If you own an Oculus Quest 2 (check out our review if you don’t), you already know that your VR headset is nothing short of a revelation—inexpensive, easy to use, completely portable and able to play PC-caliber games. It’s the VR headset that could finally make virtual reality go mainstream. When you have a gaming accessory this good, you have to ask yourself: Can you make it even better? You sure can if you consider adding any of these products we’ve identified as the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories.
There are a slew of add-ons and accessories you can use to improve your VR experience. Whether you are looking for a more comfortable fit, a way to play PC VR games from Steam or make your controllers rechargeable, you’ll find what you need here. We’ve rounded up the 15 best Oculus Quest 2 accessories below, so browse the list to see what’s missing from your VR universe, then jazz up your headset and we’ll meet in the Oasis.
Best Way To Organize And Display Your Quest 2
AMVR VR Headset and Controllers Display Stand
When you’re done with a gaming session, where do you put your headset and controllers? Just leaving them lying around on a tabletop doesn’t just make a mess, but risks damaging your gear as well. AMVR’s display stand is an inexpensive and straightforward solution—this light plastic structure gives you somewhere to hang the headset and controllers for easy access, keeps everything looking neat, and protects the lenses from scratches. You can even thread the charging cable through the stand for easy access.
Best Way to Avoid Running into Walls
ProxiMat VR Space Station Theo
When you get too close to the edge of your play area, your Quest displays the Guardian boundary to keep you from running into a wall. But seeing that grid appear too often ruins the sense of immersion in the VR experience. ProxiMat is better: It’s a a floormat that delivers tactile feedback to keep you within the play area.
The anti-fatigue foam doesn’t just help you feel where y0ou are in the room, but it is more comfortable than playing on a hardwood floor as well. It also has a pair of raised buttons to help you orient yourself by foot-feel alone. Proximat offers several versions of its mat; in addition to this 35-inch diameter model, you can get a smaller “travel” version and a wide, dog bone-shaped pad designed for fitness games like Supernatural and Beat Saber.
Best Replacement Sound
Logitech G333 VR Gaming Earphones
Not everyone loves the audio built into the Oculus Quest 2. The speakers are weak and sound thin, and almost any pair of headphones you plug into the audio jack sound better. But external headphones are clumsy.
A better option? Logitech’s aluminum-clad G333 VR gaming earphones are optimized specifically for the Quest. Not only do they sound great, but thanks to the silicone-tipped earbuds, they help isolate you by blocking outside sounds. But perhaps their best feature is that the wires for the left and right ear are ideal lengths to reach each side, so you don’t have to contend with a lot of extra cabling getting in your way.
Best Battery for Extended Gameplay
AMVR Powerbank Bracket
Nothing beats the freedom from wires that you get with the Quest—but the 2-hour battery life can put a damper on play sessions. There are a lot of battery pack solutions out there to give you more play time between charges, but the one we really like best (see below) is currently out of stock. In the meantime, here’s an excellent (and wallet-friendly) alternative: AMVR’s Powerband Bracket clips to your headset strap and accommodates any battery you’d like to plug in—like this $25 15,000-mAh power bank from RAVPower. So for about $50 or so, you can add 8 or more hours to every VR session.
VR Power for Oculus Quest 2 (Out of stock)
While this VR Power kit for the Oculus Quest 2 is currently out of stock (much like the official one from Oculus itself), it’s the hands-down best option for supercharging your Quest’s battery and the one we recommend when inventory reappears. It’s significantly cheaper than the model offered by Oculus and can be easily adapted to the standard Oculus head strap as well as most third party alternatives.
VR Power gives you a massive eight hours of battery life between charges thanks to a massive 10,000-mAh battery. And the remaining battery life is clearly indicated on the battery itself, so you never need to wonder what its charge status is. The battery also helps counterbalance the headset, making for a more comfortable gaming experience.
Best Inexpensive Battery for Extended Play
VRGE Power Bank Organizer Kit
Want to extend your Quest’s battery life but want to do it a little more cheaply—or don’t want to mount a battery to your headset? The VRGE Power Bank Organizer might be a better solution for you. This simple contraption is little more than a waist-clip that attaches to a power bank battery with adhesive tape. Clip the battery to your waist and connect the included cable to the headset—you’re now in business with extra runtime. This is a BYOB (bring your own battery) proposition, which is why the kit is so cheap. The upside? You can choose any size battery you like or use a battery you already own.
Best USB-C Oculus Link Cable
Oculus Link Cable
Perhaps the Quest’s most compelling feature is that you can use it both as a standalone, all-in-one VR headset and also connect it to a PC and play PC VR games originally intended for headsets like the HTC Vive. All you need is a long Oculus Link-compatible USB cable. Well, you don’t get more compatible than Oculus’s own official cable. This 16-foot cable has a fiber optic core and offers the bandwidth to play any PC VR game with the Quest.
That said, this cable requires a USB-C connection on your computer (it doesn’t come with a USB-A adapter) and is pretty expensive as well. For a USB-A alternative that’s a lot more affordable, look further down the list.
Best Grip to Avoid Throwing Your Controller Through a Window
AMVR Touch Controller Grip Cover
We’ve all seen videos of people accidentally throwing their Nintendo Wii controllers through their TV or crashing one through a window. Unless you remember to don the wrist strap, the same thing can happen with your Quest controllers, especially in high-energy games like Beat Saber or Sports Scramble. Here’s an antidote: AMVR’s Touch Controller Grip Cover wraps around your controllers and provides a grippy, textured sleeve made of TPU plastic.
Best USB 3 Oculus Link Cable
MASiKEN Oculus Link Cable
It’s hard to overstate how awesome the Oculus Link is; by connecting a USB cable to your PC, you turn an Oculus Quest 2 into a powerful PC-based VR headset as capable as units two or three times as costly. But you need a high-quality USB cable.
MASiKEN’s Oculus Link Cable is 16 feet long and plugs into your PC with a standard USB-A connection. As long as you insert it into a standard USB 3.0 port, this cable is all you need to play HTC Vive and Oculus Rift games on the Quest 2. And it does all that at about a third of the price of Oculus’s cable.
Best Way to Clean Your Lenses
Lens Cleaning Pen
You don’t need to do much to keep your Oculus Quest 2 in top form, but scratched or dirty lenses will ruin your day. For the most engaging VR sessions, you should clean your lenses frequently. A microfiber cloth is handy for that purpose, but a lens cleaning pen is even better. This cleaning pen is like ones used by photographers to keep expensive photo gear clean. The two-sided design features a fine filament brush for sweeping away dirt particles and the cleaning pad wipes away smudges, fingerprints and sweat.
Best Way to Stop Replacing Controller Batteries
Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2 (Coming soon)
Anker’s Charging Dock for the Quest 2 is more than it appears. Yes, it’s a cool-looking stand that holds your headset and controllers. In addition, it automatically charges your headset, so your Quest 2 is always topped off and ready for action. But I saved the best for last: It also charges your controllers.
What’s that, you say: You can’t recharge the Quest controllers because they run on AA batteries? Anker solves that by providing rechargeable batteries for the controllers, along with replacement covers for the controller that have charging ports that slip into the dock. Overall, it’s an elegant solution for anyone who spends a lot of time using their Quest—keep everything charged up automatically, and never replace batteries in the controllers again.
The Charging Dock isn’t available yet, but should ship in mid-to-late February.
Best Comfort Strap
Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap
There are a lot of replacement straps out there for the Quest 2, which isn’t surprising given how uncomfortable the stock strap is. As I pointed out in our review of the Quest 2, it’s almost like Oculus went out of its way to make the headset uncomfortable. Oculus’s own Quest 2 Elite Strap is one of the best upgrades you can give yourself. The strap features a rigid support for the back of your head that enhances stability, and the wheel in the back lets you ratchet up the tension for the perfect fit.
Also, be aware that Oculus offers a version of the Elite Strap with an integrated battery that can extend your playing time, but that version of the strap is currently out of stock.
Best Way to See What You’re Doing
Prescription Lens Adapter
While it’s certainly possible to wear eyeglasses with your Oculus Quest, it’s not especially comfortable. Playing without glasses is liberating, and you can experience that for yourself by adding a prescription lens adapter to your headset.
There are a few companies which offer this service, but VR Optician seems to be able to fulfill the widest range of prescription lenses. Just enter your most recent eyeglass prescription details and select a few options, and you’re on your way. The price starts at $69, but other options, like a blue light filter coating, can add to the final cost. Installation is simply a matter of pressing the adapters onto the Quest’s lenses and setting the IPD distance.
Best Carrying Case
Oculus Quest 2 Carrying Case
Do you take your Quest on the road? You need some sort of case to carry it and the controllers. When it comes to carrying cases, it’s hard to beat the quality, simplicity and durability of Oculus’s official version. The hardshell exterior can protect the headset from abuse, while the interior has custom molding to accommodate the headset, controllers, power adapter and charging cable. And don’t worry if you’ve upgraded to the Elite strap—this case can fit the headset with either strap, with room to spare.
Best Way to Protect Your Lenses
Orzero VR Lens Cover
They look like a blindfold that you only see people wear to bed in the movies, but Orzero’s VR Lens Cover is designed to protect the lenses of your Quest when it’s not in use. This scratch-proof lens cover fits inside the headset, completely covering the lenses and shields them from dust, dirt and accidents. It’s fully washable, so you can throw it in the washing machine if it accumulates sweat from your Supernatural gaming sessions.
Best Way to Avoid Sweating All Over Your Headset
Topcovos VR Silicone Interfacial Cover
One reason no one else wants to put your headset on may be that it’s coated in perspiration. VR gaming sessions can take a toll on your body, and you shouldn’t be surprised when your headset is somewhat unpleasant after an hour or two of gaming.
The best way to keep your Quest clean and dry, even after intense action-packed gaming sessions, is with a silicone cover. This cover from Topcovos slips right on top of the existing facemask and acts as a barrier to keep your Quest free of sweat. After a game, just pull it out and clean it off—the headset itself should fully protected. An added benefit: The cover helps block light more effectively so your gaming sessions become even more immersive.