The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories for 2024

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories to buy in 2024

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories for 2024 - XR Today News
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Published: May 8, 2024

Rebekah Carter

Rebekah Carter

Investing in the best Meta Quest 3 accessories is a fantastic way to enhance Meta’s latest device’s already impressive XR experience. After experimenting with the Quest 3 myself for a few months and comparing it to other headsets, I still think it’s one of the best MR options out there.

The device is worlds ahead of the Quest 2, the previous market favorite, and even outperforms the Meta Quest Pro in a few areas.

Still, while the Quest 3 is an affordable, ergonomic, and pretty powerful headset on its own, there are ways to get more out of your device. Accessories can help, whether you’re looking for a longer battery life, greater comfort, or just more protection for your portable headset.

I’ve reviewed some of the most popular Meta Quest 3 accessories from Meta and third-party vendors to bring you this list of the best options.

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories in 2024

Virtual reality accessories aren’t a mandatory purchase for an XR user. However, they can make a huge difference to your immersive experience. I find using accessories helps me reduce issues like VR sickness, while ensuring my headsets last as long as possible.

The best Meta Quest 3 accessories for you will depend on how you use your headset and the challenges you face when using XR devices. For enterprise VR users, I’d recommend looking at hygiene-focused accessories (particularly if one headset has multiple users), battery-boosting options, and ergonomic accessories.

Before we dive into my top picks, keep in mind that Meta offers many proprietary accessories for its headsets, which are great but often a little expensive. If your budget is limited, you might want to consider some third-party alternatives, too.

Let’s get started.

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories: Head Straps

The head strap included with the Quest 3 is much better than the one included with the Quest 2. It consists of a three-point adjustable harness for a more secure fit. However, it could be better to distribute weight evenly across your head. Still, if you’re using your device for lengthy training or collaboration sessions, upgrading the strap may be a good idea.

Meta’s Head Strap Options

Meta offers two head straps for the Quest 3. The Elite strap, which costs $70, has solid arms for more support. It also easily adjusts to virtually any head size at the turn of a dial. Plus, it won’t stop your headset from fitting into the official Meta Quest 3 charging dock.

If you want a battery upgrade, opt for the Elite Strap with an added battery for $130, which gives you 2 hours of additional charge. Both options are great for boosting comfort and come with a one-year warranty.

Third-Party Meta Quest 3 Head Straps

For budget-conscious consumers, there are plenty of great alternative third-par headsets out there, such as:

  • The MojoXR comfort head strap: This works with various Quest devices and provides additional padding. It’s fully adjustable and flexible and fits in official Meta Quest 3 and 2 carrying cases. Unfortunately, this option doesn’t offer extra battery power.
  • Kiwi Design Comfort head strap: The Kiwi Elite strap is very similar to the official Meta Elite Strap, with the same additional structure for weight distribution. However, Kiwi also pads its headband with memory foam for an extra dose of comfort. There’s also a handy hinge to fold the strap for transportation.
  • The BoboVR M3 Pro: BoboVR’s M3 Pro strap includes a battery and helps to move pressure away from your face. This could be a good option if you’re looking for an ergonomic experience, even without adding the Meta face pad.

Razer, who already partnered with Meta on headphones for the Quest 3 (mentioned below), also introduced a new head strap for the device in 2024, priced at $70. This strap uses advanced composite materials, giving you a stretchy, flexible experience that minimizes head pressure.

Face Plates and Facial Interface Options

Similar to the head strap, the facial interface on the Quest 3 is a significant improvement over its predecessor. The fabric weave is exceptionally comfortable, though it isn’t quite as hygienic as a silicone cover, particularly if multiple users share your headset.

Meta Face Plate Options

If you want to stick with official Meta Quest 3 accessories, I’d recommend looking at the Meta Quest 3 silicone facial interface (for $40) or the swappable interface and head strap options, which are available in various colors.

The great thing about Meta’s proprietary solution is it’s easy to swap back and forth between the stock pad and the silicone alternative.

If you like the Quest 3’s standard facial interface, you can buy a VR Cover interface and foam replacement set for around $30, which comes with a machine-washable cover. For extra immersion, I also recommend looking at the “full light blocker,” which replaces your standard facial interface with a comprehensive silicone system, ideal for blocking out light.

Third-Party Face Plates

I couldn’t find many third-party face plates available for the Meta Quest 3. However, there are a handful of pads and facial inserts compatible with the headset. Here’s a popular option created by M AMVR. I’d recommend checking out the Razer facial interface, however, specifically designed for the Quest 3 headset.

It’s made of soft injection-molded silicone and is free from latex and other additives, making it ideal if you have allergy issues. Plus, it’s got a fantastic snug fit, which helps to prevent light from spilling in without compromising breathability.

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories: Power and Battery Options

This is one of the top areas I’d recommend focusing on when searching for the best Meta Quest 3 accessories. Though the Quest 3 is better than the Quest 2 in various areas, it still has a relatively limited battery life. The good news is that the charging pins at the bottom of the face plate mean there are plenty of opportunities for third-party vendors to create affordable products.

Meta’s Power Accessories

The official Quest 3 charging dock is the most obvious choice for charging. For $130, this will charge your Touch Plus controllers and headset, too. However, it doesn’t support the powered Elite strap. Alternatively, you could consider an external battery pack to plug it in when necessary. This means buying a cable from Meta to connect to an external battery.

Meta offers an $80 fiber-optic cable with 16 feet of cord. However, since just about any 3.0 USB-C cable will work with the headset, you can also find a much cheaper (and longer) option. Another option could be buying a power adapter from Meta and using the Quest as a wired headset.

Third-Party Power Accessories

Using a USB cable, you should be able to connect your headset to a range of standard battery packs, from the Anker Prime Power Bank (20000mAh) to the PrismXR wearable battery pack.

If you’re worried you might drop your battery when using the Quest 3, you could consider a wearable battery pack. These accessories are popular for people using the Apple Vision Pro too.

PrismXR offers a 30W battery belt for $65, which can power your headset and charge the device while in use. You can wear it around your waist or over your shoulder, and depending on how you use it, it will boost your battery life by 4-9 hours.

If you’re looking for alternative solutions for “docking”, the NexiGo Charging Dock for the Quest 3 is compatible with the headset and costs about half the price of the proprietary device ($60). It also includes two rechargeable batteries and replacement battery covers.

Carrying Cases for Headset Protection

Carrying cases might not sound like the most exciting Meta Quest 3 accessories, but they’re worth considering. If you’re using your VR headset at work, you don’t want to risk damaging the device when transporting it between your home and office.

Meta Carrying Cases

Meta’s official Quest 3 carry case for $70 is a decent choice, with a padded interior, a hard shell on the outside, and a lightweight structure. It has an excellent transportation strap and is compatible with other Quest 3 accessories, like the Elite Strap (with battery).

Still, like most of Meta’s proprietary accessories, the case’s price tag is relatively high. Since the device is smaller than the Quest 2, you could even consider using a case created for the previous model for your new headset.

Third-Party Carrying Cases

There are dozens of different carrying cases compatible with the Quest 3 available on marketplace platforms like Amazon. Some of my favorite options include:

  • The Syntech hard carrying case: Compatible with most Meta Quest devices, this case costs around $30 and has enough space for your controllers, power adapters, and other accessories. It even features splash-resistant material.
  • Sarlar hard carrying case: For less than $20, this budget-friendly case is large enough for the Quest 2, Quest 3, and even the Apple Vision Pro. It also features eco-friendly fabric and shock-proof material for extra protection.

I recommend looking for something with plenty of space for all your accessories and extra padding to protect the device from any knocks or falls. Choosing a moisture-resistant case might be a good idea if you travel outdoors.

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories: Connectivity Options

If you’re using your Quest 3 with a PC to access specific applications, you’ll have two options: physically connecting your devices with a cable or using a wireless connection. If you opt for the wireless strategy, boosting your connectivity with a router is probably a good idea.

Meta Connectivity Accessories

If you want to connect directly to your PC, the easiest accessory to use is the Meta Link cable. Notably, there’s no official cable for the Quest 3, but Meta’s Quest 2 option will work just as well. Unfortunately, Meta doesn’t offer any “wireless” connectivity options on its website.

Third-Party Connectivity Accessories

While the Air link technology built into the Quest is good enough to form a decent connection, a more robust router can reduce your risk of lag and latency. Meta recommends using a Wi-Fi solution via the 5GHz band, where possible.

There’s no proprietary solution from Meta here, so you’ll need to source these Meta Quest 3 accessories elsewhere. Fortunately, plenty of dual-band Wi-Fi routers are available from companies like TP-Link and NetGear, which shouldn’t cost a fortune.

Remember, the more you spend on your router, the better your range will be. You could also consider investing in a dedicated dongle, like the D-Link Air bridge, which creates a dedicated network between your PC and Quest headset for rapid-fire connections.

The Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories: Headphones

Compared to the Quest 2, the Quest 3 offers 40% louder sound and advanced spatial audio. But not everyone will love the built-in speaker system. That’s one of the reasons Meta added a headset jack to its device so that you can create your own audio experience.

While there aren’t any “Meta branded” wireless headphones available, Meta did collaborate with Razer to create the “Hammerhead Hyperspeed buds” specifically for the Quest 3.

These wireless earbuds are a little expensive, at around $150, but they offer exceptional audio clarity with low latency. They help prevent even the smallest lags between what you see and hear in the headset, which can make a massive difference to your feeling of immersion.

You also get active noise cancellation, which can help shield you from outside distractions as you play or work in VR. However, if you’re using your Quest 3 for immersive collaboration, we recommend looking for earbuds with microphone functionality.

For excellent enterprise-quality sound, consider options like the Poly Voyager Free 60 earbuds or a range of options from Jabra. Anker’s Soundcore VR P10 gaming earbuds are another excellent option, and they work with a wide range of game consoles and VR devices.

Controllers and Controller Straps

The updates to Meta’s Quest controllers for the Quest 3 are one of the things I love most about this new headset. The “Touch Plus” controllers come with their own (albeit simple) wrist straps, exceptional tracking capabilities, and a more ergonomic, streamlined design.

Meta Controller Accessories

If you want more control, you can upgrade the Touch Plus controllers with a set of “active straps,” which help prevent them from slipping out of your hands.

However, if you want to enhance your experience, the Quest 3 is also compatible with the Touch Pro controllers (created for the Quest Pro).

These Meta Quest 3 accessories come with more realistic sensations via TruTouch haptics, more intuitive fine motor controls (such as precision pinch motion), and a stylus tip for writing. These controllers have a serious edge over the Plus options for business purposes, although they cost a lot extra, at $300 for a single set.

Third-Party Controller Accessories

Though there aren’t any specific “third-party” controllers, similar to the Touch Plus or Touch Pro controllers for the Meta Quest 3, you can connect to external gaming controllers. So, you could use your Xbox wireless controller when interacting with an app.

There are also plenty of third-party straps and covers for Meta’s controllers available from vendors, such as the Upok controller grip covers. These grip covers feature an excellent non-slip texture, an adjustable palm strap, and a leather band for extra peace of mind.

AMVR also offers some great controller covers with knuckle straps and versatile Velcro sections, so you can ensure you get the perfect fit.

Additional Meta Quest 3 Accessories to Consider

Alongside the impressive Meta Quest 3 accessories mentioned above, there are a few additional options that are great for personalizing your VR experience. Some of our top picks include:

Prescription Lenses for the Quest 3

Meta partnered with Zenni via the “Made for Meta” program to offer prescription lens options to consumers with the Quest 3. These $50 lenses are very high quality, with anti-scratch, anti-reflective, and oil-resistant coatings. Plus, you get a carrying case and cleaning cloth.

Alternatively, you can look for Quest 3 compatible lenses, such as the VR Rock lenses, starting at $25, without anti-glare capabilities. There’s also VR Optician, which sells protective and prescription lenses for various virtual reality headsets (often for a higher price).

Safety Mats

In a truly immersive environment, losing track of your surroundings is easy. Meta helps with this by offering full-color passthrough on the Quest 3 so you can easily see your surroundings. Plus, you get the “Guardian boundary” to stop you from running into a wall.

However, seeing a grid appear too frequently can ruin your sense of immersion. A mat, like the ProxiMat solution, can give you tactile feedback as you move around to help keep you within the play area. Plus, it comes with anti-fatigue foam, so it’s a lot more comfortable than walking around on a hard floor.

Haptic Accessories

Haptic accessories like VR gloves and body suits are an excellent way to elevate the immersion of your VR experience. Meta hasn’t released any dedicated haptic wearables for their Quest devices, though the company appears to be investing in the space.

In the meantime, you can find a few haptic solutions already compatible with the Quest 3, such as BHaptics TactGlove and TactSuit options. If haptic technology continues to grow in popularity in the years ahead, we may see more options emerging.

Cleaning Kits

Headsets like the Meta Quest 3 can quickly build up a lot of grime, particularly when many people are using them throughout your business. I’d recommend investing in a cleaning kit, with a lens cleaning pen and some microfiber cloths, to keep your headset in great condition.

You could also consider using disposable face covers to help reduce the build-up of dirt and sweat when multiple people use the same headset. Trust me, your employees will thank you.

Choosing the Best Meta Quest 3 Accessories

The Meta Quest 3 is one of the most popular (and affordable) headsets of 2024. As a standalone device, the Quest 3 already competes with a vast range of enterprise-focused headsets in the VR market.

However, the right Meta Quest 3 accessories are still worth consideration. Whether you want to upgrade your comfort, enhance immersion, or just enjoy better audio. When shopping for the best “extras”, remember to look for:

  • Compatibility: Ensure any third-party accessories are compatible with the Quest 3, and any other products you use. For instance, some headset straps won’t fit into the Meta Quest 3 charging dock, so you must remove the strap for every charge.
  • Pricing: Meta’s proprietary accessories are reasonably priced, but there are definitely cheaper options out there. If you want to keep costs low, I recommend comparing third-party options on sites like Amazon.
  • Durability: If you’ll be using your Quest 3 regularly, make sure you choose accessories that can withstand general wear and tear. The more durable your accessories are, the less often you’ll need to replace them.




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