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The Meta Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets around, and out of the box, it’s an excellent product. It’s not perfect, but it can get close with the right accessories to go with the headset.


UPDATE: 11/16/2023

We’ve reviewed our recommendations and have updated our pick for the best Meta Quest 2 accessories bundle you can buy.

The Oculus Quest 2 (renamed to the Meta Quest 2 as part of Facebook’s rebranding efforts) is a fantastic VR headset that makes for a perfect first step into virtual reality. But to make the experience near-perfect, some accessories will be needed to make the Quest 2 more comfortable.

Since Quest 2 accessories are diverse, it’s hard to provide blanket advice when shopping for one. However, accessories mostly fall into one of the categories below.

First, there are accessories that make the Quest 2 more comfortable. These are generally replacement head straps, but other accessories, like a battery pack, can incidentally improve comfort as well.

Speaking of battery packs, the Quest 2’s battery life should be longer than most people want to be in VR. But if you need more from the device, there are battery banks that can be attached to the headset. Belt-clip packs are also a possibility if you don’t want the extra weight, but they aren’t that common.

Link cables are an important type of Quest 2 accessory since this is how you can use your Quest 2 as a PC VR headset. They’re not created equal, however, and if you get the wrong one, your experience may suffer.

Finally, some accessories make the Quest 2 more convenient to use. Custom carry cases, charging docks, and wall mounts are good examples of this.

Of course, some accessories do several of these things at once, but the point is that whenever you consider buying an accessory, it should improve your Quest 2 experience tangibly. When picking out accessories in each category below, we considered whether the product makes owning a Quest 2 a better experience and whether that improvement is worth the money. Purely cosmetic accessories don’t make the cut!

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Kuject meta quest 2 bundle
Kuject

Pros

Cons

The most important Quest 2 accessories in one bundle

Touch controllers don’t fit as snugly as they should, but can be strapped down

Great price

The vanilla Quest 2 comes with everything you need to enjoy the VR experience, but the Kuject All-in-One Accessories Bundle takes an already great experience and makes it better in various tangible ways. This kit is exceptionally generous for the asking price, and there really isn’t anything missing here, as far as we can tell.

You’ll get a carrying case, an elite-style head strap, a battery pack, a link cable for PC VR, a charging dock, controller grips, a face cover, and a lens cover. The quality of the accessories gets the thumbs up from most people who’ve tried it, which is always a good sign. One minor gripe seems to be that the touch controller slots aren’t perfectly snug, but it doesn’t seem to affect the overall functioning of the kit.

The link cable is particularly interesting because a common issue with PC VR on the Quest 2 is that some PC USB ports don’t offer enough power to keep the headset from discharging. The MT005 Link Cable in this kit has a charger passthrough, so you can connect your power adapter and ensure the Quest doesn’t run its battery down during PC VR play.

While each individual accessory in this kit may not be the absolute best example of its type out there, taken as a whole, this bundle is simply unbeatable from a value-for-money standpoint.

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Kuject

Kuject All in One Accessories Bundle for Quest 2

Best Accessory Bundle

The Kuject All-in-One Accessories Bundle includes almost everything you could want for a Quest 2 at an exceptional price.

Oculus Quest 2 being placed in carrying case
Oculus

Pros

Cons

Slim, form-fitting with no extra frills. Perfect for travel

Lacks additional storage pockets, not suitable for heavy-duty protection

Accommodates the standard and elite strap

If you are only looking for a good carrying case, we think this official Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case is the best of the bunch. Third-party cases tend to add pockets and spaces for items, but the official case is laser-focused on offering a compact case that holds just the Quest 2 and its controllers.

After all, add any more features, and you begin to erode the “travel” credentials on offer. If you need a heavy-duty case or one that holds many accessories, you might want to opt for a hard case with a foam interior. It won’t be very backpack-friendly anymore, but it will justify the added bulk thanks to higher levels of protection.

But this minimalist official case is almost certainly the right choice for everyone who wants to take their Quest 2 out of the house.

meta quest 2 carry case
Oculus

Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case

Best Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case

$57 $60 Save $3

The official travel case for the Quest 2 offers no-frills but also doesn’t take up more space than it needs to. Perfect to throw in a backpack and get your VR session going anywhere you like.

Person using Oculus Quest 2 and Logitech earbuds
Logitech

Pros

Cons

Precise cable length for Meta Quest 2

Audio quality can’t match over-ear headphone solutions

Tuned for VR audio output

Aluminum body

Highly portable

Headphones are always a contentious topic, and people have strong opinions on which types are the best. However, most headphones have to be fit for a specific purpose. The Quest 2 is all about freedom of movement and easy, comfortable access to VR whenever you want and wherever you are. A bulky set of headphones isn’t the best choice to help with that goal, but luckily, the Logitech G333 earbuds are specifically designed for the VR headset.

The drivers have been tuned for VR applications, it has a durable yet light aluminum body, and the cord is precisely the right length. You don’t have to deal with dangling wires with these buds.

They are also available at a great price, and unless you want to invest in a high-end set of wired buds for general use, these are the best choices. If you are looking for an over-ear set, the Logitech G PRO Gaming Headset noise-canceling headphones will give you a comfortable and immersive VR experience.

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Logitech

Logitech G333 VR Gaming Earphones for Meta Quest 2

Best Headphones for Meta Quest 2

Custom-built with the Quest 2 in mind, the G333 buds offer a balanced mix of features for VR specifically, without breaking the bank.

bobovr M2 headstrap
BOBOVR

Pros

Cons

Provides a desperately-needed halo-strap solution for Quest 2

Halo straps take longer to put on or remove

Solves the major comfort issues with Quest 2

For the Meta Quest 2, it’s no secret that many users have comfort issues. This is partly due to how front-heavy the Quest 2 is, with a focus on portability. Thankfully, it’s easy to replace the standard head strap the headset comes with.

This means it’s easy to install a replacement such as the BOBOVR M2, a head strap design option the Quest 2 desperately needs. The M2 uses the “halo” strap design on headsets like the PlayStation VR and various Windows Mixed Reality Models.

Halo-strap designs are by far the most comfortable way to use a VR headset since they more evenly distribute the device’s weight across two large anchor points. The M2 goes further than even this by adding additional support points at the top of the head.

It offers multiple positions and easy adjustment to get the fit just right. The only problem with the M2 and, by extension, halo straps is that it’s not as portable as the standard strap and take longer to put on or take off. However, if you’re going to spend extended amounts of time in VR, you’re going to want something like the M2.

bobovr m2 strap
BOBOVR

BOBOVR M2 Head Strap for Meta Quest 2

Best Meta Quest 2 Replacement Head Strap

$30 $46 Save $16

The BOBOVR M2 head strap may very well be the halo-style strap every Quest 2 owner needs, whether they know it or not.

Person holding VR Wave Lens
VR Wave

Pros

Cons

Offers custom-made-to-order lenses with optional filters

You’ll need to visit an optometrist for the exact technical details of your prescription

Easy attachment and removal for different users who share a Quest

The Quest 2 includes a glasses spacer and can accommodate most average-size spectacles. However, it’s not always comfortable to wear glasses inside your Quest 2, and getting the focal length just right can be a pain.

If you’re sick of constantly fiddling with your glasses and the Quest 2, it may be time to consider buying a custom set of prescription lenses, and VR Wave offers the best service. You can specify your lens needs and add optional coatings, and they’ll send you a pair of lens inserts that attach using a clever magnetic system.

These lenses are also easy to remove, so someone who doesn’t need them can still use your Quest 2 comfortably. It’s a great product, but you need a lot of information about your prescription to order the correct lenses. This means you’ll have to visit your optometrist to get all the various measurements VR Wave needs to make them.

Still, if you’re looking to upgrade your Meta Quest 2 experience, it’ll be worth the small hassle.

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VR Wave

VR Wave Magnetic Quest 2 Prescription Lenses

Best Meta Quest 2 Prescription Lenses

VR Wave offers an excellent custom lens service for Quest 2, as long as you have the correct information they need to craft your custom specs.

Oculus Quest 2 charging dock on table
Anker

Pros

Cons

Perfectly molded and styled to fit the Quest 2

Perhaps a little too expensive

Includes custom controller covers and batteries to allow controller charging

Elegant magnetic USB-C charging connection

You don’t need a charging dock for your Quest 2. You can plug it into the nearest USB-C charger and call it a day, but it’s always nice to have a place to neatly put your headset away and display it. A charging dock can do that while actually having a use.

What makes this Anker Quest 2 charging dock special among Meta Quest 2 charging docks is that it offers a way to also recharge your controllers while you aren’t playing. The included AA rechargeables and replacement cover plates make this possible. The unit is molded so that it matches the Quest 2 perfectly and makes it all look great.

It also solves the problem of repeated USB-C insertions by using a dongle that’s left in the Quest’s charging port. This connector mates magnetically with a connector on the dock, making it a simple solution. Just pop your controllers and headset into this dock and forget about it until the next time you want to play.

The only negative thing we can say here is that the price is pretty high, but then again, there isn’t another solution as elegant as Anker’s, either.

anker charging dock for meta quest 2
Anker

Anker Charging Dock

Best Meta Quest 2 Charging Dock

$31 $99 Save $68

Anker offers the most elegant charging dock solution for Quest 2 at a mildly premium price. A great choice for serious Quest users.

Nirvana Oculus Quest 2 battery pack
Nirvana

Pros

Cons

Simple design with easily replaceable pack

It’s not pretty

Pack reduces face pressure by acting as a counterweight

Works with the standard and elite strap

The Quest 2 Elite Strap with an integrated battery is a fine choice for Quest players who want more battery life before recharging. Still, we like the simplicity of the NIVRANA VR power bank.

NIVRANA uses an open pouch design that attaches to the existing standard strap or the Elite strap. The included cable is the exact length needed to reach the Quest 2’s charging port, and it’s as simple to use as any standard power bank.

You can charge both devices at once using pass-through charging. And when the included power bank does eventually wear out, you can replace it with a model of your choice, assuming it physically fits in the pouch.

nirvana battery pack
Nirvana

NIVRANA VR Power Bank for Quest 2

Best Meta Quest 2 Battery Pack

A simple open pouch design makes it easy to replace the battery back when it does or to switch between multiple packs for even more playtime.

Oculus wire on blue background
Oculus

Pros

Cons

The only link cable with guaranteed performance

Expensive

Explicitly built to withstand the physical stress of VR

Cheaper (but more fragile) options can perform the same in practice

USB C-to-C, requiring an adapter for USB-A ports

The official Meta Quest Link cable that allows you to access PC VR software through USB-C is not cheap. This is a long, fiber-optic cable designed to get every byte out of a USB 3.1 connection and withstand years of twisting and turning that would wear out typical cables in much less time.

We’ve used the Meta Quest 2 with various cables and have never encountered issues that make games unplayable, But this is the only cable guaranteed to give you perfect compatibility, and it will last at least as long as your Quest does.

If you buy a cheaper third-party cable, you always run the risk of getting something that’s incompatible with the headset. As such, the official link cable is the only USB-C cord we can recommend with confidence.

oculus link cable
Oculus

Meta Link Virtual Reality Headset Cable

Best Meta Link Cable

The only link cable designed for Quest 2 from scratch, guaranteed to work flawlessly and last a long time.

Anker wire on pink background
Anker

Pros

Cons

Much cheaper than the official link cable

Does not have the peak bandwidth of USB 3.1

Available in different lengths

Tested and working with Quest 1 and 2

While the Meta Link Cable is objectively the best cable to play PC VR games using a Quest 2, it’s not the best choice for everyone. If your computer doesn’t have a native USB-C port, particularly the VR-specific port found on some graphics cards, the true potential of the expensive link cable is wasted.

If you need to use a USB-A connection, you might as well go for this Anker Quest Link Cable, which is specifically designed for the Quest. Anker has also reinforced it for VR use in various ways so that it will last quite a long time as you twist and turn through virtual worlds.

The only downside here is that you don’t get those USB 3.1 speeds, but we have never run into any problems after more than 100 hours using USB 3.0 on a Quest 2. Even the Meta Quest 1’s USB 2.0 cable is serviceable, albeit with lower visual quality thanks to compression.

At the price Anker is asking for this charging cable, it’s a no-brainer, and it has plenty of uses beyond VR too.

anker usb c cable for meta quest
Anker

Anker Meta Quest 2 USB C to USB A Cable

Best USB-A to USB-C Cable for Meta Quest 2

The best Meta Link cable for anyone who doesn’t have a native USB-C connection on their PC.

VR Cover controller grips on orange and pink background
VR Cover

Pros

Cons

Adds textured grips, making it less likely your controller will slip

Some users experience comfort issues

Adds knuckle straps alongside wrist straps for added safety

If you use the wrist straps that come with the Quest 2, you should never get into a situation where your Quest controllers fly off and damage something. However, there are instances where intense gaming sessions cause grip problems that interrupt play.

The VR Cover Controller Grips need to be used in tandem with your wrist straps, but they make it much less likely that you’ll lose grip. The included knuckle straps will also help protect your hands.

The Quest controllers are also a notoriously lousy match with sweaty hands, and the VR Cover grips help deal with that problem. Also, unlike your controllers, the grips are washable, so it’s easy to keep things germ and sweat-free.

It all looks and sounds good on paper, but a small number of users find that these grips aren’t as comfortable as they could be. Since hands vary in shape and size, it’s always hard for a product to fit everyone, but if they don’t fit your hands properly, a refund on Amazon is a simple task.

controller grips for meta quest
VR Cover

VR Cover Controller Grips for Meta Quest 2

Best Meta Quest 2 Controller Grips

The VR Cover grips for the Quest 2 add a layer of safety of comfort to the touch controllers.

FAQ

Is the Meta Quest 2 the same as the Oculus Quest 2?

Yes, they are. The Oculus Quest 2 was renamed the Meta Quest 2 last year, when Facebook decided to rebrand as Meta. They are the same product in all but name.

Can you connect the Meta Quest 2 to a PC?

Yes! You can connect the Meta Quest 2 to a PC, which will allow you to play VR titles from other storefronts on the headset. To do so, you’ll need to plug the Meta Quest 2 via a cable, then follow the instructions to set up the Oculus Link.

How do I set up the Meta Quest 2?

First, you’ll want to charge the headset and install the Meta Quest mobile app. When your account on the app is set up and the Quest 2 is charged, take the headset and put it on to adjust your view and the headset’s fit. From there, the VR headset will have instructions for you to follow, and after you complete them you’ll be all set. Meta has an in-depth overview of getting started with the Meta Quest 2 if you need more guidance.

How do I factory reset a Meta Quest 2?

You can factory reset a Meta Quest 2 from the Oculus app, or from the headset itself. From the app, go to the Menu, then tap Devices and find your Meta Quest 2 headset. Go to Advanced Settings, tap Factory Reset, and confirm that you want to reset the headset by tapping Reset. If this doesn’t work, you can factory reset from the headset itself by turning the headset off, then holding the power and volume-down buttons down until the boot screen shows up. You can choose to factory reset the Meta Quest 2 from there.

Does the Meta Quest 2 require Facebook?

While the Meta Quest 2 originally required a Facebook account to log in, earlier this year this requirement was removed. If you want to learn how to delink your Facebook account from a Meta Quest 2, we have a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Does the Meta Quest 2 come with games?

While some retailers may offer Meta Quest 2 bundles that include games, the standard Meta Quest 2 does not come with any games. You will have to purchase VR titles from the Oculus Store, or from a PC games storefront.



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