Oculus Quest – VR done right

Using the Oculus Quest

The main selling point of the Oculus Quest is that it is a fully featured 6DOF wireless headset. Using the sensors and some computing wizardry the Quest keeps tabs on you and your hands. Oculus even have added some (beta) hand-tracking where it even sees how you move your fingers.

Next Prev
Next Prev

(Apologies for having it in Swedish in the screenshots above but it seemed not to want to switch to English.)

To use the Oculus Quest you pair your headset to an IOS och Android app. This app allows you to buy stuff and also set up your various Oculus headsets.  In addition to being able to buy stuff you also can change some settings on the headsets including when it should go to sleep as well as open it up to apps from outside of the Oculus store. The latter feature is needed if you want to install the version of Virtual Desktop that allows you to play games via Steam.

A very cool feature is also the ability to stream what is shown in the headset to either the phone/tablet or to a chromecast-supporting device. This means that other people can watch what you are doing.


Oculus Quest needs you to set up a area where you will move around in. The edges of this area when will appear as walls when you get near in the CR-environment, making sure you won’t run into things. It’s called a Guardian.

While the Oculus Quest prefers a area of minimum 2×2 meters it is possible both to set it to be playable sitting (I guess not all games support that) and in smaller areas. In fact, the area I was using was consistently slightly smaller.

Every time you put on the headset in a new area you are asked to set up an area to play in. The headset shows you a black/white view of the surroundings and with one of the controllers you  “paint” the area you want to play in. The headset will remember if you already played in a specific place and add the boundaries automatic.

The enviroment

You select what to play or watch in the cozy “home”-enviroment that Oculuis Quest offers.

There are a few themes that you can select and you can walk around a bit in it. Mostly though there is nothing you interact with except the menu. The menu allows you to browse your library, access network devices (like a NAS), browse the web and of course buy stuff.

It is pretty cool to browse the store and watch demo-movies of the games on what feels like a big screen.

Check Also

Undervolting the RTX 3080 and the RTX3090

What if you could find a way to lower both the temperature and the power consumption of your new GPU while still getting almost the same performance? Well, there is. It is called undervolting. Since the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 came out there has been a lot of talk about undervolting them to get better thermals while still getting kick-ass performance and of course I decided I wanted to try it out myself. In the following pages you can both read on how to do it yourself but also get an idea how it will affect both the performance but also the thermals (and noise level).

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24GB

At the same time Nvidia released the excellent RTX 3080 they also released the RTX 3090, a successor to both the RTX 2080 Ti and the Titan RTX. While the RTX 3080 comes with 16 GB VRAM, Nvidia has put a whopping 24 GB VRAM on the RTX 3090. In addition the RTX 3090 comes with 10496 CUDA cores (up from 8704 for the RTX 3080), 82 Streaming Multiprocessors, a wider memory interface and almost 1 TB/s in memory bandwith. Today I am looking at the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24 GB. As the name implies it comes with a (minor) overclock. How much faster is it than the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC? Is it worth the extra money? Read on to to get the answers on these and many other questions.

Leave a Reply