Woot has the open-box Meta Quest 2 256GB VR headset for $330.56 today. 256GB model. That’s a big drop for one of the cheapest VR headsets. New 128GB and 256GB models cost $399.99 and $499.99, respectively.
The Quest 2 remains the best VR gaming value after two years. It combines tether-free, inside-out tracking, and a big library of games for a price that beats all other VR headsets. From August 2022, Quest 2 logins no longer require Facebook. Many were rightly upset about that.
Meta Quest 2 256GB VR Headset $330.56
Beat Saber, the most successful VR game ever, is easiest to play with the Quest 2. Beat Saber is a rhythm game and great workout. The game has hundreds of official tracks and frequent updates. If that’s not enough, there’s a massive modding community with tens of thousands of user-created tracks as good as the original ones. Beat Saber costs $29.99, but you shouldn’t buy a VR headset without it.
My Oculus Quest 2 is for Beat Saber. Since buying the original Rift CV1 headset and a third sensor in 2016, I’ve played Beat Saber for about 1,000 hours and am fairly decent at it. I like the Quest 2’s easy inside-out tracking to the Rift’s 3-sensor arrangement.
For a fast-paced precision game like Beat Saber, the Touch controllers’ small weight and ergonomics make them ideal. I’ve tried different VR headsets, but only the Valve Index comes close, and it costs hundreds more. I play VR games religiously on PCVR with my RTX 4090 gaming machine, and a $1000 VR setup is still not worth it.