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Meta Quest 3 Mixed Reality Headset Price and Release Date Revealed

Announced mid-this year, Meta recently revealed the pricing and availability for its mixed reality headset – the Meta Quest 3. It will start at $499.99 and will be available beginning October 10, 2023. According to Meta, the Quest 3 features a 30% leap in visual resolution and a 40% louder audio range than the Quest 2 – it’s also thinner with a more balanced weight distribution than the Quest 2 for maximum comfort. The Meta Quest 3 features breakthrough mixed reality, enabling a spectrum of immersive experiences. Are you excited for the Quest 3? You can check out more details from Meta’s official news release below.

Meta Quest 3 Mixed Reality Headset Starts At $499.99 and Available Starting October 10

Big news from the Connect stage: Meta Quest 3 hits shelves on October 10, and pre-orders are open now! The world’s first mass-market mixed reality headset starts at $499.99 USD for the 128GB version and $649.99 USD for those who want a larger storage capacity of 512GB.

Immersive experiences like virtual reality can transport you to fantastical worlds that defy the laws of physics, but the physical world — and the connections you’ve made there — are pretty important, too. We believe you shouldn’t have to choose between them. That’s why Meta Quest 3 features breakthrough mixed reality that enables a spectrum of experiences. You can play a virtual piano on your coffee table or open a portal to another dimension right in your living room — all while high-fidelity, full-color Passthrough keeps your physical surroundings in sight with over ten times more pixels compared to Meta Quest 2.

Just double-tap the side of your Meta Quest 3 headset to seamlessly transition between a fully immersive experience and a blended environment with virtual elements overlaid on your physical surroundings.

Meta Quest 3 Highlights:

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Peak performance: With double the graphic processing power of Quest 2,* Quest 3 is the world’s first device to feature the new Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 platform we helped develop in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies. Load times are lightning fast, and incredibly crisp details in immersive games defy expectations — whether you’re solving puzzles on the far reaches of space in Red Matter 2 or hitting the links with friends on the other side of the world.

Our most advanced display and optics: Our 4K+ Infinite Display** achieves a nearly 30% leap in resolution compared to Meta Quest 2. You get 25 pixels per degree and 1,218 pixels per inch for the best resolution across the entire Quest line. Quest 3’s visuals are so spectacular you’ll want to reach out and touch the world around you.

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Slimmer profile: Our next-gen pancake lens optical stack gives Quest 3 a 40% slimmer optic profile compared to Quest 2 without compromising your depth of visual immersion.

Comfort meets customization: Quest 3’s redesigned, thinner profile features a more customizable fit and balanced weight distribution than Quest 2, so you can play what you love in maximum comfort. Wearing your headset over your glasses? Adjusting to fit your hairstyle and face shape? We’ve got you covered with our soft adjustable strap design.

Surrounded by sound: Whether you’re catching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, immersed in an epic gaming sesh, working on fitness goals and gains, or hanging out with friends, you’ll be surrounded by the action with a new level of spatial audio. Enjoy enhanced sound clarity and bass performance plus a 40% louder audio range than Quest 2 for the most immersive experience yet.

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Meta Quest 3 Accessories

Meta revealed a new slate of Meta Quest 3 accessories to enhance your headset experience with added comfort, control, personalization, performance, and convenience. These new accessories can be pre-ordered today and hit shelves on October 10.

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Comfort & Control

  • Meta Quest 3 Elite Strap—$69.99 USD: Play in comfort with this adjustable, ergonomic head strap that easily adjusts to fit most head sizes with the turn of a dial. This lightweight strap takes the pressure off your face and evenly distributes the weight for a more comfortable fit.
  • Meta Quest 3 Silicone Facial Interface—$39.99 USD: Wipe away sweat and dirt easily and get right back to your next workout or gaming session. This soft, silicone facial interface provides a cleaner feel and a comfortable fit on your face. Get a perfect fit and block out unwanted light from entering your Meta Quest 3.
  • Meta Quest Active Straps for Touch Plus Controllers—$39.99 USD: Play with confidence and intensity with these premium, adjustable straps that give extra grip and stability to your Meta Quest Touch Plus Controllers. Designed to comfortably fit most hand sizes, Active Straps provide added stability and effortless grip while you play, navigate, and gesture in virtual and mixed reality.

Personalization

  • Meta Quest 3 Facial Interface & Head Strap—$49.99 USD: Express yourself in bold color and stay comfortable. The fabric facial interface provides breathable cushioning while blocking out unwanted light. The color-matched, flexible head strap fully adjusts to fit most head sizes for added support. Available in Elemental Blue and Blood Orange.
  • Zenni® VR Prescription Lenses for Meta Quest 3—$49.99 USD: Enjoy a seamless viewing experience without the hassle of glasses. Lightweight and easy to install, these lenses are custom-made by Zenni® for your exact prescription. Designed specifically for Meta Quest 3, they provide a perfect fit and high-quality visual experience.

Performance

  • Meta Quest 3 Elite Strap with Battery—$129.99 USD: Play in comfort and get up to two hours of additional VR game playtime******* with this adjustable ergonomic head strap that features a built-in, lithium-ion battery. Easily adjusts to fit most head sizes while distributing the weight for a more comfortable fit. Charge your headset and head strap battery simultaneously with a single charging cable.
  • Meta Quest 3 Charging Dock—$129.99 USD: Be ready to play and stay organized with an all-in-one wireless charging dock for the Meta Quest 3 headset and controllers. Includes rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for your controllers. The charging dock is also compatible with our other accessories, including Elite Strap, Elite Strap with Battery, and Active Straps (sold separately).
  • Meta Quest Link Cable—$79.99 USD: This cable, which is currently in-market for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro, will also work with Meta Quest 3. Connect your headset to your computer, unlocking a new level of gaming with titles optimized to play on PC.
  • Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers—$299.99 USD: Upgrade to self-tracking controllers for a more premium, balanced feel with improved haptic feedback. The self-tracked design allows for a full 360-degree range of motion, while TruTouch Haptics include localized and VCM haptics upgrades. Fine motor controls include precision pinch motion and a joystick for increased control of every gesture. Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers are currently in-market and also work with Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro.

Convenience

  • Meta Quest 3 Carrying Case—$69.99 USD: Take your headset and accessories on the go with style and protection. Designed for your Meta Quest 3 headset, Touch Plus controllers, charging cable, adapter, head strap (standard or Elite), and Active Straps, this official accessory ensures a perfect fit, durability, and convenience anywhere you take your gear.

Made for Meta licensed accessories

Made for Meta products are designed by trusted partners to expand the Meta Quest accessories ecosystem with devices that deliver choice, quality, and accessibility. We’re working with licensed partners to release new Made for Meta accessories with the launch of Meta Quest 3, including the Zenni® VR Prescription Lenses listed above and Razer Hammerhead Hyperspeed earbuds for Meta Quest 2 and 3, which will launch later this year. Even more, partners will ship Made for Meta products in the coming months, with additional details to be shared soon.

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Peter is a PC enthusiast and avid gamer with several years of hands-on experience in testing and reviewing PC components, audio equipment, and various tech devices. He offers a genuine, no-nonsense perspective, helping consumers make informed choices in the ever-changing world of technology.

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