It’s not that long ago when Facebook surprised those who closely follow the virtual reality segment with its decision to pause all sales of the Oculus Quest 2 due to the skin irritation issues some users found with the facial interface.
At the time, Facebook announced that it would start shipping Oculus Quest 2 headsets with a silicone cover. Users can optionally fix this cover over the foam interface to prevent it from causing the pesky issue, which, fortunately, affects only a small fraction of users. The company also stated that it would replace the base 64 GB model with a 128 GB model.
Except for its storage capacity, the 128 GB model is identical to the 64 GB model it replaces, and it even retains the same price of $299. Just like Facebook promised, there’s now a silicone cover in the box, and owners of the 64 GB model can order the same cover for free directly from Oculus.
According to the latest Steam Hardware Survey, Oculus Quest 2 is the most popular VR headset currently on the market, used by one-third of all SteamVR users (32.56%).
The popularity of the headset can be explained by its affordable price and the rapidly growing selection of VR titles available from the Oculus Store as well as through its App Lab distribution channel. It also helps that Facebook keeps updating the Oculus Quest platform, releasing new features and promptly fixing known bugs.
Very recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered the first details of the Quest v32 update. The upcoming update is supposed to enable users to easily sync screenshots and screen recordings to their smartphones and bring improvements to Facebook’s fitness tracking software, among other things.