Right now you can pre-order a refurbished version of the Oculus Quest 2 128GB VR headset for just $249 at Amazon. This item will become available on Feb. 15 and ship out then. If you want to upgrade to the 256GB version you can order that one immediately for just $349. Both headsets are $50 off what a new version would cost, and this deal is unique partially because it is so limited. The refurbs won't last forever, and Amazon already sold out once before.
This is a new thing from Oculus, offering refurb units. The program just started in early February. You can find the refurb units on the Oculus store, but the shipping is much slower there. We've seen the VR headsets at other retailers, but those are now selling out as well.
It's also worth noting that this is one of the first products to be covered by Amazon's "Renewed Premium" program, which promises a like-new experience and backs your headset with a one-year guarantee. It even comes with a one-year warranty like a new product and has been certified by Oculus.
If you've ever wanted to get into virtual reality before, the Oculus Quest 2 is the way to go. For one thing, it's a standalone VR headset so you don't need a fancy computer to run it if you don't want one. You'll still have full access to the Oculus content library and be able to play games without being tied to a machine somewhere. Of course you can connect to a PC if you want some more power behind your system (and access to more content like the SteamVR library).
The headset has its own super fast processor and a high-resolution display that greatly improves on the original generation headset. You still have backwards compatibility as well, so if you want to play an original generation game you can. You can also view tons of entertainment and custom workouts and things like that, so it's not all about video games.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.