If you just got a new Oculus Quest 2 and want to enjoy the best virtual reality experience, you might want to consider getting some of the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories.
These range from upgraded head straps to neat built-in batteries, carrying cases and more. Through a mix of testing and research, the following accessories are definitely worth considering to get the most out of our selection of the best VR headsets.
The best Oculus Quest 2 accessories you can buy today
The Elite Strap with Battery is our top recommendation for the best Oculus Quest 2 accessory because it’s brilliantly designed. Although expensive at $99, it easily attaches to the Quest 2 and allows users to adjust the attachment and position of the helmet with the turn of a dial.
We think the Elite strap is more convenient than the normal strap for its ease of use and intuitiveness. Almost anyone can figure out how it works. Plus, the extra battery provides extra power during long gaming sessions.
Remember that we recommend the Elite strap with battery, not the separate Elite strap, which can be found for $49. For those looking to save a little, the Elite Strap alone might be worth it. But we found the Battery Pack version more practical.
Since the Quest 2 can be played without a computer, having a carrying case is a must-have accessory for VR on the go. We recommend the Official Oculus Quest 2 Carrying Case for its excellent design and premium feel.
Seriously, Meta went out of the park with this case. It’s designed in a way to pack the Quest 2 and its controllers into as tight a package as possible. This means that there is very little room for additional accessories. Also, the Oculus Quest 2 carrying case may not fit all third-party straps. But the premium felt exterior and unique zippered closure suggest the designers spent a lot of time making this carry case look and feel great.
The face coverings included with the Quest 2 aren’t great. The foam material is not breathable and easily absorbs sweat. Additionally, users have posted reports of skin irritation, prompting Facebook to issue a recall for those who experience this issue.
When it comes to the best face covers for the Oculus Quest 2, we should go with VRCover’s face interface and foam replacement kit. This is a premium face covering that comes with its own clip that snaps inside the Quest 2. This clip then easily allows users to insert their face coverings, which is handy if several people use the same helmet and do not want to share foam.
AMVR Touch Controller Grip Covers are the best articulation straps for the Oculus Quest 2. These straps are easy to install and use and can be adjusted on the fly. For games that require a lot of punching or other sudden movements, AMVR Grip Covers will ensure the Quest 2 controllers stay glued to your hands.
The main selling point of the AMVR turns out to be its only weakness. Since these knuckle grips stick to the hands, you’ll have to remove the controller completely from your hand to free up your fingers. For example, it’s difficult to adjust the Quest 2 headband without first removing the controllers from your hands. It’s a small inconvenience, but the added security is worth it.
Of all the accessories on this list, the Anker Charge Dock is a bit more optional. This docking station can keep your headset and controllers charged when you’re not playing. It looks sleek and can be a great addition to any media setup.
The great thing with the Anker charging station is that it has a small magnetic USB-C insert that goes into the Quest 2’s charging port. When docking the Quest 2, the magnet snaps into place with the station docking station, allowing automatic charging. Additionally, the docking station comes with its own controller battery covers that have metal prongs for wireless charging.
There are, however, two drawbacks. The docking station may interfere with the Elite Strap with Battery Pack accessory. It can still work with this add-on, but you will need to disconnect the battery and charge it separately. The dock works with the standard $50 Elite strap, however.
The other downside is its price. At $98, the Anker Charge Dock is very expensive for what you get. We think if the price was more competitive it would be worth an instant purchase.