Best Meta Quest accessories 2024: upgrade your VR loadout

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The best Meta Quest accessories will give your VR loadout the boost it needs to feel that little bit comfier, that tad more convenient, or help its battery life to last longer. The Quest 2 and 3 are accessible headsets that are well worth buying whether it's for gaming or spatial computing, but straight out of the box, their head straps and battery can feel a bit basic. That's why we've searched high and low for the best add-ons that can help your headset feel tailor-made for you. 

Depending on how you use one of the best VR headsets, you might benefit from a few accessories. Link cables can be useful for playing your Quest 2 or 3 on PC, or for charging while playing. A stand can help display your visor, and keep it charged up for the next time you use it. If you take your headset on the go, a carrying case could come in really handy. There's no shortage of options when it comes to Meta Quest accessories thanks to really inventive third-party brands. 

Meta itself does have some accessories for the Quest 2 and 3, but in truth, they're fairly expensive, and most of the time don't offer you the same number of features that the smaller brands do. It can be fairly daunting splashing down money on "unofficial" accessories, but that's why we're here to help. We've been testing accessories and covering their prices for a while now, and we're always going to be on the lookout for the best value. We're currently testing some new Razer accessories for Quest 3, so we'll be back with our verdict on those soon.

Don't forget though, that Prime Day Meta Quest deals are coming up. They could save you money on all sorts of worthwhile Quest add-ons. Without further ado, here are the best Meta Quest accessories you can buy.

The Quick List

The best head strap for Quest 3

1. KIWI Design Comfort Battery Head Strap for Quest 3

The best head strap for Quest 3

Specifications

Extra battery life: 2-4 hours (6400mAh)
Color: White (black leather cushioning)
Charging type: USB-C
Size: 9 x10.2 x 5.1 inch
Quest 2 compatible?: Yes (although separate model)

Reasons to buy

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Added comfort thanks to plush cushioning
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Extra battery life
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Takes pressure off the front and back of your head
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Reasonably priced

Reasons to avoid

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Top band will ruin your hair do
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Makes the Quest 3 more bulky
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Not good for seated play

The stock Meta Quest 3 head strap isn't bad by any means - its clever tightening loops make it easy to adjust your fit on the fly. However, it lacks cushioning to make it feel truly premium, and can put a lot of pressure on the front and back of your head. KIWI Design's comfort head strap alleviates that pressure and adds comfort thanks to some plush cushioning. 

This is just like the Quest 2 comfort head strap by Kiwi, but evolved for the new generation. It's available with and without an extra battery pack, but it's priced more reasonably than the official Meta versions. 

This is perfect for anyone that likes longer play sessions, especially with the battery pack model we've tested. Admittedly, it might not be the best choice for those who use the Quest 3 for fitness apps, since it doesn't feel quite as secure unless you really tighten it down. If you do, you run the risk of PSVR 2's biggest comfort woes, as pressure can really mount on the forehead. Luckily, super soft leather materials on the back and top of this strap do a lot to make it wearable.

The other frustration is with that top head band, since it's poised to mess up your hair style. Nonetheless, extra play time and added comfort are a must that few do better than KIWI at this price range. 

The best charging stand for Quest 3

2. KIWI Design Charging Dock For Meta Quest 3/2

The best charging stand for Quest 2 and 3

Specifications

RGB: Yes
Charging connection: USB-C / Magnetic connector for KIWI head strap
Quest 2 compatible?: Yes
Weight: 1.7KG
Size: 12.05 x 8.66 x 4.29 inch

Reasons to buy

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Good looks
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Compatible with Quest 2 and 3
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Charging capability
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Weighty base

Reasons to avoid

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Finnicky USB-C connection
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Plastics feel a bit cheap
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Compatiblity with all Quest models means none of them fit just right

We hear you. You want to put your Quest 2 or Quest 3 on display, but you also want to charge it up so it's ready for your next session. KIWI Design has you covered there, and although its stand isn't perfect, it's often found on sale at Amazon, and it does have a classy look while riding the RGB line. 

It's easy enough to put the stand together, so long as you face the parts around the right way. One of the biggest selling points here is that the dock works with the Quest 2, Quest 3, and Quest Pro. While any headset will fit on the stand and look great on display, none of them fit snug to this stand, which you likely would get if you opted for one dedicated to your specific headset. On the upside, that means it's easy to pick up the headset and controllers when it's time to play again. 

Charging works, but it has a rather finnicky connector that stretches from the stand's base to the headset. More, if you opt for the KIWI comfort stap, you'll need to use the magnetic connection rather than plugging it in with the USB-C end, like you see in the images above. I got it wrong and the headset wasn't actually charging, so don't be like me. 

Regardless, this stand's weighty base will grip to whatever surface you put it on, and its black color and RGB strip make whichever device sits atop it look lovely. 

The best link cable

Syntech's Link cable for Meta Quest 3 on a grey background

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The best value link cable for Quest 2 and 3 (based on deals)

Specifications

Connection type: USB-C
Available sizes: 10ft, 16ft, 20ft, 26ft, 33ft
Compatible with Quest 2?: Yes
Right angle?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Good prices
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Good length availability
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Comes in black or white

Reasons to avoid

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Not braided

There are loads of Link cable options out there, and while we're still working on sourcing one of these cables to test out, we can say from tracking the deals on Syntech's cable that it's probably the best value one out there. It comes in loads of sizes, although 16ft seems to be the sweet spot in terms of price. It also comes in Black and White colorways if that matters to you. 

The only thing to consider is that this cable isn't braided, so if you're worried about durability, maybe look elsewhere. Still, the right angle USB-C end of this one means it'll sit in the side of your headset without making your head feel weighed down at one end. The USB A side is USB 3.0, so you'll get decent transfer speeds from this cable if you plan to pair it with another device like an external hard drive or other. 

If you plan on using your Quest 3 with a gaming PC to access Steam VR, this seems to be a solid option that's on sale frequently.

The best earbuds for Quest 3

The best gaming earbuds overall

Specifications

Battery life: RGB / ANC off: 6.5 hours + 26 hours in case
Connection: 2.4GHz / Bluetooth 5.2
Noise cancelling: Yes
Compatibility : PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch, mobile, (Xbox version available)
Mic: Omnidirectional

Reasons to buy

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Premium aesthetic and feel
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Low latency Hyperspeed connection
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Dual Bluetooth and 2.4GHz
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Wide soundstage with excellent balance
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Particularly strong dialogue performance

Reasons to avoid

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Tap gestures are too unreliable
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Additional setup steps on PC

Our favorite earbuds for gaming at the moment, regardless of your platform, are the new Hyperspeed version of Razer's Hammerheads. They offer an excellent true wireless experience, noise cancellation, and a breadth of sound that previous models built a reputation for. For the money you pay, these versatile earbuds will be a useful tool on your VR utility belt.

Premium looks are backed by a solid feel to both the carry case and buds. On top of those original Hammerhead specs, 2023's instalment adds a 2.4GHz 'Hyperspeed' connection option which ensures you that latency won't be an issue.

When shopping, you'll find an Xbox and PS5 variant. The Xbox model will be able to connect to all devices, but strangely reduces the battery level. Meanwhile, we got our hands on the PS5 version, which would match the Quest's white aesthetic. 

The choice between a Bluetooth and USB-C connection is a valuable one. On mobile, connecting via Bluetooth is as easy as hooking the Razer Hammerheads up in main settings and then in the Razer Audio app for further enhancements. The low latency connection is also particularly commendable.

Throw in up to 26 hours of battery life from the charging case that will more than outlast the VR headse you're using here, and you're getting plenty of value for money. Fair warning - tap gestures can be hit and miss, but the powerful sound quality is what will win you over here.

Best Meta Quest 2 accessories

Meta Quest 2 Elite Strap image displaying how it fits on the headset itself

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1. Meta Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery

The best Meta Quest 2 head strap

Specifications

Brand: Meta
Colour: Grey
Type: Head Strap

Reasons to buy

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Can double the battery life of the headset
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Extra comfort
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Easily adjustable

Reasons to avoid

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Pricier than third party options

If you're looking to increase the comfort of your Meta Quest 2 with a new and improved head strap, this is an easy recommendation. It's an official product from Meta, for a start, so you know you can trust the compatibility. What makes this one of the best Meta Quest 2 accessories out there though, is that it has an additional battery on the adjustment bar at the back which will essentially double the battery life of the headset itself. In an additional bonus, you don't need to remove the Elite Strap to charge the headset, and the extra battery will charge at the same time.

The Elite Strap is also easily adjustable and can provide a bit more comfort and support than the standard head strap that comes with the headset. It has a circular, flexible comfort brace that cradles the wearers head, and takes some of the weight of the headset away from their neck so you can play longer, which is fitting since the headset itself will have that elongated battery life.

If the extra battery is a bit too expensive for you and you're only looking for additional comfort, there's also the option to buy a version without the extra battery.

NexiGo Enhanced Charging Dock with Quest 2 docked and the various bundled components on the right hand side

(Image credit: NexiGo)

2. NexiGo Enhanced Charging Dock

The best charging station for displaying the Quest 2

Specifications

Brand: NexiGo
Type : Charging dock
Conectivity: USB-C

Reasons to buy

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Stylish design
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LED indicators
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Fits an Elite Strap too
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Comes with rechargeable batteries

Reasons to avoid

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Controllers won't fit with grip covers on
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Not officially licensed

Your Quest 2 will give you plenty of amazing VR experiences, so it deserves to be on display in the classiest way possible. This charging dock and display stand is great value for money when you compare it to the officially licensed dock from Anker, and while there's no accounting for taste, it arguably makes your headset and controllers more of a highlight, since it has nifty LED indicators that tell you the charging status of the headset and controllers. What's also great, is that the charging dock has a bespoke head strap stand to cater to those with an Elite Strap so it doesn't droop down and ruin the design.

The dock connects via USB-C and is quoted to fully charge the headset in three and a half hours. Bundled in is a set of rechargeable batteries for the controllers, which are quoted to fully charge in two and a half hours. 

If you have the space to make the Quest 2 shine with this dock, it's a solid third-party option that we've seen discounted frequently.

Anker Charging Station for Meta Quest 2 showing the Quest 2 docked

(Image credit: Anker)

3. Anker Charging Station for Meta Quest 2

The best charging station for Meta Quest 2

Specifications

Brand: Anker
Connectivity: USB-C
Weight: 698g
Type:: Charging station

Reasons to buy

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Officially licensed
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Comes with rechargeable batteries
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High speed charging
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Charges controllers too

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricier than non-licensed charging stations
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Simplistic design for display purposes

If you're looking for a place to put your Quest 2 on display and refuel it for your next play session, it doesn't get much better than the Anker charging station that's officially licensed by Meta for the Quest 2. There are indubitably cheaper charging stations out there, but Anker is a highly reputable brand that you know you'll get a good product from. In terms of charging here, you'll get USB-C connectivity and fast charging, too.

This dock is one of the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories because it provides a simplistic and clean display solution that will neatly store your headset and controllers without taking up too much real estate on your TV unit, shelf, or wherever you store VR console. It's certainly a lot neater than charging via a plain old wire, although we have seen a few charging stations that have niftier designs if you really want to make your Quest 2 a centrepiece. In our opinion, though, this is the best charging station you can go for as it does everything well.

KIWI Design Head Strap showing the strap from the back in the bottom right hand side

(Image credit: KIWI)

4. KIWI Design Head Strap

The best third party Meta Quest 2 head strap

Specifications

Brand: KIWI Design
Colour : White and Black
Weight: 360g
Type: Head Strap

Reasons to buy

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Cheaper alternative head strap
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Increased comfort
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Battery and earphone versions

Reasons to avoid

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Unofficial third party

If the thought of buying third party doesn't bother you, this KIWI Design Head Strap essentially gives you all the benefits of the official Elite Head Strap, but at about half the cost. Even the colours and design used here are near identical to the official product, plus you get the additional comfort from improved face pads on the front of the strap. Of course, you also get the circular support brand that cradles the back of the head and goes over the top of your head to take some strain off your neck.

If you're willing to spend a little more, there are two iterations of this head strap from KIWI Design that are worth looking at. Just like the Elite Head Strap, there's a version that will provide a batter boost to the Quest 2 headset. In a more innovative turn, however, there's also an option to shoot for a version with a set of headphones built in. These are attached to the hinge on the side of the strap, and you can adjust the angle to fit exactly where your ears are.

It might be a third party product, but this is surely one of the best Meta Quest 2 accessories on the market for sheer value of money alone.

Best Meta Quest accessories: FAQ

What accessories do you need for Meta Quest?

It doesn't hurt to have a few accessories for the Quest headsets. If you like playing for longer sessions, a comfier headstrap can go a long way - especially ones with added battery packs. Some earbuds might be useful if you're worried about trying to guague volume levels, and a charging stand can ensure your headset is ready each time you want to use it. Link cables can come in handy too if you want to charge while playing, or pair your headset with a PC.

Is the Meta Quest 3 good for gaming?

With all its mixed-reality features stealing the marketing limelight before its launch, you're well within your rights to ask this. Luckily, thanks to its great backwards compatibility, the Meta Quest 3 is one of the best VR headsets for gaming currently on the market. It's extremely versatile thanks to its PC compatibility as well as its standalone functionality, so with some accessories there's no stopping it as a gaming device. 

Will Meta discontinue Quest?

Although there were initial worries about Zuck's company buying out Oculus, it would seem the partnership is going well and is in fact one of the true feathers in Meta's cap. With the success of the Quest 2, the current momentum of the Quest 3, and other VR rivals not living up to the popularity of Meta's only hardware brand, we expect the partnership to live long into the future.


Want more accessories for your gaming platforms? We've also collated lists of the best PS5 accessories and the best Nintendo Switch accessories. 

Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension. Location: UK Remote