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Meta Quest 3 accessories: How to make your Quest 3 even better

Meta Quest 3 accessories: How to make your Quest 3 even better
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The Meta Quest 3 can be enhanced with optional accessories. Learn how to make the Quest 3 more powerful and comfortable in this accessory-guide.

At this year's Meta Connect, the Meta Quest 3 was once again presented in detail. When the VR headset is released on October 10, 2023, you will be able to enhance it with a whole range of optional accessories – from different head mounts to a charging station.

  • Note: New accessories and product groups will be added to this article in the future. We will also include items from third-party manufacturers, as long as they are high-quality products.

How can I make Meta Quest 3 more comfortable?

The Meta Quest 3 is much more compact than its predecessor and should be more comfortable to wear. However, you can still customize the current generation Quest with optional accessories to ensure the best fit for your VR headset and controllers.

Official Meta Quest 3 Elite Strap

As with the predecessor Quest 2, Meta again offers an Elite Strap for the Quest 3. By turning the wheel on the back, it should be able to adjust to most head sizes.

The Meta Quest 3 VR headset with the optionally available head mount

An optionally available Elite Strap is also available for the Meta Quest 3. | Image: Meta

The strap on the top takes pressure off the face and distributes the weight of the VR headset evenly.

Note: The Elite Strap is also available with an integrated auxiliary battery.

Official Meta Quest 3 Silicon Facial Interface

If you use Meta Quest 3 for VR fitness or other motion-intensive VR games, take a look at the silicone inserts.

The Meta Quest 3 Silicon Facial Interface.

With the Silicon Facial Interface, the Meta Quest 3 is better protected from sweat. | Image: Meta

They're quick and easy to clean and protect the lenses from light, so you always get the best image.

Official Meta Quest 3 Facial Interface & Head Strap

For the first time, Meta is offering a more affordable alternative to its own Elite Strap for Quest 3. The Facial Interface with Head Strap is made of breathable padding and keeps out piercing light.

The Meta Quest 3 connected with Meta's optional head mount.

Meta's Facial Interface with Head Strap is available in two colors, including the "Blood Orange" seen here. | Image: Meta

The headstrap is adjustable and available in "Elemental Blue" and "Blood Orange."

Official Meta Quest 3 Active Straps for Touch Plus Controller

Also important to VR athletes is the security of the controllers. The Quest 3's Touch Plus controllers are attached with wrist straps, which are not very stable.

Two Touch Plus controllers for the Meta Quest 3, connected to the handhelds

The Active Straps provide a better grip for the Touch Plus controllers of the Quest 3. | Image: Meta

The Active Straps are designed to provide more support by wrapping the adjustable straps around the back of your hand. This way, you can open your hand without losing the controller and have more stability while playing.

How can I improve the performance of Meta Quest 3?

Meta Quest 3 is charged via a simple USB cable. However, like its predecessor, the battery life will be little more than two hours when fully charged.

To improve performance, there are optional battery packs, batteries for controllers, charging stations, but also subscription lenses or connection cables to the PC, for example, to access content from SteamVR.

Official Meta Quest 3 Charging Dock

To ensure that Meta Quest 3 is always ready for use, Meta offers an official charging dock. It charges both the VR headset and the Touch Plus Controllers. The appropriate lithium-ion batteries for the controllers are also included.

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The Meta Quest 3 VR headset and two Touch Plus controllers on Meta's official charging dock.

With the official charging dock, the Quest 3 including controllers is well stored. | Image: Meta

By the way: Headset and controllers also fit into the charging dock if you have attached the Elite Strap (with or without battery) and the Active Straps to it.

  • Meta Quest 3 Charging Dock on Amazon – Price: $129.99

Official Meta Quest 3 Elite Strap with battery

Read our review first — currently we do not recommend the Elite Strap with Battery.

The Elite Strap is also available for Quest 3 with an additional battery pack. According to the manufacturer, the battery life of the mobile VR headset can be extended by up to two hours.

  • Price: $129.99

Official Meta Quest Link cable

When connecting the Meta Quest 3 to your computer to stream PC VR content from SteamVR to your mobile VR headset, you have two options: You can either use wireless streaming via Air Link or connect the Quest 3 via a link cable, which will often result in a more stable connection.

Note: There is no new link cable for the Quest 3, so if you already have a working cable for the Quest 2, you will most likely be able to use it with the Quest 3.

Meta Quest Touch Pro Controller

First introduced with the Quest Pro, Touch Pro Controllers have some special, exclusive features. Most notably, they can track themselves, providing greater precision and stability. For differences from the included Touch Plus Controllers, see the linked article.

Razer Hammerhead HypeSpeed Headphones

Good sound can really enhance the VR experience. The Quest 3 has built-in speakers again, but you can definitely get more out of the VR headset with a good pair of headphones.

The officially licensed Razer Hammerhead HyperSpeed Earbuds with USB dongle and charging case from Meta.

It is not yet known when the officially licensed Razer Hammerhead HyperSpeed Earbuds will be released. | Image: Razer

Razer's officially licensed Bluetooth in-ear headphones won't be released until later this year. The gaming accessory manufacturer has already released its HyperSpeed Ear Buds for Xbox consoles in the past. The price and performance should be similar to the upcoming Quest version.

Insertable prescription lenses

There is plenty of room for eyeglasses underneath the Meta Quest 3, but it will be more comfortable with custom prescription lenses.

The Meta Quest 3 VR headset in frontal view with vision lens inserts in front of it.

There will be prescription lenses for the Quest 3. | Image: Meta

We recommend prescription lenses from German manufacturer VR Optician, which will be available in mid/late October.

VR Optician Prescription Lenses

With prescription lens inserts, you can comfortably use your VR headset without glasses. Use the following link to get a 5% discount.

What transport and storage boxes are available for Meta Quest 3?

At just under $500, Meta Quest 3 is no bargain. Therefore, you should always take good care of this piece of technology. In this section, you'll find carrying cases, lens protectors, cleaning products and more.

Official Meta Quest 3 Carrying Case

If you want to take the Quest 3 on the road or simply keep it safe, a carrying case is a good idea.

The official travel bag from Meta, opened with a Meta Quest 3 lying inside.

Once again, there is an official travel case for the Meta Quest 3. | Image: Meta

Meta has an official model that not only holds the VR headset, but also the Touch Plus Controller, charging cable, adapter, Elite Strap (with and without battery) and Active Straps.