The Quest 2 is beautiful and easy to use, but charging can easily be forgotten. Now, Ankler Innovations have come out with a stylish new wireless charging dock - solving that problem forever.
The Oculus Quest 2 looks great, plays beautifully, and seems to be succeeding in bringing virtual reality (VR) to the masses.
But, in my experience, if there was one thing about my Quest experience that dampened the "glam factor," it was laying out my headset and controllers to charge. It certainly looked untidy, and it definitely felt precarious. Well, Chinese-based tech manufacturer Ankler Innovations have tried their hand at solving that problem with their stylish new wireless charging dock.
Don't worry about damaging your charging port, over-charging your batteries, or bending your charging cable - this dock gives your Quest a wireless charging capability. The Ankler Innovations dock comes with replacement battery units for the Quest 2 unit and replacement back panels for controllers - converting them into "wireless magnetic charging friendly units."
However, the Anker Innovations charging dock will only be painless if you run your Quest 2 "naked" - that is to say that even the Quest 2 Elite Strap isn't compatible with it. The same is true for any Controller accessories. It looks good - it's certainly handy - but it could be seen as a bit of a trade-off. If you need to dress down your unit every time you have to charge, you're probably better off putting up with it looking a bit untidy.
All this functionality doesn't come cheap, either. The Ankler Innovations Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2 costs $86.99 USD, but it seems that the first round of production has sold out. However, pre-orders are available from Oculus with shipping beginning on the 22nd of January, 2021.
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