12 essential HTC Vive accessories under $20

The complete HTC Vive setup, including motion controllers, base stations, and headsets, is an impressive collection of hardware. It works well on its own, but it can also benefit from a wide range of accessories made specifically for VR. Unfortunately, a lot of accessories demand a high price, which is why we rounded up here a dozen of the best options that won't cost more than $20.

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All of the above accessories can benefit your HTC Vive, and though they're all relatively affordable, you're probably not looking at a bulk buy. If you're wondering where to start, we recommend checking out Hyperkin's silicone Vive controller skins (opens in new tab) for that extra layer of protection against bumps and scratches. These should lengthen the life of your controllers and provide a better grip when games get frantic. We also recommend checking out Fovitec's collapsible light stands (opens in new tab). They're a $40 buy, but you get two stands and a carrying case, which purchased separately would be a lot more. They're an ideal alternative to putting a bunch of holes in your walls, and they make it easy to set up your Vive temporarily, whether at home or at a friend's party.

For a bunch of other Vive hardware that doesn't necessarily fit into the spending limit, be sure to check out our roundup of the best overall HTC Vive accessories.