Oculus Quest 2 is real! Not only can you read and watch our review for the headset RIGHT NOW but we’ve also got a full rundown on all its accessories down below, including the all-new Elite Strap and Battery Pack.
Officially, there are five official accessory options coming to the Oculus Quest 2 from Facebook, including an Elite Strap with improved balance and ergonomics, as well as a battery pack for extended use. Additionally, there are three more accessories coming from third-party providers including an in-ear audio solution.
While the Oculus Quest 2 by itself is just $299 (64GB) or $399 (256GB), which is relatively affordable considering the technology itself, the overall price can increase rapidly if you decide to add in a few accessories.
Official Quest 2 Accessories
Quest 2 Elite Strap ($49 USD):
The default Quest 2 strap is a velcro design similar once again to the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and Oculus Quest. While we do cite improved comfort compared to the original Quest in our review, this time Facebook is offering an official Elite Strap from release as an option to make it even more balanced and comfortable. Notably, this is the exact thing accessories such as the VR Power aimed to solve on the original Quest. In our experience with the Quest 2 Elite Strap, it does make a difference. This is the only accessory we’ve been able to test so far.
Quest 2 Elite Strap + Battery Pack + Carrying Case ($129 USD):
This is just a collection of the Elite Strap and Carry Case, plus a built-in battery pack for the Elite Strap as well that plugs into the USB Type-C port on the headset so you can play for even longer without taking a break to charge. Reportedly, it should double the battery length. It’s worth mentioning, however, that you cannot use the Battery Pack and Oculus Link at the same time. If you want to plug into a PC with Oculus Link then you must unplug the Battery Pack first since they use the same port on the device.
Official Oculus Link Cable ($79 USD):
This 5-meter USB 3 Type-C cable comes at a premium price to provide a premium-quality high-speed fiber-optic solution. Using this cable you’ll be able to connect your Oculus Quest 2 directly to your PC to play PC VR content designed for the Oculus Rift from Oculus Home, Steam, and more. The headset should work with a wide-variety of USB Type-C cables if you don’t want to drop $79 on the official solution, just like the original Oculus Quest, but we haven’t tested many yet. Technically the one in the box should work for Quest 2, but it’s super short so it’s not very practical.
Quest 2 Carrying Case ($49 USD):
Just like with the original Oculus Quest, Facebook is releasing an official carrying case for the Quest 2. We had mixed opinions about the official case for the first Quest — after a few months the zipper broke and overall it didn’t have a ton of room for extra items. Personally, I switched to this case. We haven’t gotten our hands on this one yet though so we don’t know for sure if it’s better or not.
Quest 2 Fit Pack ($39 UDD):
Finally, this simple kit includes two “light blockers” presumably to eliminate light leak around the edges of the face plate and two more interchangeable facial interfaces for wider or more narrow face shapes.
Third-Party Quest 2 Accessories
Logitech G333 VR In-Ear Headphones ($50 USD):
Despite being a third-party solution, Facebook is describing this as the “official in-ear audio solution for Oculus quest 2” which means they should be high-quality. These are designed to reduce outside noise and channel the audio directly into your ears only, as opposed to the in-lin speakers embedded into the head strap by default on the device. The description makes them sound similar to the Kiwi Earbuds, which are always connected to my Oculus Quest personally.
VRCover is well known for making excellent facial interface replacements for VR headsets. Personally, I can’t imagine using my original Quest without the leather foam replacement at this point, so it’s great to see a new product for Quest 2 is already coming.
Here is the direct link to the VR Cover for Quest 2.
Logitech G PRO Gaming Headset ($100 USD):
Finally, this headset is described as the “official over-ear audio solution for Oculus Quest 2” and it’s also from Logitech. They’re designed with a custom-length short cable to avoid getting tangles or accidentally yanking it out during a heated round of Beat Saber. As of now there does not seem to be an Oculus Rift-style over-ear audio solution, but there’s a good chance the Mantis headphones designed for the PSVR would work on Quest 2.
What do you think about the Oculus Quest 2 accessories on offer from Facebook and third-party providers? Do you for-sure plan on buying any of these or will you wait to see the verdict and compare options after launch?
Let us know what you think down in the comments below!
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