Hardware news Oculus Quest 2: Facebook stops selling the virtual reality headset
Oculus Quest 2 by Facebook was launched on October 13, 2020 and has been widely praised for its ease of use and lack of connectivity. Today Facebook had two things to announce. On the one hand, the cessation of sales and the introduction of a new model.
In one new blog post, Facebook announces that Oculus Quest 2 sales suspended until August 24th due to skin irritation caused by the foam that makes up the face shield. The concern has been known since its inception and appears to affect a very small number of users, but the company does not want to take any chances and adds new silicone protection “Medical Grade” on the foam. Helmet owners can apply Get the new protection for free, but will in fact be integrated into the models sold from the end of August.
Irritation reports were taken very seriously and a thorough investigation was quickly carried out as early as December, including the advice of renowned dermatologists and toxicologists. The investigation found that the manufacturing process is safe, meaning no unexpected or dangerous contaminants were found in the Quest 2 foam interface or in the manufacturing process. While the number of reports remains low and most of the reported cases have resolved themselves, the sale of Quest 2 will be temporarily suspended until the new silicone protectors are included in all packaging.
The date of August 24th not chosen at randomsince at this point a model with 128 GB of memory will gradually replace the one with 64 GB. There is no change on the price side as there is remains fixed at 349 dollars. It is also that Start date Lone Echo II, a new virtual reality title from the Ready At Dawn Studio.
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