Best Quest Pro accessories: What’s in the box and what else you need

Unlike the Quest 2, which requires a ton of attachments and mods to get the best experience, the $1,500 Meta Quest Pro doesn’t require any mods and has several useful attachments out of the box. Still, there are a few Quest Pro accessories you might want to buy, depending on what you want to use it for.

You’ve already spent a lot on the headset, so we won’t try to sell you things you don’t use. Here’s what you need to know, including what comes with the Meta Quest Pro and the best Quest Pro accessories you’ll actually need.

Quest Touch Pro controllers for Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2 with attached pen tips

(Image credit: Nicholas Sutrich/Android Central)

The most important accessory that comes with the Meta Quest Pro are the Quest Pro controllers, as well as the detachable pen nibs. Measuring 130 x 70 x 62mm (5.1 x 2.75 x 2.4in), the Pro controllers have a Snapdragon 662 chip inside to power three trail cameras each. Where Oculus Touch controllers are tracked by the headset and can lose tracking in dead zones above your head or behind your back, you’ll never lose your positioning with these.

They’ve also improved the TruTouch haptics that make you feel like you’re grabbing virtual objects or writing on a virtual dashboard. Add in 1-to-1 finger tracking and “precision pinch gestures,” and these are the best VR controllers we’ve ever tested. They’re even compatible with the Quest 2, though you have to buy them separately for $300.

Meta Quest Pro helmet with partial light blockers installed

The Quest Pro with removable partial light blockers installed. (Image credit: Nicholas Sutrich/Android Central)

The Quest Pro also comes with a partial light-blocking face interface, which magnetically attaches to either side of the helmet. By default, you can use the Quest Pro without anything blocking your environment. Our tester Nick Sutrich said he felt “more confident in my actions in mixed reality apps” without the blockers because he could see the whole room and possible fall hazards at all times. But if you work at a desk, these partial blockers will keep you focused.

Finally, the Quest Pro comes with a 45W USB-C charging station. Both the headset and controllers with rechargeable batteries have a two-hour battery rating – although you can run the controllers longer if needed – before having to sit them on the platform.

The best Quest Pro accessories available today

What Quest Pro accessories do you need?

Nicholas Sutrich using a Meta Quest Pro during the hands-on event at Meta HQ in New York

Our VR writer Nick Sutrich wearing the Meta Quest Pro with a full light blocker attached. (Image credit: Brittainy Newman)

If you intend to use your Quest Pro for VR gaming as well as mixed reality, you absolutely need the Meta Quest Pro Complete light blocker. The partial blocker in the box leaves a huge gap at the bottom that lets in light and is very resistant to submersion; our tester Nick Sutrich said it makes smooth locomotion disorienting when the real world doesn’t move with the virtual world.

Then you may need a Quest Pro carrying case. Meta designed the Pro as a virtual computer and desktop in one, and if you’re working from home, you can just keep it on the dock no problem. But if you need to take your Quest Pro to a conference or want to protect your Pro from accidents or pets, the Incase carrying case is the only official case available at launch.

If you plan to take your Quest Pro on the road, you won’t want to pack the bulky 45W docking station in your luggage. So you will also need the Meta Quest Pro compact charging station, that’s exactly what his name sounds like. It charges both Quest Pro controllers and “any Meta Quest headset with a USB-C connection”, so you can also use it with Quest 2 and Pro controllers if you want.

Then, while the Quest Pro speakers are an “immediately noticeable upgrade to the Quest 2” with a “full range of sound [and] palpable bass”, you might need headphones if you’re in an office environment and don’t want to annoy people around you. The Quest Pro uses two 3.5mm audio jacks, one of each side, so you will need the official VR headphones rather than a standard helmet.

Finally, while the Quest Pro supports Wi-Fi 6E and can connect to your computer wirelessly, you can pair it with an official connecting cable or a cheaper Link cable alternative for a dedicated and reliable connection.

What you won’t need is an alternate strap or face covering like the Quest 2 does. The default halo style strap can’t be removed, but it’s so comfortable and easy to adjust that you won’t want to. And the facial interface is extremely comfortable. Plus, because the strap lets you adjust the distance between your face and the lenses, you can comfortably wear glasses without a spacer.

Dora W. Clawson