It allows you to connect the Quest/Quest 2 to a PC and play VR games that require higher graphics power on your PC. It basically turns the Quest into an Oculus Rift. This way you can play both standalone and PC VR games.
This oculus quest link cable is made for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 VR headsets. It reaches 10 feet (3M), providing good experience with flexible, lightweight durability.
Oculus Link Virtual Reality Headset Cable for Quest and Gaming PC, USB C to USB 3.2. Transfer data to and from all your USB-C devices at speeds of up to 5 Gbps. It turns quest into Rift S with amazing zero lag graphics.
The oculus link support usb c to usb a 3.0 and be able to stream the VR game and charge your headset at the same time.
I've only fiddled with it for an hour or two so far, but my first impression is that this cable seems to work pretty well and does everything it advertises. It did in fact let me use the Oculus Quest Link feature to play Oculus Rift S and Steam VR games (PC powered VR). The image quality, latency, and stability seemed good (though I do not currently have much to compare it to cable wise). The cable even seemed to charge my Quest a bit while gaming despite plugging in to a USB 3 type A slot on the PC.
Worked amazingly with the Quest 2,
It DID work great for 3 weeks then suddenly stopped working. Wasnt sure if it was the cable at first but after many trial and error we discovered it is the cable. Bending the tip around makes it works sometimes now but its not reliable and therefore useless
I bought this cable for Oculus link for my quest. It didn’t work at first and I thought it may be the cable. It would sync with the Oculus software but all I got when opening a game was a black screen. I was really disappointed with this cable. Come to find out all I needed was to update my Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU Driver and it worked like a charm. Just make sure your computer drivers are up to date before giving up on this cable!!
I bought this to replace the cable I've had problems with, where it would often disconnect if I make any exaggerated movements, or just any movement that would shift the cable in any way while plugged in. I was a bit hesitant to drop money on more cables, given the fickle nature of the USB standard; while this cable doesn't work from the USB ports on my motherboard, it does work on a couple of my USB expansion cards.
Many Oculus link cables have one of two problems. They either aren't long enough or suffer from data or frame loss. This is because the risk of losing data and performance increases with the length of the cord. I hoped that this mid-length cord could reach a harmonious middle-ground, keeping the performance of it's shorter variants while giving me the length I need to comfortably move around my room. Unfortunately, it seems that this attempt at a middle ground has left the cord with the drawbacks of both variants.
This cable works fine with Oculus Quest 2 and the USB test shows a 2.9 Gbps USB 3 connection.
So far, this has been a fairly remarkable, inexpensive alternative to the Oculus offered wire; plenty of slack, good/sturdy connection, & have found that provided velcro holds (rather substantial) wire to headset strap perfectly.
I purchased the 5M for my desktop & the 3M for my laptop, both PCs have USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and suitable graphics cards. I tried both cables on the laptop with no problem (transfer test @ 1.5 Gps), but struggled to get both cables working on my desktop (no detection/freezes and drop outs). I thought the 5M cable had developed a fault, because it appeared to connect & disconnect when touching the connector, but it worked fine when tested again on the laptop?. I enabled the Beta (Public Test Channel) on the desktop, tried again and everything seemed to work fine (even when I disabled the beta and returned to the previous software version). Anyway so far everything appears to be stable and it is great to have access to the Rift titles. The 5M version is a bit chunkier than the 3M (probably to compensate for the extra length) but the extra 2M is needed for some titles (especially if you loose a bit by connecting to the rear of a desktop PC) . I am still not sure why it was difficult to get a stable connection on the desktop, it would not work at all with USB2 or USB 3 gen1 ports (GTX 1080ti & intel 3000 series motherboard chipset?).
Worked immediately once plugged into my Oculus Quest, didn't even need to fiddle about with the ports to find out which ones work. It also has a really nice angled USB-C bend that allows the cable to drop down from the headset instead of sticking out which makes it much easier to manage.
I bought this to use as a Link cable for my Oculus Quest.
Tested with Oculus Link and got a 1.9Gbps transfer rate on the test. Worked flawlessly on the PTC version of Oculus software. Only issue is that the 3m cable seems a little too short, so go for the 5m if you can.
This worked great for a week but or so but after it stopped working and connected and unconnected I don’t review it it kept its sturdiness but broke very easily I have recently ordered the baker and I am going to test it