Oculus Quest 2 Tips & Tricks You NEED To Know

Oculus Quest 2 Tips & Tricks You NEED To Know
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Welcome to the Oasis; I’m Mike, and today, I’ll be sharing my top tips and tricks for the Oculus Quest 2. Since receiving it, I’ve been using the Quest 2 daily, making it my go-to VR headset due to its convenience in standalone mode and the freedom it provides for playing PCVR content wirelessly using Virtual Desktop. Throughout my time with the headset, I’ve gathered some insights that I believe are worth sharing. Many of these tips are applicable to the original Quest and other VR headsets on the market. Whether you’re new to VR, a veteran, or a VR content creator, I hope you find these tips useful. If you discover something new about the Quest 2, leave a like on this video—I’d greatly appreciate it. Now, let’s delve into the tips and tricks.

 

The first tip I want to share involves using the Quest 2 in the dark. While the Quest’s tracking is robust in various lighting conditions and even works with green screens, it doesn’t perform well in complete darkness. However, you can use an infrared illuminator, mostly invisible to the human eye but visible to the Quest’s tracking cameras. This is similar to how infrared is used in CCTV cameras for night vision. The infrared illuminator, which costs around 25 US dollars, comes with a power adapter. You can also use it with a separately sold battery pack.

The next tip concerns carry cases.



Now, although most of us sadly aren’t going anywhere right now, if you do want to go somewhere with your Quest, it’s best to use a protective case. The displays behind the lenses, in particular, can be damaged by direct sunlight. This might be useful if you can pick one up cheap or still have one from the original Quest. To make it fit inside the case, you just need to put the Quest 2 in upside down. The controller slots don’t fit the chunkier Quest 2 control rings that well, so I’d recommend using a lens protector just in case the controllers come loose while traveling. Sadly, the elite battery strap doesn’t fit in the original Quest cases; it’s a bit chunkier at the back.

Right now, both the official elite and elite battery straps have been removed from sale by Oculus due to quality control issues. Still, I haven’t experienced any of these problems with them myself. If you’ve experienced a broken elite strap, please let me know in the comments down below, and let’s hope Oculus fixes the problem and they’re back in stock before the holidays.

Quick tip

You can change the default home environment in the Quest 2 by going into settings and virtual environment. I personally really like the cyber city environment, but you have a few different options to choose from, including a pass-through environment so you can see the real world around you while you’re navigating the menus. This would be ideal if you have kids or pets that you want to keep an eye on while in VR.

The next tip might sound a little bit strange, but it’s about keeping hydrated. Sometimes you get so immersed in your favorite VR game (yeah, I’m looking at you, Population One) that you completely forget to drink anything for hours on end. To stay hydrated and on top form, you can use a water bottle like this one. It’s got a built-in straw in the cap so you can take a quick drink without taking the headset off and without making a complete mess. It kind of looks like a big adult sippy cup. It sounds stupid, but this has become an essential part of my VR setup. I’ve added a link to one in the description.

Feature

This feature really makes the Quest and Quest 2 stand out from the crowd, as very few VR headsets available on the market have hand tracking built-in.To enable this, go to Settings, Device, Hands and Controllers, and enable Hand Tracking. Also, enable Auto Switch Between Hands and Controllers.

The next tip is about audio. Now, for the most part, the audio built into the Quest 2 is absolutely fine. But if you want the best audio experience,.

 

IPD

The next tip is about IPD. Now, IPD is your interpupillary distance, which is essentially the distance between your eyes. Adjusting the headset to match your IPD as close as possible will provide the most comfortable VR experience and will also prevent any eye strain in the future. I imagine headsets with eye tracking could auto-calibrate themselves to adjust to the wearer, but sadly, we’re not there just yet. For now, we have to roughly know our own IPD spacing to make the correct adjustments ourselves. You can find out your own IPD through your opticians, or you can simply measure it yourself.

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