You might think I'm crazy, but it seems like VR gaming is making a comeback. With the recent launch of the Meta Quest 3, I'm experiencing a renewed enthusiasm for diving back into virtual reality. If you're interested in giving VR gaming a try, this Costco deal offering the Meta Quest 3 bundle for just $600 might be the best option for you.
The 128GB headset is priced at $500, while the carrying case and elite strap are sold separately for $70 each. Asgards Wrath 2 has a cost of $60. When you factor in the $25 gift card, you're getting a good collection of items for an additional $100, and overall, you're saving $125 in total. This Quest 3 bundle might be the best one I've seen since its launch.
The Quest 3 is an outstanding headset that enhances nearly everything I appreciate about the Quest 2, while maintaining the familiar design and user-friendly experience I've become accustomed to. It boasts twice the power of the Quest 2, features pancake lenses that result in a sleeker profile, and the passthrough camera provides an impressive visual experience.
Moreover, if you're transitioning from a Quest 2 to a Quest 3, all your games and applications are compatible, and certain games such as Pistol Whip or Into The Radius exhibit improved visuals and performance on the new hardware.
The most significant advantage of the Quest 3 is that it is entirely wireless and requires minimal setup. There is no need to install base stations for controller tracking, and it can run games directly on the headset, allowing you to play VR games anywhere with enough space to move your arms around.
It also supports Quest Air Link, enabling wireless tethering of the headset to a gaming PC. If you have a majority of your VR games on Steam, you can stream those games from the PC to the Quest headset with minimal loss of quality and latency.
Nevertheless, if your home wireless network isn't reliable, it might be worth considering purchasing a Quest Link cable to connect the headset directly to your gaming PC. The official link cable, along with other Quest accessories, is considerably expensive at $80, and you could opt for a third-party cable that costs a fraction of the price and still works effectively.
There is a pricier option for the Quest 3 with significantly more storage (512GB for $650), but VR games and apps typically require less space than you might think, with a few exceptions. Personally, I prefer using Air Link and having my PC handle the load and game storage, so the 128GB version can go a long way.
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If the Quest 3 is beyond your budget, the Quest 2 remains a viable choice for VR beginners, priced at $300. Despite being on the market for nearly four years, I would still recommend it to those new to VR who prefer not to spend a significant amount of money. And truthfully, it is still a reliable VR headset.
Nonetheless, if you desire improved resolution, more power, or the opportunity to explore mixed reality gaming, investing in this Quest 3 bundle is worthwhile and considerably more affordable compared to the Meta Quest Pro and whatever Apple is currently developing in the VR space.£479.99View DealSee all pricesWe check over 250 million products every day for the best prices