Best magnetic charger for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 in 2023

A magnetic charging stud plugged into the Quest 2
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Magnetic Chargers are the easiest and safest way to keep your Quest 2 charged while using it. Magnetic chargers make plugging your headset as simple as a satisfying snap! They also let a chord safely unplug from your headset if you accidentally snag it with a controller during an intense VR session, potentially keeping you from damaging your headset or hurting yourself. 

Since these are all USB Type C cables, you can use them with your mobile VR headsets, but we made this list with Meta's Quest family of devices in mind. To work with a Quest or Quest 2, though, it needs to support fast data transfer speeds and quick charging, making the compatible picks below your best starting point. The Cafele USB-C magnetic adapter is our number one pick for those exact reasons, and it checks all the boxes with flying colors.

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Blue Cafele charging cables with magnetic USB-C ports

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Cafele USB-C Magnetic Cable and Tips

Power and data

Reasons to buy

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Supports quick charging
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Supports data transfer up to 480MB/s
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Strong braided construction
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Long enough to use with a battery pack

Reasons to avoid

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Straight connector (not 90 degrees)

You can pick up Cafele's cables in matching two or three-packs in your choice of colors. The small USB Type-C stud will plug into your Oculus Quest 2 headset, and the 6.6-foot cables will magnetically connect to the stud and charge your Quest. These cables even have an LED light at the end indicating their connection status, ensuring that your Quest 2's always charging. Thanks to their durable, braided construction, these cables are sure to last for a while. Just be sure to Velcro the chord to your headset; this cable doesn't have a 90-degree cable connector, it could get snagged on a wayward controller or arm if it's not held in place.

In addition to high data transfer speeds, this cable offers Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 and 3.0 standards, which will help keep your Quest 2 charging while playing when paired with the best battery packs for Quest 2. That means you'll never have to remove the magnetic tip just to plug a standard USB cable in to hook your Quest 2 up to a PC (or another device).

If you really like these cables, you even can pick up additional USB Type-C, microUSB, or Lightning connectors to charge your devices hassle-free.

BeswinVR Magnetic Charging Kit

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BeswinVR Magnetic Charge Kit

Effortless charging

Reasons to buy

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Included rechargeable batteries
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Easy magnetic charging tips
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Optional silicone grips with hand straps

Reasons to avoid

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No tip for charging the headset
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Expensive

This one-of-a-kind magnetic controller charging kit comes with a special pair of AA batteries that let you charge your Quest 2's touch controllers. Its tip magnetically connects to the included cables, which can plug into any charger of your choice with a standard USB Type-A port. That makes it so much easier to charge your Quest's touch controllers; you'll never have to replace your batteries again!

BeswinVR's optional silicone grips will set you back a little bit extra, but they're specially designed to keep that magnetic charging tip exposed. This way, you'll never have to remove the grips just to charge the controller. That's good since normal grips won't fit the controller with the extra charging pin sticking out.

NetDot's USB-C magnetic charging cables

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NetDot Gen10 Micro-USB and USB-C Cable

Out of the way

Reasons to buy

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All USB ports are USB 3.0
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Supports up to 5Gbps speeds
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Cable allows device to fit various setups
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Wire is just long enough
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Can detach easily

Reasons to avoid

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Only supports data up to 480Mbps
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Limited to specific angles

The Quest 2's battery life is one of its biggest flaws, so an external battery pack can help you extend your playtime. We recommend mounting them to the back of your headset so you can continue to play while you charge but also help counterbalance the front-heavy headset. This magnetic cable's only a foot long, so it won't have much excess wiring in the way while it's plugged in. It also supports charging up to 9V/2A and will easily detach in case it bumps or gets caught on anything while playing.

A battery pack will let you wander away from a wall outlet or your PC while charging. Since it's a battery pack, you'll still have a wire plugged into your headset, but mounting it to your headset means you don't need to stay tethered to a wall. This cable's only a foot long, which means it can plug into the side of your headset and attach to a battery pack mounted on the back of your device.

Kyervis magnetic USB Type C charging cable

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Kyerivs Magnetic USB Charging Cable

Supporting all angles

Reasons to buy

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Charge your device at any angle with circular design
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Supports fast charging
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Long enough to work with a battery pack on your hip

Reasons to avoid

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Too long to use with a battery pack without leaving extra slack
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No data sync support (charging only)

This braided cable's circular design lends greater flexibility because it can charge at any angle. It also supports fast charging up to 5V/2.4A and has an LED indicator to let you know that your headset's charging. At 3.3 feet, this cable enables you to carry a battery pack in your pocket or attached to your waist instead of mounted to your headset. Plus, this cable doesn't have to point directly up, down, back, or forward thanks to its 360-degree design. Instead, it can comfortably slide into the perfect angle for you.

Anker's Quest 2 charging dock

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Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2

Get it all charged

Reasons to buy

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Easy dock-and-go charging
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Replaces controller batteries with rechargeable ones
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Overcharge, overcurrent, and overload protection

Reasons to avoid

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Not meant to be used while playing
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Expensive

Anker's Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2 fits the bill of a magnetic charger since both controllers and the Oculus Quest 2 headset dock to charge magnetically. Unlike other options on the list, it's not just a single-function piece of hardware.

It can sense when your controller and headset batteries are full, meaning it can help prolong battery life by shutting off charging when the batteries are full. The magnetic connector fits perfectly in your Quest 2's USB Type-C port for hassle-free magnetic docking; all you need to do is set it down. The dock also ships with special rechargeable batteries for each Touch Controller, complete with a new battery door with POGO pins on it, which allows for simple drop-and-go charging. Of course, you can't use this solution while playing, but it brings the ease of magnetic charging to the safety of a dock.

Stay charged

Armed with one of the best Oculus Quest magnetic chargers, it's much easier to keep your headset charged during long play sessions. Pairing a medium-sized magnetic cable, like the Cafele USB-C Magnetic Cable and Tips, with a battery pack means you can take advantage of standing or room-scale VR experiences without worrying about yanking the cord and potentially damaging your headset (or your neck) or your Quest running out of battery.

BeswinVR's magnetic charge kit for the Quest 2's Touch controllers is another amazing — if not a bit expensive — addition that makes charging your controllers a breeze. Instead, connect the magnetic cables to the special tip on the included rechargeable batteries when they're not in use. If you're looking for something even more low-maintenance, Anker's Charging Dock for Quest 2 makes it simple to dock your headset and controllers after each play session to ensure you have a full battery every time you begin playing.

A reliable magnetic charging cable can kick Quest gaming sessions up a notch, not just by keeping it charged, but by keeping your Quest 2 safer thanks to the quick magnetic release if it were to get tugged. Be sure to check out some of our other favorite Quest 2 accessories for more ways to make your Quest 2 experience even better as well.

Charlie Wacholz
Freelance Writer

Charlie's a freelance contributor at Android Central from Milwaukee, WI.

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