Best Oculus Quest 2 accessories for 2021 – CNET

The powerful and affordable Oculus Quest 2 has brought virtual reality as close as it’s ever been to the mainstream. Facebook’s VR gaming system is cable-free, which is essential for having a great VR experience. While prices for it start at $300 for the 64GB version, it’s pretty bare-bones and doesn’t include anything beyond the VR headset and two controllers. You can play with the Oculus Quest 2 just fine like that, but a slew of accessories are available to help improve the experience and protect your portable VR gaming system.

Here’s a look at some of the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories, several of which I’ve tried — and several I bought myself. Others on the list are highly rated by buyers online. I’ll be adding more top Oculus Quest accessories and will update this list as I try them out.

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I wanted a little bit more of a challenge when doing workout games like Thrill of the Fight, Fitness VR, The Climb and The Climb 2, Beat Saber and many others, so I looked into getting some wearable weights. From my research I found that weighted gloves rather than wrist weights were the way to go. Just be warned that you should proceed at your own risk with these (you could injure yourself), but it certainly does increase the intensity of your workouts.

Each glove only adds a pound of weight, but that’s more than you think. They fit inside the controllers fine.

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Plenty of Oculus games are designed to make you sweat. That’s why it’s a good idea to get a silicone or faux leather face cover that you can easily wipe off after each gaming session. I bought this Vukoo bundle that also includes a set of controller grips and a lens protect cover (it’s important to protect your lenses from the sun and getting knocked). Everything fit well and is working fine, so no complaints. 

I also found this Veer bundle that also includes a front face protector cover for $20. It may actually be a better deal, because it includes more for less, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t tell you for sure. 

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While you can use any corded headphones with the Oculus Quest 2, there are a handful of official “Oculus-ready” headsets, including Logitech’s G Pro Gaming Headset for Oculus Quest 2. It seems sturdy and is comfortable for an over-ear headphone, with memory foam ear pads that passively seal out ambient noise. You get a short cord (with a Velcro strip) that’s designed for the Oculus Quest 2, along with other cord accessories that allow you to use the Oculus Quest headset with your PC and other game consoles. The boom microphone is detachable.

I was focused a little more on the comfort factor — and wearing these during a workout VR game will raise the temp on your head a bit — but they sound good as well.

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If you don’t want to wear full-size headphones while playing, the Logitech G333 earbuds are a good alternative. They, too, come with a custom-length short cord (and Velcro strap) designed for Oculus headsets. 

The cord leading to the right bud is longer so you wear that cord behind your neck, which allows you to leave them hanging when you don’t have the buds in your ears. While they’re nothing too fancy as far as earbuds go, they do have a sturdy cord, and feel sturdy overall, and are well-designed for Oculus Quest 2 use. They deliver solid sound if you get a tight seal (a few different sized tips are included).

There are plenty of cheaper earbuds options for Oculus Quest 2 — you can find them here. However, I haven’t tried them and some don’t seem as durable as the Logitech G333.

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The Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2 is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a resting place for your Oculus 2 head unit and controllers when you’re not using them, and includes rechargeable batteries for your controllers as well as a USB-C cable and power adapter (you plug the cable into the dock).

The dock also comes with a little magnetic USB-C adapter that you plug into the USB-C port on the Oculus headset. You then dock the head unit and the integrated magnetic charger connects to the adapter.

I was able to charge the head unit even with an elite head strap on it, but you have to take off any grips you might have on the controllers to charge those.  

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