Best Meta Quest 3 & 2 battery packs 2024

The best Meta Quest battery pack can add hours to your VR play sessions, keeping you from having to take a break right when the action really gets going.

A fully charged Oculus Quest 2 or Meta Quest 3 will give you about 2–3 hours of battery life; the Quest 3 is especially short-lived, thanks to its performance boost over the Quest 2. For anyone who enjoys longer VR sessions or shares their Quest with friends or family members, 2 hours isn't enough time.

Battery packs are some of the best accessories you can get for your Quest because they can double — or in some cases, even triple — the headset's battery life. We've tested dozens of different head straps, batteries, and other Meta Quest 3 accessories to try and find a solution to this Meta battery issue.

Here are some of the best battery packs and battery straps for the Meta Quest 3 or Oculus Quest 2!

All the best Meta Quest battery packs for Quest 2 and Quest 3

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Alternative power bank options

When using a VR headset, it's best to use bespoke hardware. You'll get comfort enhancements and play like it was meant to be played. You can also use a regular old USB power bank but, keep in mind that having a battery in your pocket and a long cable running up to your headset can be awkward. Still, we'd love to recommend a few low-fi Quest power bank options to get you going.

What features to consider when buying a Meta Quest battery pack

The most important thing when choosing an external battery pack for the Meta Quest 3 or Oculus Quest 2 is that it should support at least 9V 2A (18W) for optimal performance. There are many batteries on the market with those stats, but there are many other things to consider, such as size and how long they will hold a charge. Still, connecting a battery pack can extend your gaming sessions in the best Quest 3 & 2 games without needing to seek out a wall charger every time you take a break.

The BoboVR M3 Pro for the Meta Quest 3 or BoboVR M2 Pro for the Quest 2 are the best way to add comfort to your play sessions and keep them going for longer with the ingenious magnetically detachable, hot-swappable and rechargeable battery packs. It's the most foolproof way to get longer battery life and not have to worry about a cord getting in the way.

Any of these power banks will let you stay in VR longer. Depending on your needs, some banks may be more suitable than others. Go with the largest battery capacity you can afford to get the most out of the extra charging abilities.

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu
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