Virtual reality has certainly come a long way since the days of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. Now, Meta has unveiled its standalone Quest 3 headset, Sony is supporting the PS VR2, and there are various PC-connected VR headsets available from different companies such as HP, HTC, and Vive.
The VR industry is growing at a rapid pace and attracting new enthusiasts along the way. For those enthusiasts, navigating the sea of virtual reality accessories and add-ons can be overwhelming. Here is a list of some of the best VR accessories for those who are looking to upgrade their VR experience.
Meta Elite Strap With Battery:
The Meta QuestVR headsets are getting lighter every year, but they are still not very comfortable to wear for long periods. Meta’s Elite Strap with a battery pack is designed to improve comfort by providing an extra two hours of playtime and serving as a counterweight, taking pressure away from the front of the head. The Elite Strap is available for the Quest 2 and Quest 3 headsets.
Meta Link Cable:
Meta’s first-party cable allows users to connect to a PC for access to PC-exclusive games. It is 16 feet long, providing users with plenty of maneuverability. This cable works with the entire Quest lineup, including the OG Quest, Quest 2, Quest 3, and Quest Pro.
Skywin VR Mat:
Standing while playing VR games can be more immersive, but it comes with its risks. The Skywin VR Mat notifies users when they have stepped out of bounds and provides a comfortable surface to stand on. This mat works with any VR headset and is suitable for small living spaces.
AMVR Headset Holder:
For a budget-friendly and near-universal headset stand, the AMVR stand is a good option. It fits most VR headsets and is made of non-slip silicone, keeping things tidy and organized.
Casematix Hard Case:
For transporting and storing VR headsets and controllers, the Casematix hard case is a sturdy and durable option. It works with the original Quest, Quest 2, and Quest 3 and can be customized to accommodate unique designs.
Kiwi Design 10,000 mAh Battery Pack:
To support longer playtime on standalone VR headsets, the Kiwi Design 10,000 mAh battery pack provides users with between eight and ten hours of playtime. It is also versatile and can be used with other devices that have a USB-C connection.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 4:
These headphones are not specifically designed for VR headsets, but they offer 360-degree spatial audio, an AI-assisted microphone, and a fully customizable EQ. They are wireless and come with Bluetooth connectivity.
NexiGo VR Cable Management System:
This system includes ceiling hooks, adhesive fasteners, and retractable carabiners to keep cables out of the way, reducing clutter in the VR space. It is compatible with standalone headsets as well as wired headsets.
Ringside Weighted Exercise Gloves:
For users who engage in virtual workouts, weighted exercise gloves can add immersion and increase the efficacy of cardio workouts. Ringside offers two-pound and four-pound versions of these gloves.
DeadEyeVR DriVR Golf Club Handle:
For virtual golf enthusiasts, this golf club handle enhances the experience in games like Topgolf’s Golf+ and Walkabout Mini Golf.