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Greatest Meta Quest 2 Equipment for 2023

Sony’s PlayStation VR2 is out now, however despite the fact that there have been some large enhancements, it nonetheless requires you to be tethered to a PlayStation 5. Meaning the Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus) continues to be our decide for the most effective VR headset obtainable in the present day. Proper now, it is $399 for the 128GB mannequin. That will get you every little thing you must begin taking part in, however there are a whole lot of different equipment that may improve your expertise.

Here is a have a look at a few of the greatest Meta Quest 2 equipment and different accent bundles particularly designed to give you essentially the most immersive VR expertise you will get. Most I’ve tried myself, together with the Quest 2 Elite Strap, varied carrying circumstances, a VR mat, wrist straps, prescription lenses, sweat masks, weighted gloves, exterior battery packs and a generic model of the Oculus Hyperlink VR cable. However a number of picks are extremely rated by consumers on-line. I will be including extra equipment to your Quest 2 VR headset and can replace this checklist as I attempt them out.

Learn extra: Greatest VR Video games and Experiences on Quest and Quest 2

The Kiwi design VR Shell Protective Cover helps protect the Quest 2 from drops

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When you’re in search of slightly safety for the Quest 2 head unit (sure, folks have been identified to drop them), a face cowl will assist. The Kiwi is available in translucent or black colours.


Greatest Purchase

When you’re in search of a extra snug gaming expertise, upgrading to an “elite” strap is the way in which to go. I initially purchased that knockoff Esimen equipment bundle. That is all been nice, however I’ll say the official elite strap model is superior (it is not twice nearly as good, however it’s kind of of an improve over the elite strap knockoff). You simply must pay a premium for it. 

The BOBOVR M2 Pro is a head strap battery combo for the Quest 2

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When you’re hardcore about your VR gaming, you understand that it is a bummer to must cease gaming as a result of your battery is dying. That is the place a setup just like the Bobovr M2 Plus Head Strap Twin Battery Combo is available in. You get a head strap plus two batteries and a docking station, so you possibly can cost one battery whereas utilizing the opposite. It is top-of-the-line and most ergonomic Quest 2 exterior battery setups we have seen, and it is a whole lot if you happen to’re seeking to improve the inventory Quest 2 head strap and likewise add some additional battery life.

The batteries dock and cling magnetically to the again of the top strap and primarily double the battery lifetime of the Quest 2. If you do not need the dock and second battery, you should buy the base Bobovr M2 rig for slightly greater than $50 (the batteries additionally cost by way of USB-C). 

The Esimen Hard Carrying Case for Meta Quest 2 has a unique wavy design

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This case is suitable with the Meta Quest Elite Strap in addition to Kiwi Design head strap, Bobovr M2 head strap M2 (see above) and different Bobovr head straps. I’ve one other Esimen case that is lacking the bulge on prime and it is held up properly over time. This case is among the few case choices for people who purchase the Kiwi or Bobovr head straps.

The Kiwi Design VR Accessories Bundle is around $40


Loads of VR video games are designed to make you sweat. That is why it is a good suggestion to get a silicone or faux-leather face cowl which you could simply wipe off after every gaming session, together with a set of controller grips. There are many choices on Amazon, however what makes the Kiwi Design bundle barely higher is that its controller grips have a door for the battery so you do not have to drag off the grips whenever you change batteries.

The bundle additionally features a lens cowl, which protects your lenses from getting hit with direct daylight, which might do harm to your system. This set solely is available in one colour however you may as well get Kiwi Design’s controller grips in white or translucent for round $30 (the bundle is a greater worth general if you happen to can stay with black). 



You possibly can actually play with the Quest 2 whereas sporting glasses, however it’s extra snug with out. That is the place a set of prescription lens inserts is available in.

Oculus has partnered with FramesDirect to offer such Rx inserts, with costs beginning at $80 for the VirtuClear inserts. There are different Oculus VR Rx lens inserts on the market, together with ones from VR Lens Lab and WidmoVR, however I’ve solely tried the VirtuClear lenses. They work properly and are simple sufficient to take away so somebody who would not require glasses can play. 

The official Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case is arguably the best though expensive


There are many carrying circumstances for the Quest 2 that value round $25 and are fairly respectable. However the Oculus-branded model is arguably the most effective. It is protecting, comparatively light-weight and sleek-looking. The one disadvantage is its value, which is round $60.

This Syntech case costs much less than the official Meta Quest 2 case

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When you’re in search of a less expensive different to the official Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case, the Syntech Exhausting Carrying Case is an efficient different for simply over half the value. 

The Soundcore VR P10 wireless buds are officially designed to work with the Quest 2

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We’re lastly beginning to see some true-wireless earbuds for the Meta Quest 2, and the Soundcore by Anker VR P10 is formally suitable with the console. The way in which it really works is that it comes with a USB-C dongle that you simply plug into the Meta Quest 2’s USB-C port and which streams audio to the buds. They may also be used as Bluetooth earbuds, and there is a companion app that permits you to put the buds into Meta Quest 2 mode (work with the dongle). It may be slightly difficult to arrange, however I acquired it working after a few makes an attempt.

As soon as linked, the buds work properly although, I would not say the sound high quality is nice, which can have extra to do with the Quest 2’s {hardware} (and the way it outputs audio) than the buds. However these are a approach to get non-public sound (whenever you elevate the amount of the Quest 2’s exterior audio system, folks within the room can hear the audio) and keep away from having all of the wires. And they’re cheaper than a few of the wired options on the market from Logitech, for instance.


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Proudly owning a “VR” mat is nice as a result of it offers some padding to your ft throughout VR exercises and likewise units a boundary which you could really feel (the mat is raised a bit off the ground so you possibly can sense whenever you’re stepping off it and know to recenter your self). This offers as a lot padding as a thick yoga mat. 

I’ve used one from Supernatural that sells for $42. It appears to be similar to the favored Proxi-Mat House Station Theo mat that yow will discover at Amazon for round $50 (its worth appears to fluctuate a bit). Each are 35 inches in diameter. 

A hand holding a controller and table tennis paddle grip against an orange background.


The Quest 2 has a few glorious desk tennis video games which are already shockingly real looking (I play Eleven Desk Tennis). However if you wish to add much more, flip your Quest controller into what looks like an actual ping-pong paddle with a paddle grip. The load steadiness is slightly totally different, but it surely’s shut sufficient to provide the sensation you are actually holding a ping-pong paddle. It is slightly hardcore, but it surely’s a must have if you happen to play a whole lot of digital desk tennis.

The Logitech G333 VR Gaming Earphones for Quest 2 cost around $50

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When you do not wish to put on full-size headphones whereas taking part in, the Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones are different. They arrive with a custom-length brief wire (and Velcro strap) designed for Quest 2 headsets. 

The wire resulting in the appropriate bud is longer so that you put on that wire behind your neck, which lets you go away them hanging when you do not have the buds in your ears. Whereas they’re nothing too fancy so far as earbuds go, they do have a sturdy wire and really feel sturdy general, and so they’re well-designed for Oculus Quest 2 use. They ship strong sound if you happen to get a good seal (a number of totally different sized suggestions are included).

There are many cheaper earbuds choices for Oculus Quest 2 — yow will discover them right here. Nonetheless, I have never tried them. Some do not appear as sturdy because the Logitech G333.



The Anker Charging Dock for Quest 2 is strictly what it feels like. It is a resting place to your Quest 2 head unit and controllers whenever you’re not utilizing them, and consists of rechargeable batteries to your controllers in addition to a USB-C cable and energy adapter (you plug the cable into the dock).

The dock additionally comes with slightly magnetic USB-C adapter that you simply plug into the USB-C port on the Oculus headset. You then dock the top unit and the built-in magnetic charger connects to the adapter.

I used to be in a position to cost the Quest 2 headset even with an elite head strap on it, however it’s a must to take off any grips you may need on the controllers to cost these.

Pale Blue Earth rechargeable batteries now offer USB-C charging

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Quest 2 controllers use AA batteries, which might final an affordable period of time, however if you happen to play quite a bit, they do require alternative extra usually. That is why it is a good suggestion to get a set of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which cost sooner and last more than the NiCad and NiMH rechargeable batteries of yesteryear. And who must put extra useless disposable batteries out on the planet?

Pale Blue rechargeables are available packs with as few as 4 batteries or as many as 12 (varied battery varieties can be found). The batteries cost by way of Micro-USB and the included cable expenses as much as 4 batteries concurrently. It takes about two hours to get a full cost. Some competing fashions have moved to USB-C charging, and Pale Blue might do this sooner or later. Presently, solely its rechargeable D batteries cost by way of USB-C.

The Moolechi battery pack for quest 2 doubles the battery life of the console

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Exterior battery packs are a well-liked accent for the Quest 2 and there isn’t any scarcity of them on the market. This mannequin from Moolechi prices slightly greater than some however has a better proportion of constructive critiques than a few of the cheaper batteries that clip on to the aspect of your Quest 2’s head strap (this has a mounting rail system that permits you to slide it on and off simply sufficient).

It is a 5,000-mAh battery and principally doubles the battery lifetime of your Quest 2. The LED is only for present, but it surely does add slightly aptitude to your console and allows you to know the battery is working. Whereas this battery lists for round $30, we have seen it for as little as $19 whenever you apply an immediate 30 percent-off low cost coupon on Amazon. 



I have never tried this Quest equipment combo out but, but it surely will get excessive marks on Amazon and looks as if a great way to connect an exterior battery (not included) for prolonged gameplay classes. 

There is a magnetic docking space on the again of the consolation strap. You merely stick the adhesive steel plate onto any exterior battery and the battery then sticks to the consolation strap. Whereas there are actually loads of battery choices for the Quest 2, that is extra of a DIY answer for many who have already got a battery pack they wish to deliver to the charging occasion.

The Orzero VR Lens protector keeps sunlight from damaging your the Quest 2


If all you are in search of is a lens cowl, this Orzero VR Lens Defend Cowl is among the extra widespread choices for simply lower than $10. Personally, I search for accent bundles that embody a lens cowl, however some folks solely need this lens protector accent.

Ringside weighted gloves can be used for VR workouts

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I needed slightly bit extra of a problem when doing digital actuality exercise video games like Thrill of the Battle, Health VR, The Climb and The Climb 2, Beat Saber and lots of others, so I appeared into getting some wearable weights. From my expertise, I discovered that weighted gloves have been the way in which to go. Simply be warned that it is best to proceed at your individual danger with these (you may injure your self), but it surely actually does enhance the depth of your exercises.

I initially had the Nayoya weighted gloves on this checklist however these are actually out of inventory. These Ringside gloves are in all probability the most effective different. The 2-pound model provides a pound of weight to every of your arms, however that is greater than you suppose (I’ve solely used two-pound weighted gloves, not heavier variations). They match contained in the controllers nice. Whereas they need to match most arms properly, I am unable to say they will be match for everyone.

KRX Link Cable Compatible for Oculus Quest 2 connects to PCs


You possibly can play PC VR video games in your Quest 2 however you want a Hyperlink cable (though Meta has been refining its Air Hyperlink wi-fi possibility to be extra dependable over Wi-Fi). The official Quest 2 Hyperlink Cable prices $79, however a number of inexpensive variations can be found, together with this 16-foot KRX knowledge and charging cable (the 20-foot model is out of inventory).


Watch this: Join a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC

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