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Best Oculus Quest 2 Accessories For 2022

Best Oculus Quest 2 Accessories For 2022 - Your Choice Way

If you want to upgrade your standalone Oculus Quest 2 experience with new accessories, you've come to the right place.

The Oculus Quest 2 is a phenomenal headset; the upgraded Snapdragon XR2 platform provides a serious boost in the performance department, offering higher quality standalone VR experiences and, with an enhanced display, everything looks great too. All that for £100/$100 less than the first-gen headset? There’s certainly a lot to like about the Oculus Quest 2.

VR accessories help further enhance the virtual experience, with a flurry of great VR accessories available for PC VR headsets. Meta-owned Oculus wanted to provide a similar experience for Quest 2 users and designed the headset with accessories in mind. You can swap out the head strap, the faceplates and more to expand the functionality of the standalone headset and get the most out of it for your needs – be it gaming, social or work-related.

So, you’ve got your new headset and you want to pick up a few accessories to go along with it – you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tested and ranked the best accessories currently available for the Oculus Quest 2 to help you get the most out of your virtual reality experience.

VR Cover Facial Interface

VR Cover Facial Interface
Pros
  • Easy cleaning
  • Comfortable
  • Sweat-resistant
Cons
  • Can become detached easily
$29

The soft spongey material that laces the Oculus Quest 2 is comfortable and breathable, but that’s also a problem – especially if you’re using the standalone headset to workout in apps like FitXR or Beat Saber and work up a bit of a sweat in the process. Nobody wants a super-absorbent headset lining that’s hard to wash and dry, right?

Thankfully, VRCover offers swappable soft leather faceplates for the Quest 2. The replacement faceplates are cushioned with foam so it’s just as comfortable, but with the added bonus of being easy to wipe down and clean when things get a bit sweaty. Bye-bye germs!

There’s also an extended nose guard to help block light that comes in around your nose and passive air vents to help keep you cool too.

Oculus Link Cable

Oculus Link Cable
Pros
  • Great performance
  • Allows PC VR on Quest 2
  • Very long cable
Cons
  • Expensive
$79.99

Oculus Link is undoubtedly one of the key features of the Oculus Quest for those that like to dabble in PC VR gaming. The Oculus Link functionality, available for both generations of Quest, allows users to hook the standalone headset up to a PC and use it to play PC VR titles.

You see, while the Oculus Quest is a capable bit of hardware with an incredible display, it doesn’t have the same level of power as a high-end gaming PC. Besides, there are games like Half-Life: Alyx that simply aren’t available on Quest.

Oculus Link essentially saves you the hassle of having to buy a second headset for use with PC, and with one of the best displays of any VR headset on the market right now (standalone or otherwise) the Quest is the perfect option to experience high-end PC VR titles. It’s capped at 90Hz for now, but an update to increase it to 120Hz on the second-gen headset should be available soon.

You can admittedly use a variety of USB-C cables to connect the headset to your gaming PC, but the official Link cable is both long enough at 5m and sports a 90-degree angle on the USB-C end for a cleaner look when plugged into the headset.

If you’ve got a capable gaming PC and want to experience titles like No Man’s Sky in VR, the Link cable is a must-have.

BoboVR M2 Pro

BoboVR M2 Pro
Pros
  • Halo-like headstrap design
  • Hot-swappable battery system
  • Comfortable to wear
Cons
  • Feels flimsy in places
  • Fiddly installation process
$59.99

BoboVR may not be as recognisable as the likes of Logitech, but the company makes great accessories for the Quest 2 including the M2 Pro, the company's latest battery-equipped headstrap that brings something a little different to the table. 

While using a crank system to adjust the headset isn't a new idea - Meta's own Elite Strap uses the same design - BoboVR has a slightly different way of strapping the headset to your head.

It essentially ditches the central headstrap, so you won't mess your hair up in VR sessions, while adding extra support on your forehead and back of the head to accommodate. It's similar in design to the PlayStation VR, one of the better headstrap systems, and it's easy to put on or take off. 

As well as the Halo-like headstrap design, the M2 Pro comes with a magnetic battery pack that snaps into place on the rear, playing a chime to indicate that it's in place and ready. The 5200mAh rechargeable battery can more than double the life of the Quest 2, and if you buy an additional charger (not included) you can quickly swap them out to game for even longer. 

If you want both a longer battery and a better headstrap fit for your Quest 2, the BoboVR M2 Pro is one of the best third-party options on the market in 2022. 

Oculus Elite Strap with Battery & Carry Case

Oculus Elite Strap with Battery & Carry Case
Pros
  • Crank adjustment system
  • Improved battery life
  • Protective case
Cons
  • Not as portable
  • Expensive
$119.99

The Elite Strap with Battery and Carry Case is essentially what it says on the tin: it’s the Elite Strap with the addition of a battery on the rear to extend battery life.

In fact, it close to doubles the battery life of the Quest 2, helping extend gameplay to over 3 hours before needing a top-up via USB-C, although unlike the BoboVR M2 Pro, the battery isn't hot-swappable.

For those unaware, Meta's Elite Strap features a cushioned hard frame and a crank system on the back to easily adjust the fit. The end result is a headset that’s easier to put on, stays securely in place and feels comfortable to wear over longer periods of play, but there is a trade-off in portability as it increases the overall footprint by quite a bit.

There is added weight when compared to the standard Elite Strap, but we think it’s actually a benefit, helping balance the weight and stop the headset from feeling so front-heavy.

You’ll also get a textured hard-shell carry case with the premium strap combination, allowing you to safely store and transport your headset and controllers.

It is expensive, so if you don’t think you’ll get enough use out of the additional battery life, the standard Elite Strap may be better for your needs.

NexiGo S20 Charging Dock

NexiGo S20 Charging Dock
Pros
  • Doubles up as a display stand
  • Convenient charging solution
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Can't turn off LED lighting
  • Magnetic USB-C connection can be iffy
$79.99

What if you want somewhere to proudly showcase your Oculus Quest 2 that also charges it? Well, that's where the NexiGo S20 comes in. It acts not only as a dock, holding your headset and its controllers in all their glory when not in use, but it'll also charge everything so it's ready to go when you are.

The kit comes with a dock, along with replacement rechargeable AA batteries and accompanying Oculus controller covers that make it compatible with the touch-charging points in the dock. That way, whenever your controllers are slotted into place, they'll get charged up.

When it comes to the headset itself, NexiGo supplies a MagSafe-esque USB-C cable for charging. You put the magnetic USB-C node into the side of the headset, and the cable magnetically snaps into place when held nearby. The beauty of this system is that you can simply lift the headset away, and the cable will disconnect without moving the stand. It's a smooth experience, although the magnetic connection can sometimes be a little fiddly.

There's even built-in LED lighting that, as well as making the dock look cool, displays the current charge status of your headset and controllers - orange when charging, blue when charged. The only downside is that these can't be disabled, making the dock a bit too bright for use on a bedroom table.

It's also worth noting that while it's compatible with the standard and Elite headstraps, the added weight of the Elite headstrap with battery means it's incompatible with the dock. 

BoboVR F2

BoboVR F2
Pros
  • Easy to fit
  • Two fan modes to choose from
  • Stops the lenses from steaming up
Cons
  • An extra accessory to charge
$39.99

The Quest 2 is a phenomenal gaming headset with a growing library of fitness-focused titles to help you stay healthy, even in the virtual world. Games like Beat Saber, Fit XR and Supernatural all encourage you to get your sweat on while playing, but with sweat comes the inevitable steaming of the lenses, obscuring your view unless you constantly take the headset off and give it a wipe. Annoying, right?

That's what BoboVR wants to fix with the BoboVR F2, a new fan system that aims to circulate cold air inside the headset to keep the air cool and stop the lenses from steaming up. There are two modes available so you can adjust airflow depending on what you're doing, and it's near-silent in operation too.

While I was sceptical about how well it'd work, the F2 does an incredible job at funnelling out hot humid air from the headset, so much so that even while sweating after 30 minutes of Beat Saber, I could still clearly see the displays.

Where I'd have to usually wipe the lenses every 5-10 minutes, it's a day-and-night improvement that fixes one of the biggest complaints about VR up until this point. 

The only downside is that there's no intuitive way to charge the fan. Instead, you'll have to occasionally remove it from the Quest 2 to top it up via USB-C. 

Logitech PRO Gaming Headset

Logitech PRO Gaming Headset
Pros
  • Short cable doesn't get tangled
  • Better audio than built-in speakers
  • Great sound quality
Cons
  • Ears can get hot over longer VR sessions
$99.99

The Quest’s built-in audio system is okay for casual VR use, but it’s not quite the same as having a dedicated pair of headphones. Meta knows this, which is why there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on the headset – the problem is that most wired gaming headsets have extremely long cables and it’s easy to get tangled.

That’s where Logitech’s PRO Gaming Headset for Oculus Quest 2 comes in. It’s the same as the standard PRO gaming headset in almost every way, so you’ll be getting great audio performance and a snug fit, but there’s one key difference: the cable is incredibly short. That’ll negate any potential tangle issues, and if you do want to use the headset for gaming on PC or console, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a full-length 3.5mm cable and USB-powered DAC included in the box.

It’s not essential if you’re only using the VR headset for social activities or web browsing, but if you want to really get into Beat Saber or Population: One, a gaming headset is the right choice.

Energizer Recharge Pro

Energizer Recharge Pro
Pros
  • No need for disposable batteries
  • Convenient charging system
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Battery life dwindles over time
$20.79

The Oculus Quest controllers are great, and the second-gen controllers last way longer than the originals, but there is still a problem: they use disposable AA batteries. There is reasoning behind this with built-in batteries deteriorating over time, offering less and less power per charge, while single-use batteries give you the most power possible. It’s just not very green (or wallet-friendly) is it?

One of the best accessories you can get for your Quest isn’t something that connects to the headset itself, oh no. Do yourself a favour and pick up a rechargeable battery station and four rechargeable AA batteries. You’ll get decent battery life out of them, you can use them over and over again and when they do eventually die, you’ll only have to fork out for a few new batteries.

Better for the planet and your bank balance too!

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Best Oculus Quest 2 Accessories For 2022 Best Oculus Quest 2 Accessories For 2022 Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Thursday, March 17, 2022 Rating: 5

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