Does Zuck Really Think We’ll Pay More For the Meta Quest 2?

A photo of the Quest 2 headset

The Quest 2 is going up in price. Do you still want one?
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Imagine buying something and then being told it’s worth more than what you paid for it. That’s how real estate works, right? At least, that’s how my millennial brain has interpreted it until now. Maybe I shouldn’t have spent all my money on avocado toast! Anyway, price increases are not something we normally expect from gadgets. Price reductions are part of the course, but increasing the price of a device seems to do more to deter sales than to attract them. This week on gadgetswe wonder why Meta is raise the price of his Quest 2 virtual reality headset with $100 for each tier. It is now $400 for the 128 GB version and $500 for the 256 GB version.

We discuss why this feels like a regressive strategy that could hurt virtual reality rather than help Meta’s profits, even if the headset helped shape the VR revolution. The benefits they offer to sell these things at a higher price don’t seem worth it either. Meta, you’ll have to try harder than a free copy of Beat Saber.

Then we’ll walk you through Logitech’s cool new Aurora collection of gaming peripherals. They include two new keyboards, the wired G713 keyboard and the wireless G715. Both are Tenkeyless mechanical keyboards with glowing RGB and interchangeable faceplates and keycaps. We also show you the G705 wireless mouse, the G735 wireless headset and the matching heart-shaped case that contains both accessories. It’s all so cute! But it’s also all so very accommodating, even if these Logitech devices have gaming DNA pulsating everywhere. They aren’t cheap either; Logitech’s wireless keyboard costs as much as other professional gaming peripherals, and buying the whole set would cost you hundreds of dollars. We are still testing the devices and will provide a full review in the coming weeks.

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