A fully charged Oculus Quest 2 or Meta Quest 3 will give you about 2-3 hours of battery life. For most people, that's more than enough of a charge; for others, the built-in battery is not nearly long enough for a good gaming or extended media session. This is especially true if multiple people are sharing a headset and there isn't enough time to charge between uses.
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 battery life of your headset. Here are some of the best battery packs for the Quest and Quest 2 headsets.
All the best Meta Quest 3 and Oculus Quest 2 battery packs
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Quest 2 only
Upgrade your headset's comfort with the GeekVR G2 Pro head strap for the Meta Quest 2. Your headset will immediately feel lighter thanks to the intelligent weight distribution design of the head strap. Plus, you'll have longer battery life thanks to the included removable battery pack that magnetically attaches to the back of the head strap. On top of that, these removable and rechargeable battery packs double as a normal USB power bank with a 5,000mAh capacity. Now that's handy!
Quest 3 and Quest 2
Already happy with your head strap and don't want to buy another one? Then Zyber has the perfect product for you! This huge 5,000mAh battery pack magnetically attaches to the side of your Quest 2 and adds several hours of playtime to your experience. Grab a second one and keep it charged so you can hot-swap them without interrupting your play session!
Quest 3 and Quest 2
While some Quest 2 owners don't mind storing a power bank in their pocket while playing, having to be mindful of a USB cable at all times can be a hassle. The NIRVANA VR Battery Pack is a cost-effective solution. It comes with a pouch that snaps directly onto the back of your Quest 2 headset. Best of all, the included 10,000mAh power bank provides up to a whopping eight hours of uninterrupted gameplay.
Quest 3 and Quest 2
Rather than being strapped to your headset, this nifty battery pack from AMVR is instead worn around your neck, creating a more comfortable experience for anyone who finds traditional battery packs too heavy on their head. Additionally, it can charge the Quest and Quest Pro headsets, as well as the Pico 4.
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 some options to get you going.
Quest 2 only
KIWI Design makes a simple little product that attaches any battery pack you might already own below to your headset via adjustable velcro straps. This pack comes with that velcro strap, a small USB cable to connect your battery pack to the Quest 2, and a small adjustable zip tie to keep it in place. If you're planning to use a regular USB power bank and don't want it in your pocket, this is a pretty good alternative.
Big and beefy
The Anker PowerCore 10000 offers a lot of reliability and power and is a popular pick for powering mobile devices. It's high-speed and compact, so it's perfect for charging your Oculus Quest. The Anker PowerCore 10000 even comes in a variety of cool colors that will zhush up your headset.
The Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh is essentially a larger and more powerful version of the PowerCore 10000. It's a bit more expensive and bulkier, but it'll last much longer than its little sibling. It comes in great colors and can hold a charge for weeks.
Up to three devices at once
This 10,000mAh charger from Belkin is more of a Swiss Army Knife compared to many others, with charging input from micro-USB and USB-C, so you can get charged from just about any cable. With 15W of output to a single device, topping up with this charger is quick and painless.
It's easy to seek out the largest possible power pack for your headset, but you need to remember you'll be carrying it around while you game — hefty packs aren't great for comfort. This lightweight Belkin power bank has a 5,000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge your Quest 2 about 1.5 times.
Stay in charge while gaming
The most important thing when choosing an external battery pack for the Meta Quest or Oculus Quest 2 is that it should support 5V 2.4A 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 2 games without needing to seek out a wall charger every time you take a break.
The Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery is one of the more expensive solutions to your battery issues on the Quest, but it provides a much more complete solution. Not only does this strap improve the comfort of your headset, but the battery can double your playtime. Besides that, it's a perfect match for the Quest 2's design. Furthermore, both batteries can be charged at once without needing to disconnect, meaning you don't need to worry about charging yet another accessory to maximize your VR playtime.
Any of these power banks will let you stay in VR longer. Depending on your needs, some banks may be more suitable than others. We recommend the Destek Power Capsule as the easiest way to keep your Quest 2 alive for longer without any hassle. Using it is as easy as plugging in the little pill-shaped battery and playing for another 90 minutes.
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- Nick RansbottomFreelance writer, VR/AR