Meta (previously Facebook Inc.) has announced Horizon Worlds, an immersive virtual experience that you can access through a VR headset. The catch, however, is that you need to have the Meta Quest 2 in order to access the virtual world.
There have been other exclusive titles such as Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond that are giving more reasons for original Oculus Quest owners, including myself, to upgrade our headsets.
In this post, my colleague Johnny Rodriguez guides me through the reasons to buy the Meta Quest 2 with accessories he recommends.
Watch us discuss the Meta Quest 2 and demo the accessories:
Meta Quest 2
Let’s begin with the Meta Quest 2 itself. While you can purchase the base 128GB model for $299 USD, we recommend you purchase the 256GB model. Why? The aforementioned Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond requires 41.02 GB of space to install the app on your headset. That is already close to 1/3 of the storage if you go with the base model. We expect to see more apps and games of this size in the future.
Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery
Quest 2 is a front-heavy headset. To comfortably use the device for an extended time, we recommend the official strap. The battery version doubles the playtime and also acts as a counterweight to support the back of your head.
The Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery is $109 USD.
Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2
If you plan to use Meta Quest 2 fairly often, we recommend you pick up this charging station by Anker. While you can charge the device simply by plugging in the USB-C, it is easy to forget to plug it in each time you take off your headset. A charging cable laying around also contributes to visual clutter. This charging station serves as a place where your device goes back after each use. The rechargeable batteries are also included for the Touch controllers so you don’t have to keep replacing them.
The Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest is $99 USD.
Meta Quest 2 Prescription Lenses
Do you wear glasses? If you had worn the first generation of Oculus Quest, you already know that it is rather clunky to use the headset while you are wearing your glasses. Even with the glasses spacer insert, it’s far from an optimal experience. If you wear glasses, we recommend you get prescription lenses designed to fit the Meta Quest 2.
While we are not able to test all the lenses, we recommend checking out the following providers:
- Oculus Quest 2 Prescription Lens Adapters by WIDMOvr
- VirtuClear VR Prescription Lenses for Oculus Quest 2 by Frames Direct
- Oculus Quest 2 VR Prescription Lens Insert Kit by Reloptix
Please make sure to do your own research before you buy from the sellers above or any others.
In the coming weeks, we’re going to try more accessories that could change our opinions. To get more hands-on reviews and updates, subscribe to our YouTube Channel.