The Meta Quest 3 keeps me from crying in the kitchen

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In his weekly column, Android Central Senior Content Producer Nick Sutrich delves into all things VR, from new hardware to new games, upcoming technologies, and so much more.

I love cooking, but I hate cutting onions. They make me cry every single time. I can probably get away with cutting one without having a problem, but forget it after that. The waterworks start, and the rest of the experience is pure pain. Imagine my surprise, then, when I was wearing my Meta Quest 3 while cooking and never shed a tear, even after cutting several onions sequentially.

This works because, like a pair of ski or swimming goggles, the Meta Quest 3 blocks an onion’s lachrymator gases from entering my eyes in the first place. But why would I be wearing a VR headset while cooking, anyway? Maybe a bit surprisingly, wearing a Quest 3 while doing chores is one of the most interesting ways to use the headset’s mixed reality mode.