compact Oculus Quest 2 with a computer case

The Oculus Quest 2 could be supplied with a case for both charger and computer. This would significantly reduce the size and weight of the autonomous VR headset…

A new patent recently filed by Facebook reveals the future of the Oculus Quest. This document describes a new VR headset, more compact, which case would serve as both charger and computer.

Like the Apple AirPods, the device would be directly charged by induction as it would be stored in its case. The latter would be provided with a Type-C USB port to connect to a wall charger. The charge level would be indicated by LEDs.

Once the headset removed from its case, it would also serve as a wireless computer. All the processing needed to render and run the VR software would be done by the box, not directly by the headset. Applications and games would also be stored in the holster’s memory.

Facebook seeks to reduce the weight and dimensions of the Oculus Quest

This would greatly reduce the weight and dimensions of the Oculus Quest, which is currently heavily burdened by its battery and the various components it embarks. A new model like the one described by the patent would allow the Quest to be content to ship the screen, like mobile heads like Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR

The patent also mentions how the case could be used for tracking the headset. A wireless transmitter could be built into the case to prevent the user from having to wear an imposing wireless adapter like the ones available today.

This solution could be significantly more relevant than those currently available on the VR / AR market. For example, the Magic Leap One headset is connected to a computer that the user hangs on his hip. However, the connection is wired and prevents the wearer from moving freely. Similarly, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 ships its components to the back of the user’s head. This prevents the use of sitting or lying in a bed.

If the Oculus Quest 2 comes with a case as a computer, this solution could be adopted by other manufacturers. However, it is unknown for now if Facebook intends to give life to this patent