Meta Quest 2

Oculus Quest 2 VR headset with controller

Meta Quest 2 (previously known as Oculus Quest 2) is a wireless virtual reality (VR) headset created by Meta. Use this headset to engage in a variety of VR experiences from games, to movies, to trainings, and more.

Meta Quest 2 VR headset, controllers with batteries, charging cable and glasses spacer.
Meta Quest 2 with controllers, power adapter and charging cable, and glasses spacer

Studio X lends headsets for use within Studio X as well as headsets that may be checked out and taken outside of the library. Please review our reservation and usage policies below.

Reservation & Usage Policies

Making Reservations
  • Borrowers may check out headsets for use within Studio X for up to four hours and headsets for external use for up to three days if available.
  • Hourly equipment must remain in Studio X.
  • Last call for equipment is 30 minutes prior to Studio X’s closing.
  • Reservations that are not picked up on time (~two hours) will be made available to other patrons.
  • Requests for more than two items of the same kind require approval from a Studio X staff member.
  • No more than three items may be checked out to one person at the same time.
  • Patrons are limited to booking equipment up to nine days a month.
  • Equipment may be booked up to 21 days in advance.
  • Equipment is available to currently enrolled UR students, faculty, and staff. Priority is given to borrowers using the equipment for course purposes.
  • Studio X does not provide disposable accessories such as batteries.
  • Renewing Reservations:
    • Renewals are not automatic. You must check with Studio X staff to extend reservations.
    • External headsets may be renewed for up to an additional three days (if available).
    • Internal headsets may be renewed for up to another four hours or until closing time (if available).
  • Picking Up Equipment:
    • A valid UR ID is required to check out equipment and must be presented at time of checkout.
    • Equipment must be picked up by the individual who made the reservation.
  • Returning Equipment:
    • Equipment must be returned directly to Studio X.
    • Please do not attempt to sanitize equipment. Borrowers may inadvertently damage the equipment. Studio X staff will sanitize the equipment following this process before its next use.
Late Fees & Fines
  • External Lending
    • $25.00/day for seven days 
    • After seven days, the equipment is considered to be lost, and the replacement cost (item cost) is charged to the borrower’s account. Upon return, the replacement cost will be waived.
  • Internal Lending
    • $5.00/per hour until $25.00
    • After one day, the equipment is considered to be lost, and the replacement cost (item cost) is charged to the borrower’s account. Upon return, the replacement cost will be waived.
  • Fines and fees may be paid at the Carlson Q&i Desk using a credit card. Cash and checks are not accepted. Unpaid bills will be reported to the Bursar or other appropriate authority.
  • When fines accrue to $100, patrons will be unable to reserve equipment until the fines are resolved.
Loss & Damages
  • If the equipment is lost, damaged, or stolen, the borrower is required to pay its replacement cost.
  • All pieces of the equipment must be returned and in the same condition as in which they were lent. Please check the equipment tag for full list.
Health & Safety
  • Prior to each reservation, Studio X sanitizes its equipment using a combination of UVC light technology, nanotechnology spray, and alcohol-based sanitizers. Read more about this process here.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of a cold, like a sore throat, coughing, or sinus issues, please do not use the equipment.
  • Wash your hands or use an alcohol-based disinfectant. Let your hands dry completely before using the equipment.
  • VR blocks the entire view of your real location.
    • Seated and stationary play is also an option, and the user should not be required to move beyond reaching with arms or leaning from the torso.
    • Oculus recommends the user have a 9ft x 9ft space with at least a 6.5 feet x 6.5 feet playable area free of obstructions.
  • VR may cause motion sickness.
  • VR may also trigger anxieties.
  • Please also review the Oculus health and safety warnings.

Facebook collects a variety of data from its users. It uses this information for measurement, analytics, and other business services (including ads) and also shares this information with third party apps, developers, and other online content providers. This is some of the data they collect from Oculus users:

  • Physical features and measurements, including hand size during hand tracking
  • Voice, hand, body data
  • Interactions, browser history, app usage
  • Content you create such as your avatar, objects you sculpt, audio content
  • Environmental data such as the dimensions of your play area

You also give permission to appear in and with ads without compensation.
Please review the Oculus data policy in full.

Meta Quest 2 Technical Specifications
  • Product Dimensions: ​191.5 mm x 102 mm x 142.5 mm (strap folded in), 191.5 mm x102 mm x 295.5 mm (strap fully opened up)
  • Product Weight:​ 503g
  • Tracking: ​Supports 6 degrees of freedom head and hand tracking through integrated Oculus Insight technology.
  • Storage:​ 256GB
  • Display Panel:​ Fast-switch LCD
  • Display Resolution: ​1832×1920 per eye
  • Display Refresh: ​72Hz at launch; 90Hz support to come
  • SoC:​ Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform
  • Audio: ​Integrated speakers and microphone; also compatible with 3.5mm headphones.
  • RAM: ​6GB
  • Battery Life:​ You can expect between 2-3 hours based on the kind of content you’re using on Quest 2; closer to 2 hours if you’re playing games and closer to 3 hours if you’re watching media. At any point, you can check the battery status of your headset in the Oculus App settings or in VR via Oculus Home.
  • Charge Time: ​With the provided USB-C power adapter, Quest 2 will charge to a full battery in about 2.5 hours.
  • IPD: ​Adjustable IPD with three settings for 58, 63 and 68mm.
  • Playspace:​ Stationary or Roomscale supported. Roomscale requires a minimum of 6.5feet x 6.5 feet of obstruction-free floor space.


  • Dimensions: ​9 x 12cm (per controller, includes tracking ring)
  • Weight:​ 126g (per controller, no battery installed)
  • Requires 2AA batteries (included in the box; 1 for each controller)

Documentation & Tutorials

VR Experience List

person in a virtual reality headset with an artsy backdrop

Are you new to VR and don’t know where to start or just looking for some new experiences to try? Studio X has you covered! Check out our reviews of some popular VR experiences.

To pique your interest, here’s a list of our top 5 favorites! The experiences listed below are a mix of different genres of VR, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

First Person Shooter/Action: SUPERHOT

SUPERHOT VR on Oculus Quest | Terminals

If you’re looking for an action game that runs at your own pace, SUPERHOT can give you the experience you’re looking for! The best way to describe this game would be “strategy but make it chaotic.” Time moves when you move, no health bar, no ammunition drops. You get the resources you get, and one hit against you puts you back to the beginning of the level. Each stage puts you in a new situation in which you must eliminate the bad guys (red, glassy, people-like figures). The materials around you could range from nothing but your fists to bottles to guns that you’ve stolen off the enemy. The biggest component of SUPERHOT that makes it unique to other action games is that time only moves when you move. Whether it’s a simple flick of your wrist or you dodging a bullet, you control how your enemies and the environment around you moves. This may seem like an advantage at first, but it forces you to calculate your every move, making it an amazing strategy game.

Horror: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted

Fnaf Vr Help Wanted Nightmare Foxy -

You don’t need to be a fan of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise to enjoy this spooky game filled with all kinds of creepy scenery and jump scares!  This game can serve as the perfect introduction to the FNaF lore, as it not only contains all of the original games newly formatted for VR but also contains a series of original minigames created just for this experience. For those unfamiliar with the world of FNaF, the games have you play as a night guard at a Freddy’s pizzeria. Your shift runs from midnight to 6am, but there are killer animatronics coming after you! The scary part of this game is that you have a stationary position and cannot run. The only way for you to defend yourself is through looking at the security cameras to track the locations of the animatronics, your flashlight that’s attached to the cameras in each room, and the heavy-duty security doors that close off your office. But it’s not as simple as that, as you have limited battery power, and if you run out too early, its game over! This game is perfect for people who love horror, who love getting jump scared, or love the FNaF games.

Narrative: Traveling While Black

Traveling While Black: Official Teaser Trailer - YouTube

Traveling While Black is a 20 minute, immersive, cinematic VR experience that requires no action from the viewer. It immerses the viewer in the history of restriction of movement for Black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our community. VR has often been described as an “empathy machine,” and this documentary is an eye-opening example of this terminology. This experience isn’t pleasant nor is it meant to be, but it is incredibly informative and thought-provoking. This experience is perfect for those interested in learning a little bit of history or for those who don’t want an interactive VR experience.

Rhythm: Beat Saber

Beat Saber' OST 4 Music Pack Releases for Free Today, Track List Here –  Road to VR

If you are looking for a game to help improve your hand-eye coordination or just love to dance to funky songs, beat saber is the perfect game for you! This game has a large focus on rhythm and allows an immersive experience that will leave you feeling like a music slicing ninja. The goal in each level is to slash the beats (represented by colored cubes depending on the level) as they rush towards you with the correct colored saber (either in your left or right hand). Your goal is to slice all the beats to the rhythm of the music while avoiding obstacles such as walls and bombs. The more accurate you are, the more points you will get! You can play a single player mode or can connect with friends who have the same oculus device. If you don’t have any friends to play with, you can connect with anonymous beat saber players for a fun multiplayer challenge!

Simulation: Job Simulator

Job Simulator Oculus Quest Review - Rapid Reviews UK

Can’t get enough of work and want to do more in a quirky VR world? Then Job Simulator is the game for you! Set in a world in which humans no longer do jobs for themselves, you get to learn what it was like to “have a job.” When immersing yourself into this game, you will get to simulate a variety of different jobs including but not limited to: gourmet chef, office worker, and convenience store clerk. According to the Oculus Store, some key jobbing features include: Throwing a stapler at your boss! Learning to ‘job’ in four not-so historically accurate representations of work-life before society was automated by robots! Using your hands to stack, manipulate, throw, and smash physics objects in an inexplicably satisfying way! Aggressively chugging coffee and eating questionable food from the trash! Gaining valuable life experience by firing new employees, serving slushy treats, brewing English tea, and ripping apart car engines! Working the never-ending night shift with Infinite Overtime mode! This game serves as a fun introduction to the VR gaming world for those who want a light-hearted, fun experience.


These games represent some of the many different categories of VR games that exist. If you didn’t see anything you like in this list or want to find some more cool experiences to try, go check out our VR Experiences Catalogue! This list will be ever-expanding as we try out many more new experiences, and as more are created. Some of these experiences will be available for you to try at Studio X, whether you want to check out a headset for a couple of days or want to come into the space for a couple of hours.

Ayiana Crabtree
Ayiana Crabtree

Karp Library Fellow, XR Research