Update: A lot of people with access to a Quest 2 have reached out stating that they can use the headset and even its Elite Strap with the original Quest’s Carrying Case if you do a few things.
Firstly, you could fit the Quest 2 with the Elite Strap inside the case if you took the strap off. You could also turn the headset upside down and this would store the kit too. You can’t, however, fit in the Elite Battery Strap, which is too chunky to comfortably squeeze around the controller compartment.
As for the controllers? If you push the tracking rings all the way into slots (which are designed for Quest 2’s smaller tracking rings and not recommended) they will fit and you can zip up the case. However the tracking rings will be pressed against the top of the case still and, personally, I’d worry that they’re more at risk of damage than other parts of the kit. Not a great setup for a carrying case.
Others are pointing out that you could rip out the controller compartment to give more room to the controllers which is true, but then you don’t have anything to keep them stable or the separate compartment to store wires and chargers anymore.
So, yes, you can use Quest 1’s Carrying Case with Quest 2 but, honestly, we wouldn’t recommend it for a protective travel solution.
Original Story: Here’s your healthy dose of hard-hitting investigative journalism for the week – you can’t use the original Oculus Quest carrying case to house the new Oculus Quest 2. Or at least, you can’t house Quest 2’s controllers.
Earlier this week we reviewed the new Quest 2 Carrying Case, which is a stylish and sturdy build. But people in the comments asked a question we were yet to ask ourselves: does Quest 2 fit in the existing Quest carrying case? Facebook’s new headset is smaller than the original and, sure enough, it quite easily sets down inside the original case. At least it does with the original strap on.
Put either the optional Elite Strap or Elite Battery Strap on, though, and you won’t be able to fit Quest 2 inside the original case. Even if you just have the normal strap though, Quest 2’s newer, bigger controllers don’t fit inside the case and allow it to close so, unless you’re thinking about carrying those separately, this isn’t a viable option for you.
Oh and if, for some reason you were wondering if you could put the Quest 1 inside the Quest 2 case? The below picture answers your question (yes).
Well there you go. No getting around this one I’m afraid; if you want a Carrying Case for Quest 2, you can’t rely on your old kit. Fortunately, the new Carrying Case comes bundled with the excellent Elite Battery Strap, so you could view that as a sort of freebie. Well you could if it didn’t cost $129 for the set, anyways.