Best Storage Case for Oculus Rift S Windows Central 2021
The Oculus Rift S is an incredible VR headset that brings improved lenses, a display with a higher pixel count than the original, and a redesigned head strap and tracking system. It's the Oculus headset that will deliver the highest quality VR experience. Keeping your Rift S safe from damage when in storage or traveling should be a priority. The Vanerdun Case meets both of those needs perfectly. Of course, there are plenty of ways to store your Rift S when not in use, and we have your best choices right here.
- Best Overall: Vanderdun Case
- Best Heavy Duty: Casematix TAC 17-inch Case
- Best Lightweight: Khanka Hard Travel Case
- Best Desktop Stand: AFAITH VR Stand
- Best Style: VRGE Wooden Stand
- Best Backpack: Mobile Edge Core Gaming Backpack
- Best Under Desk Storage: VRGE VR Under Desk Hook
Best Overall: Vanerdun Case
What I love about the Vanderdun case is how your headset, controllers, and your cables all have their own compartment that are specially molded for each component. A fastening buckle built into the inner part of the case ensures that your Rift S don't move around when traveling. There's also a mesh pocket built into the interior that you can use to throw in extras like lens cleaners and spare batteries.
The case is very lightweight, shockproof, dustproof, and made out of water resistant materials so you can rest easy when you're not using your headset. It also comes with a super handy strap so you can throw your Rift S over your shoulder for easy transporting.
The big comfy handle and dual zipper makes getting to your headset really easy when you want to hang out with your friends in AltspaceVR, or maybe you're looking to do a solo Beat Saber session.
- Molded compartments for headset and controllers
- Internal mesh pocket for extras
- Durable carrying handle
- A little bulky
- Lack of fun colors
- No external pockets
Best Heavy Duty: Casematix TAC 17-inch Case
The Casematix TAC 17-inch case is big, beefy, and has internal storage that is 100% customizable. The big oversized clips will make sure your case doesn't pop open by accident if you're traveling with your Rift S. The durable rigid exterior means you can stack things on top without worrying about crushing the case, while the foam interior makes sure your hardware is snug.
The big handle makes it really easy to carry your Oculus Rift S to a friends house, work, or a gaming event. The tough outer shell will make feel at ease if you accidentally drop your case.
- A big heavy duty exterior shell
- Customizable foam interior
- Big handle for easy carrying
- It's over the top
- No shoulder strap
- On the heavy side
Best Lightweight: Khanka Hard Travel Case
The Oculus Rift S fits perfectly in the lightweight Khanka travel case. Your headset, the controllers, and the tethering cable all fit nicely in this easy to carry case. One quick zip and your Rift S is safe. There's also a small pocket for a few extras.
Overall it's a simple storage case for your headset. It doesn't go overboard with extra storage and it's not bulky. I do wish it came with a should strap for easier transporting. The 100% guarantee is nice in case you find that the Khanka case isn't for you.
- 100% guarantee
- Not a lot of extra space
- No shoulder strap
- Not water resistant
Best Desktop Stand: AFAITH VR Stand
Storing your Oculus Rift S when you're not using it is important. You don't want to just leave it lying around on your computer desk. The AFAITH VR Stand lets you store your headset on your desk and proudly display it to anyone who comes.
It's very easy to set up, with just a few pieces to snap together, and its affordable. The AFAITH stand isn't just for the Oculus Rift S. You can also use it with your Quest, and HTC Vive, or any VR headset.
- Looks awesome
- Easy setup
- Fits other VR headsets
- Doesn't actually protect your headset
- Controllers sometimes fall off of stand
- Seems flimsy
Best Style: VRGE Wooden Stand
The VRGE Wooden Stand merges fashion and function together in this awesome stylish VR stand that could double as part of your home decor. Store your Oculus Rift S and it's controllers when not in use, but do it in style.
What's really great is there's nothing to put together. Just unpack the stand and find a great spot on your desk to put it. The VRGE stand is all about style and the walnut veneer finish will easily win you over.
- Greaty stylish look
- Very simple
- Stable low profile
- Doesn't offer real protection
- No cable management
- Can slide around
Best Backpack: Mobile Edge Core Gaming Backpack
The Mobile Edge VR Laptop Backpack is designed with the hardcore VR gamer in mind. The backpack offers a lot of storage to carry your laptop, the Oculus Rift S, two controllers, plus a bunch of extra accessories. There are also lots of pockets for everything from a water bottle, snacks, smartphone charger, and laptop charger.
The Core Gaming backpack wasn't made specifically for the Oculus Rift S, but it's still perfect for storing your VR headset when not in use and a great backpack for gaming events.
- Lots of storage
- TSA friendly
- Not made specifically for the Oculus Rift S
- It's bulky
- It's expensive
Best Under Desk Storage: VRGE VR Under Desk Hook
The VRGE Under Desk Display Hook easily mounts underneath your desk to keep your Oculus Rift S and controllers safe when you're not using it, and it will keep your desktop nice and organized. The high grade aluminum design has a cool gunmetal grey finish and won't bend or give if you accidentally hit it.
Installing under your desk is really easy thanks to a strip of 3M VHB Sticky Tape and mounting screws. Once installed, you can easily store your Rift S.
- High grade aluminum design
- Easy to install
- Works with any VR headset
- Your knees can knock off your headset
- Doesn't offer actual protection
- Can be hard to hang your equipment
There are plenty of choices when it comes to storing your Oculus Rift S. The one I recommend that will offer you great protection for storing or traveling is the Vanerdun Case. The mesh pocket built into the top of the case is a great addition for extra batteries, lens cleaners, or anything else you might need to elevate your VR experience.
A tough water resistant shell keeps everything nice and snug thanks to the molded interior made specifically for the Oculus Rift S. The Vanerdum Case really is the perfect case for storage and traveling.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Bobby Carlton has been working in technology for over 10 years, with the last 5 years dedicated to VR/AR tech. He's a bit of a backpack nerd and has been on a lifelong quest to find the holy grail of backpacks. At any given point, you'll find at least five different backpacks in his closet. Follow him on Twitter.
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