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5 Reviews for KIWI Comfort Battery Head Strap

  1. Damon S.

    I bought this because I had 2 main problems with the Quest 2. I found it very uncomfortable to wear for more than 30 minutes, and the battery life only lasted around 2.5 hours.The Kiwi design battery strap has genuinely been game changing. The strap is much easier to adjust than the regular Meta strap. All adjustments are done via a velcro strap on the top, and a ratcheting wheel on the back. This makes it very easy to quickly readjust. The top strap and the rear interface are both padded with leather and are very soft, making them comfortable to wear even for a few hours. The strap also has a neat feature where you can flip up the VR headset. This is really useful for anyone who wears glasses in VR, as it allows you to flip the headset up out of the way, put on your glasses and then flip the headset down back over them.With regards to battery life, I played around 2.5 hours of VRChat, over Oculus Air Link using the Steam client version. When I stopped, the headset was still on 100% battery, and around half of the strap’s battery pack had been depleted, so I’d estimate you get around 4 hours or so out of the strap alone (plus the normal 2.5 hours out of the headset). It’s a huge increase in battery life and makes VR a much more convenient experience.The other benefit of having the battery strap is that it adds extra weight to the back of your head. With the Meta standard strap, all of the weight is over the front of your face, but the Kiwi design strap distributes this weight much more evenly, which again increases the comfort.The only downsides I can think of are very minor:- The headset won’t fit in the Quest 2 box anymore, you can buy another box to solve this- The strap is definitely more bulky and does weigh more but I found I got used to this quickly- There doesn’t seem to be a way of checking the strap battery once you’re in VR (you can only see the headset battery).Overall though, while expensive this does make a huge difference to comfort and play time in VR and I’d really recommend it to anyone struggling with the standard Quest 2 strap.

  2. Damein Hoffman

    I just bought a Quest 2 a few weeks ago and wanted better battery life for long sessions on my headset. 2 hours on the headset battery just isn’t long enough and I expect over time that the battery life will shorten. I easily get 4 hrs with this battery strap which is great and that is playing demanding games like ‘Into the Radius’. I can get 5 hours out of it if I turn off the wifi on the headset for games that don’t require an internet connection to play. The headset is very comfortable indeed, well padded, well made and so easy to adjust with the wheel on the back. It makes gaming that much more immersive as its so comfortable that you forget at times that you are wearing a headset, seriously the amount of times I have gone to rub my eye or scratch my nose and hit my headset. There are a lot of brands to choose from and I am so very glad I choose kiwi. I think this will certainly last as it feels very durable and well made. Definately recommend it. 5/5

  3. Mr. E

    I was really on the fence about spending this kind of money for this product but I am so glad I did. I didn’t realize just how uncomfortable the stock head strap was until I was using this for a few hours. Not only does this make my Oculus so much more comfortable but the extended battery life this provides is awesome as I no longer have to run for a plug after a long gaming session.The headphones built into this feel great and the sound quality is good. They feel very comfortable to my ears and I like how they are built right in.Now to the cons, all this padding feel fantastic but if your moving around a lot you will notice how the areas of your skin that are in contact with it are sweating more than the areas that are not. Now the old straps just soaked up the sweat (gross I know but true) where as these don’t so you will notice some moister if you’re really moving. However the comfort you get from the padding greatly outweighs this negative but for some people who run really hot this might be bothersome but for me it was not but was something I noticed when I take off the headset.Overall this product is worth the price paid, the quality is there, the ease of use is there and what you get in terms of comfort, battery life, and audio make it worth the price of admission.

  4. Anon

    I’ve put off getting a head strap for a year but the original is not much fun. I also wanted one with a battery so that narrowed it down.First of all it is very comfortable, the battery at the back balancing the weight out much better than the original strap.The battery adds hour of extra use to the headset and charges through the same cable, the built in battery gave only 2hours which was never quite enough.It is super easy to fit literally 5 mins and if you are unsure any YouTube video showing how to change the original head strap will guide you through it.I also wear glasses so the ability to tilt the front to adjust or demist is very handy .I can’t comment on the longevity as I’ve had it a short time but it seems as sturdy as other headsets I’ve seen .Hope this helps

  5. joshua

    I was not connecting the battery cable properly. KIWI commented on my review and I corrected the mistake. The cord did not look like it was pushed in all the way and in the instructions KIWI said I would hear a click witch I never heard before. So I pushed a little harder and it clicked into place. I played for an hour and a half and had 99% battery life. So this would get 10 stars if possible. 5 for comfort alone and 5 for battery life. Bellow is my original comment when I was doing it wrong and unhappy about it.The comfort is 5 stars no doubt. It might be extending the battery life by around 5%. Yes, I constantly checked the menu for the lightning blot on the battery and it was always reading it was charging but the power level just kept on dropping. The head strap battery never dropped below 75% best I could tell. Supposedly if you leave everything connected and only charge the head strap, the head strap will charge the Oculus but it is the same minuscule trickle charge as when using the VR and stayed at 22% for 15 minutes so I just charged the Oculus normally and it was at 38% in 15 minutes while off. If it was just the head strap I would have given this 5 stars. The battery is just a ballast really. I’m gonna re right this once I test it a little more but I’ll give accurate numbers for the battery usefulness when I do.

  6. MR MARTIN CHAPPLE

    Awesome bit of kit, was slightly put off by cost as other alternatives on the marker are cheaper but glad I went for it. Chose this one over the cheaper options based on others reviews.My wife occasionally wants to have a go on the Quest2 but found the constant adjustment of the ‘stock’ strap annoying and uncomfortable. This makes it super simple. The ratchet system for tightening really makes the fitting and swapping so much easier.Straightforward to install, took all of about 5mins to get it on.Fits very well, balances the weight so you don’t get ‘face ache’The extra padding on the top strap and rear makes it very comfortable to wear for extended use.The battery performs really well. Took around 3hrs to fully charge out of the box. After a 2hr Resident Evil sesh, the battery is about 1/2 drained and the headset is still 100% so I’d guess I would get about 6-7 hours of constant use before it’s out of juice which is far more than I’ll ever use in one sitting.Would happily recommend ?

  7. Tyshawn H.

    (Kiwi battery strap for the Meta Quest 2 review)(Unboxing and Fitting to the Quest 2)The Kiwi battery strap was well packed and it also came with a lens cleaning cloth in the box.Before using it ,it is recommended to fully charge it .Fitting it onto the Quest 2 was quite easy using the leather straps provided and plugging the connection wire into the side of the Meta Quest.(Comfort & Benefits)I think the added weight of the battery at the back of my head makes it feel much more balanced on the top of my head and with the padding around the back beside the battery compartment, and the leather strap across the top of my head. There is also full adjustment for any head size, which makes it very comfortable to wear.You also have the benefit of charging both batteries one in the head strap and one in the Quest 2. When the battery pack is connected to the Quest 2 and the charging power cable is connected to the head strap, it will charge both batteries at once.I find the option of being able to lift the Quest 2 up when needing to look at the tablet or computer a very useful addition.(Battery Life Testing)For me it lasted about 4 hours and the battery indicator lights seem to go off one by one, for about every hour of battery usage.Overall It seems a very well thought out design which is made very well and nicely finished, making it a great battery head strap for extending the time you can use the Meta Quest for.Oliver

  8. Darien G.

    This headstrap makes the meta quest 100x more comfortable to wear. With the standard strap I found headset used push into my face which resulted in discomfort in extended play times. With this strap it feels balanced with much less weight pushing into my face. It is also much easier to take off compared to the standard strap. It works similar to the psvr headstrap but I would say much more comfortable. Definitely worth buying if you have meta headset and plan to play regularly. 10 out of 10

  9. joshua

    While debating whether to purchase this or the Meta brand version, I only got this one because of the deal it was having for sale, plus this product looked comfier than Meta’s version. When I wore this for the first time, I immediately noticed a major difference in weight distribution to it, I no longer felt a brick pulling down on my face, but it was now being balanced on my forehead and the back of my head. Assembling it was easy, It was a bit tricky putting the middle strap through the latch that is on the top inner part of the VR set itself, but I managed to get it on, I haven’t used the battery pack yet because I mainly play with my VR cord connected to my pc so I hardly play my VR set not connected. I would recommend getting this most definitely if you don’t already have a head strap, I have seen other major designs for head straps that are also great for wearing, weight distribution, and battery life, but I felt like this was my best first.

  10. Erik

    I have been using my Oculus Quest 2 with the pro strap/battery pack for a couple years now. That is to say, the official one sold by Facebook/Meta. And while that one is okay, this is just so much better. Not only is the battery twice the size of what is in the official one, but it is unbelievably more comfortable. The weight is balanced very well, and the extra padding really makes a difference for the longer play sessions you are now capable of because of the bigger battery. The ability to swivel up the eyepiece is huge too; especially if you’re interacting with your surroundings at all while you use the device.There’s only two things that I would like to point out, where it could be improved. First, it is unfortunate that it doesn’t 100% replicate the functionality of the official battery, where your Oculus acts as if it has two batteries installed; instead it just thinks that it’s plugged into a charger. Which is fine functionally, but just a little bit less seamless than the official device. Second, the USB-C jack that plugs into the Oculus itself has to be pushed in VERY HARD. It’s not intuitive, and you’ll likely think you have it in when it isn’t really plugged in. I think they could make that a little smoother just for the sake of user friendliness.That said, those are very very minor complaints about a device which is absolutely game-changing for VR usage, both mobile and linked to a PC. Don’t be drawn in by the overpriced official model, or cheap battery packs from unknown, nameless brands you can buy online. Neither of those stand up to the quality of the Kiwi device. I’ve been using my Quest 2 for years now, and i’ve tried a number of peripherals for it. This one is second to none. It’s not perfect, granted…but it’s also the best you can buy.

  11. joshua

    I was not connecting the battery cable properly. KIWI commented on my review and I corrected the mistake. The cord did not look like it was pushed in all the way and in the instructions KIWI said I would hear a click witch I never heard before. So I pushed a little harder and it clicked into place. I played for an hour and a half and had 99% battery life. So this would get 10 stars if possible. 5 for comfort alone and 5 for battery life. Bellow is my original comment when I was doing it wrong and unhappy about it.The comfort is 5 stars no doubt. It might be extending the battery life by around 5%. Yes, I constantly checked the menu for the lightning blot on the battery and it was always reading it was charging but the power level just kept on dropping. The head strap battery never dropped below 75% best I could tell. Supposedly if you leave everything connected and only charge the head strap, the head strap will charge the Oculus but it is the same minuscule trickle charge as when using the VR and stayed at 22% for 15 minutes so I just charged the Oculus normally and it was at 38% in 15 minutes while off. If it was just the head strap I would have given this 5 stars. The battery is just a ballast really. I’m gonna re right this once I test it a little more but I’ll give accurate numbers for the battery usefulness when I do.

  12. Erik

    I have been using my Oculus Quest 2 with the pro strap/battery pack for a couple years now. That is to say, the official one sold by Facebook/Meta. And while that one is okay, this is just so much better. Not only is the battery twice the size of what is in the official one, but it is unbelievably more comfortable. The weight is balanced very well, and the extra padding really makes a difference for the longer play sessions you are now capable of because of the bigger battery. The ability to swivel up the eyepiece is huge too; especially if you’re interacting with your surroundings at all while you use the device.There’s only two things that I would like to point out, where it could be improved. First, it is unfortunate that it doesn’t 100% replicate the functionality of the official battery, where your Oculus acts as if it has two batteries installed; instead it just thinks that it’s plugged into a charger. Which is fine functionally, but just a little bit less seamless than the official device. Second, the USB-C jack that plugs into the Oculus itself has to be pushed in VERY HARD. It’s not intuitive, and you’ll likely think you have it in when it isn’t really plugged in. I think they could make that a little smoother just for the sake of user friendliness.That said, those are very very minor complaints about a device which is absolutely game-changing for VR usage, both mobile and linked to a PC. Don’t be drawn in by the overpriced official model, or cheap battery packs from unknown, nameless brands you can buy online. Neither of those stand up to the quality of the Kiwi device. I’ve been using my Quest 2 for years now, and i’ve tried a number of peripherals for it. This one is second to none. It’s not perfect, granted…but it’s also the best you can buy.

  13. Mr. E

    I was really on the fence about spending this kind of money for this product but I am so glad I did. I didn’t realize just how uncomfortable the stock head strap was until I was using this for a few hours. Not only does this make my Oculus so much more comfortable but the extended battery life this provides is awesome as I no longer have to run for a plug after a long gaming session.The headphones built into this feel great and the sound quality is good. They feel very comfortable to my ears and I like how they are built right in.Now to the cons, all this padding feel fantastic but if your moving around a lot you will notice how the areas of your skin that are in contact with it are sweating more than the areas that are not. Now the old straps just soaked up the sweat (gross I know but true) where as these don’t so you will notice some moister if you’re really moving. However the comfort you get from the padding greatly outweighs this negative but for some people who run really hot this might be bothersome but for me it was not but was something I noticed when I take off the headset.Overall this product is worth the price paid, the quality is there, the ease of use is there and what you get in terms of comfort, battery life, and audio make it worth the price of admission.

  14. Hugo R.

    I bought this because I had 2 main problems with the Quest 2. I found it very uncomfortable to wear for more than 30 minutes, and the battery life only lasted around 2.5 hours.The Kiwi design battery strap has genuinely been game changing. The strap is much easier to adjust than the regular Meta strap. All adjustments are done via a velcro strap on the top, and a ratcheting wheel on the back. This makes it very easy to quickly readjust. The top strap and the rear interface are both padded with leather and are very soft, making them comfortable to wear even for a few hours. The strap also has a neat feature where you can flip up the VR headset. This is really useful for anyone who wears glasses in VR, as it allows you to flip the headset up out of the way, put on your glasses and then flip the headset down back over them.With regards to battery life, I played around 2.5 hours of VRChat, over Oculus Air Link using the Steam client version. When I stopped, the headset was still on 100% battery, and around half of the strap’s battery pack had been depleted, so I’d estimate you get around 4 hours or so out of the strap alone (plus the normal 2.5 hours out of the headset). It’s a huge increase in battery life and makes VR a much more convenient experience.The other benefit of having the battery strap is that it adds extra weight to the back of your head. With the Meta standard strap, all of the weight is over the front of your face, but the Kiwi design strap distributes this weight much more evenly, which again increases the comfort.The only downsides I can think of are very minor:- The headset won’t fit in the Quest 2 box anymore, you can buy another box to solve this- The strap is definitely more bulky and does weigh more but I found I got used to this quickly- There doesn’t seem to be a way of checking the strap battery once you’re in VR (you can only see the headset battery).Overall though, while expensive this does make a huge difference to comfort and play time in VR and I’d really recommend it to anyone struggling with the standard Quest 2 strap.

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KIWI Comfort Battery Head Strap

KIWI design Comfort Battery Head Strap: Enjoy extended VR sessions worry-free.

Highlights
KIWI Battery Head Strap: comfy cushions, dual charging, safe 6400mAh battery, durable design, LED indicator.
Pros

- Comfortable fit
- Long battery life

Cons
- Limited adjustability

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$59.99

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// DESCRIPTION

The KIWI design Comfort Battery Head Strap 6400mAh Compatible with Quest 2 Accessories is a must-have for VR enthusiasts who want to enjoy uninterrupted gaming sessions. This battery pack Elite Strap replacement is designed to offer maximum support and comfort, ensuring that users can wear their VR headset for extended periods without any discomfort.

The KIWI design battery head strap features soft and thick cushions on the top and back, a counterweighted battery pack, and an ergonomic design that is optimized for comfortable wear. The plug-and-charge design allows for simultaneous charging of the headset and battery strap, saving time and effort for frequent VR users. Additionally, the built-in 6400mAh industrial-rank high-energy-density battery is certified for safety and provides an additional 2.5-5 hours of VR time when fully charged.

The eco-friendly polymer side strap is durable and sturdy, with a 52° adjustable hinge design that makes it easy to wear and take off. It’s important to ensure that the battery cable is securely plugged into the headset by listening for a reassuring click sound. The indicator LEDs should turn on once the cable is in place, letting you know that the battery is charging and ready to go.

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// FEATURES

  • Luxurious comfort with soft cushions and ergonomic design
  • Simultaneous charging for hassle-free use
  • Safety-first battery with 6400mAh capacity
  • Durable and sturdy side strap design
  • Ensure secure cable connection for indicator LED to turn on
  • // Q & A

    Do i need to charge my kiwi design battery strap directly or will it also charge if i have headset plugged in for charging with batterystrap attached?

    Just plug into the port on the back of the kiwi. It will charge both the kiwi and your headset.

    Is it ok to just leave this always plugged in to the outlet and charging and also connected to the headset when not in use?

    Leaving this plugged in, as with any Lithium battery, will cause extra stress on the battery. Best practice is to let your headsets charge to at least 80+%, and charge after it drops under 20%; while never leaving it plugged in for excessive periods.

    Can you turn of the battery?

    Yes, you can turn off battery. When I shut down my headset, I unplug the short battery cable (it's about two inches long) that goes from the strap to the front of the viewer. When I put the headset on again, I plug it back in and have extended play time.

    Does this have a official carrying case? because it said that you dont recommend you use the other one

    Hello from KIWI design Direct, Thanks for your question. The KIWI design QP03 carry case will fit the battery strap perfectly. But please detach the back bracket and the cable clip before putting it into the case to make it a proper fit.

    do I have to unplug the battery pack in order to use the link cable? or it is compatible with the battery pack?

    I don’t have a link cable to know for sure. But I only see one port on the headset so I would assume you would have to unplug it. If the link cable goes into the USB-C cable where you charge the oculus the you would have to unplug it. You could still use the rest of it just not the charging feature. I believe some link cables charge as well.


    // SPECS

    Product Dimensions9.7 x 2.2 x 9.1 inches
    Item Weight1.7 pounds
    Item model numberQ31-2.2
    Batteries2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
    Date First Available2022, October 22
    Departmentunisex-adult
    ManufacturerKIWI design
    Country of OriginChina
    Department: Unisex-adult
    Model #: Q31-2.2
    KIWI Comfort Battery Head Strap
    released on October 22, 2022

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