Ramiro Cardenas said the “Meta Quest Pro” VR headset was left in a hotel room in a Facebook post, which was then followed by images and a video (Thanks, Peter! via Reddit). The gadget shown matches the Project Cambria headgear Meta has been openly touting since late last year, and it mimics the setup videos that have surfaced online.
In the video, Cardenas can be seen taking the gadget out of its packing to expose a black headset and controller with what seems to be an upgraded style. The controllers have a design that replaces the hollowed-out loop that holds the sensors with something more substantial. The headgear features three cameras on its front.
The package has a graphic of the VR headgear and controllers as well as the label “Meta Quest Pro” imprinted in the top-left corner. Cardenas informed The Verge that the guest who slept in the room has since claimed the headsets and sent a close-up of the sticker affixed to the box, which reads “Not for resale – engineering sample.”
According to the timeframe CEO Mark Zuckerberg provided for when the company would introduce its upcoming VR headset, the photos and video leaked precisely one month before Meta’s Connect event on October 11. Project Cambria/the “Quest Pro” and its additional ambitions for the metaverse, augmented reality, and virtual reality are expected to be fully revealed.
Cardenas first posted the photographs on the Oculus Quest 2 Facebook group and said that other devices had been abandoned. It’s an amazing tale, but one that has (convenient) precedence. The most well-known instance was the 2010 loss of an iPhone 4 prototype in a bar, but more recently, the Pixel 7 was sold on eBay, and a Pixel Watch prototype was also reportedly misplaced in a restaurant.
It’s probable that Meta has chosen this moniker for the future gadget because developer Steve Moser discovered references to the “Oculus Pro” in Meta’s code, according to a July Bloomberg story.