KEY POINTS
  • Meta announced Quest 3, a sequel to the bestselling VR headset of all time, starting at $499.
  • The defining feature of the Quest 3 headset is the ability to quickly see the world outside the headset, which will make the device less isolating and thus more comfortable to use for long periods.
  • The release of Meta's latest VR headset comes as a battle looms with Apple in virtual reality, which many in the technology industry believe could be a shift that expands the total market and creates new winners, similar to Apple's introduction of the iPhone.

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Meta announced Quest 3, a sequel to the bestselling VR headset of all time, on Wednesday.

The device, starting at $499, is more expensive than its predecessor by $200, but it includes a more powerful chip from Qualcomm, better screens and an ability called "passthrough" which is expected to be one of the key features on Apple's competing Vision Pro headset.

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