The Quest 3 skipped the Cyber Monday party, but these cheap accessory deals didn't

The Meta Quest 3 alongside a bunch of accessories
(Image credit: Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central)

The Meta Quest 3 has a fantastic core experience, but its design has plenty of cost-cutting compromises to hit its $499 price tag — and Meta's official Quest 3 accessories are painfully expensive. Thankfully, there are great Quest 3 accessories from third parties for as low as $8 that will dramatically improve your experience, thanks to these Cyber Monday deals. 

We built our list of the best Quest 3 accessories from third-party brands that we've tested and recommend ourselves, and many of them have solid Cyber Monday deals. Even if you bought them at full price, though, you'd probably still pay half of what the official Meta accessory would cost. 

For example, why spend $130 on the official Quest 3 strap with battery pack, when you can get this comfortable YOGES battery head strap for $50, or $20 off, thanks to this current Cyber Monday deal? My VR-loving colleague Nick Sutrich called it the one accessory that the Quest 3 needs more than anything else. 

YOGES Battery Head Strap: $59.99 $49.99 at Amazon

YOGES Battery Head Strap: $59.99 $49.99 at Amazon

This Quest 3 head strap gives you a more secure fit than the default cloth strap thanks to the knob, offers plenty more padding for the back of your head, and adds about an hour of extra playtime. 

If you can accept the Quest 3's short battery life and solely care about a comfort upgrade, the Zybervr head strap is our favorite Elite strap alternative, thanks to its second hinge point for a more versatile fit. Again, at this deal price, it's less than half the price of Meta's $70 Elite Strap. 

Zybervr Head Strap for Quest 3: $38.99 $31.19 at Amazon

Zybervr Head Strap for Quest 3: $38.99 $31.19 at Amazon

Aside from giving you a ton of padding, the Zybervr strap benefits from a unique design. The downward-tilting back portion sits higher on your head for better support, and the hinged design ensures you can get the lens sitting at the perfect angle for the best visuals. We've tested it, and we love it. 

The Soundcore VR P10 earbuds are the best Quest headphones on the market because they give you punchy wireless audio without Bluetooth latency; the USB-C dongle even has charging passthrough so you can use a battery pack. Meta sells a "Made for Meta" version of these earbuds with the same specs that cost $100; on Amazon, you can get the P10 version for nearly half that, and it feels much more reasonable. 

Soundcore VR P10 wireless earbuds: $79 $51.98 at Best Buy

Soundcore VR P10 wireless earbuds: $79 $51.98 at Best Buy

With low latency audio, these will immerse you with better sound than the built-in Quest 3 speakers and avoid audio bleed to annoy your roommates. They have great bass and clarity, and they come with a unique USB-C dongle with passthrough enabled, something you can't get with most earbuds. 

One of our absolute favorite Quest 3 accessories is something you can't even get from the Meta store yet: proper controller straps with knuckle grips and a battery opening cover that makes it easier to swap new batteries in. This upgrade won't cost you much, either. 

AMVR Meta Quest 3 controller grips: $29.99 $24.99 at Amazon

AMVR Meta Quest 3 controller grips: $29.99 $24.99 at Amazon

AMVR's unique design ensures you have a quick-swapping battery compartment and, more importantly, no tracking LEDs get covered up. Our tester praised the "nice powdery finish" to combat sweat, the knuckle grips that let you grip the controllers loosely without fear of throwing them, and the way they "work as an excellent counter-weight" since the controllers are fairly small to hold.

My final, most obvious recommendation is to snag a few sweat-wicking silicone covers from Amazon. Compared to Meta's $40 option, you can get five off-brand face covers for the same price — 43% off, thanks to Cyber Monday — and swap between them after each sweaty Quest 3 workout

APEXINNO VR Silicone Face Pad Cover for Quest 3: $13.99 $7.99 at Amazon

APEXINNO VR Silicone Face Pad Cover for Quest 3: $13.99 $7.99 at Amazon

The default Quest 3 facial interface is fairly comfortable, but absorbs sweat due to its cloth material. That's a recipe for disaster if you use it actively, so you should stock up on silicone to cover the default interface when playing more active games like Beat Saber or Supernatural. 

I could truly go on and on — many of the best Link cable alternatives are discounted, for example, and they already cost a lot less than Meta's official $79 cable — but you should get the gist here. However you want to augment your Quest 3, you can pay half price on a third-party alternative, or even less with a good Cyber Monday Quest accessory deal. 

We just learned that the Quest 3 128GB costs nearly $500 to make, so Meta essentially can't discount them without selling at a loss. Meta's CTO also confirmed it'll sell at its current price for a long while to come. So essentially, these Cyber Monday accessory deals are the best you can hope for!

That's why the only good Cyber Monday deal is on the Quest 2, which is $50 off and comes with a $50 gift card. If you're okay with going last-gen, that headset is still decently reliable, though you'll probably want to just wait for the Quest 3 Lite at this point. 

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, VR/AR and fitness

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on fitness tech and wearables, with an enthusiast's love of VR tech on the side. After years freelancing for Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, Digital Trends, and other sites on a variety of tech topics, AC has given him the chance to really dive into the topics he's passionate about. He's also a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves D&D, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.


For wearables, Michael has tested dozens of smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, and other brands, and will always focus on recommending the best product over the best brand. He's also completed marathons like NYC, SF, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and California International — though he's still trying to break that 4-hour barrier.

  • Dathon
    Unfortunately those battery straps don't offer enough power to keep the Q3 internal battery charged. It slowly drains and even if you have battery left in the extra battery, the headset will eventually reach 0%. There are only a couple out there made for Q3 that offer plenty of power. One is the official strap which does offer a lot more than 1hr extra hour.
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