You can now acquire the Oculus Quest 2 as soon as again following a nearly monthlong time out in sales to gear up the headsets with new silicone covers.
If youre a present Quest 2 owner, you can ask for a free silicone mask to cover the foam by following the steps described here.
Due to the reality that the foam part of the facial interface that delivered with the initial Quest 2 headsets triggered skin inflammation for some users, Facebook halted sales. On July 27th, business revealed it would stop offering the Quest 2 till August 24th and that it was participating in a joint voluntary recall with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over the problem. The CPSC stated that it got about 5,716 reports of events of skin inflammation and “around 45 reports of consumers that needed medical attention.”
In addition to the new silicon cover, the $299 base design Mission 2 likewise gets a bump in minimum storage from 64GB to 128GB. The $399 256GB model isnt presently in stock on the Oculus website, though Facebook notifies The Verge that it expects accessibility to start presenting next week.
Update August 24th, 12:15 PM ET: Added context from Facebook about the 256GB models accessibility.