Oculus Quest Travel Cases Tested

Welcome to the Oasis, my name’s Mike and today
I’ll be testing three travel cases for the Oculus Quest. As the Quest is a completely standalone VR
headset it would make senses that you’d want to take it out to show friends and family
how awesome VR can be. You could just throw the headset into a backpack
but there are some nice options for travel cases which I’ll be covering in this video. I’ll be testing out three
hard shell travel cases, one from Lowepro, one unbranded case and the official case from
Oculus. I bought the first two myself and was provided
the official case for free along with the Quest headset from Oculus. I’ll put timestamps and links to all the products
in this video in the description down below. These are my amazon affiliate links, so if
you order a case or headset through these links it doesn’t cost you any more but helps
support me and the channel. So without further ado, lets dive in… Ok, so for my testing of each of these travel
cases, they have to fit all the essential travel items;
The Oculus Quest headset itself The new Oculus touch controllers
The supplied 10ft USB C to USB C charging cable
The official power adapter and finally this compact battery pack from
Anker. This is the PowerCore 10,000 PD and is available
for $45 / £32. I”ve been testing this for a week now and
it’s a great little battery pack. So far in my testing it adds around 4 and
half additional hours of gaming on top of the Quests own 2-3 hours of battery life. You can use it to play and charge at the same
time using the original Quest charging cable. I’ve linked to it in the description below
but will be covering it more detail in a future video once I’ve completed some more tests. In these travel cases I’m looking for durability,
protection, style and fit and lets start with the cheapest first and work our way up;
So up first is the hard EVA travel case for Oculus Rift. This case costs $23.99 / £23.99 on Amazon. First impressions are that it feels a bit
cheap even though it does have a hard outter shell. I do think this case looks kinda of strange
in it’s design with its moulded hump in the middle. Originally this was designed as a travel case
for the Oculus Rift but as the Rift and Quest are similar in size I thought it might be
a good fit. It’s kinda of got a stealth look without any
branding if you like that minimalistic look, it also has two zips and a rubberized handle
at the top. The case also comes with a shoulder strap
with metal loops on either side of the case to attach the strap. The inside is lined with material and I could
get everything I needed in the case, the Quest headset is kept it place with a flexible strap
but all the other items were left loose. Even using a controller bag from WidmoVR I
wouldn’t be too happy with everything potentially knocking around inside and damaging the lenses. Maybe if you could protect the lenses with
something it would be ok. I know you can 3D print lens protectors for
the Oculus Go so when the community start releasing things like that in the futuer for
Quest it could work but for now I wouldn’t recommend this case due to the possibility
of scratching the Quests lenses. Next up is the Lowepro DroneGuard CS 200. This case costs $24.99 / £48.05 on Amazon. The price between buying it in the US and
UK is huge. In the UK you’re paying more than twice as
much. First impressions are good, the case looks
well made with a rugged look to it. It has two zips and a material handle at the
top. This case is originally designed to carry
small drones like the Parrot Bebop or DJI Mavic but works pretty well as a Quest carry
case. The camo style design with the loops at the
front give this case a miltary style rugged look which might appeal to some. Inside is lined with soft foam and material
which is a really nice touch. There’s loads of room inside to fit all the
Quest essentials and you can move these dividers around the main compartment to configure it
the way you want as they use velcro to attach to the lining. You have a flap above the main storage compartment
which has room to spare to store your phone and wallet inside. On the back of the flap you have pocket and
more loops which are nice to keep you power adapter, cable and battery pack secured. Once everything is inside it is a tight fit
but that’s good in a way to keep everything in place. Overall a solid case which works well with
the Quest and it’s accessories. With this case costing just one dollar more
in the US than the EVA case, this one is definitely the better one out of the two cases so far. And finally here we have the Official Quest
case from Oculus. This one is a bit more expensive than the
other two at $39.88 from Oculus or Amazon / £40 through Oculus, it’s not available
on the UK Amazon store yet. First impressions are good, it looks nice
and has a premium feel to it due to the material used on the outside and I like the discreet
Oculus logo on the front. Oculus designed a similar case for the Oculus
Go when that launched which I’ve also used previously. The Oculus case has a nice soft material handle
at the top and a single zip. It’s also noticeably smaller and more compact
than the other two cases. The inside of the case is lined material just
like the EVA. Although the Lowepro case has soft foam underneath
the material making it feel bit spongier to absorb any impacts or drops. In the centre of the case you have a compartment
which is designed to house the a USB C cable and power adapter. The indents in the top of this compartment
are desgined to securely hold your controllers by placing the tracking rings in the grooves. Once in the grooves they hold in place securely
which is good as this would prevent the controllers hitting the Quest lenses. Once the controllers and headset are snuggly
inside and there’s enough room to put the battery pack at the back. Overall the official oculus quest case from
Oculus does a great job of keeping your quest secure and protected in a nice sleek compact
case. Ok, so there we have it guys and girls, that’s
three Oculus Quest travel cases tested. Personally I really like both the Lowepro
and the official Oculus case, both fit everything neatly and securely inside. I wouldn’t recommend the EVA case. I think the official Oculus case has the slight
edge for me as I think it looks cool with the discreet Oculus logo on the front and
is more compact than the Lowepro. However if you’re on a tight budget after
ordering a Quest the Lowepro offers similar protection at just under half the price IF
you live in the US. But let me know which one you prefer in the
comments down below. I’ll be testing more accessories in the future,
specifically battery packs, headphones and VR Covers. So make sure you stay tuned for those. Let me know if you’ve found any other accessories
you’d like me to check out on the channel. Maybe some magnetic mag safe cables? I know a few of you have been interested in
those in the past with the Oculus Go. Let me know in the comments below. Leave a like if you liked the video, make
sure you’re subscribed for all my future content and as always, I’ll see you on the next one. Cheers.

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