Oculus Link allows Oculus Quest to become a PC VR headset by tethering to a VR ready PC. While Oculus sells its own (quite expensive) Oculus Link cable, any appropriately high performance USB 3.0 cable will work. Here’s an option for a cable and extender which can get you even more length than the official cable at less than half the cost.

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Oculus designed its own Oculus Link cable so that it would be long, light, and thin. Granted, beyond its $80 price tag it’s virtually impossible to buy right now because of manufacturing shortages related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Luckily, there’s an alternative cable for Oculus Quest which, while not quite as thin, is longer, more affordable, and available today.

We’ve had success using Quest and Oculus Link on PC with this cable and active USB extender which achieves 26 feet.

At $34 and 26 feet, this combo is $46 cheaper than the official Oculus Link cable and 10 feet longer.

Oculus Link is still in beta, but it works well enough to turn Quest into a full featured PC VR headset which can play Oculus PC and SteamVR games. You will, of course, need a VR capable PC (see here to find out if you’ve got the required hardware).



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