Slightly below a month in the past, Fb quickly paused gross sales of its Oculus Quest 2 headset following complaints of facial pores and skin irritation from an admittedly small variety of customers.
In an effort to make up for any inconvenience, the social media large introduced it might not solely embrace silicone face covers for all new models by default, however that it might additionally present covers for current house owners, too.
Along with this key high quality enchancment, Fb additionally introduced a doubling of storage of the entry-level Oculus Quest 2 at no further value, bringing the unit's obtainable area up from 64GB to 128GB.
Oculus Quest 2 is formally again on sale at Amazon AU, with the web retail large providing the brand new 128GB entry-level mannequin for simply AU$479, which is identical value the now defunct 64GB mannequin went for simply earlier than it was recalled.
Evaluation: is Oculus Quest 2 now protected to make use of?
Fb first addressed the Oculus Quest 2 pores and skin irritation situation again in December 2020, when it was solely affecting, as the corporate claimed, round 0.01% of customers. Nonetheless, customers continued to expertise pores and skin irritation, forcing Amazon to delist the product from a few of its European websites in Might 2021.
Fb finally recalled the headset in July 2021, and outcomes of a proper investigation into the matter adopted shortly after.
"Our investigation determined that our manufacturing process is safe, meaning no unexpected nor hazardous contaminants were found in the Quest 2 foam interface or manufacturing process," mentioned Andrew Bosworth, Head of Fb Actuality Labs in an open letter to the Oculus community.
So whereas Fb is satisfied the Oculus Quest 2 is protected to make use of, it'll nonetheless embrace silicone face covers for all new models globally as an extra degree of precaution.
Fortunately, current house owners are additionally coated, and will request a free silicone cover that matches over the headset's foam facial interface by merely logging into the Oculus My Device web page with their Fb or Oculus ID and deciding on the choice to "Request silicone facial interface cover".