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Oculus Quest... more like Facebook Quest
Reviewed in Canada on May 25, 2019
I recommended this headset for anyone that wanted to get into VR without hassle and for a great price. Oculus offers the best bang for your buck, 100%. A standalone 6 DOF headset for only a couple hundreds, way below any other headsets like the Valve Index (that also requires a quite powerful PC to use at it's full potential)
But now there is a gigantic BUT...
Do you want to use your Facebook login to even use your device, to then go to games like Facebook Horizons and get recorded 24/7 by Facebook so they can see whatever you do and say, whenever they want? No? You don't even have one? Well too bad! Starting in October, you'll have to use a Facebook account to even USE the headset. Already have an Oculus account? Well you're lucky since you can still use it.... until January 1st 2023. After that, you'll HAVE to merge it with a Facebook account. If not, you are risking losing all of your purchased content from the Oculus store.
This is what happens when there's no competition. Companies do whatever they want since customers don't have any other options. Facebook don't have competition in the standalone market, so they have total control on what they do, and customers have to accept having their personal data being stolen and sold to some 3rd parties.
No wonder it got removed from the store and you can only buy it from 3rd parties or used. I'll just get myself an HP Reverb G2, slightly more expensive, but totally worth it for PC VR. For anyone on a tight budget, just find an original Vive (the black one, not the Pro being super expensive or the Cosmos being trash) on Ebay, escape the Facebook monopoly and save your personal information.