4 October 2023

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New Charging Dock Hinted for Meta Quest 3, FCC Approval Indicates

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New Charging Dock Hinted for Meta Quest 3, FCC Approval Indicates

According to an FCC approval, it appears that Meta Quest 3 will have an optional charging dock for the headset and controller. The FCC is responsible for testing electronic devices to ensure compliance with wireless technology standards before they can be released on the U.S. market. When a product receives FCC approval, it usually indicates that a launch is imminent.

Both Meta Quest 3 and the new Touch Plus controllers have already received FCC approval. The recent documents suggest that Meta will release an official charging dock for Quest 3. Although Meta has not officially announced the dock, pictures of the Quest 3 show charging contacts, indicating that such an accessory is in the works. The charging contacts on the Quest 3 and the Quest Pro are similar, and there already exists a charging dock for the Quest Pro.

Interestingly, the FCC documents also mention that the dock supports wireless charging of controllers. The model numbers of the controllers listed in the documents match those of the Touch Plus controllers, implying that the dock can charge the Quest 3 controllers. The details of how the wireless charging will work are still unknown.

One possibility is that the Touch Plus controllers come with rechargeable batteries that can be wirelessly charged when placed in the charging dock. When not using the dock, users may also have the option to replace the rechargeable batteries with regular AA batteries. This approach would align with the Quest Pro’s Touch Pro controllers, which use charging contacts and non-replaceable batteries.

More information about the charging dock and the Touch Plus controllers is expected to be revealed on September 27, when Meta Quest 3 will be fully unveiled. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting development for virtual reality enthusiasts.

Source: FCC documents and Brad Lynch’s observations.