Want to know more about Virtual Reality & Meta? Then you have come to the right place! This guide will walk you through all the essential information required for you to make the right choices, weather you're just starting your VR journey, or you're a Virtual Reality super fan. And if you're looking for the next big thing in VR, well, that's coming soon! Scroll to the bottom to find out more
VR stands for Virtual Reality. Which creates a virtual, simulated environment where people interact using devices such as the Meta Quest headsets. This creates scenes & objects that appear to be real, making the user feel they are immersed in their surroundings. VR can come in many forms:
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All Virtual Reality devices released by Meta include a headset for visual effects and hand held devices to track physical movement. More on the Meta product portfolio can be seen below.
The early releases
The first generation VR release from Meta, came in 2018 with the release of the Oculus Go. Using the Android operating system this was a standalone device providing downloadable games, apps & entertainment. It was estimated this device sold over 2 million units, providing a key stepping stone for future releases. Next up, the Oculus Quest was released in 2019, half a dozen cameras were added to the headset to track the users hand/body movement, allowing for this to be replicated in the Virtual world. This device was designing mainly for gaming with a superior screen, advanced tracking features and wireless set up.
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The latest device in the portfolio: Meta Quest 2
Before it's too late you can be the proud owner of the Meta Quest 2 at a reduced price, subject to availability, terms apply.
128GB: Was £399, Now £299.
256GB: Was £429.99, Now £349.99.
What's in the box?
You will receive a VR headset, two touch controllers, two AA batteries, a silicone cover, glasses spacer, charging cable and power adapter. You can see an unboxing video at the bottom of this post.
If you want to learn more about the extended Meta ecosystem, find more details below on the main features and benefits and also the extensive catalogue of accessories on offer ➡️
With a wide catalogue of games standing at approximately 270, no matter your gaming preference there will be something for you! Some of the best sellers can be seen here
Make sure you've got your virtual fitness studio membership. The Quest 2, has some dedicated free fitness apps, such as FitXR, Litesport, and VR Workout, where the exercise routines are led by a virtual trainer.
Quest 2 supports VR streaming apps such as Netflix and Prime Video VR. These allow you to watch films in
movies in virtual cinema environments. What is the first film you will watch in Virtual Reality?
You can also socialise in apps like, VRChat, Horizon Worlds, and Rec Room, where you can chat and meet other users in mini virtual worlds in the form of custom made avatars.
With no need for a passport, Google Earth VR is available for you to visit any destination you want across the globe, you'll also be able to zoom in and check out the street view.
Meta Quest App
Game in comfort with the Elite Strap, which guarantees better balance and control, using a flexible brace to support your head.
Anker Charging Dock
Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones
You can find all VR experience accessories here
Meta VR systems are designed for users aged 13+, it's advised adults should monitor their children's VR screen time and that all safety warnings are followed. Check out more help & advice on the Safety Centre.
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