The Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus Quest 2) was a major breakthrough for VR gaming, providing a wireless VR experience that didn’t require being tethered to a PC in order to work. However, it was restricted to its own library of games that are installed directly on the headset in this configuration. Thus, if you wanted to use it for anything on the PC, you had to go back to using a tether. D-Link’s VR Air Bridge dongle looks to change this.
Of course, wireless connectivity to your PC has been possible thanks to options that allow you to share connectivity over your router. However, this method highly depends on the range between devices and can result in a loss in quality. So although it is possible, it isn’t exactly ideal for getting the most out of your VR headset.
With the D-Link VR Air Bridge, this changes. Instead of sharing everything over your network, this creates a dedicated wireless bridge between your PC and Quest 2 headset. Allowing for a more reliable and dedicated connection. Ideally, leading to a better experience (more frames, less latency, etc).
With nothing else sharing the connection, you have no worries of anything else putting a strain on your experience.
The dongle connects to your PC via a USB 3.2 Gen 1 connection and supports Wi-Fi 6. It comes with a dock that allows you to get it even closer to you, else it can plug directly into any USB 3.2 port by itself.
By using it, it opens you to your PC library of games so that you don’t have to depend so much on the internal memory of the headset itself. Allowing for the full USB experience, minus the USB cable running to the headset. You will likely have full access to your Steam (VR) games as well.
At this time, there is no price information available just yet, nor do we have a release date to share. However, you can assume it will be arriving shortly as the company won’t want to miss the coming holiday season. Once we know more, we’ll make sure to update this story with some links.