A new battery pack for the Oculus Quest, the VR Power, aims to increase your play time and give you an ergonomic solution to counter balance the front-heavy weight of the Quest at the same time.
The VR Power is made by Rebuff Reality and just recently became available the preorder. The device is expected to ship in early 2020, with an “expected delivery date” of January 10, 2020.
The kit comes with one battery pack, two cable management clips, one USB-C cable with a L-shaped connector for the Quest port, some “comfort padding” and straps to secure and remove the battery pack from the back of the Quest.
The battery pack sits against the back of your head, in the triangle gap between the straps, as pictured above, The USB C cable then runs up the main strap, secured by the clips, and connects to the Quest with the L-shaped connector. The battery holds 10,000 mAH and Rebuff Reality claim it will provide you with 8 hours of gaming on a fully charged Quest, and 10 hours of video streaming.
Because of the rear position of the battery pack, Rebuff Reality claim it works as a counter-balance to alleviate some of the front-heavy load of the Quest – a common complaint from some users. This idea isn’t a new one – we’ve seen plenty of people online create their own counter-weights by attaching a battery pack in a similar position. However, the unique and custom-designed shape of the VR Power, alongside the straps specifically for securing the battery pack, there’s a chance that this might work a bit better than any of your own MacGyvered solutions. We haven’t tried it for ourselves, though, so no promises.
The VR Power is available to preorder on the Rebuff Reality site now, shipping in 2020.