Black Friday deal: Buy Oculus Quest 2 and get $100 Amazon credit
Amazon is selling the new-and-improved Oculus Quest 2 virtual-reality headset with a FREE $100 gift card during Black Friday. Prices start at just $479.
If you're intrigued by virtual reality but aren't sure where to start, look no further than the Oculus Quest 2. Featuring no cables and no PC requirements, it's one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to experience virtual reality. You simply don the headset and use the included touch controllers to transport your gestures, motions and actions into the VR world.
For our money, it's the best standalone VR headset on the market. In our review, it received 4 stars out of a possible 5, with reviewer Alex Kidman declaring it unbeaten in the VR headset space.
"It takes the standalone appeal of [the original Oculus Quest], adds in welcome PC compatibility, processor upgrades and display improvements, making it an easy recommendation for those wanting to dip their toes into the VR waters without the investment immediately in a VR-ready PC," he concluded.
Oculus recently updated the Quest 2 with new silicone covers and double the onboard storage. That brings the total to 128GB. The new unit also comes with all the enhancements over the original Quest, including 50% more pixels per eye (1832x1920) and an improved refresh rate (72Hz vs 90Hz).
This results in much smoother and more detailed environments. (You can also hook the unit up to a gaming PC via Quest Link, but this is entirely optional – the unit works fine on its own.) In addition to VR gaming, the unit can also be used to virtually experience live concerts, movies and other exclusive events.
Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal
Amazon currently has the cheapest price, with the 128GB model starting at $479. Over the Black Friday sales period, it's also throwing in $100 worth of Amazon credit. That essentially brings the price down to $379. You can spend the $100 credit on anything from Amazon, but note there is an expiry date of 31 March 2022.
The same deal is also available for the larger-capacity 256GB version which costs $639. (Other than the inbuilt storage, both models are identical.)
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Here's the official product description from Oculus:
Oculus Quest 2 is our most advanced all-in-one VR system yet. Every detail has been engineered to make virtual worlds adapt to your movements, letting you explore awe-inspiring games and experiences with unparalleled freedom. No PC or console required.
- Next-level hardware. Make every move count with a blazing-fast processor and our highest-resolution display.
- All-in-one gaming. With backward compatibility, you can explore new titles and old favourites in the expansive Quest content library.
- Immersive entertainment. Get the best seat in the house to live concerts, ground-breaking films, exclusive events and more.
- Requires your Facebook account to log in. This makes it easy to meet up with friends in VR and discover communities around the world.
- Easy set-up. Just open the box, set up with the smartphone app and jump into VR. No PC or console needed. Requires wireless Internet access and the Oculus app (free download) to set up the device.
- Premium display. Catch every detail with a stunning display that features 50% more pixels than the original Quest.
- Ultimate control. Redesigned Oculus touch controllers transport your movements directly into VR with intuitive controls.
- PC VR compatible. Step into incredible Oculus Rift titles by connecting an Oculus link cable to a compatible gaming PC. Oculus link cable sold separately.
Black Friday typically lasts all weekend and morphs into Cyber Monday. This means you have nearly a week to bag yourself a bargain. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday deals hub and check back regularly to see the biggest discounts.
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