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Extend my playtime

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Hi oculus quest 2 users im looking for an accessory to extend my playtime. The elite strap is too expensive for me and i have seen reviews that it breaks easily. Can anyone who has an oculus quest 2 and has extended there playtime give me advice on what to buy to extend mine thanks. Can’t wait to hear back for you guys.


Level 10

Probably not the solution you're looking for. But I just plug into an outlet. Battery will still drain during apps that are active. But it drains slower. But if I take a break to relax while doing something like watching Doctor Who, browsing the web, or chatting in a social app it recharges.


Granted, I need to take breaks anyway due to getting too sweaty and getting a bit tired during active apps.

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There are a lot of ways to do this, some involving buying a cheaper strap and most of the rest involve making one. Personally, I have a BoboVR M2 halo strap (about £17 from AliExpress) and I've attached a 5Ah battery pack to the rear of it (about £10 from Amazon) with a hot glue gun. A 40cm USB C cable (£1.98, Amazon again) is hot-glued around the strap frame to connect the two. That gives me up to 5 hours of runtime, which is usually way more than I want. For more time, attach a bigger battery but be aware that bigger batteries are heavier, and while the counterbalancing effect of the battery is useful, there's a sweet spot for maximum comfort.


An even cheaper alternative, if you are happy with your current strap, is a big battery pack in your pocket with a USB C lead running to the headset. A lot of people are perfectly happy this way but I prefer not to have any cables trailing around.

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I keep a small battery pack (Anker PowerCore 10000) in my Quest carrying case. If I want to keep playing beyond the limit of my Quest’s battery, I plug it in and put the battery pack in my shirt pocket. 

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