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To Prevent Leaks, The Oculus Quest 2 Was Briefly An Iron

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To Prevent Leaks, The Oculus Quest 2 Was Briefly An Iron

There are quite a few ways that the world has had to adapt to COVID-19 . Working from home has meant that developers have had to find ways to transfer massive files of game code between them, and hardware developers have had to find creative ways to send people hardware in inconspicuous ways, including pretending a VR headset is an iron.

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That's right, to prevent leaks of early dev kits going out for the Oculus Quest 2, the team behind it at Facebook decided it was safer to create a fake clothing iron box to send it in, so no one would suspect that it was in fact a headset.

The new Quest 2 is a rework of the original Quest that came out in 2019 to great reviews as a more affordable VR product for anyone to purchase. This second rendition is hopefully an improvement in all areas to its older sibling.

Spotted by Road To VR, CEO of InsiteVR Angel Say posted a picture of the decoy box that the Oculus was sent in as an early development kit. The box is of course very sleek. It looks like it should be a piece of high-end tech, but it has two taps and an iron on the front instead of the headset. Rather than the name appearing as Oculus on the top of the box, it says Slucou Armiarm - not the catchiest of brand names, but a jumble of the words Oculus Miramar, the codename of the product.

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Angel Say remarks that although this is a clever way to prevent leaks happening while the tech was on its way to a destination, "the Quest 2 does not do a good job removing wrinkles in your clothes" which is a shame really. Perhaps even false advertising.

If you're interested in getting your hands (or head) on an Oculus Quest 2 they started shipping out on October 13 so you're all good to order one directly from Facebook from £299 / $299.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Imogen Mellor
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