The topic of VR has been on my mind for a good year and I was about to get the PS4 VR, but then left it because the tinkering with the PlayStation camera, which recognizes the movements, was too big for me.
So the Oculus Quest 2 was just right for me, because it works with a battery and without any additional devices - apart from the two hand controllers, which you of course need to have “tools” in virtual reality.
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Compulsory account - Oculus Quest 2 not available in Germany
The Oculus Quest 2 is not only sold to Facebook users, but to use the device, a Facebook account is required, with which you can log in directly when setting up the VR glasses. Since this account requirement can cause legal problems in Germany, the company has decided not to sell the Oculus Quest 2 in Germany for the time being.
I myself am not a big fan of Zuckerberg's machinations and can understand that people would prefer to distance themselves completely from the VR solution, but for me the curiosity was just too great.
Oculus Quest 2 doesn't work in Germany at all? Indeed!
To be honest, I was a bit insecure before buying the glasses, as you can read in some places on the Internet that the Oculus Quest 2 would probably not work with German Facebook customers.
However, I was relieved when a friend told me that this was not the case. In the end, she started her job with me without complaining, in the middle of Germany, and is now sweetening my day with VR experiences. So one can say: the Oculus Quest 2 works without any problems in Germany and also with German Facebook accounts.
Purchase of VR glasses in Amazon France
Which is actually the case: You can't get the glasses on Amazon.de at the moment - at least not at a reasonable price. Every now and then you can find an offer of the Quest 2 in Amazon.de, but these are dealers who have imported the goods themselves for less than 350 euros and then sell the Quest 2 profitably for around 500 euros on the German Amazon site . You can also get it cheaper ...
You just go to it to the French Amazon site, on which you can find the Oculus Quest 2 and put it in the shopping cart. If you don't speak French, you can simply use the Google Chrome browser and use the translation function there to work your way through the buying process.
By the way, you don't need a separate login to log in to Amazon.fr, you can use your login for the German store. I added a few euros in shipping costs (I think 5 €, but definitely less than 10 €) and after a few days the package with the Facebook VR glasses arrived at me.
If you also want to buy your Quest 2 in France, you will find it here is the link to Quest 2 on Amazon.fr.
For the people who don't buy, but rather rent: The Oculus Quest finds one at Grover too.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.