The Oculus Quest 2 is the latest standalone VR headset from the Facebook-owned Oculus.
For the uninitiated, the Quest 2 is an all-in-one VR headset that works on its own wirelessly, and also connects to a PC, with PC VR apps, using the Oculus Link cable. That means you can play room-scale virtual reality games without an expensive desktop PC - or a load of cables getting in the way - but still benefit from the power of that PC if you own one.
The good news? It’s £100 cheaper than its predecessor. Given the success of the original Quest (now discontinued), it's no surprise that it's selling fast. With its disruptive pricing, the Quest offers a powerful and versatile headset at a fraction of the cost of competitors, like the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite which punches in at £899, and the even more expensive Valve Index that costs £919.
The bad news? It's selling so well that it isn't often discounted, so genuine offers are few and far between.
Here's where you can buy the Quest 2 right now at the best price.
How much does the Oculus Quest 2 cost?
- 64GB - £299
- 256GB - £399
The Oculus Quest 2 starts at £299 for the 64GB model in the UK. This makes it £100 lower than the starting price of the original Quest.
Meanwhile the larger capacity 256GB model is a major upgrade from the 128GB maximum on the original Quest, which cost £499 – meaning you get more storage at a lower price. Nice.
Best Oculus Quest 2 discounts and deals
Right now the best saving on the Quest 2 isn't technically an Oculus offer, but it's still a neat way to save £20 on it.
Smartech has the 64GB model in stock for £299, but if you're a new customer you can sign up to the mailing list for an immediate £20 discount on your first order. If you haven't heard of Smartech, fear not - the new brand has ties to Selfridges in London, so it's a pretty safe bet.
If you've shopped at Smartech before, you can also save £15 on the same 64GB model from Argos's eBay store. Just enter the code PRICEFIVE at checkout to get a £15 discount - but this is only live today, 6 May.
We're hoping bigger deals are on the horizon though - Amazon has confirmed that Prime Day will take place in June this year, with exclusive discounts for Amazon Prime members. Even if you're not a member, rival retailers usually slash a few prices at the same time to compete. There's no guarantee that there'll be any better savings on the Quest 2 than the Smartech £20 deal, but there's at least a chance.
Where to buy the Oculus Quest 2
You can also buy the Quest 2 directly from Oculus or any of the retailers listed below:
- Game - Free standard delivery
- Argos on eBay - Click and Collect available
- Amazon - Free standard delivery
- Argos - Standard same-day delivery available for £3.95
- Currys PC World - Free standard delivery in 4-5 days
- John Lewis - Free standard delivery
- Very - Free Click and Collect or £3.99 for standard delivery
Is the Oculus Quest 2 better than the Quest?
The simple answer is yes, but see our review to find out why.
The Quest 2 is 10% lighter, more comfortable, and offers an improved display with over 50% more pixels than the original Quest. This translates to a bright, detailed experience with nearly 2K resolution per eye.
The refresh rate also gets a boost to 90Hz from 60Hz, along with controllers that last four times longer than the batteries on the original.
More importantly, Oculus has simplified the IPD (or Interpupillary Distance) adjustment. The IPD measures the distance between your pupils to calculate a 3D effect that’s believable. Users can now quickly choose the setting that works best out of three options.
Of course, if you’re looking at how to buy the Quest 2, you probably know most of this, but see our handy round-up of all Oculus Quest 2 deets and news and the best Quest accessories if you want to know even more.