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Is the Elite Strap Worth Buying?
Short answer: No!
And here’s why:
Yup – the thing broke after 8 months of use.
I’m lucky it didn’t break when I was wearing the headset – otherwise I might’ve broken my Quest 2 headset in the process.
Don’t make the mistake I did and avoid buying this thing.
Some of you might be thinking: “you should’ve taken better care of it.”
Let me tell you: I’ve heard many horror stories on Reddit/Twitter about how this strap breaking, which led me to take extreme precautions when handling this strap.
I made sure to be gentle in how I held the strap. I made sure I didn’t forcefully turn the knob at the back, and I didn’t do anything that would cause unecessary damage to the strap.
It didn’t matter – this strap is just really that fragile and after 8 months of daily use (with extreme care), it broke down from ‘wear and tear.’
Each time you twist the knob at the back to adjust the headset, the material wears down gradually.
Do they improve comfort?
Even though they have horrible durability, the comfort they offer is amazing, I’m not gonna lie. The weight is more evenly distributed on your head instead of being front-heavy, and unlike the original strap, it doesn’t feel like a rubber band is placed around your head.
So I gotta commend them for creating such a comfortable strap. HOWEVER, I still do not recommend getting one, because there are better straps out there which are cheaper, much more durable and even more comfortable.
A Better Alternative
These are the Halo Straps:
- Latest version: 2020 ergonomically designed Oculus mission headband, high-quality ABS material, enhanced Head Strap support and stability
- Durable 100% injection mold production: all parts of the headband have not been 3D printed and have a long service life
- Quick installation and adjustment: halo strap is easy to install and disassemble, the rear knob can quickly adjust the size and tightness
- Ergonomic design: The golden ratio of the front and back of the halo strap device is 50:50, and it is comfortable to wear, without squeezing on the face and nose
- Perfect compatibility: Suitable for Oculus Quest 2 VR headset
Is this strap worth buying? Absolutely!
You want VR to be an enjoyable experience and comfort plays a big factor in that.
The Quest 2 straps are horribly uncomfortable!! I couldn’t even wear them for longer than 15 minutes without my head hurting.
But having a Halo strap combined with better face padding allows me to wear the headset for the entire day. It’s super comfortable!
For better Face padding, check out my guide on Oculus Quest 2 comfort mods.
Hope you find this useful!
Tl;dr – Should you buy the Elite Strap? No, they break too easily – get the halo straps instead – they’re just as comfortable, but cheaper and more durable.
Be sure to also check out Oculus Quest 2: 64 GB or 256 GB?
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