How to extend your Oculus Rift S cables for about $17

The Oculus Rift S has ditched its external sensors instead of built-in Oculus Insight tracking, though you might still want to extend your Oculus Rift S cables running to the headset. The cable has been extended from four meters to five meters compared to the original Rift, so it'll do in small spaces. However, it can still certainly benefit from extensions that add about six feet, especially if you have a large area to move around in. Here's how to get it done on the cheap.

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How to extend your Oculus Rift S headset

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The Oculus Rift S has a cable tether that includes DisplayPort and USB-A connections, so two cables are actually required to get the job done. Our top picks from Cable Matters and Rankie are both six feet to avoid any unnecessary cable spooling up at your feet, and they both should have no compatibility issues with the new headset. Once you have the two cables in hand, you can proceed with the steps below.

  1. Plug the male DisplayPort cable end from the Rift S into the female end of the Rankie extension cable.
  2. Plug the DisplayPort extension cable into your PC.
  3. Plug the male USB-A cable end from the Rift S into the female end of the Cable Matters extension cable.
  4. Plug the USB-A extension cable into your PC.

That's all there is to it, and you've added six feet of room-scale Rifting for only about $17.

Our top equipment picks

Here's the stuff you need to complete the steps in this guide. These cables are likely not the only options out there, but they're affordable, and they've been seen successfully working with the Oculus Rift S.

The new Oculus Rift S is here, bringing inside-out Oculus Insight tracking for no need of external sensors, new Touch controllers, and the same selection of games and apps that made us fall in love with the original Rift CV1. The headset still requires a tether back to a PC, and though the stock cable is now longer, it can still stand to be extended.

Are you looking for more affordable accessories for your Rift S? We've rounded up the best we could find, and none cost more than $20.

Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond. If it runs Windows or in some way complements the hardware, there’s a good chance he knows about it, has written about it, or is already busy testing it.