We're rounding up all the best deals, including the Quest 2 itself, accessories to make your VR gaming experience better, and even some of our favorite games that are on sale today. It might be day two of Amazon Prime Day, but there are still a ton of Quest 2 Prime Day deals left to consider.
The Meta Quest 2, as it's known these days, isn't just the most affordable way to get into VR. It's also the best. That's because the Quest 2 is a console, just like a Nintendo Switch, PS5, or Xbox, meaning you don't have to worry about annoying PC configuration or janky smartphone mounts. And soon, you won't even need a Facebook account to play!
This is the real deal, and these are the real deals to get on a Quest 2 this Prime Day!
Prime Day deals: quick links to the hot picks
- How to get $40 in Amazon credit
- Amazon Prime free trial: most deals are only for Prime members
- Amazon Prime homepage: all deal types can be found here
- Prime Day Lightning deals: be quick to catch these live deals!
- Get a $10 Amazon credit with these steps
- Prime members-only coupons
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- Echo speakers: less than $20 for Alexa
- Fire TV Sticks: it only takes a $17 stick to make your TV smarter
- Mobile phones: Samsung or Pixel? Big savings are the real choice
- Samsung tablets/laptops: Up to 19% off the most popular models
- Back to school/college: laptops, headphones, robo vacs, and more
- TVs: It won't even cost $250 for a great 4K TV this year
- Gaming: big discounts for console and PC gamers alike
Rival Prime Day sales
- Best Buy: Christmas in July? More like Black Friday in July
- Samsung: discounted 4K TVs and instant credit on phones
- HP: get some of the best laptops on sale during Black Friday in July!
- Newegg: competing on monitors, PCs, components, controllers, and more
- Lenovo: a great Lenovo laptop for just $299? Yep
- Secretlab: get a more comfortable gaming chair and save up to $130
- Walmart: tons of low prices on truckloads of items
- B&H Photo: nothing much right now, but expect a reaction tomorrow
- Target: no membership required for these deals
If you're looking to pick up a Meta Quest 2 on Prime Day, you've got two great choices to pick from. Spend just $249 to get an Amazon Renewed Quest 2, which includes a 1-year satisfaction guarantee from Amazon in case anything goes wrong.
Otherwise, if you'd rather just buy it new, an extra $50 will buy you a brand new 128GB Quest 2 and, as a bonus for Prime Day, Amazon will throw in a $25 gift card so you can pick up some of the other great accessories on sale for the big day. That, effectively, makes a new headset only $25 more than the Amazon Renewed version.
- KIWI Design controller grips for Quest 2 |
- KIWI Design head strap |
- KIWI design Fitness Facial Interface |
KIWI Design makes some of the very best Quest 2 accessories you'll find anywhere. In fact, these three items on sale are our favorite in each of their respective categories. The KIWI Design head strap is a substantial improvement on the usual Elite Strap formula, featuring solid construction, enough room for big headphones, and a strap that has more than one hinge point so it fits your head better.
Couple that with a fitness facial interface and you'll be gaming in VR without the annoyance of fogged lenses. KIWI's smart design includes four vents — two on top and two on bottom — to ensure that cool air can come in through the bottom vents and heat can vent out of the top. The soft pleather face pads also help wick away sweat and are easy to clean and quickly replace with extras thanks to a velcro attachment interface.
Lastly, the upgraded controller grips from KIWI are much more comfortable than the old grips from the company. These new grips feature longer handles, a softer padded wrist strap, and, of course, KIWI's famous battery compartment that makes swapping out AA's easy as pie.
Not to be outdone by Amazon, Meta has its own little sale going on today, as well. It's not nearly as all-encompassing as a Prime Day sale but several of these on-sale Quest games are well worth your money.
Games like Espire 1 and Phantom: Covert Ops will scratch the itch to keep things stealthy. There's nothing quite like sneaking around while acting like a secret agent in VR to make you feel totally badass.
Others, like Resist and Apex Construct put you in a dystopian future, tasked with the weight of solving humanity's plight at the very worst time.
Or maybe a pleasant, relaxing experience is more your style? Take to your canvas in Vermillion, a VR painting simulator that'll have you rocking a Bob Ross afro in no time. And don't forget The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, a charming adventure that's fun for the whole family.
We've been testing all kinds of Meta Quest 2 head straps lately, and one of our favorite newcomers is Yoges. This fledgling brand only has a few Quest 2 accessories but each of them are quite fantastic, the best of which is the company's eponymous head strap for the Quest 2.
At first glance, it looks an awful lot like the BoboVR M2 head strap thanks to its unconventional-looking design. Upon closer inspection, however, you'll find that it adds a substantial amount of padding to the experience — trust me, this one is super comfy — and fixes one of our core annoyances with BoboVR's strap design: the Yoges head strap has an additional adjustable strap on top to keep the whole thing stable, even during mad bouts of boxing in games like Creed.
Our second favorite is the company's portable charging case, which lets you put the Quest 2 safely away without removing the ability charge it at the same time. That's because there's an external USB port on the side that any USB Type-C charger can be plugged into, which will then charge the Quest 2 inside. You'll have to remember to plug the Quest 2 into the case itself, of course, but that part's a bit obvious when you use it.
- DESTEK upgraded battery capsule for Quest 2 |
- DESTEK 16ft braided USB 3.2 Link Cable |
Sometimes, you just need an extra hour or so to finish a level in a game like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Other times, you might want to get one extra match of Population: One in before calling it a night. That's where the DESTEK battery capsule comes in. It adds between 60 and 90 minutes of extra battery life to the Quest 2 without adding any noticeable extra weight. It's also got a USB port on the outside for easy charging and a 90-degree angle plug so you can keep those headphones on while you charge.
But if PC VR is more your style, sometimes it's just nice to have an extra-long cable plugged in at all times. DESTEK's braided USB 3.2 cable ensures you've got plenty of slack for those roomscale experiences, all while delivering plenty of juice to keep the headset powered. It's also got fast data transfer for when you need to get all that recorded gameplay footage off the headset and onto your PC.
- KIWI Design glasses spacer |
- KIWI Design glasses spacer + blue light blocker |
If you're a VR gamer who wears glasses — or you just want to block out blue light from the Quest 2's display — a pair of lens protectors is exactly what you need this Prime Day. The first up on our list is just a simple spacer that fits around each lens. They look a lot like the picture you see above and are designed to add an extra layer of protection between your Quest 2's lenses and a pair of glasses.
If you'd rather add a bit more protection for your eyes and not just your lenses, the upgraded model from KIWI Design includes a special lens that blocks potentially harmful blue light. Think of it like a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that your headset wears instead of you.
- AMVR Facial Interface, Vent, and Pads (7-in-1) |
- Eyglo Elite Strap Replacement |
$35$24 (plus 6% off coupon)
One thing we do here is keep a close eye on the best affordable replacements for the Meta Quest 2's rash-inducing foam interface and unreliable Elite Strap, and two of our top picks in each category have solid Prime Day discounts available.
The AMVR Facial Interface comes in a 7-in-1 bundle with extra padding, a new facial interface with proper venting for sweaty exercise games, and a nose pad that aptly prevents light leakage even better than our favorite, the KIWI design strap. In particular, glasses wearers will appreciate the wider pads, which leaves more room for your frames to sit inside.
As for an Elite Strap alternative, the Eyglo strap simply mirrors the official accessory's design for a decent amount less, and thank to Prime Day it's less than half the price, even more so if you clip the extra 6% off coupon at checkout. The knob design will give you a huge upgrade on the standard strap's fit, and the PU leather cushioning the back of your head will ensure you're comfortable and make it easy to keep clean and sanitized between workouts.
- VOKOO Link Cable (16 feet) |
- Syntech Link Cable (16 feet) |
- KIWI Design Link Cable (16 feet) |
- Official Quest 2 Link Cable (16 feet) |
The Meta Quest 2 now has Air Link for wireless PC VR gaming with decently consistent performance at a high refresh rate, but it's fair to say that the wireless service has had its fair share of issues over time. It's why Meta is working on VR Air Bridge to improve performance (allegedly).
Until that dongle arrives, you may want to rely on a wired connection; the only problem is that the official Link Cable, while slightly discounted for Prime Day, is still pretty darn expensive.
Thankfully, there are several reliable third-party Link Cable alternatives that are discounted for Prime Day and are already much more affordable. The personal favorite on the AC staff is the VOKOO cable, but all three of the above picks should give you reliable access to Steam VR games, along with plenty of length so you don't feel too tethered to your computer.
- Arlon Graphics Storm Trooper Quest 2 skin |
- Arlon Graphics Bounty Hunter Quest 2 skin |
- Arlon Graphics Iron Man Quest 2 skin |
- Hounyoln green and gold Quest 2 skin |
- Hounyoln red crystal Quest 2 skin |
- Hounyoln space geometry Quest 2 skin |
Companies like dbrand make great skins for phones, but what about your Quest 2 headset? That's where brands like Arlon Graphics come in! Whether you want your Quest 2 to look like Iron Man's helmet, a certain Mandalorian bounty hunter with a jetpack, or even a Storm Trooper, the company's got your back with quality Quest 2 skins on sale for Prime Day.
Or if you're style is a little more "out there" than that, Hounyoln makes a series of unique graphics that'll make your headset look quite a bit different from the rest. From red crystals to a fractal galaxy look, these inexpensive skins will give your headset a visual refresh.
Do you like to play in the dark? Whether you're a late-night gamer or you've just got all the curtains closed to keep the Summer heat out, an IR illuminator might be just the thing you need to keep your Quest 2's tracking accurate without having to turn all the lights on.
The Quest 2 might need light for its cameras to see where you are in a room, but did you know those cameras look for infrared light, as well? That's where an IR illuminator comes in, splashing the room in light that only your headset can see. As many in the reviews have pointed out, it's best to install it behind your normal playing position so it casts light toward the front of the room, letting those Quest 2 cameras see all that glorious light that's invisible to the human eye!
- VR Golf club attachment for Quest 2 |
- Pistol grip attachment for Quest 2 |
- Beat Saber handles for Quest 2 |
- "Darth Maul-style" Beat Saber handle for Quest 2 |
You may scoff at the idea of attaching yet another thing to your controllers or headset, but there's something to be said about getting an authentic feel for something while in VR. This VR golf club attachment for the Quest 2 is one of our favorite accessories because it adds real weight and physics to popular golf games like Walkabout. It seriously makes a difference and will make it feel more like swinging a real club.
Likewise, we've highlighted several other great accessories like the pistol grip which, again, adds a bit of weight and tactility to the Quest 2 controller to make shooting games like Pistol Whip feel more authentic.
Beat Saber fiends will love the Beat Saber handle attachments, which make it feel like you're swinging an actual
lightsaber laser sword while slicing those blocks. If you're really looking for a challenge, the "Darth Maul-style" handles will add a new dimension to block slicing. Be sure to check out custom Beat Saber songs that are optimized for that one!
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