Today, Woot is offering the open box Meta Quest 2 256GB VR headset for only $330.56. Note that this is the larger capacity 256GB model. That’s a rather significant price drop for what is already one of the least expensive VR headsets on the market. The lower capacity 128GB model normally retails for $399.99 new and the 256GB model for $499.99 new.
After over 2 years on the market, the Quest 2 is still far and away the best value when it comes to VR gaming. For a price that beats every other comparable VR headset out there, it offers a completely tether-free experience, phenomenal inside-out tracking, and a huge library of games. Also, starting August of 2022, you do not need a Facebook account to login to your Quest 2. That was justifiably a sore point for many people.
Meta Quest 2 256GB VR Headset for $330.56
The Quest 2 is the most practical option for you to jump into Beat Saber, easily the most successful VR game in history. Beat Saber is a simple rhythm based game that doubles as an outstanding fitness tool. By now there are hundreds of official songs available and the game receives plenty of regular updates. If that’s not enough, there’s a huge modding community out there with access to tens of thousands of user created songs that are every bit as good as the official songs. Beat Saber needs to be purchased separately ($29.99), but really you shouldn’t be getting a VR headset if you don’t get this game.
On a personal note, I own the Oculus Quest 2 specifically for Beat Saber. I purchased the original Rift CV1 headset and a third sensor back in 2016 and since then I’ve clocked almost 1,000 hours in Beat Saber and I’m pretty good at it. In my opinion, the Quest 2’s simple inside out tracking is superior to the original Rift’s 3-sensor setup. In conjunction with the light weight and comfortable ergonomics of the Touch controllers, you can’t really ask for a better control setup for a fast-paced precision game like Beat Saber. I’ve tried other VR headsets and the only other headset that comes close is the Valve Index, and that setup will run you hundreds of dollars more. As someone who plays VR games religiously over PCVR with his RTX 4090 gaming rig, I can say that getting a $1000 VR setup is still not worth it.
Screens – Beat Saber
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