headsets, it still feels like an excellent experience most of the time.
1. Setting up the Headset
Setting up the headset is a little easier than setting up the original Oculus Quest. First, open the box and remove the headset. Remove the contents of this box and then plug in the USB cable to your PC if you have Windows 10. If you have Windows 8 or 7, you will need to install a driver before you can use this headset. If you have Mac 10.13 or newer, there is no need to install any drivers because it is supported natively by Apple.
Next, press the power button on the headset's top and wait for it to pair with your PC. Once it’s paired, download the Oculus app on your PC and use it to set up your Quest 2. You will need to open a browser to complete the setup process. It doesn’t take too long, and once you’re done, you can start exploring VR in your Quest 2 headset.
The controller is a significant change from the first Oculus Quest, making for a much better user experience. The face buttons make it easier to navigate menus, and there are new gesture controls that make it a lot easier to switch apps. The buttons aren’t as sensitive as the ones on the original Vive or PSVR, but they work well enough.
The Touch controllers with the Quest 2 are made by Mad Catz and feel more substantial than the original Quest controllers. The battery life is better too, as you can get about an hour and a half of use from them. The controller doesn’t support IPD (interpupillary distance) adjustment, so it’s a little less comfortable for those with off-center pupils, but it’s still pretty nice for most people.
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