Reddit Reddit reviews Cable Matters USB to USB Extension Cable (USB 3.0 Extension Cable) in Black 6 Feet for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR Headset and More

We found 47 Reddit comments about Cable Matters USB to USB Extension Cable (USB 3.0 Extension Cable) in Black 6 Feet for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR Headset and More. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Cable Matters USB to USB Extension Cable (USB 3.0 Extension Cable) in Black 6 Feet for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR Headset and More
High performance USB extension cord extends the connection between a computer or Windows tablet and both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 peripherals including VR headsets HMD, hard drives, USB hubs, mice, keyboards, flash drives, printers, and moreUpgrade to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and future-proof your data transfer rate while maintain backwards compatibility with your existing USB 2.0 devices using this USB cable extenderEnjoy SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rate at up to 5 Gbps, 10x faster than USB 2.0 with this USB male to female extension cable; Perfect male to female USB cable for Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, PlayStation VR, Valve Index, Microsoft HoloLens VR headsetsPremium USB extender cable engineered with molded strain relief connectors for durability and grip treads for easy plugging and unplugging; Connect this USB charger extension cord to a USB charging cable to fast charge a smartphone or tablet such as the iPhoneThe combination of gold-plated connectors, bare copper conductors, and foil & braid shielding provides superior cable performance and error-free data transmission via USB cable extension
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47 Reddit comments about Cable Matters USB to USB Extension Cable (USB 3.0 Extension Cable) in Black 6 Feet for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR Headset and More:

u/UserID_ · 13 pointsr/ValveIndex

If anyone needs a smaller run- I successfully extended my setup 6 feet using cheap cables off Amazon.

These are the exact cables I’m using:

Cable Matters USB to USB Extension Cable (USB 3.0 Extension Cable) in Black 6 Feet for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR Headset and More

Cable Matters DisplayPort to DisplayPort Extension Cable (DP to DP Extension Cable) 6 Feet

For reference: AORUS RTX 2080 Waterforce

Going direct into the MOBO for the USB extender.

I have been running it this was for close to a month and have logged probably a day worth of playtime. I have not noticed any blips/artifacts or any visual/lag issues. It’s like the cables aren’t even there.

u/digital0verdose · 9 pointsr/oculus

What's with the Amazon links being attached to a Youtube link?

For those looking for clean links:

  1. USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter
  2. USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter
  3. DisplayPort Extension Cable
  4. USB Extension Cable

    EDIT: OP clarified why the links are buried in Youtube links since this post.
u/SharkOnGames · 6 pointsr/oculus

Yep. I use a 6ft extender for the headset HDMI paired with a 6 ft USB 3.0 extender.



I've been using them for a little over a week now, not a single issue.

EDIT: changed to UK links.

u/Ditchmag · 6 pointsr/WindowsMR

Vrcover for sure
And don't get the PK Cell, get these

USB Rechargeable Batteries 1.5V/1500mAh Lithium Ion AA Battery with 4-in-1 Micro USB Charging Cable 1.5h Quick-Charge Built-in Integrated Safety Circuit Protection Double A Batteries(4 Pack))

Or these

CT ENERGY USB Rechargeable AA Batteries 1.5V/1600mAh Lithium ion Battery with 1.5 Hours Quick Charging Micro-USB Port Li-ion Double A Batteries (4packs)

I have both and they are great batteries.

Extensions that work:

AmazonBasics High-Speed Male to Female HDMI Extension Cable - 6 Feet


Cable Matters 200008-BLACK-6 USB to USB Extension Cable in Black 6 Feet Available 3FT 10FT in Length


And I like to use the usb-c port on my laptop. It's closer to the HDMI and seems like a stronger port when using the usb extension.

AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen1 Female Adapter Cable - Black

u/fxbrf · 4 pointsr/WindowsMR

I've read that certain motherboards work better than others for extensions without power. That being said, my Odyssey+ with an Asus H170 motherboard has worked fine with this 6ft HDMI extension and this 6ft USB extension.

u/koszorr · 4 pointsr/PS4

Can't you just get a USB extension cord and use it with that?

Edit: It is prb so big because of the antennas or something. I think someone posted something like this about the xbox dongle a long time ago IIRC

u/Timboman2000 · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

Powered extensions can, Passive ones usually don't.

This limits how far you can extend it (usually max 6-10ft depending on your HMD & GPU).

I use these with no notable issues with my Dell Visor: 6ft. USB Ext. 6ft. HDMI Ext.

u/Chemosh013 · 3 pointsr/oculus

Here is another picture of the sensor itself:

Here is the gear that I used:

Light Stands ( - These things are great. Very easy to setup, very small base (can be expanded if you want, but the sensors are light and they seem very stable).

Mini Ball Heads ( - Make for easier adjustment and greater tilting.

USB Cables ( - 10 ft, - 6 ft) - Passive were fine for the two sensors at that length.

Very happy to get these off my desk and higher up. I need to get my third sensor setup as well because the angle that they are pointing makes it tough to detect at the back of my play space (it's about 6 x 9).

Overall very happy with the setup and all the advice I received from this board. This is a really great community.

u/BluJayM · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

I've been thinking about doing something like this.

As for the HDMI/USB extension, I have an Odyssey and have been using the 6 foot versions of these things with pretty great results so far:

However, I've heard that going longer than something like 10 feet requires an active cable, but I don't know the specifics of it.

u/kylebisme · 3 pointsr/ValveIndex

I use this DisplayPort and this USB extension without issue. If you need more than 6' you'll probably need active extensions which at least for DisplayPort don't come cheap.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/oculus

Below are the cables I used, all worked flawless for me, however I bought the $80 5gbps USB hub card

approved 6ft usb extension

approved 6ft 4k HDMI

for sensor extensions

u/undead77 · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

I ordered both of these, based on Tyriel Wood's review of them, and said they're working great on his Ody+, and mine has too. No issues.

u/LetoAtreides82 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I doubt that, and it probably also depends on whether you have a launch Rift S or a newer model. I have both and my USB 3.0 cable matters 6 foot cables (I have 3, ) which work on my launch Rift S aren't working for my new Rift S (manufactured August 2019). My displayport extension cable however works fine on both of my Rift S units:

u/insanewords · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

Might be the USB extension? I'm using the same 6FT HDMI cable with my Dell and have had no problems. After doing some research, I paired it with this guy here:

Haven't had any problems with audio cutouts or the display not initializing. Should be easy enough to test - just try the HDMI extension without the USB extension and see if it works.

u/FatFingerHelperBot · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

It seems that your comment contains 1 or more links that are hard to tap for mobile users.
I will extend those so they're easier for our sausage fingers to click!

Here is link number 1 - Previous text "usb"

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u/General_Tso_Tofu · 2 pointsr/oculus

Yep. I use these (6 foot):

Display Port


u/bk83 · 2 pointsr/OculusriftS

I extended mine 6 feet and the USB with no issues. Here are the cables I used: Display port extension cable and USB 3.0 extension cable . Not 20 feet, but at least you know it can be done.

u/El_duderino_33 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I use the Cable Matters DP and USB cablse. Sorry my memory failed me, actually I just got the 1.8m (6 feet) it seems. I forgot I got a shorter one for the Rift S (had much longer 15' HDMI ones for cv1). The included cable on the Rift S being longer made this all I needed to reach all parts of my play space. I really just like to have something between the headset and my video card ports, and an easy access to unplug/replug right next to the couch, so these work perfect for me.

I did a quick search and found some folks talking about using at least 10' extension and maybe up to 5m, but couldn't find a link to a specific cable (I only looked for about 1 minute, I'm sure if you dust off your Google-fu you can find it if you really need one that long, I would imagine such a cable would include an active repeater and perhaps get kinda pricey).

Here is that thread:

And here are the one's I am using with no issues:

6' (1.8m) DP cable (Cable Matters):

6' USB cable (Cable Matters):

u/sk9592 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

In my other comment, I explained why I thought USB 3.0 will not fix your issue.

However, if you still want to upgrade to USB 3.0 for other reasons, I think you are taking the wrong strategy in doing it.

You should buy a USB 3.0 PCIe card like this one:

If you want the ports to be easily accessible from the front, I would buy a cheap USB 3.0 hub or extension cord like these:

I think this idea better because this is universally compatible hardware. You can move this and use it on any other computer in the future. It is not a custom piece of hardware that you will be stuck with and can never use on another machine.

u/sasha055 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I used these and it worked:


USB 3.0:

I got 6 ft extension, but someone posted that same cables 10ft extension worked as well.

With 10ft extension cables and 15ft from Rift you'll get your 25ft

u/Kozio_ · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

If you have any problems here are some links

6' usb -

6' HDMI -

I know these work 100%

u/Strategos_Rift · 1 pointr/oculus

I have mine high up on the wall behind me with 2 x 2 meter extensions - so 6m including original cable and it seems to works fine.

I used these

u/REmarkABL · 1 pointr/oculus

What did you use to extend the USB portion? I used these two and have no change in latency

You really gotta make sure the usb side is active (powered) usb 3.0, as far as I can tell that’s the only

u/Xjph · 1 pointr/oculus

You said in another comment that this ( is what you have. That is not an active extension.

u/xxhobowarriorxx · 1 pointr/oculus

This is true. I bought the Rankie and USB 2.0 6ft and I'm having issues. Super disappointed



u/ScottySF · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

In my paranoia, I bought 6ft and 10ft versions of both, as it depends on your motherboard, BIOS settings, PSU, etc. 6ft is a standard I would expect most setups to work with. Here are the recommended products that I've seen posted around:



u/caltheon · 1 pointr/Vive

From reading up on other posts, It looks like the amazon basics 6' USB extension cable works best. some have had luck with 10' cables, but some report issues. If you want to go further, you need to get an active connector which are much more expensive. Also, USB needs to be 3.0 and SuperSpeed. The thicker the better for shielding IMHO. The HDMI extension just needs to be rated HDMI 2.0 or higher. I don't think it's as big of a pain as the USB

Here's what I got, arrives Thursday

u/mscoder610 · 1 pointr/oculus

I went with 6ft extension cables after hearing about issues some people had with longer ones.
These work fine for me with the HMD (on a GTX 1080, with a DisplayPort-HDMI adapter since I'm using my HDMI port for my TV):

For a sensor extension cable I'm using this one (16ft) without issues:

u/General_Brainstorm · 1 pointr/oculus

There's are the ones I used to extend mine for overhead cable set up. No problems at all.


u/xitrum · 1 pointr/Vive

To avoid pulling on the cables, you may want to invest in extension cords. I use these (on the side that connects to the Vive):

6-ft HDMI extension:

6-ft power cord extension:

6-ft USB extension:

Cable sleeve:

Don't skimp on the HDMI extension or you may get noise (snow) on your Vive display.

I used to have the 10-ft version of these and they work well with the GTX 980Ti. When I upgraded to the GTX 1080, I saw noise in the HMD display. Traced the problem to the 10-ft HDMI extension cable. Replaced it with the 6-ft version (since I only needed 6-ft anyway) and everything is perfect. YMMV based on your graphics card.

u/phoenixdigita1 · 1 pointr/oculus

As has been already pointed out the 4m cable that is an accessory is just a replacement for the existing cable. It is not an extension cable.

If you want to increase the length try to avoid going any further than 2m (6 feet) as you can run into issue depending on your graphics card manufacturer and model. You really shouldn't need any more than 2m unless you have a huge playspace greater than 4m x 4m.

Finally don't just buy any extensions as not any cable will work. These appear to work for the majority of people.



u/kranky-kong · 1 pointr/BlackPeopleTwitter

I bought a couple of these. They've worked really well.

u/xboarder · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

You can get HDMI and USB 3.0 cable extensions that review well to work with WMR headsets, unless it's the overall weight you're worried about, in which case some hang it from the ceiling in retractable pulley system.

u/gfxlonghorn · 1 pointr/oculus

Yeah I just used this I believe:

u/haploid16 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/BlacKnight495 · 0 pointsr/WindowsMR

I got this one from Best buy below. You should also check to make sure you have it plugged into a 3.0 port and also that the extender is USB 3.0 compatible as well. I also linked the us extender from Amazon below.

Cable Matters USB to USB Extension Cable (USB 3.0 Extension Cable / USB 3 Extension Cable) in Black 6 Feet - Available 3FT - 10FT in Length