Knowing how to make the Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable is key for long hours of VR gaming. It can be a hassle to constantly take the headset off to get comfortable again. The front-heavy nature of it can wear players down in a way that flat gaming doesn’t. Here are some steps to take to make the Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable along with some accessories that make that more possible.
Making the Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable
While there are other steps to take, stretching first is always a good idea, especially if the discomfort is in your neck. Put your chin to your chest for around 10 seconds and then look all the way up for 10 seconds as well. Do a few reps of that and then put your ear toward your shoulder (not on your shoulder so don’t bring your shoulder up to touch your ear!) and then repeat on the other side for around 10 seconds. Do a few reps stretching all four cardinal directions of your neck to loosen up your neck muscles. Looking to the left for a few second and then the right for around 10 seconds at a time should also help.
There are some pieces of hardware people can buy to make the Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable. There are straps can more equally distribute the weight of the headset so it’s not all on the front. Thankfully, there are a few to choose from.
Oculus makes an official strap. It is more expensive, but it gets the job done and has Oculus’ stamp of approval, which may attract some and turn away others.
The Esimen strap is less expensive and quite in line with the other brands.
Egylo’s strap is similar to the Esimen in almost every way. These all have reviews within the same ballpark so it’s mainly a matter of supply.
Seltureone is also similar to the other two. A little bulky, but it makes sense, given what it needs to do.
The AMVR is the cheapest but it also offers the least. This is for those who just want a little more comfort and just want to pay a little more as a result. These don’t come with the knob or additional cushions like the others. This is just the ovular part.
There are also a few other accessories for other parts of the machine like face pads.
CALIDAKA sells a leather face pad that goes by the lens. This makes it so it doesn’t press so hard into the user’s face. It’s waterproof and has a velcro strap.
- Buy the CALIDAKA VR Facial Interface Bracket & PU Leather Foam Face Pad Replacement & Anti-Leakage Nose Pad & Protective Lens Cover Comfort Replacement Parts for Oculus Quest 2 Headset
Ypger sells a similar and cheaper one that is made of silicon. These come in red, blue, or black so pick the best color. It is not clear why this one is half the price of the CALIDAKA one as they are just face pads.
- Buy the Silicone Cover Eye Pad for Oculus Quest 2 face Cushion Cover Sweatproof Lightproof VR Accessories
TATACO sells a three-pack of these silicone covers, too.
NexiGo sells straps for the controllers that can help some with comfort. These grips will make the controllers more comfortable for some and are designed to not slip, even during sweaty rounds of Beat Saber. These silicon covers are also designed to protect the controllers from wear and tear.