Compared to the original, the Oculus Quest 2 is smaller and lighter at 17.7 ounces and measures 4.0 by 7.5 by 5.6 inches (HWD), not counting the strap. The white headset’s sleek plastic chassis contrasts sharply with the black eye mask. Four position-tracking cameras are positioned along the front faceplate’s edge.
The USB-C connector and the 3.5mm headphone jack are located on the headset’s left side; an indication LED is located on the right side. The volume rocker and two pinhole microphones may be found on the headset’s underside. The eye mask may be removed so that you can adjust the lens position or insert the provided separator so that you can comfortably use the headset with glasses. Even if you use a divider, glasses might still feel odd if you wear huge frames.
There are several ways to fasten your headset, but the headset’s default strap isn’t as strong as it may be, especially when you move your head rapidly or forcefully. Quest 2 Elite Strap, a $49 attachment that gives a better fit with the back of your head being cupped by plastic, and a ratcheting mechanism that keeps the strap secured in place, may be purchased.
With the new Quest 2, Oculus has redesigned the two motion controllers that come with the headset. The two triggers still fit comfortably beneath your index and middle fingers, and the rounded handles with large rings on top for the headset’s cameras to monitor their location remain. You may rest your thumb there while you’re not actively utilizing the analog stick or two face buttons on the top of the handle’s circular control surface, which is more significant than previously.
The Oculus Quest 2 has a slew of fun, eye-catching applications, and games, including Beat Saber and Color Space, that are begging to be screenshotted and shared on social media. But how do you do it? After some research, I discovered that the Oculus Quest 2 has a secret controller shortcut for taking images and videos.
The Oculus Touch controllers are the simplest method to capture a screenshot, but how can you do it without a specific screenshot button? Taking a screenshot on a smartphone is as simple as pressing the correct keys on your keyboard. Hold down the Oculus button on the suitable controller while pressing the trigger on either of your controllers to snap a screenshot using your Oculus Touch controllers.
Using on-screen controls, take a screenshot or record a video on Quest 2
If you can’t capture screenshots using the Oculus Touch controllers, there is a method to activate the feature using on-screen controls from inside the virtual world – but it’s not as quick and straightforward as some may want.
The Oculus button on the suitable controller of the Oculus Quest 2 takes you to the Oculus menu, where you may snap a screenshot or record a video of a virtual game or experience.
Using the relevant buttons, you may return to the app, end the app, take a screenshot, record a video, or cast your view to a nearby Chromecast device. A few seconds later, you’ll be able to snap a screenshot or record a video from inside your app.
How can I see screenshots that have been saved?
Using either the Sharing tab or the Files app, you may see collected footage on your Oculus Quest 2. Oculus’ new toolbar has an icon with an arrow pointing to the right that lets you reach the Sharing menu, where you may see recently collected material. You may access newly collected material by clicking on the icons in this section.
The Files app is a better option if you’re looking for an older screenshot or video. To access all of your Quest 2 headset’s data, the Files app may be found on the Oculus home screen’s Apps menu. To access your media, launch the Files app and pick the media option from the left-hand menu. Finally, you’ll be able to see all of the images or movies saved on the headset.
As a bonus, if you have the Oculus software v32 or later installed, you may sync your captures with the Oculus app on your smartphone. It’s as simple as pressing the cloud icon in the top-right corner and then opening the Oculus software on your smartphone to start the sync process. Sharing screenshots from the Quest 2 has never been more superficial!