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10 Best VIVE XR Elite Accessories: The Headset’s Supporting Cast

VIVE Team • Dec. 19, 2023

14-minute read

There is so much to be said about the VIVE XR Elite. Full-color passthrough that lets you use your phone with the headset on. Immersive audio that gives you chills down your spine. Adjustable IPD and diopters that conform to your needs.

But let’s tell you about something new and move on from the star of the show for now. Meet the supporting cast of the XR experience that can take your VIVE XR Elite further than ever before: the accessories!  

From add-ons for improved immersion to switchable parts for niche use cases, our wide selection of VR accessories has got you covered. Read on to learn about all existing accessories for the VIVE XR Elite. 

Man adjusting his VIVE XR Elite’s battery cradle with VIVE Controllers for XR Series in his hands regular..jpgExperience immersion that is out of this world with the VIVE XR Elite. 


VIVE Ultimate Tracker — Take your whole body into virtual reality.

Full-body and object tracking are major highlights of virtual reality. The VR industry has been taking leaps and bounds to improve the freedom and efficiency of bringing movement from the real world straight into your game with low latency — hence the birth of the VIVE Ultimate Tracker. 

While other VR trackers need base stations to identify their movements, this futuristic tracker uses two cameras and computer vision to instantly recognize and map its position, allowing for both accuracy and complete freedom. 

Throw yourself into dance performances, natural conversations, or full-body workouts. With a 7-hour battery life, you can play until you are all tracked out! 

Add three of these lightweight trackers to your VIVE XR Elite (five if you want to go controller-free) with a VIVE Wireless Dongle to experience full-body tracking that precisely takes your physical movements straight to the virtual world.

VIVE Wireless Dongle — Let you and the VIVE XR Elite track more freely. 


VIVE Wireless Dongle from HTC VIVE that supports the VIVE Ultimate Tracker with tracking for VR headsets
Sometimes the supporting cast needs some backup, too — in the form of a dongle.


So how exactly do VIVE Ultimate Trackers connect to the VIVE XR Elite? The answer is the VIVE Wireless Dongle.

This small but powerful accessory uses a proprietary 2.4 GHz radio frequency to enable low-latency data transmission between the headset and trackers within a 10-meter range, so you can keep on track without worrying about staying within sight of external sensors or base stations.

VIVE Wrist Tracker — Never lose sight of your hands (or objects)!


VIVE Wrist tracker on the wrist of a person..jpgLeave the tracking to us so you can focus on the show.


Sci-fi movies always show the main character swiping at different planets from a holographic solar system and zooming in on their oxygen levels. VIVE XR Elite’s built-in hand tracking gets us one step closer to that dream. The VIVE Wrist Tracker takes yet another step by offering extremely accurate tracking even when your hands are out of the VIVE XR Elite’s sight.

Designed to fit like a watch, the wrist tracker emits LEDs that are pinpointed by the headset for precise 6DoF inside-out tracking. And your wrist isn’t the only thing this tracker can be put on! The VIVE Wrist Tracker is redefining immersive gaming and training simulations by allowing you to also add real-world objects into the XR experience.

With a battery life of up to 4 hours and an impressive weight of 63 g, the VIVE Wrist Tracker provides futuristic tracking that is hard to find in the current world. You can also customize the VIVE Wrist Tracker’s straps for more comfort.

Still not enough steps towards the sci-fi world? The VIVE team is cooking up a tracker that will make full-body tracking available for the VIVE XR Elite in the near future.

VIVE Controller for XR Series — Button-mashing made easy.


Top and bottom of VIVE Controller for XR Series as held in the hand..jpg
Lightweight controllers for heavy-duty action.


Hand tracking is sweet, and you may look extremely cool doing it, but sometimes you need peak accuracy with buttons and triggers for those extensive gaming, creative, or work sessions. Swap your hand controls for handheld VR controllers!

The super-light VIVE XR Elite controllers are designed to be a natural fit in your hands, with every button and trigger tailor-made for easy input and ergonomically placed for the least disruption to your immersion. The G-sensor, gyroscope, and tracking rings on top of the VR controller work together to create a 6DoF experience that allows for the VIVE XR Elite to recognize the smallest shifts in controller tilt and movement.

We know that controller drift is a bummer and that accuracy can make or break immersive experiences, so the VIVE XR Elite controllers are also equipped with hall and capacitive sensors that give the buttons and joystick the sensitivity they need while reducing the chances of controller drift.

VIVE Streaming Cable — Access all that PC VR power.

VIVE Streaming Cable plugged into the VIVE XR Elite next to the VIVE Streaming Cable’s USB Type-C plugsThe cable that delivers PC VR to all-in-one.


Which would you pick: a standalone headset that lets you move around with more freedom and comfort or a PC VR headset that gives you access to the forefront of gaming immersion?

Well, you don’t have to choose because the VIVE XR Elite can handle both, swapping between its standalone mode and PC VR mode with the VIVE Streaming software. While VIVE Streaming lets you connect your PC over Wi-Fi, you can get the smoothest experience by using the VIVE Streaming Cable to harness the full power of PC VR.

Our USB 3.2 cable measures a whopping 5 meters long with speeds of up to 10 Gbps and a right-angled connector for smooth and secure plugging. This way your travels to distant worlds and virtual battles with your foes don’t get interrupted by the tangling or unplugging of your cable.

VIVE Battery Cradle for XR Series — All-you-can-play all day!


VIVE Battery Cradle for XR Series detaching from VIVE XR Elite..jpgA hot-swappable battery with great balance and exact fit.


We understand that comfort and balance are key to a good crown for all you XR kings and queens out there. So that was our main focus when designing the battery cradle for the VIVE XR Elite.

The weight of the battery cradle acts as a counterbalance for the front of the headset. You can use the elastic VR top strap that is included with the VIVE XR Elite (not sold separately!) to add another element of stability, fitting your head to the device from the top.

There’s more! The cradle is quickly rechargeable and lightweight due to the Lithium-Polymer Gel chemistry, which also allows it to be ergonomically shaped — perfect for a comfortable VR battery that fits heads of all shapes and sizes.

And we didn’t forget the juice. With 24.32 Wh of power, the battery holds up to 2 hours of charge and is hot-swappable, meaning you can change it out without the VIVE XR Elite turning off. Add that to the comfy form factor paired with the elastic VR head strap for maximum stability, and you’ve got yourself a lightweight yet heavy-duty piece of hardware that is literally ready to be used until the sun comes up.

VIVE Temple Pads for XR Series – Shades from the future.


Side view of the VIVE Temple Pads for XR Series..jpg Add portability to performance with temple pads.

Aside from being mode-swappable between PC VR and standalone as well as hot-swappable, the VIVE XR Elite is also form-swappable. You can replace the battery cradle in the back with a power bank and temple pads and transform your headset into a super-light pair of XR glasses that weigh only 240 g. The VIVE Temple Pads are already included with the purchase of the VIVE XR Elite, but you may want to purchase more for sharing the headset or swapping them out. (Just how swappable is this thing…?)

VIVE Face Gasket for XR Series – Equip and unequip in seconds!


A person putting the magnetic VIVE Face Gasket for XR Series on the VIVE XR Elite..jpgBlock out distractions in comfort with the magnetic gasket.


The swapping isn’t over yet! The VIVE Face Gasket for XR takes away your surroundings to transport you into the virtual world of the headset. Its magnetic design allows for quick and strain-free switching, and the soft but flexible material provides a natural feel that lessens those pesky VR headset marks on your face after long periods of use.

VR is super fun, and everyone might want a piece of the action. Make sharing easy and sanitary by having multiple gaskets to swap (last time, we promise) to — all without ever turning off your device!

VIVE MR Gasket — See two worlds and realities at the same time.


VIVE MR Gasket, accessory for VIVE XR Elite VR headset from HTC VIVE

This trusty add-on unlocks a whole new way to merge mixed reality with the real world. 

This simple, but effective gasket gives users a new way to enjoy virtual reality and mixed reality with the VIVE XR Elite, providing a connection to the real world for increased spatial awareness and peripheral vision.

The VIVE MR Gasket also offers peak ventilation and comfort due to its open, forehead-sitting design — even with VIVE XR Elite’s handy adjustable diopters, users can still choose to enjoy VR and MR with their glasses kept on.

VIVE Case for XR Series – Make safety stylish.


A VIVE XR Elite without the battery cradle sitting in the VIVE Case for XR Series..jpgAvoid bumps and bruises with a carrying case.


And don’t forget to protect the VIVE XR Elite when you’re on the go! The VR headset case provides a simplistic yet fashionable look to keep your VIVE XR Elite safe and sound. Take advantage of the glasses form factor and bring it on your travels in the real world safely so you can dive back into the VR world whenever you want!

A round of applause for the cast.


So, there you have it — the complete list of accessories (so far) that you can enjoy with the VIVE XR Elite. With a device so flexible in features and forms, the star of our show definitely deserves an incredible supporting cast that can do it all. Being gaming-changing isn’t easy, so the VIVE XR Elite accessories have to keep expanding and evolving with the headset itself.

We hope you have learned more about how to use our handy accessories to elevate your XR experience!