This Is The $13 Cable Officially Recommended For Oculus Link Beta – UploadVR

Are you wondering what cable to buy to connect your Oculus Quest to your gaming PC to play Rift games?

The beta for Oculus Link launched today, which lets you use your Quest as a PC VR headset with a USB 3.0 cable. But USB is a fragmented, not always adhered-to standard, and it can be difficult to know which cable to buy.

To make matters worse, the USB cable included in the Oculus Quest box will not work with Link.

When Facebooks Oculus Rift launched in 2016 it used USB 3.0 external sensors, and users found when trying to extend them that it can be challenging to find a fully specification-compliant cable.

Facebook is releasing a $79 official custom 5 meter Oculus Link Cable later this year. Thats the same length as the Rift S cable. However, it will initially only be available in limited quantities. Facebook tells us it will expand availability in 2020.

UPDATE: This cable is now back-ordered on Amazon until December, but you can still buy it. We have changed the link to point to an eBay seller still offering the right cable.

Facebook has an official recommendation for what to buy until the Link Cable is available: the Anker Powerline USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (10ft) with 56k Ohm Pull-up Resistor.

To ensure youre buying the correct cable, the model number is AK-A8167011. At the time of posting, its currently $13, but prices can sometimes change.

Facebook tells us that this is their recommended option for the beta, and that it tested the cable with good results.

However, keep in mind that this cable is only 3 meters long 2 meters less than the Rift S cable. It may be possible to get Link working at 5 meters using USB extension cables. Check back at UploadVR.com later this week as well be reporting our testing results. It is also worth noting that only some GPUs are supported with Oculus Link at launch, and check out these instructions to get started with Oculus Link on Quest.

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