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Meta releases Quest 3 VR headset

by on02 June 2023

$499.99 headset arrives in Autumn 

Meta has officially announced its Quest 3 VR headset in a post on Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram.

The $499.99 headset will be in the shops in autumn as a clear rival for Apple’s obscenely overpriced and out-of-date VR specs.

The post confirms that its design is 40 per cent lighter than the Quest 2, with a new next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside.

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has been playing with The Quest 3 and mentioned the lighter and more comfortable design that adds new sensors and redesigned controllers.

The announced video clearly shows off the three new sensor areas across the front of the device. Gurman described that the pill-shaped zones hold four cameras split evenly between the left and right sides -- two of which are full-colour cameras and two standards -- and a single depth sensor in the middle that could improve the headset's AR performance.

All this will have to compare with Apple’s $3000 headset which requires the user to carry a battery pack because its designers could not fit it in. There are those in the Apple spaceship who are wishing that Apple not release this device as they do not believe it is something that Steve Jobs would want to see in the shops.


Last modified on 02 June 2023
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