Oculus Link just came out today! Whilst this is exciting news for Quest users, the original cable that comes with the Quest does NOT work with Oculus Link and you’ll need a new cable.


What cable do I need for Oculus Link?


Oculus Link Cable

You need a ‘high quality’ USB 3 cable (3.1 and 3.2 are fine) with a bandwidth of at least 5 Gbps. The cable should ideally be at least 3 meters (10 ft) in length. Ultra long cables are more prone to data loss and aren’t as reliable.

From my experience, most cables don’t work at all or keep disconnecting constantly. The only ones that work are:

Budget Option: Anker Powerline USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable

Anker Powerline USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable 

This cable for most people, but not all. I actually couldn’t get this cable working – it kept disconnecting very 5 minutes. 

Key Features:

  • 5 meters (10 ft) in length
  • USB 3.0 Type C to A (as shown in the above image, type C is the top one)
  • Cheap
  • Works perfectly for 9/10 people
  • Officially recommended by Oculus as the best alternative to their own cable

Overall, this is much cheaper than the official cable and works for 9/10 people.

Best Option: Official Oculus Link Headset Cable

Official Oculus Link Headset Cable

Made by Oculus and designed for the Oculus Quest – this is the best cable you’re going to get, but it’s a bit pricey. 

Key Features:

  • 5 meters (10 ft) in length
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-C to C (make sure your computer has a type-C slot. Mine was on the back of my computer).
  • High quality cable material that’s flexible
  • The bend at the end of the cable makes it harder for you to accidentally unplug it
  • No other cable worked for me (not sure why) except the official cable. Every other cable keeps disconnecting. I’m a rare case though – 9/10 people should be fine with the other cable.

Other than that, there isn’t much to say about either cable. It’s about finding one that works.

What I would recommend is trying the cheaper cable first – since it’s so cheap you won’t be losing much if it doesn’t work.