Everything You Need To Know About Oculus Quest Black Friday Deals
Oculus Quest Black Friday 2020
As most modern shoppers know, Black Friday is a great time to get some amazing and worthwhile deals either for your household or as presents for the upcoming holiday season. When you are looking at the right kind of deals and sales to focus on, one of the best options this year for 2020 is going to be the Oculus Quest.
Oculus is currently the market leader for VR headsets right now. The company just released the Oculus Quest and the Oculus Rift-S this year. With its uncanny, thrilling ability to completely immerse you in imaginative fantasy worlds (or take you to normally inaccessible parts of the real world) may seem like something from the future, but it’s here now. And without a shadow of doubt, the best way to introduce it to your family is by investing in an Oculus Quest all-in-one VR headset.
What is the Oculus Quest?
The Oculus Quest is a completely wireless virtual reality headset. It doesn’t need to be tethered to a PC like other powerful VR headsets and doesn’t require a phone like some mobile VR devices. It features six degrees of freedom (6DoF), meaning it can track your movements up, down, left, right, forward, and backward. It doesn’t require any external sensors like the original Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Instead, it has sensors built into the headset. It also supports two updated Touch controllers, meaning it can be used to play popular gaming titles that require two hands, such as Beat Saber.
Spatial tracking from within the headset means you can move around a room-scale setup just like you can now in Rift, Vive, or Windows Mixed Reality. A camera in each corner of the headset (total of four) track space and motion controllers from the inside out. The Quest uses the same optics as the Go for a display resolution of 1,600 x 1,400 for each eye, but here you’ll be able to make lens-spacing adjustments on the fly. Also, like the Go, Quest has a built-in audio system that delivers 3D sound without the need for bulky headphones. A headset jack is included if you’d like to use separate hardware, and charging is handled with a USB-C port.
Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday
The new Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset is the latest in a string of top flight virtual reality devices from the good folks at Oculus — a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. And that distinction is important because one thing you need to know is that an active Facebook account is required to use the Oculus Quest. This shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but it does bear mentioning.
Another key detail is that the Oculus Quest 2 has 256GB of total internal storage space, meaning it can hold a great quantity of VR content and adventures. And, since it’s backward compatible, you can explore your favourite existing titles as well.
In fact, the Quest content library boasts an expansive collection of both old favourites and exciting new content. You can even gain access to great Oculus Rift titles by using an Oculus Link cable. The cable, which is sold separately, connects to your compatible gaming PC to bring you additional fun and adventure.
Other key specs of the kit are its lightning fast speed and amazing resolution (1832 x 1920). That’s 50% more pixels for your viewing pleasure than what the original Oculus Quest features.
Of course, the Quest 2 also offers 6 degrees of freedom and is Windows PC compatible — though no PC or other gaming console is required.
What is required to use the Oculus Quest 2 is a wireless Internet connection and the free to download Oculus App. The app is used to set up your device, and the controllers communicate with that device via Bluetooth.
The entire unit is lightweight and comfortable to wear, and the built-in speakers provide hearing in all directions thanks to cinematic 3D positional audio.
Another cool detail of this kit is its ability to display everything you’re seeing in the set either on your smart phone (via the Oculus App) or directly on your compatible TV screen. This makes the set fun for the whole family at once as everyone can watch each other’s adventures. In other words, you don’t have to be wearing the headset to enjoy its content.
The engineers at Oculus have also redesigned and enhanced the hand held touch controllers (shown below) to be more intuitive as they transport your every movement into the virtual world as smoothly and naturally as possible.
The Oculus Quest 2 is an amazing VR system that virtual reality and gaming enthusiasts are simply going to love. And not just that crowd either. With the ability to virtually attend great films, amazing concerts, and numerous other exclusive live events, there’s something for absolutely everyone.
Oculus Quest Black Friday Deals
In years past, we’ve seen the following Black Friday deals
Save up to $50 on the Oculus Rift-S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset. This item is also available at Walmart.
Save up to $50 on the Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset — 32 GB.
Although the new Oculus Quest 2 is set to ship out October 13 it might be too soon for it to drop in price on Black Friday but anything is possible. Check back for this year’s Black Friday deals as they’re announced.