This year’s Prime Day offers a new justification for buying an Oculus Quest 2

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Rather, it’s because Meta has finally announced that it will no longer require a Facebook account in order to use an Oculus Quest 2(opens in new tab) (now known as the Meta Quest 2). That’s right! Starting this August, you’ll no longer need a Facebook account in order to use a Quest 2. Ever since the Quest 2 launched, Meta required the use of an active Facebook account in order to play any games, apps, or even to just use the headset at all.

Nicholas Sutrich’s contributions were last updated about 15 hours ago. Amazon Prime Day is the ideal opportunity to finally enter the metaverse if you’ve been wanting to try virtual reality this year. Surprisingly, there are multiple reasons behind this, so keep an eye on our Oculus Quest 2 Prime Day liveblog for more information (opens in new tab).

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  • If you want to save the most amount of cash today, then this renewed option from Amazon is worth a look. Listed as ‘like new’ and with a battery charge capacity of at least 90% still, we think this is a solid buy for $50 less than a brand new unit. See all the Prime Day deals: USA(opens in new tab) | UK(opens in new tab) | Canada(opens in new tab) | India(opens in new tab) Prime Day is one of the best days of the year to get deals on just about anything you would typically order on Amazon. Even if the Quest 2 itself doesn’t go on sale, you’re almost guaranteed to pick up some of the best Quest 2 accessories(opens in new tab) at a deal.

  • While that made it easy to log in and set up if you were already a Facebook user, having a Facebook account tied to a VR headset proved to be a huge problem for many people. In numerous cases, people got banned from Facebook(opens in new tab) — whether that was for a legitimate reason or not — rendering the Quest 2 useless. This Amazon Prime Day deal is a tempting offer if you’re yet to pick up the popular VR headset. Instead of a direct discount, which is very rare on this item, Amazon will give you a free $25 gift card with a purchase of either the 128GB or 256GB versions. This offer expires on July 13.

Likewise, the controllers are fine enough on their own but feel even better with a great Quest 2 hand strap alternative(opens in new tab). Our favorites add a hand strap that’ll give you the ability to completely let go of the controller without it falling out of your hand. That’s important to make throwing in VR feel more natural, and to keep that controller from flying into a wall or TV if you forget to fasten the wrist straps tightly enough.

Since the Quest 2 is so affordable, picking up these accessories is important to get the full experience from the headset. The default strap, for instance, is fine enough on its own, but won’t feel comfortable during long play sessions. You’ll want to pick up a better Quest 2 head strap(opens in new tab) for that.

 

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