The Best Oculus Quest Travel Cases to Purchase in 2019
As a standalone virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest is just the kind of headset that you can carry around with you and take wherever you wish. It doesn’t require any tethering to a high-end PC or external sensors, allowing you to enjoy the freedom of a fully untethered VR experience.
Due to the portable design and ease of setup, you can easily fit your headset and all accessories into a small carrying case so that you can take the headset wherever you wish. However, there are certain aspects of the head-mounted device that are ultra-sensitive and which need to be handled with care. A good example of this are the Oculus Quest lenses that will need extra protection during the transportation. The Oculus Quest cases should also provide optimal protection for the headset, the Oculus Touch controllers as well as the extra accessories that you will need while on the go such as the spare batteries. Here is a look at some of the hard cases that you can purchase for your Quest headset:-
The Official Oculus Quest Travel Case
If you are going to purchase an Oculus Quest case, the obvious choice would be the official Quest hard case which goes for $40. The design is quite precise and ergonomic. It has just the sufficient space to accommodate the Oculus Quest headset, the Touch controllers as well as the charging cord and the lens wipe. All these fit very snugly and the case doesn’t make any sacrifices or leave any extra room for other items. However, this precise approach is also its key Achilles Heel as it does not leave room for you to tag along extras such as an extra battery for extended use, longer charging cords or any other relevant extras that you may wish to carry on the go.
The official Oculus Quest headset has very nice and comfortable padding along with a very sturdy exterior to provide the headset with good protection. The Oculus Quest Travel Case is a good option if you are planning to travel a lot, need something lighter and compact and you aren’t planning to pack any extras.
The Navitech Rugged Backpack
If you are looking for a headset travel case with a universal fit, then you can go for the Navitech Rugged Backpack. Unlike the official Oculus Quest Travel Case, it can accommodate a vast array of virtual reality headsets.
The travel case has multiple compartments that you can use in storing the headset, controllers as well as various other HMD accessories that you may wish to carry. The travel bag also includes multiple pouches that you can use in carrying the wires as well as various smaller items.
Navitech Heavy Duty Rugged Hard Case
As the name suggests, this is a more heavy duty travel case that you can use for carrying your virtual reality hardware. It’s also a universal fit that you can use for your Oculus Quest headset as well as various other headset models.
It has a simple design. There is a bigger compartment that you will use in storing the VR headset and the Touch Controllers. On the inside of the top half of the travel bag is a mesh pouch for storing the cabling and other VR hardware accessories.
CaseMatrix 18” XL VR Headset Case
If you are looking for extreme protection from an extreme VR headset case that will provide maximum protection for your Oculus Quest headset from various types of risks, then the CaseMatrix 18” XL VR Headset Case will be an ideal choice for you. The headset is designed with the waterproof O-ring seal.
The outer shell is very hard for rugged protection and the inside shell includes a foam that inserts to ensure that the headset and other accessories that you will carry snugly fit in place. The foam blocks in the travel case are removable and can be rearranged to suit the fit of your needs. You can therefore use this travel case with various types of headsets and not just the Oculus Quest headset.
Apache Watertight Protective Hardcase
This is an ultra-rugged, watertight and customizable travel case that will provide maximum protection for your Oculus Quest headset. This hard case is the budget-friendly option for someone who is looking for extreme protection. The travel case is dust-tight and also IP65 watertight to ensure maximum waterproofing. The foam inserts inside are customizable to ensure that the case will fit to suit your requirements. You can also use it with a vast variety of VR headsets.
Being a standalone and very portable virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest headset is great for travel and you can tag it along when visiting family, friends or going for parties. However, the lenses of the device are still very sensitive and delicate. That is why you will need to have a good case when travelling to ensure that the headset and all its components are adequately protected.
You can choose from any of the above cases depending on your needs, potential areas of use as well as your budget. If you will be carrying it around for extended uses, you may want to have a hard case that can also accommodate extras such as an extra battery. If you will be carrying lots of components, then the official Oculus Quest Travel Case won’t be ideal for you. You will need to have a bag enough to room to fit the headset, the Touch Controllers as well as any other accessories and extras.
If you will be using the device in risky environments and will need a more rugged and waterproof case such as the CaseMatrix 18” XL VR Headset or the Apache Watertight Protective Hardcase.