Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 is the best game console you can wear on your head.

Scott Stein/CNET

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you can’t lay hands on a PS5 or Xbox Series X game console, consider buying an Oculus Quest 2 instead. It opens the door to an entirely different kind of gaming experience (fitness, too) and will cost you less up front.

Read more: Oculus Quest 2 review

In fact, there’s a rare deal to be had to right now: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Verizon has the Oculus Quest 2 64GB for $270 (save $30) or Oculus Quest 2 256GB for $360 (save $40) with promo code EARTHDAY. Those are the lowest prices I’ve seen; the previous best deal was full price plus a $20 Newegg gift card.

CNET’s Scott Stein has covered the headset a lot these last few months, so I’ll refer to his articles on using the Quest 2 as a fitness tracker, newly added support for multiple accounts and app sharing and wireless gameplay via AirLink.

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My two cents: The Quest 2 is one of my favorite possessions. Lately I’ve integrated it into my exercise regimen, having fallen in love with FitXR — a Beat-Saber-meets-boxing game that wipes me out (in a good way) after just 10 minutes.

I’d all but given up hope on a real Quest 2 discount — and I don’t expect this will last long. So stop waiting; break open the piggy bank and enjoy seriously awesome untethered VR.

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