In this video, we take a look at the strap itself and how the three different size battery packs fit onto the strap (from Anker and Crave) and then we look at fitting the battery strap onto the default soft strap of the Oculus Quest 2, then the GOMRVR Halo Strap and finally the Oculus Elite Strap.
The Q21 VR Power Bank Fixing Strap is a decent accessory for anyone who wants to attached a power bank battery to their Quest 2 head strap and extend the battery drain of the internal battery on the Quest 2.
Actual use cases will vary, depending on what battery back you insert into this strap. A heavy battery will add some level of counterbalance to a rigid strap, but not the default soft strap. If anything it will add more weight overall to the back of your head. It balances really well with the Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 on the Oculus Elite Strap, where you can just lose the top head strap and have it balance really well on your head, thus reducing pressure on the cheekbone area of your face.
Smaller batteries will reduce this counterbalance, like the Anker 10000 PD Redux we tried, but if you are using this strap with the stock soft strap, its probably a good thing, because you can still get a powerful lightweight battery and have less pressure added to your head overall.
One thing you have to be careful about, is how you strap your battery in. You really need to tighten the velcro strap as much as you can. The rubber backing will only do so much to securing your battery in place, if it is loose it can’t do its job well enough and the battery can simply slide out.
The Q21 Battery Strap is better than a couple of Velcro fasteners, but for $24.99 from Amazon, it is way overpriced for what you get. It would need to be below $12 or lower to really give it any recommendation. If they address the longer tabs in a revised version of this strap, then I would recommend it for Elite Strap owners, otherwise this strap is only really useful for soft strap users.
00:14 Brief overview
00:44 Battery Install
03:17 Fitting on to the Quest 2 stock strap
04:11 Stock strap install impressions
06:45 Fitting on to the GOMRVR Halo strap
09:10 Fitting on to the Oculus Elite Strap
11:28 Elite Strap install impressions
12:26 Overall impressions