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Head Mounted Displays|Alternative Quest 3 data link cable

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Posted on: Saturday, Jul 4th 2020 - 6:38:pm

Oculus link not working?

A cheaper alternative

Want to play all those high-end games on your Oculus Quest, but finding it hard to get hold of a compatible data cable? Like any accessory, choosing the right one can be difficult.

Finding the right product

Amazon can be confusing at times. A search will often show you a list of hundreds of products, but not necessarily the correct products or item you searched for. We've all seen that right! It's just as difficult and confusing, more so to be honest, when it comes to cables, wires and adapters. Well, the search is over. If you're looking for a data link cable for the Oculus Quest, you've come to the right place.

There are so many variants of cables for the Quest, but you don't want to end up with yet another charging cable, it's a data cable you're after.

The data link cable offered by Syntech is a very good choice for the Meta Quest 3. This compatible data cable ticks all the boxes, and it's one we've tried and tested, so we know it works. This cable is a fantastic choice and certainly a cheaper alternative to the more expensive Meta Link cable.

What does the data link do?

Connecting the link cable to the Quest headset allows full access to Rift games and experiences from a gaming PC on Oculus Quest. The link cable mentioned here is fully compatible with the Quest VR headset, allowing you to play all those exciting high-end, AAA PC VR games like Asgard’s Wrath, Stormland and Half Life Alyx on the Quest.

Tried and tested

The data cable mentioned here, as well as the Eyglo Link Cable (bottom of page), worked perfectly well in the tests we performed using the Quest headset.

Don't forget to read the PC and graphic card requirements below.

Specs and Features

  • USB-C to USB-C type connectors

  • Oculus Link Software compatible

  • Reversible USB C connector

  • 90 degree angle on USB C, for low profile (ease of use)

  • Flexible, lightweight and durable

  • High quality spiral shielding

  • The data link cable is 3 meters (10 feet) in length

  • Data speed rates up to 5 Gbps

  • Tested at over 1,333 Megabits

  • Charges your headset while you play (3A)


The data link cable also comes with a small Velcro strap, conveniently attached to the cable. This allows you to strap the cable to the side of the headset, keeping the wire out of the way so it doesn’t irritate you when gaming... furthermore, the cable has charging built in and is powerful enough to charge the headset whilst you're playing, so you never have to worry about the headset dying on you halfway through a game.

Where can I buy it?

The Link cable can be purchased on Amazon by clicking on the link below...

Eyglo / Sytech Link Cable

Important: During the beta period Oculus are continuing to test and optimise the Oculus Link experience for PCs that meet the current recommended specifications for the Oculus Rift and Rift S. The following table lists the current PC requirements for Oculus Link.

PC Requirements

Supported GPUs (graphics cards) for Oculus Link Beta

Oculus state that they are using this beta period to continue to test, iterate and validate Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Oculus plan to support more graphic cards by the end of the beta period.

NVIDIA Graphic Cards

AMD Graphic Cards

Need a longer Oculus Link Cable?

The Eyglo Link Cable, another Oculus cable that worked perfectly with the Quest headset, offer varied length cables. As well as the standard 3 metre cable, you can also buy a 4 and 5 metre version.

Buy Eyglo Link Cable here

Have any feedback on these compatible Oculus link cables?... pop any comments in the box below.

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