General VR Catch-All

It is stand alone. And its specs are impressive. (apparently better than the valve index) The PC link is really for the games catalog from what I gather.

Docjoe wrote:
Middcore wrote:

What an amazing price! Of course, you can afford to keep prices low when your actual product is your users.

Can anybody tell me what the fatal flaw of the HP Reverb G2 is?

For me it’s the cable.

From the reviews I’ve read the controllers go through batteries quickly, but that can be mitigated with rechargeable batteries.

I am rather tempted to pick one up as my Christmas/birthday present. It would be my first VR headset.

Also preordered a Quest 2 and link cable. The first Quest looked impressive but I didn't buy in and never got to try it. Now the upgraded display and hand tracking have me pretty stoked to get this next month.

Did the Quest come with any games? I haven't heard of any "pack ins" for this yet.

polypusher wrote:

Also preordered a Quest 2 and link cable. The first Quest looked impressive but I didn't buy in and never got to try it. Now the upgraded display and hand tracking have me pretty stoked to get this next month.

Did the Quest come with any games? I haven't heard of any "pack ins" for this yet.

First Quest has had hand tracking for a while. No pack ins with either but there are a bunch of free games and demos.

fangblackbone wrote:

And its specs are impressive. (apparently better than the valve index)

Yea not even close.

A Single LCD panel vs Index Dual Panels. The added res don't mean anything compared to distance and IPD lens adjustments to max clarity and FoV. Quest 2 only has 3! settings... I know, I've used all mainstream VR devices (Go/Quest/Index/Odyssey+ WMR/Rift/Vive/etc).

60 to Maybe 90 Hz someday vs Index 144 Hz. Huge difference, otherwise 120Hz and 144Hz monitors wouldn't be selling like crazy. Tested even confirms substantial difference in immersion and a lot easier on eye strain.

The tracking is world's apart. I prefer lighthouses immensely over inside-out and individual grip/finger sensors. I've had enough of watching my hands float away when I put them by my side or have a VR plane take a nose dive because I looked to far to the left/right and hand went out of view.

The 2 hour barely battery life vs index goes like 6+ hours or days between recharges pending time spent per session and recharges in short order (1-2 hours).

Hard to compare a $300 set to a $1,000 set. They are completely different leagues. Compared to $300 sets it's good.

Nimcosi wrote:

ArsTechnica has a review up: We do not recommend the $299 Oculus Quest 2 as your next VR system

This is in stark contrast to most reviews I've read. Mainly hating on the Facebook requirement and the headstrap. Honestly, they're fair criticisms I'm sure, but if you know that going in and don't care from what I can see it's a great headset. Also, that price is hard to beat.

I do own a Quest 1 so could be a bit biased haha.

Tested did a review and really sold me on a pre-order (Norm knows his stuff):

Not having a screen per eye is also a downgrade. I'm waffling on it. Having a gen 1 I might just wait for gen 3. By then maybe they will lighten up on the FB requirements too.

EvilDead wrote:

Not having a screen per eye is also a downgrade. I'm waffling on it. Having a gen 1 I might just wait for gen 3. By then maybe they will lighten up on the FB requirements too.

Wouldn't hold your breath.

Remember, with Facebook, YOU'RE the product. If they can't be compiling data on you, they're not interested.

Well I bit the bullet and bought the Quest 2. Costco had a deal, $430 for the 256gb, the elite strap, and the fit kit. Pretty decent deal, especially since I was likely getting that elite strap for my giant head anyway.