Facebook unveils $299 Oculus Quest 2 standalone VR headset, exits the PC-only VR headset business

Facebook’s next VR headset has higher-resolution displays, a faster processor, and more RAM… but it has a lower price tag than the original Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, and the new model also weighs less. The Oculus Quest 2 is up for pre-order for $299 and up starting today, and it’s set to ship October […]

Facebook discontinues the Oculus Go entry-level VR headset

Two years after launching the Oculus Go standalone virtual reality headset with a starting price under $200, Facebook is retiring the entry-level headset. Instead the company will focus on the higher-end Oculus Quest standalone headset, which sells for $399 and up and the Rift and Rift S VR headsets, which have starting prices of $299 […]

Lilbits 395: Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone, Origin’s new gaming laptops, and a new Oculus Quest VR headset

Lenovo’s been teasing its upcoming Legion gaming phone since late last year. Now the folks at xda-developers have obtained a few promotional videos for the upcoming phone, and they’ve posted a few pictures that give us an idea of what to expect… and it seems like we should expect a weird phone. Among other things, […]

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon XR2 chip for 5G-enabled “extended reality”

Qualcomm’s next-gen smartphone chips are designed to bring 5G wireless technology to premium and mid-range smartphones. But 5G isn’t just about phones — the new wireless networking technology is expected to power billions of devices in the coming years… and Qualcomm wants in on those markets as well. Case in point: the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 […]

Lilbits 367: Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Home Mini (while you wait for the Galaxy Home)

It’s been close to a year since Samsung first spoke publicly about the Galaxy Home smart speaker with support for the company’s Bixby voice assistant… but you still can’t actually buy one yet. But it looks like the company is also developing a second, smaller model. The folks at CNET spotted an FCC listing for […]

Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is also coming May 31 for $399

Facebook is launching two new VR headsets. As mentioned earlier today, the Oculus Rift S is an updated headset that plugs into your PC and which features a higher-resolution display, inside-out position tracking, and a more comfortable design. And the Oculus Quest is a new standalone headset that doesn’t require a computer at all. They’re both […]