Best Oculus Quest 2 accessories 2023

While the Oculus Quest 2 is the best entry point into VR, it's far from perfect. Its face cover can cause skin irritation, and there are a few critical accessories missing out of the box. For example, its unsupportive cloth strap makes the already top-heavy headset even more cumbersome, and the battery doesn't hold a charge for very long; in terms of both comfort and function, there's plenty of room for improvement.

Thankfully, the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories will help curb some of these issues. To improve your VR experience, we've chosen the top options from Meta or third parties in every category, from face covers and batteries to Link cables and VR-ready PCs.

At a glance

Best overall: Oculus Quest 2 Carrying Case

Quest 2 in official carrying case

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Oculus Quest 2 Carrying Case

A perfect fit

Reasons to buy

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Fits the Elite Strap
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Molded to naturally hold Quest 2 securely
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Stylish design

Reasons to avoid

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Soft-shelled
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Pricier than most alternatives

The Quest 2 might be a portable headset but you're probably not bringing it everywhere you go. As such, you might think a carrying case might be pointless. However, unless you want to keep your Quest 2 in the box it shipped in, there aren't easy storage solutions. Its delicate lenses can get damaged after just a few seconds of exposure to sunlight, and you'll need a place to hold any accessories you pick up to keep them from getting lost. A carrying case solves these problems.

Among the best Oculus Quest 2 cases, Meta's first-party accessory should be your immediate choice. Don't worry — this isn't because it's emblazoned with the Meta logo and ships for a hefty fee. It's because this case is outfitted with custom molding and inlaid dividers to hold just about all the accessories you could need to secure. That's all fairly standard, but what makes the official case stand out is that it can fit the Quest 2 with the Elite Strap attached. Most third-party cases are designed for the base headset, with no room for bigger straps.

Even if you don't have the Elite Strap, the case is still stylish, features an attached handhold for easier carrying, and it's specifically designed for the Quest 2, unlike some third-party cases which are actually repurposed Quest 1 cases. On the other hand, the soft material and lack of padding on its exterior won't protect it from falls or compression in a suitcase. If you're looking to carry your Quest 2 outside, you should probably consider a hard-shelled case from the linked list above as an alternative to prevent any extra wear and tear.

Before you grab the case by itself, Meta also offers a bundle that includes both the Elite Strap with Battery and a Carrying Case, so if you plan to pick up both accessories, there's no need to buy each individually.

Best head strap replacement: KIWI Quest 2 elite strap

A picture of the Kiwi Elite Strap on the Quest 2 from a side angle

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KIWI Quest 2 elite strap

Better than the official one

Reasons to buy

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Better ergonomics than default strap and Elite Strap
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Back wheel for secure fit
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Secondary hinge allows for granular angle adjustment
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Removable PU leather padding

Reasons to avoid

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No battery pack option like Elite Strap

The Oculus Quest 2's default head strap is easy to adjust and moderately comfortable in short play sessions, but it's unstable and leaves the headset feeling front-heavy. Meta sells an official Quest 2 Elite Strap that's much more ergonomic, including a Battery Pack model that also happens to double the headset's battery life. Initially the Elite Straps were fragile and often snapped under pressure, but Meta redesigned the accessory and fixed the issue.

That said, many of the best Quest 2 Elite Strap alternatives outdo Oculus — specifically, the KIWI Quest 2 Elite Strap. It's comfortable, well-designed, and can charge your Quest 2 like Meta's official Battery Pack model.

The KIWI strap adds comfortable, removable PU-leather padding on the top and back of your head. It cushions the Quest's weight during play sessions, then can be removed and washed afterward to ensure it's hygienic. The plastic frame on KIWI's headset is also more durable than the Oculus Elite Strap, so you can trust that it won't snap. And like the Elite Strap, KIWI's model has a knob on its back that allows you to fasten it to your head for the best fit.

Most importantly, KIWI's Quest 2 strap allows you to freely adjust the vertical angle from your eyes to the lenses, which you won't find in most other straps. It also leaves extra space for over-the-ear headphones, whereas other straps with more rigid and straight frames sit too close to your ears, only leaving room for earbuds.

Snug and well-constructed, KIWI's strap is a must-buy to make the Quest 2 better in longer play sessions.

Best controller accessory: KIWI Quest 2 knuckle grips

Kiwi Quest 2 controller strap with rechargeable batteries

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KIWI Quest 2 knuckle grips

Easier to swap out

Reasons to buy

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Keeps the controller securely in your hand
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Great sweat-resistant grip
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Adds a little more weight to the controller
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Easily-adjustable wrist straps

Reasons to avoid

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Rigid strap will be uncomfortable for some people

Oculus Touch controllers come with little built-in hand straps that prevent accidental throws or drops; but if they do slip, the controllers dangle awkwardly from your wrists and can still lead to some clumsy incidents. The only way to prevent that slipping is to keep a constant and rigid grip on them during play sessions, which puts strain on your wrists and can cause cramping in your hands. That's why many Quest 2 gamers like Quest 2 hand strap mods, which strap the Touch controllers directly to your knuckles, relieving you from an increased risk of wrist strain.

While we prefer VR Cover's grips, they're almost always sold out on digital storefronts, so we're subbing in KIWI Design's Knuckle Grips as a great alternative. They strap over your upper knuckles so the Touch controllers stay securely in your palms at all times, all while keeping the buttons within reach. The grips are made from a rigid silicone that will hold a firm shape when squeezed and wicks away any sweat. The faux-leather strap will dependably keep the controller in place.

What sets KIWI's grips apart is that they add a new battery compartment that you can open up by just pulling a tab. The standard Touch controllers require you to remove the grips before adding batteries and this design makes replacing batteries a breeze.

Best face cover: KIWI Design Facial Interface for Oculus Quest 2

Kiwi's Quest 2 interface

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KIWI Design Facial Interface for Oculus Quest 2

Banish lens fog

Reasons to buy

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Minimizes lens fogging
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More vents than rivals
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Easy to remove pads for cleaning
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Comfortable PU leather material

Reasons to avoid

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Some light bleeding around nose

Arguably the Quest 2's biggest design flaw is its foam padding on the inside of the headset. The pads absorb dirt and sweat causing irritate the skin, especially during long play sessions, and cleaning them can turn into a hassle. Meta even issued a voluntary facial interface recall and sent Quest 2 owners a free silicone cover to cover up the foam in 2021. If even Meta agrees you need a new face cover, you're definitely overdue to get one.

You can certainly make do with the cover that ships with Quest 2. It's free, after all, and does the job well enough. But it doesn't solve another persistent issue with the Quest 2: lens fogging. The headset design prioritizes blocking light, which traps heat inside the headset, making sweat condense on the lenses. KIWI Design's Facial Interface will help solve this issue.

Unlike Meta's replacement, KIWI's facial interface has vents, which allow some of the heat to escape from your headset.

Aside from the vents, it's also lined with PU leather padding, which is easier to clean and more comfortable than foam. Once it gets sweaty, you can easily clean the padding and reapply it without too much fuss. Our reviewer also found that you could install facial padding from other manufacturers onto the KIWI gasket if you'd prefer.

The KIWI Design Facial Interface's only flaw is that its nose guard lets in a bit too much light compared to rival interfaces. If that's something you can deal with, this design tops our list of the best Quest 2 face covers by a country mile.

Best headphones: Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones

Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones

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Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones

Good things, small packages

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Low-latency
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Dual drivers
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Custom cord length and velcro straps

Reasons to avoid

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Costly for earbuds
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Only work for VR

The Quest 2 comes with built-in speakers, but those speakers sound tinny. Plus, nobody wants to hear your game audio spilling out if they're not playing the game with you. For better immersion (and to keep the people around you from getting annoyed), owning one of the best Oculus Quest 2 headphones is vital for any Quest 2 owner's arsenal. The Logitech G333 VR earphones by far are our favorite.

With dual drivers dedicated to mids/highs and bass, these compact earbuds deliver solid audio despite their lightweight design. They also have custom-length cords and velcro straps that ensure the cable doesn't dangle or bounce during active gameplay. As an added bonus, they're nearly latency-free, ensuring the audio matches up to the video perfectly.

Meta and Logitech worked together on the G333 VR earbuds to make the ideal pair of earbuds. Sure, they're a little expensive, especially since their custom length makes them unsuited for use with devices other than a VR headset. But they're easy to attach to your Quest 2 permanently, add no noticeable weight, and fit easily inside any carrying case. They also come in three different bud sizes, so they'll fit most ears without difficulty.

Whether you prefer these or over-ear headphones is a genuine matter of preference. We think the G333s work better for action-packed games or VR exercise regimens, but if you want more powerful audio, other Quest 2 headphones like the Logitech G PRO may work better for you.

Best link cable: VOKOO Oculus Quest Link Cable (16ft)

Vokoo Quest 2 Link Cable

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Almost cordless

Reasons to buy

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16 feet (5m) long
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Incredibly cheap

Reasons to avoid

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You might need a USB-C-to-USB-A adapter for computer
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Not quite as fast as pricier alternatives

At least 33% of SteamVR users use the Oculus Quest 2, even though it's not designed for native PC VR. To play Steam VR games on the Quest 2, you can play games wirelessly with Air Link or Virtual Desktop, but a wired connection will get you the most stable experience — especially if your network isn't built to handle the required speeds.

You can buy Meta's official cable for the best performance, but it's pretty expensive. And if your PC doesn't have a USB Type-C port, you'd be out of luck anyway and would need to find a USB Type-C to USB adapter that supports the necessary transfer speeds. That's why we recommend these Oculus Link cable alternatives; of those, our absolute favorite is VOKOO's premium USB-C cable. It's a 16-foot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C cable rated to transfer 5Gbps, which should give you everything you could need for PC gaming on your Quest 2.

VOKOO's cable is designed with plenty of give and flexibility for room-scale VR, and it has a right-angle head to slot into the Quest 2 charging port. Its ergonomic design helps keep you from potentially yanking and damaging your hardware (or, worse, hurting your neck). It's the closest you'll get to the freedom of wireless VR while still being tethered to your computer.

Best VR-ready PC: HP OMEN 30L

HP Omen 30L

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HP Omen 30L

Expand your Quest 2 gaming library

Reasons to buy

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Excellent computing and gaming specs
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
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USB-C port for Oculus Link
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Cool RGB lighting

Reasons to avoid

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Cheaper PCs can also run VR games
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Fans were noisy in tests

It feels strange to call a PC an "accessory," but that's exactly what it is in this case. The Quest 2's best games are certainly immersive and graphically impressive for a fully mobile VR headset. However, you need much more power to play many Oculus Rift or SteamVR-level games on a Quest 2.

First, check and see if your PC, laptop, or Mac is compatible with Oculus Link. If it isn't, a VR-ready PC will give you access to a wealth of new games and let you more easily check out mods for popular Quest 2 games like Beat Saber.

Most powerful PCs with a solid graphics card will work for VR. But if you need help picking one, we'd suggest the HP Omen 30L. Our colleagues at Windows Central love this model and recommend it as one of the best-prebuilt PCs for Oculus Link. Depending on which model you buy, you can upgrade up to an Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 1TB of SSD storage with some HDD backup, and 32GB of RAM.

These specs are all more than powerful enough for playing the best SteamVR games with Oculus Link or via Link Cable. It has one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port — perfect for your VR Cover Link cable — and plenty of fan cooling to keep it running smoothly. Performance is excellent in various benchmark tests, at least with the best build. Really, the only issue with the HP Omen 30L is that the top builds are costly and often hard to find.

Best battery pack: VR Power 2 for Oculus Quest 2

A person wearing the Rebuff Reality strap while using the Quest 2.

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VR Power 2 for Oculus Quest 2

Playing with power

Reasons to buy

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Ups your playtime by four to six hours
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Serves as a counterweight to headset
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Costs less than Elite Strap with Battery
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More secure than most modded battery packs

Reasons to avoid

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Fairly expensive
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Somewhat heavy
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Makes headset harder to remove

Nothing's quite as annoying as the "low battery" warning popping up to ruin the high of an intense Beat Saber session and cutting your fun short. The Quest 2 only lasts about 2.5 hours on a full charge and will still drain if you leave it on standby. No matter what you do, you're probably going to run out of juice quickly. That's why we recommend strapping a reliable Quest 2 battery pack to your headset to help extend your playtime.

The Elite Strap with Battery will naturally add a better fit and a couple of extra hours of gameplay, but its 4,676mAh boost doesn't hold a candle to Rebuff Reality's 10,000 mAh VR Power 2. That beefy charge allows for all-day gaming sessions by attaching to the back of your head strap. It even displays its charge, so you'll know if and when it needs a recharge itself.

The VR Power 2 sits on the upper back of your head, resting comfortably thanks to its soft, interior padding. It's designed to work with the default strap, the Elite Strap (without the battery), or other third-party straps. It weighs 0.6 pounds, but that extra weight helps balance out the otherwise front-heavy Quest 2. It also ships with a cord that runs along the top strap and slots into the charging port and has clips that fasten to keep it in place.

Otherwise, you can check our larger list of Quest-compatible battery packs. Some incorporate batteries into straps, while others (like the VR Power 2) attach directly to the strap, making them more unwieldy but also more affordable.

Best accessory for glasses-wearers: VirtuClear Lenses

Virtuclear Lens Inserts

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VirtuClear Lenses

Clearing things up

Reasons to buy

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Tailor-made for the Quest 2
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Endorsed by Oculus and Facebook
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Anti-glare treatment
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Easy installation

Reasons to avoid

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Takes a long time to ship
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Pretty expensive
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Not designed for sharing

The Quest 2 ships with a glasses spacer, but it probably won't keep your glasses from sliding up against the headset's lenses — meaning either set of lenses can get scratched. Even if that doesn't happen, a tight fit can make wearing glasses painful or even cause headaches. For people who need glasses but also want a clearer, more natural VR experience, you can buy prescription Quest 2 inserts and ditch your glasses in VR.

Made "in partnership" with Meta, VirtuClear lenses are installed directly over the official lenses. VirtuClear will customize and ship customized lenses to you based on your prescription. It takes 7-10 days to create the lenses, then extra time for shipping. The company also recommends installing the Quest 2 Fit Pack for better comfort with these lenses.

Just like that, you'll have personalized Quest 2 lenses while freeing yourself from glasses.

Virtuclear's inserts are best for Quest 2 owners who don't regularly share the headset with friends or family members. Yes, you can remove and reinsert them every time you swap headsets, but it's not easy. It's important to note that you ensure your prescription is up to date before buying. These lenses aren't cheap, and it's always possible that your prescription has fluctuated since your last eye exam, so it's best to double-check that they're accurate for as long as possible.

Jump into VR, fully-equipped

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The Quest 2 is in a league of its own thanks to its portability and reasonable starting price, even after the recent price increase. But part of the reason it's more inexpensive compared to other headsets is because it ships without some critical accessories in the box.

Once you're equipped with some of the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories, your VR experience will almost definitely improve. First and foremost, we recommend the official Quest 2 Carrying Case. Not only because it gives you a safe spot to store your headset but because it can safely fit the headset and many of the Quest 2's other best accessories as well.

Shoving your Quest 2 into a bag or desk drawer and calling it a day runs the risk of causing drift on the Touch Controllers' sticks or even damaging the Quest 2's lenses or charging port. A Carrying Case is an easy way to protect your investment and keep all your VR tools in one attractive container — plus, it has room for your upgraded Elite Strap.