Razer has officially launched two new Quest 2 accessories. The company is seemingly hoping its brand name will justify hefty prices that are well above similar products on the market.
Update (March 23rd, 2023): After announcing a Quest 2 headstrap and facepad at CES back in January, Razer today announced that both are now available for sale, priced at $70 each.
At $70 a piece, these are some of the highest priced versions of these accessories we’ve seen. Even more expensive than Meta’s own Quest 2 Elite Strap ($60) and Fit Pack ($50) which includes two facepads and lightblockers for more immersion. Not to mention similar and even more affordable offerings from smaller VR accessory companies like Kiwi Design, Rebuff Reality, and others.
Whether Razer’s offerings can be competitive at this price thanks to its larger brand name remains to be seen, but we’re all for having more options for customers.
The original article, which covers the original announcement of Razer’s Quest 2 accessories, continues below.
Original Article (January 5th, 2023): The accessories were built by Razer in collaboration with ResMed, a San Diego, California-based medical equipment company that knows its way around all-day comfort.
“Designed for long-lasting comfort and weight-balanced support, the Razer Adjustable Head Strap System was created with all head shapes in mind. The high-performance nylon material provides reliability, comfort, and durability while the optimized weight distribution allows for more balance during active gameplay. The soft adjustable straps will help gamers find their perfect fit and quick slip-on design ensures little interruption in resuming gameplay,” Razer says in a press statement.
Razer’s headstrap is said to be made from a high-performance nylon material that ensures optimized weight distribution, a slip-on design, and soft adjustable straps.
The Razer Facial Interface is said to offer extended comfort and optimized support, owing to its “ultra-thin textured and profiled membranes,” the Razer Facial Interface is said to eliminate facial pressure. Made from medical grade, hypoallergenic materials, the interface blocks light while still providing ventilation.
Both of Razer’s VR peripherals for Quest 2 are slated to launch in the US sometime in Q1 2023, with plans to expand into other regions in the future, the company says. There’s no word on pricing, but knowing Razer, it’s definitely going to beat the third-party white label products awash on Amazon and eBay.
Additional reporting by Ben Lang