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The Oculus Quest 2 is solid, all-round hardware, and it’s a very popular holiday giveaway because there are some great deals out there right now. But anyone who already owns one can tell you that the company’s straps leave a lot to be desired. The fabric strap included in the box doesn’t support, and while the $ 50 Elite strap fixes that, it’s quite flimsy. Mine broke in less than a year of normal use, and surfing the Oculus Reddit page will show you some people’s straps are experiencing the same fate.
A popular and nifty modification you can make to your headset is to attach HTC’s Deluxe Audio Strap (originally designed for the Vive) with a set of third-party adapters to fit your headset perfectly. Oculus. Once that’s all set up you should have a much more comfortable headset, and the strap’s built-in headphones are a serious upgrade from the Quest 2’s built-in speakers. I’m thinking of trying that myself.
The reason I’m writing about this now, of course, is that these accessories are cheaper for Black Friday. HTC’s Deluxe Audio Strap typically costs $ 100, but it came down to $ 69 on Amazon (that might sound like a lot, but remember, it’s both a sturdy strap and helmet in one). Pair it with this necessary $ 22 adapter kit and you’ve created a durable solution for your Quest 2.