I have been impressed with the headstraps and neck strap battery that ZyberVR have released for the Quest 3. So, I was interested when they gave me the opportunity to take a look at their Tower Charging Dock.
Release Date: January 2nd 2024
Reviewed On: Meta Quest 3
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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside of the box you get the base, a tray, a plate, a stand, magnetic charging cable, USB-C Magnetic plug (x2), Controller Back Covers, Rechargeable Batteries (x2), USB A-C Cable and a power adapter.
GETTING IT READY FOR USE
You will also get instructions on how to build the stand. This is a simple process, all you need to do is place the stand into the base, snap the tray and plate around the stand and then connect the cables and USB-C Magnetic plug to your headset and you are ready to go.
If you want to use the rechargeable batteries, you will just remove your controller back covers, place in the rechargeable batteries as shown in the instructions and the use ZyberVR’s controller back covers – as this will allow the stand to charge the controllers also.
The benefits of the stand are simple, it offers a great storage solution for both your headset and controllers, which looks stylish and charges you headset and controllers at the same time. As I normally store my headsets either on a shelf or on display stands, this is a great option for the Quest 3.
TESTING THE PRODUCT
I did tests the sturdiness of the stand, the magnetic chargers strength and of course charging the Quest 3 and controllers from completely empty to full (a number of times to monitor performance of the charging).
When comes to the stand, once its put together it is a very solid and well weighted unit. With this being the case the stand is very sturdy and I have no concerns the Quest 3 would just fall off the stand (unless being knocked by accident of course). But, with knocking it with my hand a little it didn’t cause any movement.
The magnetic charging cable provided is very strong when it comes connection, and when putting the headset on the stand the USB-C magnetic plug will connect instantly, without needing to push it in anyway. Again when knocking it with my hand, this connection never broke, meaning it will be hard to accidentally stop it charging.
As previously mentioned, I tested the charging multiple times from being completely empty to full charge, and charging the headset and controllers took between one and half to two-hours. Which is not bad timing for charging all of these at once. One thing I really liked about the stand is the charging indicators are very clear, with the stand and LED’s below the controller ports being purple when charging and blue when charging is complete.
Outside of charging the HMD and controllers, the stand also has USB-A output at the back, meaning you can connect another cable into this and to a battery strap for example, meaning more charging options. I tested this by using it to charge the ZyberVR battery neck strap and found that it did charge a little slower than plugging this into the wall socket directly to charge. But, it I does offer another means of charging if you are out of sockets or other ways to charge items at the same time.
The ZyberVR Quest 3 Sky Tower Charging Dock offers a great way to display your HMD and controllers, all while charging both the headset and controllers (using their rechargeable batteries and controller back covers) in a very acceptable time. With the Sky Tower clearly indicating when everything is charging and when charging is complete. All while looking very stylish never mind where you decide to display it, and with the solid build, weighting and sturdiness of the product, there is no worries that the HMD will fall off the stand.