The Oculus Quest 2 Accessories You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use

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Photo: Craig Russell (Shutterstock) – Accessories for the Oculus Quest 2 range from highly essential to just ludicrous. If you received any Oculus VR gear for the holidays, I’m sure you’ll feel the same way I did: overwhelmed. Totally dedicated to a virtual lifestyle. You may also be thinking what else you need to acquire. Although a Quest 2 is ready to use right out of the box, you may customize it to your liking with a variety of accessories.

You may get new controller covers, a battery pack, a new head strap, and so on. When it comes to customizing your virtual reality (VR) gear, it all comes down to personal preference. Many third-party devices may enhance your virtual reality experience. We’ve compiled a list of the most important, least important, and downright stupid Oculus Quest 2 accessories for your convenience.

A few of the most important Oculus Quest 2 accessories

a set of cleaning supplies

Maintain your Oculus clean just as you keep your other devices. But the Oculus’s lenses, which are critical, must be kept clean. You should clean your headset lenses using a dry optical lens micro-fiber cloth, according to Oculus’s support website. Don’t use liquid or chemical cleaners.” Get some microfiber towels to keep your lenses clean at the very least. Oculus cleaning kits are available, or you might go with a camera cleaning kit.


It’s vital that you obtain something to keep your gear from sweating if you’re going to be transferring it from one person to another.

If you want to keep your face guard from becoming a sweat sponge, you may purchase a second or third silicone cover for the Quest 2 and switch them out. VR Covers has some great options.) You don’t really need much more than a perspiration-wicking skullcap or sweat band. To celebrate our country, I’d like to propose this patriotic red, white, and blue tee.

Prescribing eyeglasses (for glasses wearers)

Out-of-the-box VR for the blind isn’t all that impressive. In spite of the included snap-in spacer for glasses, my bulky, black eyeglasses will not fit inside the Oculus Quest 2. I was continuously hitting my spectacles against the fragile VR lenses since I was using an older set of glasses. That’s not good at all. Prescription VR lenses are the answer to this problem.

As with other merchants, Frames Direct can custom-grind lenses for your eyes if you give them $80 and your prescription. Just snap them over your Oculus’s lenses and you’ll never again have to worry about your glasses again.

Important Oculus Quest 2 accessories that aren’t absolutely necessary

Connect a cable

For those who want to go all the way and connect their Oculus Rift to their PCs, an additional connection cable is required. The Quest 2 comes pre-loaded with all of the necessary components. A “high-quality USB cable capable of handling data and power” is required, according Oculus. It costs $80 for a cable, although that seems a little much. In addition to the $26 USB-C cable that comes with the Quest 2, other, less expensive USB-C cables are also compatible with the Quest 2.

A battery pack

Despite the fact that the Oculus only has a two-hour battery life, there are a variety of battery extenders available. They vary from the $80 VR Power 2, a large battery that fits to the head strap and increases the battery life to 8 to 10 hours (and offers a balance to make the headset more comfortable) to this beautiful tiny pill that clips into the power port like R2-D2 snaps into an X-wing. 3.5 to 6 hours of additional play time are possible.

Improved head strap

In my experience, the Oculus’s head strap works flawlessly to keep the device firmly attached to my head, although it’s rudimentary and there are better options. In contrast to the cumbersome small “bars” of the default headpiece, this Kiwi strap employs a tightening dial, like a real cycle helmet, and it’s hinged so you can swiftly flip your gear off your head and on. Eyglo straps come with dials and hinges as well; however, they’re reportedly made for people with larger skulls, so if you happen to be a pumpkin-headed motherfucker, you may need one of these.

Extras for Quest 2 that aren’t required

Carrying case

If you’re going to be wandering across the globe with your Quest 2, you should probably invest in a travel case. Alternatively, you may keep the box it came in, which is a free option that protects each component in its own small vacu-formed container.

straps for the controller

The straps that come with the Quest 2 controllers are more than enough for preventing them from flying across the room. There are nicer ones out there, but it seems like a lot of money for something so little.


Audio quality on the Oculus Quest 2 is subpar, thus a wide variety of headphones and earbuds are available designed expressly for it. In light of the fact that the headset can be used with any 3.5 mm or USB-C headphone, Oculus-specific ear-goggles are bordering on the absurd.


Because they sell them, it never occurred to me that the Oculus required a balancer, but utilizing batteries to balance your VR load is excellent.

Oculus attachments that are only a joke

a protective covering

What’s the point of a headset cover? Virtual reality headsets seem to be being tossed about in a careless manner. Is this a thing? (Hold on, this could make sense.)

Holder for Oculus Rift controllers

Your controller will benefit from “better center of gravity and weight ratio balancing” thanks to this rifle barrel. That’s something I’ll take their word on. Also, there’s a firearm.

Swing the saber’s handles

A shattered lamp is the consequence of extending your reach by a few feet in Beat Saber with these foam blades, since light doesn’t weigh anything. In a world where swords are composed of light, this adds nothing to the game’s realistic feel.