Virtual Reality (VR) gaming has been taking off quite well in recent years, with the release of various VR headsets from different brands, competition is pushing the gaming platform further. However, one of the leading brands when it comes to VR gaming is Oculus, and with the release of their Oculus Quest 2, the VR gaming experience is pushed even further. The best part of modern VR, such as the Oculus Quest is that they are wireless VR headsets and this makes using them a lot better than wired ones, where your movement would be limited.
Using an Oculus Quest headset is great, but the setback of being wireless is that you have to eventually recharge it, but the solution to this is to use a power bank. Using a power bank with your Quest allows you to keep on playing, and in this guide, we’re covering the power banks that you should use to charge your Oculus Quest 2 while you’re in the virtual world.
Anker PowerCore 26800 3-Port Power Bank
Alright, so we’re starting this guide pretty strong with this Anker PowerCore 26800 power bank. This portable charger comes from one of the highest-ranking brands on the market when it comes to power banks and other charging electronics. The power capacity of this one is 26,800mAh, and that’s a lot of power to use, just to put this into perspective, the Oculus Quest 2 has a 3,640mAh battery.
This PowerCore 26800 charger is a perfect choice if you want to be able to constantly use your Oculus Quest headset for many more hours, and we mean that the power capacity can last for days without needing to recharge the power bank. Charging from this Anker power bank can be done via three USB-A ports, and each of the ports can output 5V/2.4A. It’s best to charge your Oculus Quest with a 5V/2.4A port or higher, anything lower may be too slow for the VR headset and you may lose more power while using it.
So this PowerCore charger is perfect for charging your Oculus Quest while you’re gaming, and the better part is that it has a 6A max output, allowing you to charge multiple devices at fast charging speeds. The recharging is just as impressive with this power bank using two Micro-USB input ports that can be used at the same time to recharge the power bank at 4A, something that is much needed for such a high capacity portable charger.
Included in the box is the power bank itself, and two Micro-USB cables that you may use to recharge it, however, you will need to provide your own USB-C to USB-A cable to charge your Oculus Quest headset.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger:
- Power Capacity: 26,800mAh
Per Port – 5V/3.0A
Max Output – 6A
5V/2.0A Per Micro USB Input
4A Total if both Micro-USB Inputs are used
- LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
- Size: 7.1 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Xcentz 5,000mAh USB-C Mini Power Bank
Going from a very high power capacity to a mini power bank, this is an Xcentz 5,000mAh power bank. Yes, a 5,000mAh power capacity, a lot lower than the Anker charger that we mentioned, but considering that you’re using a VR headset and moving around a lot, a mini power bank such as this one seems like a good choice to place in your pocket while you game. Even though it does have a lower capacity, you are still able to get a few more hours of gaming with your Oculus.
The lower capacity of this Xcentz power bank does not take away from its charging power, as the power bank features a Quick Charge USB-A port and a USB-C Power Delivery port. That said, the Oculus Quest 2 is not fast charging compatible, but you may still use either of the ports to charge the headset. The power bank does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable that you may use, however, if you’re looking to charge your Oculus Quest 2 as you play then you’re going to need a much longer USB-C cable that can reach up to your Quest headset.
Specs of the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank with PD and Quick Charge:
- Power Capacity: 5,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-C Port: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
- Size: 3 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 3.6 Ounces
Aukey 10,000mAh USB-C Wireless Charging Power Bank
This Aukey power bank hits the perfect capacity of 10,000mAh, and this can be said about most other portable chargers in this capacity range, with chargers like these still maintaining small form factors that can easily fit into a pocket. Of course, with a 10,000mAh power capacity, you’re able to add plenty of more hours of gaming time with your Oculus Quest 2 headset.
With charging, this Aukey portable charger has quite a few options with two output ports being a USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port. The Power Delivery port is most helpful for charging your Oculus, you may also find the USB-C port helpful for charging a Nintendo Switch, fast charging Android smartphones, and even iPhones. To add to that, this Aukey power bank even has wireless charging at the top that you can use to wirelessly charge a smartphone.
|Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Samsung Phones Wireless Charging||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging||7.5W|
|Other Wireless Charging Smartphones||5W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/2A | 9V/2A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging|
|Size||5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches|
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
This Anker power bank in comparison to the first one that we mentioned, the PowerCore 26800, is a no-frills version. The PowerCore 10000 power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity, as you could tell from the name, and it’s able to give you hours of gaming time, likely days without having to recharge the power bank.
The “no-frills” or extra features part of this power bank comes from the charger only using a single USB-A output port and a Micro-USB input port. The USB-A output port has a 5V/2.4A charging speed which is the best charge rate that you need to be able to charge your Oculus Quest. The input port for charging this PowerCore 10000 could have done better with the use of a USB-C port, but a Micro-USB input port is just fine, and the power bank comes with a Micro-USB cable.
The size of this PowerCore 10000 is small with only a 3.6-inch length and a 0.8-inch thickness.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger:
- Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
- Output: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 6.4 Ounces
RAVPower 20,000mAh Tri Output USB-C Power Bank
A 20,000mAh portable charger also hits the perfect spot of being able to be portable while having lots of power to use. This RAVPower 20,000mAh power bank is enough to keep you gaming with your Oculus Quest 2 for days, with such a high capacity you may also use it to charge a Switch to full power a couple of times, smartphones can charge to full power a few times, too.
The output and input charging ports from this RAVPower charger make it a swiss army knife of a portable charger, as the power bank has three output ports and three input ports. There are two USB-A ports, featuring Quick Charge 3.0 and the other has a standard 5V/2.4A charging speed, both are perfect for charging the Oculus Quest at its max charging speed. There is also a USB-C Power Delivery port that can be used to charge the Quest headset, you may also find it useful for charging many other PD compatible devices.
Recharging this RAVPower power bank is just as varied, with it featuring a Lightning, and Micro-USB input port, and the USB-C Power Delivery port can be used as an input to recharge the power bank, too. The use of a Lightning input port is the most notable part as iPhone users will find this power bank more reliable to use.
The power bank also has an LCD that shows the remaining power capacity and a fast charging status if you’re using fast charging from the PD or QC ports.
Specs of the RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD Power Bank:
- Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Micro-USB Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A
- LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Display
- Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 1 Pound
Aukey 10,000mAh USB-C 5V/3.0A Mini Power Bank
Another Aukey power bank that we wanted to add to this guide, this one does things a little differently and maybe more par with what you’re looking for. What we mean by that, is that this power bank doesn’t feature fast charging, maintains a 10,000mAh power capacity, and comes with a lower price tag.
The charger features two output ports, with a 5V/2.4A USB-A port and a USB-C port with a 5V/3.0A charging speed. You’re able to charge your Oculus headset at its max charging speed with either of the ports, and you may find that you’re able to fast charge Android phones with USB-C port even though it does not feature Power Delivery, simply because a 5V/3.0A (15W) output is enough for fast charging.
This Aukey power bank also has two input ports, one being the USB-C port and the other is a Micro-USB input port. The USB-C port has a faster recharging speed of 5V/3.0A. With powerful standard charging and a power capacity that can last for a few days when charging the Oculus Quest, the size of this power bank is small with a length of only 4.8 inches and a thickness of 0.5 inches, making it easily attachable to your headset or placing it in your pocket.
Specs of the Aukey Slim 10,000mAh USB-C Power Bank:
- Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A (15W)
USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A
- LED Power Indicator: 4 Power Indicators
- Size: 4.9 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 7 Ounces