The Oculus Quest is one of the best, if not the best, standalone VR headsets you can own. But while it works great as a wireless VR headset, the ability to connect it to your PC to play even more games is a great feature. But you had to buy expensive cables. That is, until now.
Oculus Link allows you to connect your Oculus Quest to your PC to access other VR content such as the one in the Steam store. It effectively turns your Quest into a brown Oculus Rift.
But Facebook (Oculus owner) recommended fast cables to make that possible. And the company sells an $ 80 fiber optic cable that he says offers the best experience. But even if that high price isn't an issue, it's hard to find it in stock.
Thanks to a new update of the Oculus PC software, you don't have to buy an expensive cable now. You can use any cable, including the cable that came with the Oculus Quest, if your PC has a USB-C connector.
The Oculus Quest charging cable is a long USB 2.0 cable with USB-C on both ends. While you may think USB 2.0 is too slow to be usable for VR, the folks at UploadVR have already tested and say it works surprisingly well.
You will probably still get the best experience with a USB 3.0 cable, or that of Facebook fiber optic cable. But if you don't want or can't spend the extra money, why not use a free cable?
Your other option is to purchase Virtual Desktop from the Oculus store, then sideload it from SideQuest. Then you can use Steam VR wirelessly. But there is a delay and you have hoops. Using your existing cables is free and easy.
If you connect a USB 2.0 cable, you will be warned that this may not be the best experience. But you can still go ahead and play. The Oculus Quest store is constantly growing. But if you own the VR headset, now is a good time to expand the games you can play with the cable you already have.