Best Meta Quest 2 Accessories for 2023

Sony’s PlayStation VR2 is out now, however despite the fact that there have been some huge enhancements, it nonetheless requires you to be tethered to a PlayStation 5. Meaning the Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus) continues to be our choose for one of the best VR headset out there immediately. Proper now, it is $399 for the 128GB mannequin. That will get you every thing you must begin enjoying, however there are numerous different equipment that may improve your expertise.

Here is a have a look at a few of the finest Meta Quest 2 equipment and different accent bundles particularly designed to give you probably 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 couple of alternatives are extremely rated by consumers on-line. I will be including extra equipment on your Quest 2 VR headset and can replace this record as I strive them out.

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The Kiwi design VR Shell Protective Cover helps protect the Quest 2 from drops
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Should you’re on the lookout for just a little safety for the Quest 2 head unit (sure, individuals have been identified to drop them), a face cowl will assist. The Kiwi is available in translucent or black colours.

Greatest Purchase

Should you’re on the lookout for a extra snug gaming expertise, upgrading to an “elite” strap is the best way to go. I initially purchased that knockoff Esimen equipment bundle. That is all been high quality, however I’ll say the official elite strap model is superior (it isn’t twice nearly as good, however it is a bit 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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Should 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’ll be able to cost one battery whereas utilizing the opposite. It is among the finest and most ergonomic Quest 2 exterior battery setups we have seen, and it is a whole lot in the event you’re trying 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 bottom Bobovr M2 rig for just a little greater than $50 (the batteries additionally cost through 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 effectively over time. This case is without doubt one of 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 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 tug off the grips once you change batteries.

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


You’ll be able to definitely 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 supply 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 effectively and are straightforward sufficient to take away so somebody who does 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 one of the best. It is protecting, comparatively light-weight and sleek-looking. The one downside is its value, which is round $60.

This Syntech case costs much less than the official Meta Quest 2 case
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Should you’re on the lookout for a less expensive various to the official Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case, the Syntech Arduous Carrying Case is an effective various 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 just 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 means that you can put the buds into Meta Quest 2 mode (work with the dongle). It may be just a little tough to arrange, however I received it working after a few makes an attempt.

As soon as linked, the buds work effectively 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 technique to get personal sound (once you elevate the quantity of the Quest 2’s exterior audio system, individuals 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 on your ft throughout VR exercises and likewise units a boundary you could really feel (the mat is raised a bit off the ground so you’ll be able to sense once 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 you’ll find 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 might be already shockingly lifelike (I play Eleven Desk Tennis). However if you wish to add much more, flip your Quest controller into what appears like an actual ping-pong paddle with a paddle grip. The load steadiness is just a little totally different, however it’s shut sufficient to provide the sensation you are actually holding a ping-pong paddle. It is just a little hardcore, however it’s essential in the event you play numerous digital desk tennis.

The Logitech G333 VR Gaming Earphones for Quest 2 cost around $50
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Should you do not wish to put on full-size headphones whereas enjoying, the Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones are a very good various. They arrive with a custom-length brief twine (and Velcro strap) designed for Quest 2 headsets. 

The twine resulting in the fitting bud is longer so that you put on that twine behind your neck, which lets you depart 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 twine and really feel sturdy general, they usually’re well-designed for Oculus Quest 2 use. They ship strong sound in the event you get a decent seal (a couple of totally different sized suggestions are included).

There are many cheaper earbuds choices for Oculus Quest 2 — you’ll find them right here. Nonetheless, I have not 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 on your Quest 2 head unit and controllers once you’re not utilizing them, and consists of rechargeable batteries on your controllers in addition to a USB-C cable and energy adapter (you plug the cable into the dock).

The dock additionally comes with just a little magnetic USB-C adapter that you just 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 you must 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 may final an affordable period of time, however in the event you play rather a lot, they do require substitute extra often. That is why it is a good suggestion to get a set of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which cost quicker and last more than the NiCad and NiMH rechargeable batteries of yesteryear. And who must put extra useless disposable batteries out on the earth?

Pale Blue rechargeables are available in packs with as few as 4 batteries or as many as 12 (varied battery sorts can be found). The batteries cost through Micro-USB and the included cable costs 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 could do this sooner or later. At present, solely its rechargeable D batteries cost through 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 preferred accent for the Quest 2 and there is not any scarcity of them on the market. This mannequin from Moolechi prices just a little greater than some however has a better proportion of constructive critiques than a few of the cheaper batteries that clip on to the facet of your Quest 2’s head strap (this has a mounting rail system that means that you can 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, however it does add just a little 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 once you apply an instantaneous 30 percent-off low cost coupon on Amazon. 


I have not tried this Quest equipment combo out but, however it will get excessive marks on Amazon and looks like a great way to connect an exterior battery (not included) for prolonged gameplay periods. 

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 carry to the charging celebration.

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

If all you are on the lookout for is a lens cowl, this Orzero VR Lens Defend Cowl is without doubt one of the extra widespread choices for simply lower than $10. Personally, I search for accent bundles that embody a lens cowl, however some individuals solely need this lens protector accent.

Ringside weighted gloves can be used for VR workouts
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I needed just a little 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 plenty of others, so I regarded into getting some wearable weights. From my expertise, I discovered that weighted gloves have been the best way to go. Simply be warned that you need to proceed at your personal threat with these (you could possibly injure your self), however it definitely does improve the depth of your exercises.

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

KRX Link Cable Compatible for Oculus Quest 2 connects to PCs

You’ll be able to 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 lot of cheaper variations can be found, together with this 16-foot KRX information and charging cable (the 20-foot model is out of inventory).


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