July 4, 2022

These days, Oculus Quest 2 owners who want to play PC VR games on their headsets have many options. Oculus Air Link is built into the headset and supports 120Hz refresh rates, while Virtual Desktop also lets you play PC VR games on Quest. But if you don’t have a fast Wi-Fi network or a PC that can’t keep up with the network speed needed for wireless PC VR, an Oculus Link Cable is the next best thing. You can’t just hook any cable up, though. You need one that’s both long enough to allow you to move freely and one that’s fast enough to handle all the streaming data that PC VR requires. Here are our personal favorites, the Oculus community’s top picks, and Oculus’s official Link alternatives.

Finding the best Quest Link Cable alternatives wasn’t easy because there is an uncomfortable number of imitation cables that range from defective to actually dangerous for your Quest 2. We’ve read horror stories about USB-C heads snapping off inside the Quest 2 port, rendering it unable to charge. More commonly and less drastically, you’ll find cables that work for a couple of weeks before they wear down and can no longer properly connect your headset to your PC.