Critics and reviewers already love or hate Meta’s Quest Pro headset, but we’ll have to wait and see if it catches on. Meanwhile, iFixit’s latest teardown gives us a deeper look at Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse device and what makes it tick.
If anything is clear from the video, Facebook designed this thing. There are Phillips screws everywhere, then a few more screws, and opening the Quest Pro was a challenge to put it lightly. The front plastic (not the glass) is very glued in place, and will take some effort to remove before diving into the rest.
At one point iFixit teardown technician Shahram Mokhtari was stuck for over two hours trying to figure it out. Still, eventually, he managed to do some magic and disassemble the device entirely. Take a look at the video below.
The iFixit Quest Pro teardown shows us its new chip cooling system and unique battery setup that’s potentially replaceable, then points out the location of a sensor that Meta ditched at the last minute.
As you saw, this is not for the faint of heart. There are 146 screws, many of which are hidden under plastic glued in place, tons of wires, tamper-evident stickers, loads of sensors, and dozens of intricate pieces that come together to invite us into the metaverse.
We take a brief look at the new Touch Pro VR controllers, with their triple haptic motors, integrated battery packs, and joysticks. For those unaware, the Touch Pro VR controllers will eventually be sold separately for $300 as they will work with the Quest 2.
The teardown expert said it was one of the most difficult he had done in a long time and, while fascinating, said it was largely unfixable. If he’s still on the fence, this unique piece of tech can be yours for $1,499 from the link below.