About VR Cover
VR Cover began In 2014 with a couple of VR enthusiasts who used their Oculus Rift DK2 to the point to which it began falling apart. Hygiene problems were apparent early on with the foam easily becoming sweaty, oily and not very pleasant to share. Our original idea was to create a cover for the headset, similar to a pillow case – it would absorb sweat and be easily washed, each user would have their own cover to attach when it was their turn to play.
Creating the First VR Cover Prototypes
With the release of the Samsung Gear VR in 2015 the first customizable headset was introduced. Rather than gluing foam pads to the device like other brands, Samsung decided to use Velcro strips allowing you to remove the foam padding all together and throw it in the washing machine. While experimenting with our foam replacements we quickly learned how the design and materials used greatly affects how enjoyable your VR experience is. Making the foam from easy to clean materials, changing the foam density for comfort and modifying the thickness to adjust field of view are just a few of the improvements we have made.
Fast forward to today and foam replacements have overtaken covers to become our most popular accessories having made versions for almost every major headset on the market including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality devices. In 2017 we introduced a universal disposable hygiene solution designed to tackle the problem of sweating in VR, using highly absorbent materials these have become the industry standard for active VR sports.
How VR Cover Foam Replacements are made today