First look

Meta Quest Pro —in pictures

We just got Meta’s $1,500 “pro” VR/AR headset in for testing. Let’s see what the hardware is like.

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Unlike the $400 Quest 2, the $1,500 Quest Pro is Meta’s first virtual reality headset designed with productivity and mixed reality applications in mind.

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Meta made the Quest Pro both thinner than the Quest 2 and more comfortable to wear by using “pancake optics” to reduce its size and changing where the battery is on the headset.

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New forehead and back cushions also do a lot to make the Quest Pro feel better to wear.

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But the experience was bound to feel different anyway. Meta included color passthrough cameras for the first time on the Quest Pro and added updated 1,800 x 1,920 displays for each eye.

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And that’s not even considering the Quest Pro’s new controllers. Now they’re little computers of their own, with Snapdragon chips and built-in tracking cameras.

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The whole Quest Pro system also ditches cables for a convenient wireless charging dock.

Is the Quest Pro worth $1,500?

It makes a great first impression, but stay tuned for Inverse’s full review to see if the Quest Pro is the future of work Meta claims it is.

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