Oculus Quest Setup, Unboxing & Tips

Welcome to the Oasis, my names Mike and today
we’re going to be setting up the brand new Oculus Quest. In this video, I’ll also be showing you what
comes inside this sleek little box, how to get the headset up and running, a few tips
and tricks I’ve learnt and I’ll be giving you some more of my hands on impressions at
the end of the video if you’re interested to know more about what I think of this headset. I’m going to be covering the Quest in more
detail in the coming weeks with more games, guides and accessories so make sure you’re
subscribed to the channel so you don’t miss anything. This headset was provided for free and early
by Oculus so I could share my impressions with you. If you’re interested in ordering a Quest yourself,
you can pre-order one now although they’re getting snapped up so get in there fast if
you want one by the end of May. I’ve put some links in the description down
below which are my personal amazon affiliate links, it just means if you order a headset
through the link it doesn’t cost you any more but helps support me and the channel. I’ve put timestamps to all the sections of
the video in the description down below as always. I hope you guys and girls enjoy this one and
without further ado, let’s dive in… So here have the retail box for the Oculus
Quest, it’s much more compact than I was expecting and the packaging looks slick and makes this
feel like a premium product. The Oculus Quest marks Oculus’s first step
into the standalone VR market with a product that can deliver a true six degrees of freedom
VR experience without the need for a PC or phone to power it. The back of the box features artwork of some
of the most anticipated Oculus Quest titles which will be available on launch such as
Vader Immortal, Sports Scramble and Dance Central. On the top of the box it tells you the storage
capacity of the headset, here I have the 64GB model which is $399, this is plenty of space
for the average gamer. I would suggest the 128GB which costs $499
would be best suited for the hardcore gamer and those that want to store a lot of movies
on the headset along with their games. So lets lift the lid off and see what’s inside. First up you get this little box full of goodies
such as a USB C power adapter, you will get one based on your region but this shipped
to me from the US. You get a spacer to use if you wear glasses
in VR, this moves the lenses slightly further from your eyes to accommodate glasses. You get a long 10 ft USB C to USB C cable
which would suggest it’s long enough to play and charge the headset at the same time if
you’re getting low on battery, although take extra care when doing this. You get the Quest headset itself and here
you can see the four front facing cameras for the Oculus Insight tracking system. Next out of the box are the new Oculus touch
controllers with the new inverted tracking ring for the Oculus Insight tracking system
to work. These are the exact same controllers shipped
with the Rift S. You also get a pair of AA batteries to power
the controllers, they take a single AA each. And of course lets not forget a Quick Start
Guide and Warranty Manual. Now, lets move onto the setup. The first thing you want to do is download
and install the Oculus app on your iOS or Android device. This is only required for the initial setup,
everything else can be managed on the headset itself afterwards. Turn the headset on by pressing and holding
the power button for two seconds and then connect the supplied USB C cable and power
adapter so it’s charging during the setup. Goto the Oculus app and navigate to settings
and at the top you will see the option to pair a new headset. Here you can choose to pair any Oculus headset
in the range but of course in this video we’ll be pairing the Quest. Take a quick look inside the headset and you’ll
see a 5 digit code to input in your phone to instigate the pairing process. Once the headset is paired with your phone
you can now connect the Quest to your Wifi network, ideally you’ll want to connect it
to the same Wifi network as your phone. Once you’ve inserted the AA batteries in the
touch controllers they’re good to go as they come pre paired with the headset. Both the headset and controllers will likely
go through a quick firmware update before you can proceed any further. You’re then provided with a brief safety video
to ensure you clear your playspace and set up your guardian boundary. It also explains that apps on the store have
different ratings such as Comfortable, Moderate and Intense. For newcomers I’d recommend sticking with
comfortable experiences to prevent any discomfort, stay hydrated and take regular breaks. Now we can finally put the headset on where
we’re prompted to calibrate our IPD which is the distance between our eyes to ensure
everything looks clear and crisp in the headset. This is adjusted using the mechanical slider
at the bottom of the headset. Once that’s done we move onto the room setup
which is practically identical to procedure using the new Oculus Rift S. I struggled to
record the passthrough mode tracing my boundary on the Quest so I’ll show you the Rift S recording
instead so you get an idea of how it looks. You’ll only need to do this once and the headset
will remember the guardian layout for that room. If you move passed the boundaries of your
guardian system, it will automatically show you the passthrough mode so you can see the
real world around you. Once your room and boundary is setup you’re
then initiated into VR with the new Oculus First Steps experience where you learn to
use your touch controllers and your virtual hands for the first time. Interestingly this version of First Steps
has more going on than the one on Rift S. In this version you get a cool remote control
blimp, a punch bag and a couple of short experiences. The first is a simple shooter but the second
really took me by surprise. This adorable robot takes your hand and together
you dance to the music, it was really an incredible moment that felt like something out of a Disney
movie. Simply amazing. Once the introduction is over you’ll be transported
to the new Quest home environment, which is this awesome looking room with a glass roof
panels so you can see the stars overhead. You can also walk around this environment
within the confines of your own playspace. Although the Quest doesn’t come preloaded
with any free games. You will get access to five free demos to
try for free such as Beat Saber, Creed, Journey Of The Gods, Space Pirate Trainer and Sports
Scramble. Using the menu in the home environment you
can explore the app store, buy and install games, connect with friends, livestream or
record gameplay and even watch some of your favourite YouTube content. So that’s the setup all done which is really
simple. Now let’s move onto some tips. The first tip is about audio. The Quests built in audio is ok but for the
best experience especially in games like Beat Saber and Journey Of The Gods you’ll want
to use some headphones. Thankfully, headphones fit over the Quests
flexible headstrap without any issues and it’s a really comfortable experience. To make things even more comfortable, I would
suggest ordering short right angle 3.5mm audio cable. This will prevent any long headphone cables
getting in the way of your experience. I’d also recommend using a small velcro stap
or something similar to keep the cable tucked out of the way. Oculus do have their own audio accessory in
the works which is rumoured to use both headphone jacks but we haven’t see any details of this
just yet. The second tip is about casting and recording
content. If you want to share your VR experience with
friends and family you can cast your VR gameplay to a mobile phone running the Oculus app or
a TV using a chromecast or nvidia shield. When I tested this on my iphone it worked
great. There is some latency in the stream even with
both devices connected to a fast 5Ghz wifi connection however this doesn’t effect the
player in VR. Also, when casting to a mobile it doesn’t
provide any audio so if you’re planning a Beat Saber party just crank up the built in
Quest audio and everyone should be able to hear the song. There isn’t any official casting solution
to PC yet although I expect this will happen with some third party applications in the
near future. Recording content is really simple, just press
sharing in the menu in Oculus Home and then press record. During casting and recording you’ll see a
small red icon in the headset. If your guardian pops up during recording,
there’s no need to worry as it’s not shown in the recorded clip which is nice. Recorded content can be exported to a PC by
connecting the headset to your computer. The video files are stored within a folder
called videoshots which is located within the Oculus directory. The recorded video clips do include game audio
but not mic audio. It’s also worth noting the game audio is slightly
out of sync but you can fix this easily in post using video editing software. Next quick tip is about storage. Even with 14 games and applications installed
I had around 37GB of storage left. So this should give you an idea of which size
headset is best for you. To reiterate I’d recommend the 64GB for the
average user and 128gb for power uses and those who want to store and watch media on
their device. The next tip is about prescription lenses. In my Oculus Rift S video I explained the
Oculus Go prescription lenses from WidmoVR fit the lenses just fine, they do also fit
the Quest lenses when you remove the lens surround however with both Rift S and Go they
have a fixed IPD so the lenses are best suited for those setups. With Quest you’ll need some inserts made to
order specifically for your IPD for the best experience. These aren’t available through WidmoVR just
yet but will be coming soon. Personally I prefer these clip in lenses over
using glasses as it prevents the risk of scratching either the headset or the glasses themselves
and also using the included glasses spacer slightly reduces your field of view. My final bit of advice is please please be
careful taking the Quest outside. I’ve already seen videos of people using the
Quest outside and I really wouldn’t recommend it. The tracking system won’t cope particularly
well and the lenses when in direct sunlight could burn your displays which will cause
irreparable damage. You don’t want to destroy your headset as
soon as you get it so please be careful. So here’s some more impressions of the Quest
now I’ve had more time with the device. I’ve been a huge fan of VR for years and I’ve
tried practically every headset on the market but what Oculus have achieved with the Oculus
Quest is incredible, it’s just so easy to setup and use. You just put the headset on and within a few
seconds you’re in a VR experience and that’s great. Also not being tethered to a PC and being
able to move freely is very liberating. I really look forward to taking the Quest
with me over to friends and family houses to show them the magic of VR. I said this in my Rift S review and I’ll say
it again with the Quest in that the Oculus Insight tracking system is really impressive. Even with my green screen wall it seems to
still work just fine. It doesn’t have the same tracking volume as
Rift S but so far I’ve not experienced any tracking issues in any of the games I’ve tested. In terms of comfort the headset is very front
heavy but it’s still very comfortable to use for prolonged periods of time. The facial interface padding around the headset
is really soft and provides good support. The soft padding is glued to a plastic insert
which can be completely removed for cleaning but just like Rift S, I look forward to some
replacement kits coming from VR Cover in the future. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to test
the battery life to it’s limits for this video but I’ll be testing it further and report
my findings in another video coming soon. From what I’ve heard from other news outlets
it’ll last for around 2-3 hours of gameplay in between charges. The OLED displays are nice and clear and provide
vibrant colours and dark blacks so this is actually going to be a great headset for watching
movie content. If you like watching movies, I’d highly recommend
you try it in VR using Bigscreen which is a free launch application as you can be completely
immersed in a virtual cinema and watch a movie or TV show without being distracted by the
world around you or your phone. Also 3D movies look incredible in VR and definitely
something I suggest trying. I’m going to be covering more Quest content
in the coming weeks including, some games, some accessories, guides and much more so
make sure you stay tuned.


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