Keep in mind your limited warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear or physical damages. To avoid damaging your lenses and display, keep your headset away from direct sunlight.
Keep in mind, both of these cases prioritize portability, which means that it was designed to hold everything that came with your headset, and nothing that didn't. The Quest2 case can carry your Oculus Quest2 headset, along with an Elite Strap or Elite Strap With Battery, two Touch controllers, charging cable and power adapter.
The case can help provide protection for your headset, touch controllers, charging cable, adapter, and extra batteries, while keeping everything together in a single convenient package. The included lanyards are used to secure the Oculus Quest2 or Quest controllers to your wrists during use.
On the inside edge of your controller, below the open battery compartment, you'll see a circular cutout. Slide the plastic end of your lanyard into the small hole in the center of the circular cutout.
When the lanyard is seated correctly, the plastic piece sits entirely inside the hole. If it's seated correctly, it won't obstruct the battery door cover you removed in step one.
Slide the battery door cover back into place until it clicks and sits flush against the controller. Before using, pull down on your lanyard to ensure it's securely connected to the controller and doesn't unseat the battery cover.
To start, you'll want to gently adjust the lenses by shifting them left, then right until they click into the position that allows you to see what's on the screen most clearly. Keep in mind, you'll need to remove the headset from your head to re-adjust the side straps with the sliders.
Place the headset on your head, then remove it and make any additional adjustments to the side straps as needed. You can adjust the top strap by pulling apart the Velcro and re-attaching it so that your Quest 2 rests lightly on your face and the picture is clear.
Slide the back loop of the head strap over one of the detached firm arms. Move the head strap back to its original position so that it's centered between the side straps.
Slide the Velcro part of the strap through the plastic loop at the top of the headset. Follow the fit steps listed above to adjust your headset until it's resting lightly on your face, and the picture is clear.
Cosmetic wear and tear and physical damages are not covered under warranty. Use a dry optical lens micro-fiber cloth to clean your headset lenses.
Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts I received it earlier this month, along with news that this would be Oculus's cheapest “all-in-one” VR system yet: starting at $299 and shipping on October 13.
Attachment of a social media account and its massive Web of personally identifying data (as accumulated by everything from service log-ins to average Web-browsing cookies) to computing hardware (VR headsets, phones, computers, TVs, etc) is quite frankly an irresponsible move on Facebook's part. But let's say you already bought into Oculus hardware or software in the past, or you've made your peace with the company's Facebookening.
Or maybe in spite of all the bad news, you'd make a deal with the Mephi-zuck-eles for a higher-performing, “all-in-one” Oculus Quest that's now powered by a Snapdragon 865-equivalent SoC with more RAM, more pixels, and a higher refresh rate. If that's where you land, you'll eventually find a different bummer about Oculus Quest2 : how desperate Facebook is to get the price down to that magical $299 number.
It seemed like every single day that I tested this device in the pre-release period, I discovered some new corner-cutting issue that wasn't worth the savings. Those piled up to the point where Facebook will need to launch a Quest 2 +” revision before I'm ready to recommend this headset.
New box, with a much different, less sleek aesthetic compared to prior Oculus releases. Yes, my original Oculus Touch 1 controllers have lived a long and full life.
Oculus Quest2 should look familiar, as its design language and general form factor are nearly identical to the original VR system that launched in March 2019 starting at $399. Both versions have four outward-facing cameras to track your nearby environs, so toucan put the headset on anywhere and expect a convincing “transportation” effect inside VR.
This “inside-out” tracking model can be found in most Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and it differs from systems like HTC Five and Valve Index, which won't work without infrared-spewing “tracking boxes” installed in your preferred playing space. Advertisement Unlike most other VR headsets, the Quest line does not require connections to a PC or console.
Strap it onto your face, map out a “playing space” inside your home using your hands, and Quest2's internal hardware will do all the 3D rendering. Quest2's pair of hand-tracked controllers include the same array of buttons, triggers, and joysticks as the first version, along with the same “halo” construction to hold their infrared sensors.
Facebook's reps mentioned that the controllers were redesigned with an emphasis on increased battery life and comfort, which I found curious. This is when Facebook reps claimed that Quest2's controllers have fewer infrared sensor points: “We're able to find computer vision algorithms tuned to achieve the same tracking in fewer LEDs, thus less power,” a Facebook representative told Ars Technica.
I went back to compare tricky “expert” Beat Saber levels on both Quest 1 and Quest2, and sure enough, the older controller is noticeably more accurate. It's hard to perfectly measure VR controller detection without access to verbose data logs (which I've used to diagnose issues with Steamer in the past).
But I can safely say that after an hour going back and forth between Quest 1 and 2, the number of lost swipes on the newer hardware was higher. ET : Since this article went live, we've seen infrared camera footage from Tested confirming an identical number of LED bulbs in both generations of Quest controllers, which puts Facebook's original statement into question.
The FB rep may have been describing a downgrade in frequency or power for those LED bulbs in Quest2 controllers.] Having a wider pad on top of the controller to rest my thumb doesn't alleviate the issue.
It feels clumsy and obnoxious every single time, and its shape does a bad job of properly distributing the headset's weight. The debate goes well beyond the worry of moderate harm to a device, as some people have fears of “overloading” a smartphone battery.
That worry seems relatively justified since it was only a few years ago that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7s were bursting into flame due to battery issues. But as we've explained before, unless a device has some serious manufacturing defects like that phone did, the fire-in-your-pocket (or on the nightstand) aspect is unlikely.
We present to you the myths and truths of iPhone or Android phone charging, in particular when plugging in overnight. The one thing all the experts agree upon is that smartphones are smart enough that they do not let an overload happen.
Extra protection chips inside make sure that can 't happen in a tablet or smartphone or even a laptop. Once the internal Lithium-ion battery hits 100 percent of its capacity, charging stops.
If you leave the smartphone plugged in overnight, it's going to use a bit of energy constantly trickling new juice to the battery every time it falls to 99 percent. Plug the phone in (or place on the wireless charger) when you go to sleep; if you wake up sometime in the night, unplug it/move it to prevent constant trickle-charging.
If you are afraid of fire, some in the UK recommend leaving the charging device on a dish or saucer while plugged in, or putting it on something metal that is more likely to dissipate heat, like a heat sink does on the chips inside a PC. That's not much of an option if you use a wireless charging pad, so don't sweat it. The cord and connectors may not be up to the specifications needed for the phone or tablet.
With cold, repeatedly charging a smartphone in sub-freezing temps can create a permanent “plating of metallic Lithium” on the battery anode, according to BatteryUniversity. Toucan 't fix that problem; doing it too much is only going kill the battery faster.
The battery is not alone in hating heat: all the internals of any smartphone dislike warmth. Leave your black iPhone sitting in the sun as you laze by the pool someday, and don't be surprised when it throws a warning at you that it needs to cool off.
Then give it a reset (holding down the Home and sleep/wake button simultaneously) for good measure. Pull the plug at 80 to 90, as going to full 100 percent when using a high-voltage charger can put some strain on the battery.
Keep the phone battery charge between 30 and 80 percent to increase its lifespan. Fast charging like we've seen in Android phones for a while finally arrived with the iPhone 8 and X.
Apple claims the 8 and up can increase 50 percent in only 30 minutes with the right chargers. That requires a USB-C power adapter, which in turn means owning a special USB-C-to-Lightning cable, neither of which are included with an iPhone; or using a higher voltage charger like the one from an iPad or even a MacBook.
Developing a “memory” was a problem with older nickel-cadmium (NICAP) batteries. Apple claims that “Apple Lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80 percent of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles” but also admits that the amount differs from product to product.
Apple iPhone batteries also support “fast charging” so they'll get to 80 percent pretty quickly. After 80, you'll see the capacity increase slowly, some of which is to prevent heat buildup, and that extends battery life.
After an uproar, Apple offered battery replacements for these phones for $29, down from the usual $79 fee, through the end of 2018. Those that do are from years ago, including models from LG (V20, V10, and G5), the Motor G5, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from 2014.
Well, most Lithium-ion batteries perform effectively for around two to three years, and that's when the manufacturers would really like you to upgrade to a new phone. Or maybe it's because the average smartphone user in the US keeps a phone for around 22.7 months, according to Kan tar WorldPanel, so they can always have the newest, coolest gadget on hand.
The takeaway here : if you plan to swap phones every year or two, charge the stupid thing any way you want, as often as you want, and don't worry about the diminished capacity.