In September 2018 the company in the face of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the release of a new virtual reality helmet Oculus Quest.
The innovative product went on sale in the spring of 2019. Although the official release of the new Ukraine was not yet, it is already possible to order from the official Oculus website.
Technical and operational characteristics
Resolution virtual reality helmet Oculus Quest is 1600 x 1440 pixels. The standard version is equipped with a built-in sound system and has 64 GB of memory. You can also purchase the device with 128 GB of internal memory, but it will cost more.
According to the developers, the Oculus Quest battery lasts for 2-3 hours. In fact, it may not be entirely true, because some foreign owners of the helmet has already stated the need for frequent recharging.
The design and equipment of
In appearance strongly resembles the Quest of the Oculus virtual reality glasses Oculus Rift, but has some improvements.
Under the front part there is a slider that allows you to adjust the focal length. This is especially important for those who have vision problems, in particular, wears glasses.
The volume knob is also located under the front panel. For the audio playback answer to hats and belts, made of elastic rubber. If sound transfer does not suit you, you can plug in your own headphones. On each side of the headset has a 3.5 mm Jack.
On the right side there is power button and power indication. When the battery of the helmet is discharged to 30%, it lights up the characteristic red color. On the left is the USB-C port. At the bottom are buttons for volume control and the controller IPD.
In the corners of the front you can see the 4 cameras responsible for determining the location of the helmet and the controller in space. A light bulb that identificeret the operation of the camera is located in the Central upper part of front panel.
Games and other features
Thanks to the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, on the Oculus Quest easily will go any VR game, such as first-person shooter Superhot VR rhythm game Beat Saber or virtual poker PokerStars VR. Currently the happy owners of Quest can enjoy more than 50 games. These include such major projects as Dead and Buried, The Climb, Face Your Fears, Unspoken, Robo and Recall Stormlands, Stormland, Moss. The library is constantly updated with opportunities.
The most important game for the Oculus Quest became Vader Immortal, created by the legendary “Star wars”. In the future, planned Project Tennis Scramble. The developers have stated that its gameplay will be based on the unique mobility provided by Oculus Quest.
In addition to games using the virtual reality helmet you can view applications installed on it, enjoy the content, open the web page specially created browser Quest. Moreover, you can communicate freely with friends who also wear Oculus.
Degrees of freedom
Freedom of movement is largely due to the autonomy of the helmet. For his work requires neither a computer nor a smartphone, nor even sensors tracking. The latter completely replaced by computer vision algorithms and wide-angle cameras.
Virtual reality helmet is equipped with 6 degrees of freedom. This allows you to fully enjoy the gameplay and don’t embarrass yourself by wires. In Oculus Quest to jump, to sit, to bend, to move very quickly, to touch, to take and even throw items. Motion is recorded with high accuracy and virtually without delay.
Area tracking is more than 370 m&178;. By the way, wired headsets have a much less impressive performance. Possibilities of the Oculus Quest is enough to make a pleasure Park or a large house full-fledged gaming zone.
While wearing the virtual reality helmet your safety is not in danger. This is provided by a protective system of the Oculus Guardian, which defines the boundaries of the playing area and prevents the risk of collision with nearby objects.
The protection system may be ineffective in the case that you cause problems with tracking. This happens when you are too close held controllers to the helmet and their location behind.
To start enjoying virtual reality, just to put on a headset Oculus Quest. The need to configure the sensors or any other elements of the system missing.
Putting the helmet on for the first time, you need to choose your prefered kind of vacation: sitting, standing, or in the scale of the room. Oculus Quest automatically detects up to 5 previously selected environments, and therefore the user doesn’t need every time to spend time to configure it.
The cost and scope
Oculus Quest is $ 399. For this amount you get for the VR headset, two controller with batteries, power adapter and stand points.
The cost of new items from Facebook comparable to its outstanding capabilities. In particular, Autonomous virtual reality helmet Oculus VR Quest provides a playing no worse than any wired product, while being easy and comfortable to use.