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Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR receive large update including Bluetooth keyboard support

Oculus Quest side view
Oculus Quest side view (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR have received a large update.
  • The Oculus Quest received the most changes of the three headsets.
  • The update includes Bluetooth keyboard support, improvements to the Guardian system for the Oculus Quest, and much more.

The Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR have a large update available. The Oculus forum post announcing the update outlines all of the changes available in Build 7.0. The changelog is lengthy and full of useful features. Many of the changes are coming to each headset, but several are reserved for only the Oculus Quest.

There are several features and enhancements, but some are particularly noteworthy. These three changes are available on each device. First, a search bar now extends throughout the VR experience. Second, the devices now support Bluetooth keyboards. This is especially useful for anyone using their VR headset as a virtual desktop. Third, users can now follow games, developers, and genres to stay up to date on content that's available.

The Oculus Quest received several features and improvements that won't ship to its sibling headsets. You can now adjust the sensitivity of the Guardian system and change the floor height of the guardian system without resetting the whole boundary. The Oculus Quest Touch Controllers' tracking has improved with this update when closer to the headset. Additionally, you can now use both Touch Controllers at once when using the keyboard, Oculus Store, LIbrary, and other elements.

You can read the full changelog on the Oculus forum post.

Oculus Quest accessories we love

The Oculus Quest has everything you need to run it in the box, but you can still add some accessories to enhance the experience and help you take it with you.

Oculus Quest Travel Case (opens in new tab) ($40 at Amazon)

This case will protect your Oculus Quest when you're on the go and has enough room for the headset and Touch Controllers.

Quest Deluxe Strap ($20 at Studio Form Creative)

This adds another layer of support to the head strap built into the Oculus Quest. It helps distribute weight across your head to improve comfort, which is important for longer sessions.

Panasonic rechargeable batteries (opens in new tab) ($19 at Amazon)

These batteries can be recharged up to 2,100 times and are a great way to keep your Touch Controllers charged and ready to go.