Best cell phone vr headsets according to redditors

We found 1,103 Reddit comments discussing the best cell phone vr headsets. We ranked the 260 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Cell Phone VR Headsets:

u/DeadStickLanding · 39 pointsr/ValveIndex

[Rock climbing pulley to hold cable.] (


Currently using the sticker hook thing from this kit, going to switch for the permanent hook also in this kit if it falls off.


[Carabiners NOTE: This brand is cheap and the snap part breaks easily, might want to find another one but I just wanted to post what I used. I currently took this part off (so now its just the rock climbing pulleys) because it made twisting the cable worst and harder to pull down. I wanted more cable to pull but the additional drag and twisting wasn't worth the extra few inches.] (


[Cable clampers for a counter weight. I ended up using 9 total. 8 at the far end to pull back the cable. One at the front which is stopped at the pulley to give me a "relax" area. So its only pulling when I step out. This size clamper rubbed off some rubber from the "skinnier" rubber connector that's plugged in to the headset. Its fine and only (hidden) aesthetics that got a bit bruised, but if you do this I recommend maybe going one size up because it will make you cringe from abusing your nice headset.] (

I actually had a really complicated set up initially with extension wires running through the ceiling with a moving arm. It worked mediocre for the all work it took, and was too painful to untangle. The golden rule of keep it simple was hard learned.

Edit: Opposite view, posting it here since this comments up top

u/jethroboom · 18 pointsr/oculus

Some notes:

1 - I set up my cable with one of these kits, in my experience unless you train yourself, because you're still going to primarily turn in one direction, the wire will still get twisted, you need to take off the headset and untwist it occasionally (if you feel it pulling)

2 - This screw needs to be in a drywall anchor, or a bigger screw into a stud. It might feel snug now and work fine enough for you to ignore everyone's advice thus far, but it will eventually tear out. Best case scenario, you're left with a small hole.

u/JorgTheElder · 13 pointsr/OculusQuest

I got the black one and I love it. $12 delivered.

Now my $57 VRCover sits in the box.

u/Broad_Imagination · 12 pointsr/oculus

Is this for VR? I use a suspended cable management system like this one:

Coupled with one of these belt clips:

This solution has eliminated all my cable hassles entirely. The overhead system keeps the cable off the floor and the belt clip keeps the cable from pulling on your head when/if it gets bound. Works great!

u/PaulHorton39 · 12 pointsr/OculusQuest

Eyglo Silicone VR Face Cover Mask...

Here you go friend.

u/jonketron · 11 pointsr/GearVR

This product has completely eliminated all of my overheating issues! Can be found here on amazon:

It looks as if they are currently out of stock, but keep checking back, as this product is amazing!

u/Vocalifir · 9 pointsr/oculus
u/Leoracle_ · 9 pointsr/OculusQuest

Lots of options... with most of them overpriced IMO. I would highly advise that before you shell out too much cash... to try out one of the silicone covers that fit the Quest. It's made all the difference in the world for me and only set me back $12.

This is the one I use:

u/Dogamondo · 9 pointsr/OculusQuest

I received mine yesterday, branded "Esimen VR Face Silicone Cover Mask & Face Pad for Oculus Quest Face Cushion Cover Sweatproof Lightproof Comfort Set (Mask Black)" from Amazon.

Thoughts after about 2-3 hours of usage:

  • Easy enough to install - just popped out the stock cover and fitted this over it, then snapped the cover back in place. Job done.
  • Had some issues with it fitting snug at the top of the cover, to the left and right of where the top strap protrudes. This causes a slight sag in the silicone which may contribute to the sensor blockage (described further down).
  • Feels quite cold on your face when you first put it on. Noticed that it felt a bit breezy in there too (weirdly enough).
  • Very comfortable after some use and does not leave the tell tale red marks on your forehead and under your eyes (the main reason for my purchase).
  • Gets a bit hot and sweaty but no more than using the stock cover in my opinion
  • Light leakage elimination is good. If the standard Oculus cover gives about 80% leakage elimination (leakage mainly through the nose), this drops the light leakage by another 5 - 10% (still some leakage through the nose, enough to still look down and check your phone if need be, but nowhere near as easy as before).
  • FOV/Immersion - This was a hard one for me as I can't really tell what it's doing. Essentially you are adding another ~1 - 1.5mm to the standard cover so I felt like the FOV was decreased slightly (even thought the product bills itself as "increased FOV" (no idea how that would even be possible)
  • No.1 Complaint - There's a sag in the fitment of the silicon to the top of the mask that blocks the display on/off sensor. So once you take the headset off, it'll still be shining through the lenses. At that point you need to use the on/off button at the side to turn the display off. So if you need to whip the headset off quickly and be guaranteed that the screen will turn off - this cover isn't for you.
  • So in summary, I'm reasonably happy with the $12 purchase and aside from the inevitable annoyances it does the main job for me which was to stop the gauges and lines in my forehead and eyes after more than 5 minutes usage of the Quest.

u/darealdsisaac · 8 pointsr/oculus

I have this. It works great and fits everything that came in the box, plus a little extra.

u/TalkingRaccoon · 8 pointsr/oculus

I got a Rift S a few months ago and these additions were a must imo:

  1. Hand straps to make them like knuckles controllers. You don't have to be constantly gripping your controller which is nice for long play periods. I have wrist problems so any help is good. but just being able to "let go" of stuff is excellent for immersion. I got the Mamut ones, and really like them. There's these Kiwi too which are cheaper.

  2. I primarily play beat saber so vr cover is a must so the foam doesn't get super gross. Also I got a workout headband or else sweat will get all in your eyes

  3. And since i value sound for Beatsaber, the built in speakers just don't cut it (missing bass) so I got these clip on headphones originally made for PSVR. They will clip on just fine to the Rift S halo. They sound fine. Maybe $40 was a bit much. If you're a tinkerer look up the Koss headphones mod. They're like $12 it looks like. And there's 3d printed things to clip the Koss to the halo strap.
u/Colonel_Izzi · 7 pointsr/GearVR

> Just bought a Samsung Gear VR. While it's fun to use, it seems that it can't do much with my phone heating

Consider a cooling solution.

For the white 2015 Gear VR (SM-R322):

  • Satori VR Fan
  • CUVR

    For all Gear VR models:

  • CUVR Ultimate

    Or you could just sit in front of a fan, which actually increases immersion in some games (Rush, UltraWings etc).

    > or it not rendering quickly enough if I try to stream videos

    A new phone probably wont help you with that.

    > So my question is this. How much better would it work on the S7 and on the S8?

    The S7 is certainly less prone to overheating, and the S8 is even better again. I literally haven't experienced a single overheating event since I moved on from my S6, though reports do differ.
u/iBobaFett · 7 pointsr/PSVR

I went with this after someone on the sub recommended it:

It's working really well for me. Sorta similar to your method, but the wires are all above my head rather than behind.

Edit: Looks like at the moment it's $25.99 + $5 shipping. When I ordered mine last week it had free Prime shipping. Still sold by the same seller, just dunno why they aren't offering the free shipping now.

u/hihoesilver · 7 pointsr/ValveIndex

Get a ceiling pulley system to get that wire off the ground. I am using these.

u/Google-Fu_Shifu · 7 pointsr/OculusQuest

$13 at Amazon and a set comes with two masks. They're easy to trade out and add to the comfort of the headset as well.

u/wanniebawbag · 6 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/XtReMe98 · 6 pointsr/PSVR
u/Zeiban · 6 pointsr/ValveIndex

If anyone is interested. Here is my setup.

Used this kit for the pulleys. Double pulleys make a big difference. Very little resistance

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/OculusQuest

I also use these after my girlfriend threw my controller because the magnetic battery compartment slipped off in her hand.

I use this because the stock facial foam absorbs sweat and this silicone cover prevents that from happening.

And finally I use these.

u/Fapzz · 5 pointsr/pornvids

once you experience vr porn its hard to go back to regular stuff, i sit around jerkin for like 45 min every day with my VR GOGS

you can get a great phone-vr set for $25 too here or here prob the best headsets under $70

no its not oculus levels of VR and requires some tweaking along with a good phone display (thats not cracked either guys) and with good phone hardware to actually run VR videos without overheating

u/resinh · 5 pointsr/freebies

free is free but these google cardboards are the worst way to experience VR - even apps

even the shitty $20 plastic ones are a million times better is arguably the best headset priced under a GearVR

u/birds_are_singing · 5 pointsr/GoogleCardboard

iOS is pretty limiting when it comes to Cardboard.

Controllers generally don't work, specifically there's nothing that would emulate the screen tap you'd need for YouTube, Street View, etc. The items that work for that on Android are mice, which Android supports natively and iOS does not. If you have an iPhone app that supports a controller, check with that app developer to see which controllers are tested and known to work.

The viewers I know of with buttons that work out of the box on iPhones are the ViewMaster (small lenses, not really recommended), I am Cardbord DSCVR (good for travel, no head straps), and the official design Cardboard v2.

I've seen one instance of a guy who got a BoboVR Z4's button to work with an iPhone by taping an additional area of foil to it.

The BoboVR Z4 is the more or less default recommendation — large lenses, wide FOV, built-in button, head straps, adjustable IPD, adjustable focus. There are versions with and without headphones, without being cheaper. It's somewhat heavy (most plastic viewers are) and the comfort isn't amazing (depends on face shape).

VR Viewers seem to always have a lot of rebrands, I've seen the BoboVR Z4 sold as the Virtoba X5, AFUNTA, and Uniify UV003. Even the non-shill Amazon reviews are generally worthless as most reviewers haven't tried more than one viewer.

Edited to add: link to a Virtoba Z4-clone for $20. If you're willing to mess around trying to get the button to work, that's probably your best option.

u/Golanthanatos · 5 pointsr/Vive
u/rjml29 · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/hyperseven · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest

Available in the UK for Tuesday delivery according to Amazon. 12 in stock.

u/Phonafied · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/Jacksinthe · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest

This one is nicer, for some odd reason:

Esimen VR Face Silicone Cover Mask & Face Pad for Oculus Quest Face Cushion Cover Sweatproof Lightproof

u/ezikiel12 · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest

Bought a quest about a week ago. Had a CV1 before that; my gf and I noticed it was significantly less comfortable. Found a rad headband to 3D print (shoutout to 'thatdude902' on thingiverse!). Between the headband, short 90 degree aux cable, a sweet little cable organizer sticky thing, and a silicone facial interface cover (beat saber & pistol whip sweating) I'd say it's been an amazing improvement to the headset. I've linked all the items in case you're interested.

Silicon cover:


Cord organizer:

90 degree aux:

90 degree USB C:

u/elementfbl114 · 4 pointsr/ValveIndex

I've used this with the rift for the past year and has been great (keeps dust out, prevents sunlight from hitting the optics, and makes it harder for spiders to sneak in and murder you when you least suspect it):

u/Sacify · 4 pointsr/oculus

Try helped me

u/badillin · 4 pointsr/Vive

Anything that has like a spring that pulls back the line can work. ive seen people use those retractable lanyards or retractable dog leashes

Just a hook wouldnt work as the point is that the device "feeds you" cable when needed and takes it back when you dont.

I bought these:

Also, Here is a sketch of my play area, and you can see where i put the hooks.

Also if you get the DAS (which i strongly recommend) here is a couple of pics on how i setted up the cables on the headset itself (just make sure they come out the back)

And just in case you decide to get the ceiling cable management i posted, i found out that doubling or tripling the retractable hooks gave me more freedom of movement, basically i feel the cable pulling me way less with more than 1 hook, like so:

Also, if you use the ceiling things, id recommend cutting a couple of "stoppers" out of cardboard, these helped me A LOT because from time to time the hooks would join up, or change places and make it unconfortable, these "limits" fixed that by limiting where the hook movements.

u/pac_man2k5 · 4 pointsr/skyrimvr

It's difficult to say right, because the thing about skyrim and modding is that everything can be tuned to personal taste.

So what I would say, is that I would personally really would look into "Natural Locomotion" on Steam and the VR QuickBelt tool

They are tricky to setup but definetely worth it once you get it just right. Natural locomotion worked really well once I got it to be done by using the trackpad instead of the grip buttons.

Also, not technically a game mod, but if you can setup the following correctly, then it adds A LOT to immersion as you don't worry anymore about that pesky cable on the floor and you can rotate physically:

I'm also planning on setting up voice attack to press Z on shouting a phrase, like if I shout "Fuck" it'll shout one word by holding z for half a second, "Fuck you" would shout two words and "Fuck off" would shout all three.

So got off on a tangent, but I suppose you could say those are technically "modifications."

As for other mods, I would highly suggest, as tedious as it sounds, to search on nexus for mods by category, then sorting by endorsement, and really looking as to what they add and whether or not that entices you, and then grab it!


  1. Ordinator - So many ways now open up as to how you can approach the game
  2. Imperious - Adds more gametime just by the mere fact that each race now can "feel" different and you can do a playthrough on each!
  3. Apocalypse - Again, adds many ways in which you can approach playing the game, which is always a good thing

    Here's my plugins.txt file:

    This file was automatically generated by Mod Organizer.
    Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.esp
    Sneak Tools.esp
    Gray Fox Cowl.esm
    Cutting Room Floor.esp
    WICO - Wild Hunt Gears.esp
    RSChildren Patch - BS Bruma.esp
    Realistic AI Detection 2 SE Lite.esp
    dD-No Spinning Death Animation.esp
    Palaces Castles Enhanced.esp
    Distinct Interiors.esp
    Unique Uniques.esp
    Snazzy Furniture and Clutter Overhaul.esp
    S3DTrees NextGenerationForests.esp
    Book Covers Skyrim.esp
    Immersive Sounds - Compendium.esp
    Immersive Jewelry.esp
    WICO - Immersive Character.esp
    WICO - Immersive People.esp
    MoreBanditCamps(SSE Explorer'sEdition).esp
    ELFX - NoPlayerHomes.esp
    Obsidian Mountain Fogs.esp
    Forgotten DungeonsSSE.esp
    Well-Stocked Alchemists.esp
    Helgen Reborn.esp
    Solitude Expansion.esp
    OBIS SE.esp
    Phenderix Magic World.esp
    Skyrim Better Roads - The Rift.esp
    Skyrim Alchemy Fixed.esp
    Fort(ified) Dawnguard.esp
    Lore Weapon Expansion - Goldbrand.esp
    Vivid WeathersSE.esp
    Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim.esp
    Skyrim Better Roads - EastMarch.esp
    Populated Lands Roads Paths Legendary.esp
    Lore Weapon Expansion.esp
    More Weapons Please.esp
    Full Magic Scaling.esp
    Fantasy Soundtrack Project - Combat.esp
    Fantasy Soundtrack Project.esp
    Point The Way.esp
    Kato's Falkreath.esp
    ZIA_Complete Pack_V4.esp
    dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
    The Haven From The Cold And Dark.esp
    Skyrim Flora Overhaul.esp
    Verdant - A Skyrim Grass Plugin SSE Version.esp
    JKs Whiterun.esp
    JK's Riverwood.esp
    Skyrim Better Roads and Bridges - All In One - Merged.esp
    Run For Your Lives.esp
    Lore Weapon Expansion - Daedric Crescent.esp
    Tel Mithryn.esp
    Raven Rock.esp
    Skyrim Better Roads - Winterhold.esp
    Cloaks - USSEP Patch.esp
    Immersive Patrols II.esp
    Dolmen Ruins.esp
    Skaal Village.esp
    Immersive Wenches.esp
    Populated Cities Towns Villages Legendary.esp
    Shor's Stone.esp
    Better Vampires.esp
    Ars Metallica.esp
    Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp
    WICO - Immersive Dawnguard.esp
    BetterQuestObjectives - BCS Patch.esp
    Simple Killable Children.esp
    SFCO - CRF Patch.esp
    MCoW_Cutting Room Floor.esp
    Helarchen Creek.esp
    Soljund's Sinkhole.esp
    Streamlined Bleak Falls and Golden Claw.esp
    Vigilant Voiced.esp
    SMSkyrim - Cutting Room Floor Patch.esp
    SMSkyrim - Encounters.esp
    SMSkyrim - Meshes.esp
    RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Unsorted.esp
    Andromeda - Unique Standing Stones of Skyrim.esp
    Dragon Bridge.esp
    notice board.esp
    OBIS SE - NoticeBoard - Addon.esp
    Lore Weapon Expansion - Relics of the Crusader.esp
    The Paarthurnax Dilemma.esp
    JK's SkyHaven Forge.esp
    Gildergreen Regrown.esp
    OBIS SE Patrols Addon.esp
    Sneak Tools Vanilla Masks.esp
    Realistic Melee Range.esp
    DSHg - Hoods.esp
    Sneak Tools Vanilla Hoods.esp
    Improved Eyes Skyrim.esp
    No NPC Greetings.esp
    Apocalypse - Magic of Skyrim.esp
    SkyrimVR - USSEP Patch.esp
    Apocalypse - Ordinator Compatibility Patch.esp
    Moonlight Tales Special Edition.esp
    Imperious - Races of Skyrim.esp
    Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp
    SFCO - Immersive Citizens Patch.esp
    Darkwater Crossing.esp
    Whistling Mine.esp
    Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp
    SFCO - Alternate Start Patch.esp
    Relationship Dialogue Overhaul.esp
    SMSkyrim - Alternate Start + General Patch.esp
    Alternate Start -- New Beginnings.esp
    Convenient Horses.esp
    Hunters Not Bandits.esp
    RWT - People of Skyrim Patch.esp
    SMSkyrim - Realistic Water Two Patch.esp
    RWT Lod Fix.esp

    Odds are too, that because there's so many mods loaded, something bound to break at some point. But until then, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
u/Vexx109 · 4 pointsr/ValveIndex

One like this? I saw this in my googling and was curious how effective this was.

u/Robot3RK · 4 pointsr/virtualreality

Why don't you use a cable management system? If done right, it can be more effective than wireless without having to worry about battery life, latency, heat, and additional battery weight and sensors on your head.

I was able to run in place and play Sprint Vector as it was truly intended without the wires getting in the way.

Don't limit yourself with only wireless compatible VR headsets.

Edit: Added links.

u/Biduleman · 4 pointsr/virtualreality

They sell kits with sticky hook for the walls. There are also kits with 2 pulley.

Here is one on Amazon.

u/xBipper · 4 pointsr/hoggit

If the weight of your headset (or the tugging of the cable) has you down, you can use suspension cables like these:

They make a world of difference in the comfort of the headset. Especially headsets with beefy cables like the Reverb.

u/XediDC · 4 pointsr/Vive

"Ceiling retractors are the best upgrade for under $30"


I love them too...had to fiddle a bit with keeping the clips from bunching up with spacing and such. Also had to to bend the hooks to vigorous pulling wouldn't unclip the retractors from the ceiling clips that came in my kit. Not wireless by any means, but I no longer have a chunk of brain devoted to cable-on-floor-management.

If I wasn't going wireless next I'd probably get some like this next time, so the cable can't slip and such. Seems like that would work better.

u/Jatilq · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

I have the AMVR arriving tomorrow and Amazon says they will back in stock the 14th

Mine is arriving much faster than their shipping date.

Edit: used it for a couple hours playing Gun Club VR. Everything fit perfectly. I’m pleased with my purchase. I don’t wear glasses, so I’m not sure about that fit.

u/AnticrombieTop · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

I've tested out several different ones. Honestly, I didn't like any of the silicone covers. Silicone is supposed to be breathable, but these did nothing for stopping sweat from wicking the sweat to the cloth Quest covering, and they feel 'sticky' after just a bit of use if you take them off and put them back on, even with an alcohol wipe-down (the silicone absorbs a bit).

Also, I don't recommend any of the cloth covers. From my tests after a single wash even in cold-water by hand, they end up stretching in all the wrong ways and tough to get aligned right without leaving gaps or interfering with vision.

My favorite has been a leather cover. The AMVR cover comes with a replacement bracket with velcro attached and two different thickness leather covers. It also has notches in the top corners for the glasses arms. It comes with a nose guard that sticks with double-sided tape at the bottom to block out light, but I don't use that. I got mine on Amazon for $30.

If you do really want to go with silicone, the best of the bunch that I've tried was the "VR Face Silicone Cover Mask & Face Pad" from a seller named Devansi on Amazon. I had to trim around the inside a bit so it didn't interfere with vision.

Here are the links to Amazon (Sorry MOD if it's against the rules; let me know and I'll edit them out)

Best leather cover that I tested:

Best silicone cover that I tested:

BTW, the reason why I have tested so many different Quest products (covers, batteries, cords, cases) is to recommend setups for VR training. I wanted to find the best ones that would allow easy wipe-down in-between sharing among different user.

u/FlailingFatKid · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

So I can't say that I'm 100% sold on this yet, but I got it a week ago from amazon for $12 and it's working pretty well for me. It's a soft silicone cover that goes over the original foam. It's comfortable enough, and it completely blocks any sweat from getting onto the foam. You kinda get the best of both worlds, all the padding of the foam and completely waterproof. It's easy enough to take off too, if you're not going to be playing an active experience.

The only reason I say I'm not completely sold on it is that it makes it a little tighter to wear my glasses, and it seems like the quest doesn't breathe quite as well and the lenses fog up after playing Beat Saber for a while. For the price though, I'm glad I didn't go for the VR Cover.

u/Shensmobile · 4 pointsr/oculus

I have large hands as well and I found that the “small” hand setting (lowest slot for the elastic band) on the AMVR grip is actually better for me. The reason being that it forces your hand down, and be placed lower on the grip, which puts my thumb at a more natural angle on the buttons and thumbstick. When the band was in the top most slot, it pushed my hand up which puts your thumb at sort of an awkward angle to the buttons.

Edit: Also I found these today:

Nice that one part of the strap uses the original strap mount, this will be great for people who want a knuckle strap while also being able to use a (magnet) gun stock. Not a fan of the use of hook-and-loop though because it will wear/fail over time, and the mounting technique for the top strap leaves a lot to be desired, but I'm happy for more options.

u/manuzpunk666 · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

I just bought this pair of strap and I'm really satisfied \,,/


u/faduci · 3 pointsr/GoogleCardboard

Linking to lists is kind of useless, because a) you don't know if everybody will even get the same list, and b) even if the list is the same, it contains several viewers, most of them several times with different names. Not a good idea and probably the reason for the downvotes.

If you bought the one I see at the end of the list or the one above it, you have a Ritech 3D with adjustable IPD and miserable FoV (I have one), pretty much the worst FoV of the plastic ones.

If you bought this one with adjustable IPD and eye-lens distance, you payed for a ColorCross which has a slightly better, but still miserable FoV and is rather uncomfortable (I have another one with the same lenses).

Both the ColorCross and the Ritech 3D are available for less and have been discussed here several times, as has been pretty much every other plastic HMD available below USD 60. They are all basically unsuitable for VR, as they have a FoV of about 55° or even less, while even the cheapest Cardboard has about 80° with a large phone. You'll see 3D in the plastic ones and they are good (and designed) for 3D movies, but VR looks like watching a world through binoculars, you won't get immersion, it doesn't feel real.

u/carrotstien · 3 pointsr/GoogleCardboard

I just ordered one - it should be delivered 10-20 days (i guess from China). I'll be sure to post a review. So far, I have tried

v1, v2,




The best lens quality was in the v1 and v2s. V1 lenses show a smaller part of your phone, but because they are deeper than v2, this also means that the focus plane is level. For v2, while the lenses are bigger, the depth of the box is a bit too small, and forces your eyes to focus not at infinity, but at about a 2 foot depth (which is bad for your eyes for a long time).

If anyone has any questions about the headsets i've tried, let me know and I'll answer here.

btw, v2's button >> v1's magnet.

u/QUOZL_ · 3 pointsr/Vive

I already have a pack of 100 of these from Mogura VR Amazon Store that guests use when they are going to play games that you sweat allot in.

u/rmmead · 3 pointsr/Vive

This is what I've seen used at various shows to help with that (and eye herpes).

u/MuttJunior · 3 pointsr/OculusGo

Accessories like this usually takes time to roll out after a product does. They don't want to have a ton of accessories for a product that might flop. So I think this is a good sign that the Go is selling good (which I didn't have any doubt on anyway - This just confirms it even more), and hopefully we see more and more accessories released.

As for this case, I still recommend the one I bought over this to anyone looking, though. If we go by the German site and the UK Amazon site listed in other comments, it's around $45 for this case. The one I got is only $17, and holds more. Not only can I put the headset and Go controller in the case, I can also fit an Xbox controller, battery pack, mini wifi router, recharger, and all the cables in my case, which the pictures for the "official" case doesn't look like it can handle.

u/ZZ333 · 3 pointsr/oculusnsfw
u/Advanced- · 3 pointsr/GearVR
u/NRGizzer · 3 pointsr/Vive

I use this

u/zerozed · 3 pointsr/SteamVR

I purchased [a set of these]( keywords=vive+cable+management) last year. Note that Amazon carries a variety of similar products. It works fairly well but I'd add some caveats. I have a drop-ceiling in my playspace so I was able to use string to affix the mechanism and didn't have to use the adhesive (which is reportedly very strong to the point of pulling off paint upon removal). You still have to be careful with a system like this because if you're swinging/punching with your arms, you can easily connect with a hanging cable.

I'm not sure if I really recommend it, but I don't regret getting it. I don't always use it, but when I do it has been useful.

u/N33chy · 3 pointsr/Vive

MDW 6 Packs NEW Version Retractable Cable Management System for HTC VIVE

It's really cheap and convenient. I've only used it a little though, so while it works well I can't speak to its durability. That said, I only used half the stuff they sent so it's easy to replace a spool if it happens to be faulty.

u/Raynlaze · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

I've got these, they look similar to what OP has:

US link:

The thing applies to the ceiling with a very strong kind of sticky glue and applies to any surface (I thought it wouldn't apply to mine, since it's all rough, but it holds on fine). Then you can put that black part through the hook applied to the ceiling, which then has a retractable cable in it. Connect the black clip to the cable and put your vr cables through the black clip and you're done. So the only hing that is kind of hard/impossible to remove is the sticky part with the hook in it. The rest can be plug-and-play removed.

u/airbagit13 · 3 pointsr/oculus

I use this: it works great. I can't even think about going back to playing with a cable hanging getting all tangled in my legs.

/figdudeton noted that it will put stress on the cable. Not if you do this:

u/Bfedorov91 · 3 pointsr/Vive

Only one game I had a problem with the cable, holopoint.

That reminds me, always wanted to try something like this..

Anyone want to split it with me? I probably only need 3.

u/xMindweaverx · 3 pointsr/Vive

It looks just like my system and it works well. I'm using mine with all 6 spread out.

u/Anaisandstuff · 3 pointsr/skyrimvr

Highly recommend this!

HOWEVER - Only recommend if you are able to drill them - They can't hold the weight of the cables without being drilled - I used Tecks Self Tapping screws (meaning you don't have to pre-drill a hole for them) I can check the exact size I got if you would like.

If you can't screw these into your ceiling then I wouldn't recommend, as they really weren't capable of holding the cables with just the provided adhesive (Just being honest, I certainly wouldn't want to risk anyones safety or anyones VR device)

u/Nostrildumbass · 3 pointsr/ValveIndex

I just use a wire coat hanger to pull down the retracting line and place the cable in it (and then just pull it down with the cable to remove the cable). There are cheaper brands but this is the kit I got

u/Scardigne · 3 pointsr/ValveIndex

Damn man, try setting up an overhead wire system its really easy to do, here = The adhesive ones work very well without drilling

u/mattjb · 3 pointsr/VRGaming

Congrats! You're gonna have a blast with your new Rift S.

Start with games rated as Comfort or Comfortable. I'd avoid SkyrimVR for a bit until you get more used to VR. SkyrimVR is a bit janky and is more likely to induce nausea, especially if it has a hard time maintaining 80fps, which is likely (and even moreso with mods.) The game isn't a very good showcase or introduction to VR, as it was shoehorned in and not fully optimized for VR.

For SkyrimVR mods, check out this post:

Highly recommended games to start out with are Superhot VR, Space Pirate Trainer, Rec Room, I Expect You To Die, Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Dead & Buried, Job/Vacation Simulator.

For movement controls, stick with teleportations until you get your VR legs.

Take breaks often the first week or two.

Don't be alarmed when you experience what's called virtual reality disassociation (where you briefly wonder if your hands or objects you pick up are real or VR.) This sensation usually goes away after a few days.

If you experience motion sickness or nausea, don't force it and take a break. Not everyone experiences this, but those that do will find the feeling goes away with more use. Ginger tablets or gums can help alleviate this.

You may want to consider getting a ceiling cable suspension system to keep the headset cord out of your way:

Don't use a liquid cleanser on the lenses, just use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe it in a circular motion. Also don't leave the lenses exposed to direct sunlight, as the magnified rays would burn the display screen.

u/db8cn · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It came with pretty much everything I needed. The seller has fast and good communication as well when I requested additional hardware anchors. Highly recommend. I’ll never go back to playing VR with cables dragging on the floor and until wireless VR is bug free, this will be my solution. The only issue I have witnessed is with taller people. My buddy is about 6’3” and while he had no issues demoing my Rift, I was nervous about him getting too immersed and tangling himself in the cables.

u/TheresShitInMyBucket · 3 pointsr/oculus

Here's one

I'm not sure which specific one I bought, but they all should be pretty similar. The 3m adhesive thing keeps it so you don't have to damage your ceiling either. They're absolutely a necessity for PCVR imo

u/CoreXi7 · 3 pointsr/VRchat

Honestly you can just save yourself the $300 and buy These off of amazon and hang them up. Ever since I got them no more tangled cables and I have almost all the freedom from having it wireless. There retractable so the cable is always above you.

This is how I currently have them set up in my room Link

u/bettorworse · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

I mean, I think it COULD work, but I'll just wait for the next gen with wireless. I bought one of these, so I'm good to go with that as soon as it gets here.

u/Dibrom · 3 pointsr/VRGaming

I think it comes down to preference. I'd rather have the index's better screen and higher refresh rate and use a wire management system (like this ).

u/CS_ZUS · 3 pointsr/ValveIndex

I just got this, it’s an excellent alternative to a wireless adapter

Kiwi VR pulley system

u/dbball22 · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

Unfortunately it’s out of stock right now, but I got the AMVR facial interface and it has helped a ton with this issue. I don’t get the red marks that I used to, and the face pad doesn’t “scratch” so much. Hopefully it’ll be back in stock soon!

AMVR VR Facial Interface Bracket & PU Leather Foam Face Cover Pad Replacement Comfort Set for Oculus Quest

u/alborden · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

I have been pretty pleased with my AMVR one from Amazon.

Wipes down easy, feels pretty comfortable.

u/sloutch · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

Orzero Silicone Eye Mask...

This is the one I bought and it works great. Even has a nose cover which let's no light in, no complaints at all.

u/QuestionNark · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

This silicone cover is pretty good not just for comfort, but so you could clean the sweat off instead of the foam absorbing it

u/animatroniccat · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

Here’s been my recommendation to anyone: DAS mod and silicone cover. Best thing I ever did. DAS probably isn’t necessary but I enjoy the head phones portion and the ease of adjustment (and it’s pretty comfy). Originally bought a vrcover (both the plush and the thin) but the Interface they use doesn’t work with my face and drove me crazy, lots of pressure on my cheekbones where the weight sat plus it would slide down. Tried the silicone cover (covers the om face gasket) on a whim and it’s been magical. Covers up the nose gap which is nice. Feel really good against my skin ( wasn’t expecting that thought it would be rubbery) but most importantly it kindof grips my face and the weight feels much more evenly distributed. It’s still gonna be a heavier device than my rift s but now I can play a game and instead of my main focus being on shifting and adjusting the headset I can just enjoy the game. Here’s a link for the cover I got. Wish I didn’t spend the money on the shitty vr cover which has no return policy.

Orzero Silicone Eye Mask Cover...

Also I tried using a counterweight with the das and found it didn’t affect my comfort at all so unless I’m gaming with a battery pack I normally don’t use it. Others have said it makes a big difference for them though.

u/yneos · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

You'll get a lot of different opinions. I'm happy with a silicon cover like this.

u/ThMogget · 3 pointsr/oculus

I have had these for a while, and I can't play VR without knuckle straps now. The only problem I have had is that the hard plastic has a sharp ridge that digs into my palm if I grip too hard while slicing up droids with Darth Vader's lightsaber.

I considered switching to the AMVR ones which are also well reviewed, but these kiwi straps are much cheaper and don't make the controller bigger for those of us with small hands. Should be here in the mail... tomorrow?

u/Super_Dork_42 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • There's this so I can prove what happened in accidents while cycling in this unfriendly town, or this because it's super nifty and far cheaper.
  • I'll tell you three things and at least one of them (but not all of them) will be true.

  1. I am asexual and used to go around educating people on Twitter by the name of Asexual Batman while wearing a mask batman cowl made of a plastic bag, cardboard, and duct tape.
  2. I am a black guy from the Netherlands with albinism.
  3. I have nearly drowned, for sure gotten heat exhaustion and nearly heatstroke, frozen to 'death' (under doctor supervision), nearly electrocuted myself, nearly smashed my head open on ice, exploded myself using a barbeque, and fallen down a flight of wood stairs onto a concrete floor, and I'm only 28.

    ^^^^^^^^^I ^^^^^^^^already ^^^^^^^^do.
u/melnair · 2 pointsr/MotoX

i purchased this one from Amazon as a gift and accidentally ordered two. Decide to keep the extra, and i got to say that this is the best thing i have purchased in a long while. The X sticks out a little but it works great! Everyone who i have showed it to has been completely floored by it and 2 people are actually going to get the X as a direct result of playing with Cardboard and the Spotlight app.
The X does get a little warm if i use it for a long time but i have had no issues other than that.

The one i got works great other than the double-sided tape they use is kinda lame so i added a more robust tape but other than that i absolutely love it . Also, i used a penknife to score the pulltab before pulling it because the perforations seemed a little shallow. A bunch of people are getting this from me as Christmas gifts.

u/Aergor · 2 pointsr/skyrim

If you have an android 4.1 or higher phone, you can get a VR headset for <$10

u/jimrooney · 2 pointsr/GoogleCardboard

1st, I'll say that I'm a big fan of the Cardboard.
Have you looked into the ColorCross? It's a sturdier option than Cardboard. It seems to go for about $40.
If you're handy though, I'd suggest purchasing the components and some foam board and making your own. It's very easy to do and will last longer.
You can pick up jeweler's loupes in triplets like these
(1.5inch = 38mm)
I have a "Cardboard" that I made with these and I'm very happy with it.
I had a DodoCase before. It was ok, but like mptp said, the larger lenses are quite nice.

u/Kaskako · 2 pointsr/EliteDangerous

You might want to re-read my previous reply. edit: seems you did.

Here's another vid with elite dangerous:

Keep in mind, there are multiple apps for the mobile device as well as other software for your pc involved. Some work better than others, as do certain mobiles too.

Still it won't be perfect, but will certainly be good enough for most things.

I for one have purchased something like (feel it's important to have adjustable lenses):

Once I receive it and set it up (which will likely take weeks as I don't have much free time lately) I'll be using this with my Track IR until I get the consumer version of Oculus (so my mobile device will only be streaming).

u/ronfar623 · 2 pointsr/GoogleCardboard

I bought this one for my Xperia Z3 (5.15in screen) because it was the highest rated on Amazon at the time. It's way better than the free Volvo cardboard I had before, but not sure how that compares to I Am Cardboard.

I see a lot of complaints about reduced FOV on the plastic ones, but the Volvo cardboard was zoomed so tight that you don't even come close to seeing the borders of your phone, so there are a ton of wasted pixels, and everything looks like shit. The FOV on the plastic pair is almost perfect. It's wide enough that moving my eyes to the extreme left and right, I can just barely look past the screen borders at the far sides with the center of my vision. The image is also way clearer as a result.

u/phoenixdigita1 · 2 pointsr/virtualreality

VR Covers for either Vive or Rift would be essential for a both hygiene and comfort.

Something you may not have considered is that frail people have frail skin and you are going to want to make sure that you are not putting too much pressure on that skin causing irritation or bruising/tearing. More importantly for people on blood thinners. Sure those of us who have been using both the Vive and the Rift don't have issues but we also don't have fragile skin. Incase someone pipes up with "My grandma/grandpa didn't have issues" Not every old person is the same.

Keep that in mind when choosing a headset and covers. You want maximum comfort and ease of putting on and taking off.


The Vive currently has softer foam with the Rift's being quite hard. Covers should resolve this for both headsets. Some third party sellers even offer softer foam.

Even the Gear VR foam was pretty rough on my dads skin.

And maybe even hygiene covers

Integrated Headphones

Don't underestimate integrated headhpones as this will make putting on and taking off the headset really easy. The Vive will have these soon so that will not be an issue in the longer term. The way both flip up allows them to still hear you giving instructions while also hearing the experience in VR.

Wireless Signals

The comment someone else made before about certain areas of hospitals not allowing wireless devices. Keep that in mind. Even ignorant doctors might freak out for those with pacemakers or other medical devices. Sure it will likely not affect them but you are not going to get anywhere arguing with a doctor who decides if you are allowed into their institution or not.

Both headseats use wireless comms unless you used the Rift with a Wired XBox Controller. The XBox controller might be a bit confusing for the elderly. The Rift Remote might be simpler however does use low power wireless comms. That said it looks like a simple remote so might past scrutiny from ill informed doctors.

Seated experiences

You will only need one lighthouse or Rift sensor for seated experiences so both headsets are on par for simplicity of setup. The Vive will need a very short setup config when you move the lighthouses and the Rift will not (for one sensor). It is an insignificant step on the Vive but worth pointing out if you are moving it every 15 minutes from bed to bed.

And as another poster said. Lets not turn this thread into a Rift/Vive debate as both headsets will work great. Keep that at the door this topic is about helping frail people not justifying your purchase. Obviously pointing out pros/cons for a hospice environment are encouraged of course.

u/DrunkYetOrderly · 2 pointsr/Vive

[100 pcs]NINJA MASK Hygiene white mask for VR headset with Gear VR Oculus Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR(100 sheets)

u/Jonaser · 2 pointsr/Vive

Here's a link without Amazon smile

u/impediment · 2 pointsr/Vive

These might be a good idea for an event. No idea how they hold up though.

u/Doc_Ok · 2 pointsr/Vive

On a serious note, they were handing out these "VR ninja" masks at SVVR. Basically, paper toilet seat covers for your face.

At VRLA last year I made the mistake of trying Island 359 (or whatever that dinosaur game was called) after someone else had played for five or more minutes. When I put the Vive on, the face foam was soaking full of sweat. Ugggghhhhh...

u/YesICannabis420 · 2 pointsr/OculusGo

Hermit Shell for those of you who want a nice cheap zip up hard case that fits Go and accessories.

I got this one and have really enjoyed it so far. It fits a surprising amount of stuff in it.

u/ethan829 · 2 pointsr/OculusGo

This one fit my Go, touch controller, Xbox controller, and a battery bank no problem.

u/papperskassen · 2 pointsr/GoogleCardboard
u/drogean3 · 2 pointsr/GoogleCardboard

i just got a BOBO v4 clone (virtoba X5 elite - identical model but without headphones for half the price $25 on amazon) and it's leaps better than my old shitty cardboard 2 which was like 15 bucks to begin with

cardboard is heavily moddable but it's just not sturdy enough, it will stain easily from sweat, it doesnt cover your whole face and lets too much light in to be engrossing, the colors will fade wherever your face sits, and the lenses will shift around and become scratched to shit by your eye lashes

it's probably the best you're going to get until you get to an gearvr/oculus/vive. This is coming from somebody who has tested both the oculus and vive.

I really can't figure out how you could make it better (maybe better/bigger lenses, better button) without going into gear VR territory where either you get one built specifically for your phone or like an oculus/vive where it's got electronics inside

Just keep in mind the FOV/experience depends a LOT on your phone. I have a massive Nexus 6 but still can't get the advertised 120 degree FOV - but even still, i prefer more of the "scuba mask" effect since it feels more real.

u/krngf123 · 2 pointsr/GoogleCardboard
u/rockstarsball · 2 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Soo these exist....

u/president_josh · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I paid over $850 long ago for a Note 5 so i could experience Gear VR. The Note 5's display broke so I bought a used S6 for $200.

I use the following cooling fan and the S6 will not overheat.

I don't know if it's possible for S7s and S8s to overheat, but if they do, the fan is the solution for those phones too. Why spend 10, 15 or 30 minutes in VR when you can stay there as long as you like -- on an S6 or Note 5. The new Gear VR controller even works with the S6.

Since I haven't tried an S7 or S8, I don't know performance-wise how much I'd gain by upgrading to an S8 when it comes to VR. Cooling's my main concern and the fan keeps the S6 and Note 5 cool. You could go the gel pack route and put those in the Gear VR, but a one-time payment of $35 for the fan eliminates that headache.

The fan is a cover that looks like the Gear VR's original over. You snap the fan cover on the Gear VR, cut it on and you're done. Without that fan, my S6 will overheat in 15 minutes or less. That time may be different for different phone owners. From what I've read, some people can use an S6 in the Gear VR for longer periods of time without a fan running.

I did notice a slightly bigger FOV on the Note 5 but it's not that significant. Back in the day, even Carmack said the FOV between those two phones wasn't that big of a deal -- even thought the Note 5's bigger.
Here's one review of the fan from the review page..

Very impressed! A friend and I both have the same phone, so we put this to the test. I put the Fan on my Gear VR at the start of play, and we played the game Wands against each other. After about 8 matches, his phone was very hot and starting to jitter. I took mine out and it was cool to the touch. Normally, mine would be in the same shape as his.

u/ApokalypseCow · 2 pointsr/GearVR

If you're on the first generation white GearVR, you might invest in one of these.

u/mage7223 · 2 pointsr/DIY

Samsung Gear VR Cooling Fan (compatible with white 2015 Consumer Edition Gen. 3 - SM-R322) Satori VR Fan with built-in rechargeable battery by Asterion Products (Samsung Gear VR NOT included) (BLACK)

u/ontario-guy · 2 pointsr/Vive

That's why I have a creep mannequin head to store mine on. Thanks to who ever mentioned it on the subreddit back when I purchased it

Snakebyte Storage Stand for your VR Glasses compatible to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Headsets, PlayStation 4

u/DJHeroMasta · 2 pointsr/oculus

I use Snakebyte's headstand. It's solid and has a decent amount of weight to it so it won't tip over.

u/AdrianW3 · 2 pointsr/Vive

Amazon link

Total rip off: a few sticky hooks + a few id card retractors # $25.99

u/FumbledAgain · 2 pointsr/Vive

There's actually a kit for this sold for $26 on Amazon that does this. It's meant for the ceiling but could easily be used for walls or the floor, as you have. I like your idea of using a weight!

u/CatAstrophy11 · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/Pijlpunt · 2 pointsr/oculus

I've invested some €30 in this VR cable solution: link amazon . It works pretty well, though you can still get tangled up in the cable when you tend to turn too much in one direction compared to the other (apparently, I much prefer to turning to the left for some reason). It does get the cable successfully out of your feet however. All in all it's worth the price I'd say. As I live in Europe, I bought it on .

u/caltheon · 2 pointsr/Vive

And the US link $26 USD, might have to give this a try. My only concern is my ceiling is really high in my VR room. I may need to suspend the pulleys somehow.

u/Grundy45 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I've got a 6ft hdmi extender, 6ft USB 3.0 extender, two 3M (style) hooks, four retractable key chain holders, and two cheapo carabiners.

Besides the Cable extenders I got everything (except the cable extensions from the ¥100 Daiso (dollar store in the U.S) for under Ten bucks.

Other people with VR that have came over and seen my setup have followed suit.

Their is also a simalar setup on Amazon for $25.99 though that seems to be way to much for what little is included.

Pics included of my setup, though your requirements my change depending on ceiling height and room space.


u/CndConnection · 2 pointsr/Vive

Nice my ceiling is not textured so it would defo work for me and I knew this existed but did not know you could get it as a whole package instead of combining a bunch of smaller purchases from different sources.

Problem is it says does not ship to Canada so I guess I'll have to find a similar thing or order it piece by piece.
For my Canadian brothers reading this it seems you can get the same thing on : Makes me wonder if individually buying all the pieces with a prime account would be cheaper though...but fuck that though lol

u/bushmaster2000 · 2 pointsr/oculus
u/HoldinWeight · 2 pointsr/Vive

Get this or any one like it. I've never looked back. Plus it comes with a non permanent adhesive pad for each if you live in an apartment

u/amusedt · 2 pointsr/PSVR

I clip it to my pants in the center/back (sort of like so, but in back: and then use one of those retractable VR ceiling tethers ( to suspend the cable trailing behind me. This way, it's out of my way, I can't step/trip on it, and I don't feel the weight.

u/MedicineManfromWWII · 2 pointsr/oculus

These get near-universal praise on here, I actually got one on a whim today and set it up an hour ago.

You'll want the 6ft HDMI and USB extension cables too, check the wiki for confirmed working ones.

u/Pyrostasis · 2 pointsr/Vive

Got my vive about 2 weeks ago and have been pounding away trying to get the tech kinks removed so I can reliably record and stream it. Figured I'd share some of my personal issues and my fixes for them.

First off my tech specs.

AMD Threadripper 1950x
32 gigs of Gskills 3600 ram
1080 GTX
HTC Vive + Audio strap

First issue I ran into was being able to reliably capture the video in OBS. The monitor usually displays a stretch image that doesnt easily conform to 1920x1080. You can mirror the display but then you are looking at 2 eyes and thats even worse.

This plugin allows you to use the mirrored eyes, strip one, and then make that perfectly fit 1920x1080.

Another issue is being able to see twitch chat while playing. Sure you can open up desktop mode but reading that can be a pain in the ass.

Twitch chat overlay fixed that. You can place chat on a hand or in the world, makes it convenient and limits immersive breakage.

Only other issues Im having that make recording a struggle is audio issues (2 mics and 2 headsets), No access to stream deck, no easy access to streamlabs, and cable management.

I'm trying a pulley system attached to the ceiling but I still somehow manage to get caught up in there still in Pavlov and Robo Recall... really any game that requires fast 360's with your body and not controllers.

Any of you found a way to get streamlabs, streamdeck, or cable management on 360's would love to hear it!

Cant wait till HTC releases their wireless setup. Hope that is solid.

u/Symplicified · 2 pointsr/Vive

I can't find a way to link this video, but I found it on an Amazon Product and he shows the "mod" he used for it to rotate easier. I'll just link the Amazon product, the video is in the reviews.

u/Meinlein · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

EDIT: Annnnd I just saw your ceiling fan problem. Never mind my solution as it involves hanging the wire from the ceiling.

I've been very happy with this kit:

u/B0NK3R5 · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/Barksie · 2 pointsr/oculus

There are different accessories I have bought and has made my experience better.

Cable management:

Audio upgrade:

- Cheap (For just exploring around and watching videos) -

- Expensive (Mainly for playing games and having a mic instead of the built in mic since it's buggy on the headset) -


Controller grips:

These arrive today so I can't say if they are good or bad yet but I've only heard good -

I've had these for awhile and they work great (if you have larger hands, these are perfect) -


Headset power:

I've heard people have had tracking issues due to insufficient power from their usb ports, my RTX 2080 has a dedicated USB-Type C that I use to power my headset and haven't had any tracking issues -


Rechargeable batteries for the controllers:

I've heard other people recommend different batteries but these have worked well for me -

u/Mage_Enderman · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/KillerInYourCloset · 2 pointsr/oculus

Save yourself! And your Rift!

I have this and it works great. My only suggestion is to go to an outdoor store and buy some of the small aluminum climbing pulleys so the cable doesn't bind.

I got 3 of these

I have two of the reels on the ceiling and one on the wall to keep tension. I do not notice these when I use it (I use rift at least 2 hours a day for exercise with BoxVR and Beat Saber).

u/captroper · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

Yeah, i had this one set up downstairs until I got the wireless adapter. It's not perfect, but it is a huge improvement over the cable being on the floor. Apart from the obvious never tripping on it (that rarely happened anyways) it's pretty helpful for doing full circles, like when going up a staircase in skyrim for instance. With the distance that I had in my room there was a bit of tugging when I got close to the boundaries, but otherwise it worked pretty well.

u/Mikeyoh13 · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

Good tips thanks! I’m planning on printing out pieces of paper with quick instructions. Wish the lab was piecemeal like robot repair (stand alone exe) - might be tricky to describe pulling the sphere toward your head...

Going to get these disposables

And now I’m contemplating a cable management system vs a foam floor (kids type with puzzle piece assembly). Gaffers tape around the foam floor. Then shoes off.

Lots of mixed reviews about cable management systems. I have essentially unlimited ceiling height, and am eying a swivel. I’m imaginging running a ratchet strap up across the play space (tight) and then attaching the swivel to the strap at midpoint and adding a block to the cable so it doesn’t slide through the swivel too far.

Center Swivel

And other support swivels

Kids floor mats:

u/Icehoodedfox · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

I use these . They were like 15 bucks and they work great.

Set it up so that the cable is over your head and you won’t hit it when you rotate around, the reels allow you to move a few feet in every direction without issue.

This combined with turn signal completely changed my Pavlov and In Death experiences; no more tripping over/keeping track of cables or having to use the joystick to turn around all the time!

u/deathmonkeyz · 2 pointsr/oculus

A lot of people, including myself have done this. I had mixed results with the original Rift personally, but it seems to work a lot better with the S possibly because the cable is heavier.

You can get retractable cable hooks on amazon. Having a retractable system will allow you to crouch without pulling on the cable/hook

u/FolkSong · 2 pointsr/oculus

The easiest way is to just buy a ready-made kit like this one (which I personally use):

u/TheRealBabyCave · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/no6969el · 2 pointsr/oculus
u/Scoutdad · 2 pointsr/oculus

For cable management, I use this one and like it a lot. The o rings in a prusik knot are great for gently griping the cable but the small hooks for the rings are not great for taking it down for seated games. I added cheap carabiners to make it real easy. Some systems just loop the cable trough a carabiner and that is not ideal but the combo of the two is perfect. So that one you are looking at would be fine just picking up some 2” diameter o-rings.

For my space, I have the cable run up the wall and across the ceiling using cable clips then near center room start using the badge holders. I use three towards opposite wall, then about 18” from wall loop back towards center of playspace using 2 more and stopping about 18” before center so cable is behind my head. Think a “J” configuration.

Works for me but you may need to modify based on your space.

Get Cable Guardian for rotation management so you don’t twist up your cable. Just search this sub for it.

I just use a 3M Command hooks on the wall for my HMD and controllers, works for me as there is no chance for knocking the HMD over. But if on the shelf works best for you that stand should work or just use a shoebox.

u/Sabbathius · 2 pointsr/oculus

I put another loop on the strap just above the wheel, and ran the cable through it. That ring is a little loose, but not too loose, and it is held to the strap by a thick elastic, so it has a bit of a give to it. That helped. And the rest of the cable is suspended from the cords across the ceiling on those small extending cable thingies, like these:

In general I do try to limit my spinning around. It sucks, but the cable on Rift S is just too thick and rigid for it.

u/Farcery · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex
u/closeded · 2 pointsr/skyrimvr

Or just get these.

There's nothing you did in that video that I can't do just as comfortably with my Index.

Would I rather have wireless? Yeah.

Is it worth getting a headset that's more expensive and in every other way inferior, so that I don't have to untwist my cable every hour or so? No.

u/whitebean · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

I have a ceiling fan overhead. So I bought a lighting boom and extend my cable overhead with that.

I attached this boom to this mount, to the top of my entertainment center. And then used the same cable management everyone sells... I grabbed this one.

u/E_l_0 · 2 pointsr/SteamVR

Here on reddit there are several threads of people describing their solution.
Personally I'm using these ( to keep the cable constantly above me.

I'm using two of them in series and this makes the resistance you get from those things barely noticeable - except on the very edge of my play area.

Regarding the "future of VR" I'd assume there will be 2 device categories (analog to PC / Notebooks).
One is designed for high-end performance / low weight the other one for mobility / ease of use - You just can't do both aspects without compromising ....

u/Puterman · 2 pointsr/Vive

I bought one of the under-$20 cable management kits (retractable keychains and rubber bands, really). It changed my experience to the point that I decided I didn't really need wireless.

Edit: this one:

u/artemisdragmire · 2 pointsr/Vive

This is exactly how my setup is. I run 2 sequences of 3 in my apartment with a huge vaulted ceiling.

It works great.

I've had it for about a week now and I've only actually tangled the cables themselves once, and honestly, it was on me.

Just be careful about giving yourself enough/too much slack. I've had to make adjustments on mine to keep me from smacking the headset cable during big downward swipes in BeatSaber, for example.

I may eventually add a third set of these, the 2 tend to create a little too much hanging slack.

I would recommend /u/BHPhreak go with these cables, and just go overboard on them. They're super cheap, just order more than you think you'd ever need, that way even if one breaks or something, you can quickly replace it. (though, they seem super sturdy)

EDIT - I used these, by the way.

u/khoker · 2 pointsr/oculus

Can I recommend getting some different pulleys? These are $16 on Amazon and don't require any tensioning out-of-the-box.

Tip: for the pulley right above your head (or if you need more reach in general), chain multiple pulleys together. That way you get a longer reach if your ceilings are high.

u/hbc647 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Here are exact links to items I use:

Pully: $16

Controller Stand $11 (drilled into the side of my desk)..Holds both touchpads on either side

u/invidious07 · 2 pointsr/ValveIndex

I have the last pulley about a foot behind the center my of VR space.

u/ExDe707 · 2 pointsr/VRchat

The all-rubber pulleys I have from Kiwi design hold up very well. If you worry about them falling off from the hooks you can always add some more security with some DIY stuff like tape or rubber bands.

Amazon link:

u/Mottok76 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

When I search for this now it doesn;t show anything however the link below shows the product (just that it's currently unavailable). I purchased this when it said delivery for 21st Aug, hope they honour that!

u/SchreierRoc · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Amvr cover on Amazon is coming out the 14th. It comes with facial adapter, 2 covers, a nose cover (to stop light leakage in nose gap) and a lense cover


u/rolandblais · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Gap doesn't bother me, but if it really bugs you get a small microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses, fold it once or twice, and place it on the bridge of your nose. Then, put this on your amazon wishlist and order it when you get the in stock notification...

u/FriendCalledFive · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Found them on Amazon UK, looks like they ship from China:

u/smokeandlights · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I'm a big sweater. I would soak the pad, even while wearing a headband. I've been really happy with these silicone covers. I still sweat, but it channels it around my eyes and down my face. It looks like I'm weeping, but I'm not soaking my headset anymore.

u/goonie_lover · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/tveith · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

It doesn't do much for pressure, I bought it to protect against sweat and for light blockage around the nose.

Esimen VR Face Silicone Cover Mask & Face Pad for Oculus Quest Face Cushion Cover Sweatproof Lightproof (Mask Black) (Mask Black)

u/P_I_Engineer · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

it's all i use now. I had a DAS and returned it. My cover also fits snug and does not fall off.
so far i've added a cut to the nose flap, but, i'm gonna cut the whole nose part out. i don't like it touching my nose.

u/Goosechumps · 2 pointsr/oculus

There are also these knuckle-style grips. You can let go of the controller with these and they'll stay on your hands.

I can't vouch for them though. I'm on the fence still for buying a pair.

u/Cykon · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I haven't felt the need for any battery pack mods, unless you're planning on using it for long periods outside. I did get the knuckle straps

Honestly just try it for awhile before you go looking for mods.

u/xLuky · 2 pointsr/oculus

Heres the link for the kiwi straps, I came into this thread just to recommend them, they're amazing I couldn't imagine playing anything without them. Also Kiwi makes a really good pulley system which I also have and love.

u/Sinistyr1 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I have to jam the Rift S interface up against my face in order to get any decent FOV (yes, I put the eye relief all the way to my face and THEN put on the headset) and even then it's not enough. To me the Rift S is a big difference (especially top to bottom) from the CV1 (which I also have but I love the clarity/SDE/no sensors of the Rift S ) . If I take the facial interface off it's substantially different, but obviously not ideal from both a comfort and light bleed standpoint. I don't think the VRCover would really benefit me in any way in this regard as it would seem to pull my eyes further from the lens and reduce FOV.

However, I just stumbled onto this on Amazon. I think it's a fairly new product as it only has 2 reviews and the video is only a week old (links below).

Looks like AMVR has come up with a complete replacement for both the facial interface as well as the front and back pads (not that I care too much about those). Another reason I think it's a new product is that I was unable to find ANY Youtuber reviews on this but I wonder if it does anything for the FOV. From the video it looks about the same dimensions as the stock Oculus faceplate but I'm curious.

I'm thinking of purchasing this. Does anyone else have any experience with this product as of yet? Only 2 reviews and both aren't particularly stellar either so that doesn't instill me with confidence....

Amazon Link:


u/Reddituser703 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Contact Oculus Support first.

Worst case scenario you gotta buy a new Halo for $59.

Theres also some pad replacements on the market. Heres the AMVR offering for $35

AMVR VR Facial Interface Soft Bracket & PU Leather Foam Face Cover Pad Replacement Comfort Set for Oculus Rift S

u/warkrismagic · 2 pointsr/oculus

I actually have one of those silicone covers coming in the mail today from Amazon, so I'll report back.

I also ordered one of these
which is a pleather replacement for the facial interface as well as rear and forehead padding, but that'll be a week or two before I get it.

u/masonery123 · 1 pointr/LGG3

Did it come yet? I am planning on buying this, but there are 6 hours left in the deal, so I want to get naow.
I just don't want to get one with sucky lenses and flimsy cardboard.
Is it worth it?

EDIT: I do have an amazon gift card... Would it be best to go for this instead
or to spring for this, i have the cash in gift card balance.
i mean, it ends up like 5 bucks more for a better quality item, but does it really matter with these things?

u/fudorekz12 · 1 pointr/oculus

If you own a smartphone, you can get the cardboard VR for less $5-$10. Download couple VR apps from the app store and experience a RIFT like virtual reality.

Here's one at amazon:

u/Phaedrus0230 · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

Google Cardboard is a pretty sick tech demo, but its not something I want to use for as long as I want to play ED haha. That link actually details setup for ED specifically, and it most certainly includes headtracking! Although mine slowly drifts to the left, which is pretty annoying. You can actually use the application to stream anything, and it can do "fake 3d" so you can take any random media file and play it on a virtualized big screen.

If you're interested in VR and have a decent phone, check it out. You can get a variety of headsets that accomplish the same thing, or make your own out of cardboard! They have some nice ones that have headstraps and everything though. Well worth a couple bucks to get a taste of VR. I'm so very tempted to get a rift, but I'm trying to wait for the consumer version. The app is free to try it out, but it'll stop after 10 minutes unless you pay for the full version ($6 and change... worth it again.) I'll warn you though, text is basically unreadable and I haven't quite gotten the aspect ratio right, but these things are correctable. I'm using a nexus 4 with it, but I'm sure its better on newer phones with higher resolutions.

I've found some print-outs (like this one), but I'm a fan of tailoring it to my own needs. I may take a look for ideas though.

u/Gomets51 · 1 pointr/historyteachers

I got this one

u/JimboLodisC · 1 pointr/GoogleCardboard

You might also like the ColorCross.

But that extra $1.89 for it really makes the $40 Archos about 0.04725% more appealing.

u/pyr0ball · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

Its on Amazon

u/GeorgePantsMcG · 1 pointr/nexus6

I have tried this: - Which nearly holds it but with my Spigen case it doesn't. Also no magnetic switch is bullshit.

I've also tried this one: - Which holds it beautifully and has a headstrap and magnetic switch but didn't come with the center panel to separate the two sides from each eye and for some reason I get double vision with it. Just can't get the rollercoaster tracks to line up no matter how crosse-eyed/strained I get.

Regular google cardboard worked the best but the flap wouldn't close around it and it had no headstrap.

I'm just hoping google offers a plastic version with a magnetic switch and headstrap and then pairs it with their bluetooth controller in the play store. #TakeMyMoney

u/itonlygetsworse · 1 pointr/Vive
u/HappierShibe · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Yeah when I picked out my floor mat materials on Amazon, it said "Other people who purchased this also bought "

u/RobKhonsu · 1 pointr/virtualreality

In addition to the VRCovers (which I recommend the sport/fake leather cover), There are also disposable covers which should probably be mentioned. I've seen some generic all-purpose white covers on Amazon.*Version*=1&*entries*=0

I think you're supposed to loop those around your ears then place the HMD on.

I also know HTC will be selling disposable covers for the Vive very shortly. You can already get them in the UK if you can stomach their insane shipping. Hopefully they'll be available state-side shortly (and sensible shipping options in the UK).

u/SpaceNavy · 1 pointr/Vive

You mentioned covers for sweaty games. Can you recommend any?

I'm especially interested to know if there are any disposable types. I've heard of people using some for VR demos but I can never track down somewhere to buy them.

Edit: Found it! These were the ones I was thinking of.

u/bekris · 1 pointr/oculus

> disposable vr cover

He means these

u/ChronoBodi · 1 pointr/Vive

Ah, dude.

I wear ChillIt headcovers, ninja masks 3x over, a Coolit towel dampened with cold water on my neck, all this even before I put on Vive. And two fans blowing on me and the AC on. I hate summer.

Because i'm getting annoyed at swapping/cleaning the two foams back and forth so often due to sweating like a pig/hooker in a church.

u/Marvin4242 · 1 pointr/Vive

Ninja mask for hygiene is your friend, I use them for demos all the time. Won't keep sweat out but helps with direct contact face oils. Also get comfortable in adjusting the lens distance and set them back for people with glasses so they don't damage the lenses.

u/xKaelic · 1 pointr/GearVR

My apologies for the delay!

Hard Travel Case for Samsung Gear VR W/Controller - Latest Edition by Hermitshell

u/james92627 · 1 pointr/OculusGo

I got this one - works great and holds a battery power pack as well.

u/chrisdaley519 · 1 pointr/vridge

BoboVR is a pretty popular choice. I use a galaxy 6 edge+ which has a nearly identical screen and have use the BoboVR with it. It comes with or without headphones too which is pretty cool as well.

Not sure where you are located, but here are some examples:

Without Headphones -

With Headphones -

Many vendor rebrand the same headset, so don't let the name difference fool you. They are all off the same assembly line but with different names stamped on them. As long as they look to be the same, they are.

I got the ones without headphones cause I prefer to use wireless headphones instead from the PC.

EDIT - I can't compare it to the viewmaster as I have not used it, so I don't know if it's any better or worse.. sorry.

u/Maddrixx · 1 pointr/GearVR

If you can find the white 2015 gear vr headset you can order this from amazon to handle the S6 heat issue. I used this constantly before I upgraded to an S7 and it stopped my overheating issues. The fan is very quiet and it still allows camera passthrough and the headphone jack. It only works with the white 2015 model though.

u/anthonsh · 1 pointr/GearVR

I bought this. Just another option for white ver.

The issues are weight and fan sound. Neither bother me.

u/Bigelowed · 1 pointr/NoloVR

Ah that's sad to hear :( maybe try a USB powered fan on the front with a battery pack?

If you have a 2015 white Gear VR then this looks pretty cool:

u/benagami · 1 pointr/djimavic

My S7 used to get hot flying my Phantom 3. It used to get REALLY HOT using the Gear VR. A company just came out with cooling apparatus for the S7. You might be able to retrofit it? Here it is:

u/DangrousDave20 · 1 pointr/GearVR

Samsung Gear VR Cooling Fan (compatible with white 2015 Consumer Edition Gen. 3 - SM-R322) Satori VR Fan with built-in rechargeable battery by Asterion Products (Samsung Gear VR NOT included) (BLACK)

u/OniCr0w · 1 pointr/GearVR pads are so much better than the original pads. Also here's a cooling fan.

Also eat a dick.

u/thekindred · 1 pointr/GearVR

If you have the white 2015 edition I highly recommend this:

I recently got one and I find it very effective.

u/AbbyNG · 1 pointr/GearVR

I have this same problem with my s7. I even bought this to help but of course it still overheats and turns off. I’m hoping the Oreo update fixes some issues.

u/fallingdowndizzyvr · 1 pointr/oculus

That was the beauty of the original GearVR compared to everything that followed. It had that removal cover that fit over the phone after it was mounted. So it was easy to DIY a little fan onto that cover to cool down the phone. For people that don't DIY, there were commercial solutions. With the fan on there, there is no overheating.

For people that need a ready to go solution.

For people with a 3D printer.

For people that like to do it all themselves.

u/DarkhorseV · 1 pointr/GearVR

Or just buy this cover which has its own battery, power button, and passthrough for the camera with no extra wires.

u/TheVillainYouLove · 1 pointr/GearVR

There is currently a Gear VR cooling fan sold on amazon for 35$.
I haven't gotten it yet, but according to the reviews, people are head over heels for this thing. It doesn't operate on the Gear's battery, it has it's own LiPo. It will add some extra weight, but I'm guessing it's better than an overheating phone.

u/michaelwt · 1 pointr/GearVR

You could try the Samsung Gear VR Cooling Fan

u/wpisdu · 1 pointr/PSVR
u/larrythefatcat · 1 pointr/oculus

This Snakebyte Storage Stand is specifically made for VR headsets.

I use one for my (still in active use) CV1 and it works very well, but I guess it might be a bit expensive if only being used for display.

u/darkharlequin · 1 pointr/beatsaber

retractable ceiling cable management. under $20. works great. been using with my vive for over a year.

I put some zipties on my cable to make it catch in a specific spot, otherwise, works great out of the box.

u/BitcoinBailout · 1 pointr/Vive
u/u_shd_c_my_dirt_car · 1 pointr/oculus

I use something like this except I have the old one that uses springs. It holds my cables up and out of the way so I can spin 360 without tripping over them or even feeling them. Also, if I leave my playspace, they start addign resitence, so I know i've gone too far. Dont need gardian

u/t-nutz · 1 pointr/Vive

I'll just mention stuff I've tried myself.

If money is no object, multiple monitors or at least headless ghosts are ironically useful in virtual desktop applications like Bigscreen. I run 3x2560x1600 in one large screen. Bigscreen has an update coming for multiple monitors too. Big physical screens are nice for spectators/multiplayer.

Until the wireless adapter comes out, a decently long displayport cable and longer USB cable running to the link box to cover the large play area and if you have an original Vive, the new 3-in-1 cable with a sleeve.

I've been looking at [this overhead pulley thing](
) but I haven't actually tried it yet.

Two Vives would be good, you can run them off the same 2 base stations and partition the space with chaperone. I run a Rift and a Vive in the same room.

Get an assistant/intern/wife/child to help you set up/put things away, maintain everything, patch/update, find new content, etc...


  • Wireless headset/mic and an anchor for it
  • HOTAS, pedals (CH Throttle, T16000M, driving pedals for Elite Dangerous)
  • Force feedback wheel/pedals/shifter (old G25 here and the Simraceway wheel - surprisingly precise handheld wheel you don't mount to anything)
  • Xbox one controllers
  • Steam controllers
  • X-Arcade/NES/whatever emulation controllers
  • Leap Motion
  • Charging stations and rechargeable batteries
  • Locomotion options like Omni (Virtuix still hasn't shown up yet) / PocketStrafe / Wii balance board w/ GlovePie hacks

    You might want a good recording setup with mixed reality support as well.

    e: stuff I forgot

  • Transducer like a buttkicker for tactile feedback in seated experiences (mine is a DIY) / Subpac wearable for standing

u/coolkid1717 · 1 pointr/Vive

There's a wire harness system out there that holds the wires above your head. When you walk around they give the wires slack. When you walk back to the middle they pull the wires back up.

Just Google vive wire harness system or something.

6 Packs Retractable Cable Management for HTC VIVE NEW Version System for HTC VIVE Virtual Reality Headset- MDW Adhesive Drill Free

u/eaudaemon · 1 pointr/PSVR

one way to prevent that problem is to organize your cables, I preferred my cables to be coming from the ceiling so I got something like this so that I won't trip on them and less tangles. If sticking stuffs on the ceiling isn't an option I've heard some people use something like an old lamp stand that they run the cables on by putting some velcro or something to hold them in place, and you could take it out and store in somewhere if not in use

u/JudgeGroovyman · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

I’m using something like this:

There are several of those on Amazon (search for VR cable management).

I’m only using two pulleys though but they come with a little hex wrench so you can set a stopper to give them a minimum length (so they don’t pull all the way to your high ceiling)

u/diehllane · 1 pointr/PSVR

I'm using the Collective Minds stand for my PSVR.

I've got the MDW Retractable Cable Lanyards.

The AIM Stock is Paynis' design on Thingiverse.

I used 3DHubs to have someone print it for me (just download the project from Thingiverse, upload to 3DHubs and get some quotes).

And lastly, the chair is the LEVL Gaming Alpha Series M.

u/Cadllmn · 1 pointr/Vive

Any advice on cable? I am constantly worried about picking a 'bad one' I can never tell if one is going to be crap or not...

I was thinking of something like this. I get the tangle... but not have it would stress the cables any more than my stepping on them and constantly tangling them by turning around. Thoughts on that?

u/Hardwired_820 · 1 pointr/Vive

Here is what I use. It's a great cable management option. It's basically a pulley system that sticks onto the ceiling with spring retractable cables.

u/Hydroxious · 1 pointr/EchoArena

Works perfect:

6 Packs Retractable Cable Management for HTC VIVE NEW Version System for HTC VIVE Virtual Reality Headset- MDW Adhesive Drill Free

u/Peteostro · 1 pointr/Vive

Saw this on amazon today. Any one have this looks like it could be nice organizer. (Link is not a referral link)

Also noticed this looks to be by the same company

Retractable Cable Management for HTC VIVE

u/vestigial · 1 pointr/Vive

US link with more reviews than the UK page:

Eta: though looks like a lot of reviews are for a different product. What a train wreck of a product page.

u/EvilynnThales · 1 pointr/skyrimvr

I used:

The original version has the problem you mention. Now they include a square of "sticky" designed to go between the clear plastic hooks and the wall/ceiling. Using that makes everything stay perfectly. Just remove the backing on one side, stick it where you want it, remove the other sides backing and the backing on the hook... press and done.

u/cellcell · 1 pointr/oculus

This works too.

Been using it for both my rift and vive without issues.

Truly the best way to play.

u/thecolossalfossil · 1 pointr/Vive

I use these -


I have the cable running along the center of the ceiling about 1.5" from the ceiling itself so it doesn't interfere with the light I have up there. The cable itself is strapped to the headset strap at the point of the crown of my head (towards the back). If it's further up, it tends to feel like someone is pulling on a hat straight up. If it's further back, it tends to have too much slack and gets in the way.


I also use the new version (less stiff) of the cable. You want to make sure you leave some good slack. I have the breakout box on the wall itself. This way, the cable is entirely suspended from the ceiling. The computer has it's own set of cables that go up the wall into the breakout box.


Couple of things I do want to point out.


  1. If you are playing a game that forces you to cross each of your arms paths, there is a chance that the opposite arm's controller will get hooked onto the retractable lead (not the vive cable itself). This is bad because it will jerk your head if you make a swift action. I haven't had it happen too many times and I've had the setup for a year. The very few times I felt I got caught, I paused the game and fixed it.


  2. You will need to use some kind of cable tracking system in the vive that tracks rotations. Otherwise, the cable will begin to bind and pull on you a little bit. I use Turn Signal for this. Nice little VR overlay onto the floor showing you how many times you have spun around (rotating the cable).
u/vanfanel1car · 1 pointr/oculus

Yeah, I have extensions to mine with the extensions wrapped in this:

With the extra slack it's not as bad. Others have opted to suspend the cords on the ceiling using retracable cables like this:

u/OwThatHertz · 1 pointr/VRGaming

> Forgot to answer, I have about 5 foot of space. Another question, is there anyway to have the headsets wireless or are the forced wired? And if so is there any negatives or benefits from having it wireless vice versa

This may be a factor that ends up making the HMD decision for you if it matters that much.

Both the Vive and the Rift have wireless options. The option for the Rift (and it's also made for the Vive) is called the TPCast and is a ~$300 option. Note that the Vive and Rift versions are not interchangeable. Also note that the TPCast is an excellent proof of concept but has some technical issues that, in my opinion, mean it isn't ready for prime time. I had one and returned it.

That said, HTC has launched an official wireless solution that's much more polished. It is $300 and requires a PCIe card to function, unlike the TPCast which was a wireless/ethernet-based solution. However, it appears to be the real deal.

Note that there are also cable management solutions that do a reasonably decent job of keeping cables out of the way, assuming they're long enough. I'm currently using something like this. However, the included retractable devices aren't really strong enough unless they are spaced together closely or more than one is at a specific point and then you plan how your cable will be supported and where it will coil as it gets retracted. There are better retractable key rings than the ones this kit includes (these ones are designed for key cards rather than keys, so they're weaker) so I may replace them. Also, the sticky pads won't stay sticky forever and come off textured surfaces almost immediately. I ended up screwing them into ceiling joists in my basement, which is where my VR is usually set up. I'll probably upgrade to the wireless solution when it becomes available because I like quality of life improvements to VR, but it's by no means a necessary expense. I'd recommend putting that money toward a good video card and an inexpensive cable management setup rather than getting a cheap video card so you can go wireless.

u/TheMildGatsby · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Zaga932 · 1 pointr/sweden

Det finns produkter specifikt taggade för VR på Amazon, men då lär du punga ut med nästan 500:- för produkt + frakt här: - hittar ingen billigare. Hittade denna på Amazon UK, och den står taggad som "Global Store" vilket låter lovande, men väljer man Sverige som mål så säger den ifrån.

Den enstaka produkten som skeppas från & till Europa finns inte i lager på någon av Amazon-sidorna :|

Blir tokig.

u/_Deh · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

For roomscale I use my cable hanging from the ceilling using this (FreestepVR).

I think I won't really notice while playing roomscale games, but for seated experiences I'll need to find another solution. The Microsoft Motion Vector Reprojection works like the asynchronous spacewarp (ASW) from Oculus? At least with Oculus your fps drops to half the refresh rate when ASW kicks in, how does it work with the reverb?

u/Stealth_Pyros · 1 pointr/oculus

Huh? You can get these which should just require a fast touch up with paint on removal (literally like 1"x1" each): Not to sure about the twisting aspect but it shouldn't be much work to pull the cable, straighten it all out, and pass it through the hoops again.

u/ThaBigEZC · 1 pointr/PSVR

Amazon Canada: (on mobile so no hyperlink) Hyperkin FreeStep VR Cable Management System for HTC Vive/ PS VR/ Oculus Rift (6-Set)

u/BeerTent · 1 pointr/Vive

Anyone have any thoughts of the overhead pully system? How good is this for walking around and around and around and around in circles with this? I imagine it's still not good for the cables. (And I'll probably still want to lay down now and then, because I'm lazy from time to time. :P (And some shooters will let you prone...))


u/NovaWork · 1 pointr/Vive

I picked up these from MICROCENTER - AMAZON LINK

then used a Large 3M Command Strip lare plastic hook.

How i mounted them is I have 4 of them mounted on my ceiling.
2 are always in the loop. while the other two i take the cable off the mounts when not in use.

How i did it was i stood in the center of where i would be standing for VR. Put a mount there. Then traced back to where the cable starts from the Link box i put on the wall. I am not at home so can't provide photos. But overall. Start from the play space center and work your way back to the link box

u/Katur · 1 pointr/oculus

> *The exception would be if you could rig up some hook/elastic thing so the cord hangs from the ceiling. Somebody should make that...

You mean something like this?

u/SexySexerton · 1 pointr/DeskCableManagement

I bought this for my VR cable but I also hold my headphone cord under my desk so it doesn't touch the floor. Hyperkin FreeStep VR Cable Management System for HTC Vive/ PS VR/ Oculus Rift (6-Set)

u/Decnav · 1 pointr/vive_vr

So I use this :

Only difference is I attached them using command adhesive white Velcro so I can take them down and leave the velcro up for easy re-attaching without having the retracts hanging all the time. The velcro is attached on the flat side and the opening points out to the side, not down. Hasn't been an issue for me

u/Verlena51 · 1 pointr/oculus

I got my headset used for $299 in like new condition. was used once for a demo

3rd Sensor plugged into an USB 2.0 port on computer

Rechargeable AA batteries and charger

USB Expansion card

Headset and touch wall mount

Wall Mount used for rear left sensor

Cable management system

Mount clip used for front left sensor on shelf

HDMI extension for headset, only one used.

2 pack 6 feet USB 3.0 extension cables, one used for front right sensor and one used for headset

Sensor ceiling mount used for front right sensor

3 foot usb 3.0 extension used for front left senor

Cleaning Cloths

Oculus Rift Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Basic Set

Photo of final setup

I have had no issues at all, this setup working very well for me.

u/Sundance604 · 1 pointr/VRGaming
u/Sinjai · 1 pointr/VRGaming

In fact, I think I found the same exact product on the US site. 🙂

When you say not the best quality: What are your complaints?

Do you feel like you had to trade much going from a wireless to a wired solution?

u/DdCno1 · 1 pointr/Games

You start to develop a sort of sixth sense for where the cable is and how it's wrapped around your feet. It's much less intrusive than you might think. Reaching the edge of your play area is considerably more annoying.

There are also ways to suspend the cable. With a WMR headset, all you'd have to worry about is a single cable that's plugged directly into your PC. For added comfort, there are now front panels with the required USB 3.0 and HDMI ports.

u/stolirocks · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

Kiwi Design VR Cable Wire Cord Managment | Ceiling Suspension System for HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro Virtual Reality/Oculus Rift/Playstation VR/Microsoft MR/Samsung Odyssey VRVR Accessories (Black)

Best accessory I've ever bought.

u/romano21A · 1 pointr/Vive

I can recommend this:

Might not be what you are looking for, but it solved the coiling for me. And keeps the cable out of the way while playing

u/BigDaddyReptar · 1 pointr/oculus

I use just a set of suspenders for my cord and it gets things done pretty well I have never messed with a cord Kiwi Design VR Cable Wire Cord...

u/geothecar · 1 pointr/oculus

Uses the ceiling but adhesives instead of drilling. KIWI design VR Cable Managment | Ceiling Pulley System for HTC Vive/Vive Pro Virtual Reality/Oculus Rift/PS VR/Microsoft MR/Samsung Odyssey VR Accessories (Black)

u/TheFredditor · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Getting ceiling wire management helps Rift feel wireless. It's no doubt one of the best rift accessories to get. Almost all VR arcades have it setup this way.

u/lilxDANISH · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

You can buy VR cable management/hangers which attach to the ceiling, so you'll not have to worry about it getting in the way

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/a-happy-cat · 1 pointr/virtualreality

i’m not sure if this is what u already have but i have these are they work great

u/Bitslo · 1 pointr/virtualreality

Half of the cable latches on to the ceiling with magnets. The remaining half is suspended with yoyos (also attached with magnets) such as these:

u/kevinwedler · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Depends on the game and how much you are aware of the cable.

You could get a long 10m active extension cable and pulley the cable to the roof with something like this.

u/shaned58 · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

KIWI design VR Cable Managment | Ceiling Pulley System for HTC Vive/Vive Pro Virtual Reality/Oculus Rift/PS VR/Microsoft MR/Samsung Odyssey VR Accessories (Black)

u/Ronlaen · 1 pointr/ValveIndex
u/harpuajim25 · 1 pointr/oculus

I bought this suspension kit and one thing that worked for me was doubling up on the rubber bands that connect to each pulley. You could also add another pulley for additional strength.

u/Sid_Longwei · 1 pointr/Vive

I know this doesn't answer your question, but I'm quite happy using these type of retractable wires to suspend the cable

u/stalker474 · 1 pointr/oculus
u/HSHABx99 · 1 pointr/ValveIndex i ordered this , it has alot of good reviews on amazon , so hopefully it turns out to be good

u/RulerOfTheFreeWorld · 1 pointr/oculus

That sucks that you had such a negative experience and I can see how it would be discouraging. Fortunately everyone didn't have to go through that. Personally, I've had a reasonably trouble free experience, with the exception of some bad patches from Oculus and the usb power settings in windows (patching). With the DK2 and CV1, I've had day long sessions in the headset with no discomfort or issues (Elite Dangerous). I got the Rift S shortly after it came out due to flickering in my CV1, but I'm not convinced that wasn't some patching issue and I just haven't hooked it back up to try since getting the Rift S. Cable management with the Rift S was handled easily by mounting some hanging hooks from the ceiling ( using adhesive pads that works great, took less than 10 minutes to setup and cost less than $20. I do agree about the audio though on the Rift S/Quest... I dislike the lack of headphones built in like the CV1. Eventually I'll get some 3d printed connectors and cannibalize some headphones. For me, the Quest is great for short trips into VR or just exposing friends to VR, but the discomfort due to the unbalanced weight distribution in longer sessions is a deal breaker for use as my primary headset...even with the potential of the connectivity to a PC using the new cable and improved latency over existing streaming.


Bottom line, you found something you like and works for you, so that's awesome!

u/Scope666 · 1 pointr/ValveIndex


This is what I'm using as well. I only used 3 of them because of the way I'm setup. I like it, works great with fpsVR's new center marker rotation / untangle feature.

u/knockout709 · 1 pointr/oculus

Meant rubber, was on mobile. Sorry.

They are like little suction cups.


u/HueGazer · 1 pointr/virtualreality
u/crckmc · 1 pointr/oculus

Ceiling cable management so the cable doesnt get in your way:

u/thatdudebutch · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

This just came out, but price is a bit crazy and the faster shipping is $11.

AMVR VR Facial Interface Bracket & PU Leather Foam Face Cover Pad Replacement Comfort Set for Oculus Quest

u/Elrox · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

AMVR covers come with a nose cover.

u/ChiefSitsOnAssAllDay · 1 pointr/OculusQuest
u/blueper01 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

looks like its coming next week, faster than I thought. link

u/RisingTide84 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

As someone who has scratched their lenses with their glasses, PLEASE buy some sort of lens protectors! I bought these in black

And while not needed I also purchased the 3D printed brackets for the DAS mod. I bought the first design, but I think they have improved a bit since then.

I would also highly recommend the AMVR facial interface, it has a cut out specifically for glasses and it is super comfortable.

I also bought the VR cover DAS padding because the DAS started to hurt the back of my head. the VR cover padding is AMAZING!

Finally, I picked these up rechargeable batteries and they hold a charge for a really long time. I would highly recommend them.

Hope this list helps!

u/delixecfl16 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I got mine off Amazon a few days ago and it's absolutely horrendous, the nose pad doesn't keep the light out, it's supposed to be attached with a sticky pad that wasn't included, the face plate is a bit loose and doesn't attach properly on the bottom and if you wear glasses it pulls your glasses of when you take the quest off.

Fingers crossed yours isn't like the one I got.

AMVR VR Facial Interface Bracket & PU Leather Foam Face Cover Pad Replacement Comfort Set for Oculus Quest

u/Archersbows7 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Swap the sweat absorbing face cover out for an AMVR leather face cover. No more sweat and dirt build up. I can't believe that not a single comment mentioned this

Amazon Link

u/choice2099 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

i can vouch for this

suprised not to see this. i prefer it over the silicone cover. the vrcover ones are probably similar but i read complaints

i got those both for free , used and bought other similar stuff that was shipping was suprised to end up liking the free (valueless) stuff i would only keep for the eventual resale value.

Cases and batteries come down to the preference. i prefer nothing but velcro ties to hold the battery at this point. to fit in travel cases easier and to swap with different sized batteries

vouch for kiwi grips too

amazed by the specrashell earbuds and am somewhat familiar with next up options,koss pro's and far ahead options some audio technica can's that weree $150..... was not expecting to like spectrashell but i knew i made the right choice the minute i tested them

u/Mitchfarino · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Thanks! Will check it out, haven't had an issue with sweat since I've had the quest but I'd rather protect now rather than think about it after I get more demanding games

Found the link for anyone thinking the same -

AMVR VR Facial Interface Bracket & PU Leather Foam Face Cover Pad Replacement Comfort Set for Oculus Quest

u/wysie86 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest
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u/Moorevfr · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Might have to wait till it’s been stocked in our AZ warehouses showing as unavailable at the moment.

u/iamralphsutton · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

here's the two I ordered that came already.

I have 3 others on the way.

These two - simple. one was super hot - and also required you to stick a nose guard in with adhesive.. granted it came with an adhesive sticker - but I don't want to do that.. plus it really made me hot.

The other - was flimsy - and felt like just a lite cloth.. that didn't really do anything at all....

So I sent both back -- and ordered 3 more...

I will let ya know if any of them are good.

u/Hussmannus · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Its suprisingly comfy! Tho I reckon it will be a tad varm and sticky during long hot play sessions. Luckily for me I live in Sweden, where its getting colder already ;)

Eyglo Silicone VR Face Cover Mask for Oculus Quest VR Headset Sweatproof Waterproof Replacement Face Pads (Black)

u/maxcovergold · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Thank you for this. Found the same product on Amazon UK for £14. UK Link

This is exactly what I need for demoing to people, looks like it slides on and off over the existing interface for easy cleaning.

u/Vandalaz · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

You can pick up some [decent travel cases] ( on Amazon for like £25, handy for bringing the Quest around with you. I also got a silicone face mask for playing games with my friends. It's easy to take the silicone off and give it a quick wash & dry if there's too much sweat etc. There's also earbuds like this but those ones I bought have a lot of hiss. Oculus offer their official ones which might work better.

u/Talton1 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Same with me, get a pretty damn good red ring around the eyes haha!

Might I suggest you get yourself a Silicone foam cover for the more casual games:

Really helped reduce the itching after 10 mins, me and VR face foams have never gotten along.

u/Wiknetti · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I’d recommend a good silicone cover for the fabric part that comes in contact with your face, especially if you get sweaty or oily.

Like this one , but you can browse around for cheaper vendors. These also block out extra light from coming into the headset from the nose.

Also. Biggest tip, adjust your head straps properly. The back straps should cradle the back of your head and you shouldn’t feel a lot of pressure to your face.

u/elmerohueso · 1 pointr/OculusQuest
u/Thoraxe474 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest
u/MurkLurker · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I recently got this one: AMAZON link to Esimen VR Face cover

Don't make the stupid mistake I made and remove the foam cover that came with the Quest and replace it with this. These are meant to go OVER the original mask. ;)

u/larsonmattr · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I'd recommend this face cover ( It's quite comfortable compared to what shipped with the Quest.

u/4mikelly · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

This is the cover I purchased and rigged onto my glasses interface. I'm not great at Reddit. Stupid question. Is the best way to just upload a pic to another site and then link it here?

u/SmoothOpX · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

KIWI design Knuckle Strap for Oculus Quest/Oculus Rift S/Oculus Rift Touch Controller Grip Accessories (Black, 1 Pair)

This is a must have for me.

u/jakedawg69 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Hand straps.

KIWI design Knuckle Strap for Oculus Quest/Oculus Rift S Touch Controller Grip Accessories (Black, 1 Pair)

u/Zetaphor · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Save yourself a good chunk of money and just get one that is already that form factor. I've been loving the KIWI straps

u/mummson · 1 pointr/oculus

I looked up the AMVR that /u/Lujho mentioned, and .. I am not really sold with that one. But I really don't like the stock pads, they soak up way too much sweat.. in my case at least :)

u/TonyDP2128 · 1 pointr/oculus

Link is below:

AMVR Rift S Kit on Amazon

You may want to wait till it's available thru Amazon Prime again (assuming you have Prime) as that will make returning it easier if you decide to buy and don't like it.

u/RoninOni · 1 pointr/oculus

Check this out, full Interface replacement with PU Leather, including replacement HALO pads all for about $40 USD


Only 6 left, and will take a couple+ weeks to ship (Mine has been shipped, but it's coming from EU I guess so gonna take a while to get to me)

u/drewdog173 · 0 pointsr/GearVR

Seconded. I own the black model with an S7 Edge (which is better for cooling), and I still had overheating issues. There's only one cover out for 2016 (black) cooling that just came out, and it's pricey at $45 (but nice). I bought it because I love my Gear but could have gotten one cheaper if I had a 2015 GearVR.

Here is a link to a decent case for the Gear unit. Good to have.

u/FapDamage · 0 pointsr/GearVR

I really thought about getting one, but I ordered this instead:

It was $10 cheaper so I figured what the heck. It doesn't charge my phone, but I have a cheap power brick I use. I'm going to probably place a piece of velcro somewhere on the headset just velcro the power brick to it when I may need it.

I also plan on doing a review after a week or so. I'll post it on this sub when I do.

u/Dark_Prism · 0 pointsr/ValveIndex

I got this kit and I like it a lot. I didn't find that it pulled or anything. And I think it's probably cheaper than the setup you've come up with.

u/alanzillo · 0 pointsr/oculus

I had the exact same problem but I bought this and OHHHHHH MAN! I can't imagine myself playing without this anymore (And its pretty cheap)


u/rservello · 0 pointsr/oculus

After your follow the instructions to get them straight. Invest in a pulley system to keep them up off the floor.

I have these. Works great!

u/PsychologicalSky8 · 0 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/TrapCow · 0 pointsr/OculusQuest

I had the same issue. This simple inexpensive cover skin made all the difference in the world for me. Just sayin'

u/rabidfurball · -1 pointsr/oculus

I like mine for 1/3 the price... OOS right now though.

Snakebyte Storage Stand for your VR Glasses

u/mackeruk · -5 pointsr/Vive

Still seems far too expensive for a wireless experience.

I just ordered these... £23.99



Will pick these up on Saturday and give this a try instead.