Introducing the VR Cover Windows Mixed Reality range. Our PU leather foam replacements are currently available for the Acer, HP and Lenovo headsets with support for the Dell Visor coming soon. As always, they can wiped clean with antibacterial wipes between uses which is essential if you plan on demoing at events or to friends and family.
Due to the similar dimensions between the three devices our foam replacements are cross-compatible so if you’re a developer who owns more than one, you are in luck.
We should also mention the issue of light leak on some of the Windows MR headsets. The Acer and Lenovo headsets come with stock face foam that pushes in between the lenses and up again your nose which helps to prevent light leak. However, this is not a perfect solution and for many users can cause discomfort and pressure on the nose. For this reason we have decided to go ‘nose-free’ with our foam replacements.
Depending on your face shape and size this may mean more light leak through the nose, something that can be resolved by wearing the headband higher on the back of your head enabling you to create an angle that reduces light leak and improves immersion. If you prefer to see a little of the real world, try wearing the headband lower on the back of your head.
Foam Replacements for the Acer, HP and Lenovo Windows MR headsets are now available in sets containing two pads for $29.00.October 25, 2017
The deluxe audio strap for the HTC Vive improves the ergonomics of the headset and makes long gaming sessions much more bearable. We have created a thicker foam replacement for the strap that offers more comfort for those with smaller heads. One of the biggest complaints of the deluxe audio strap was from women and children who could not tighten the headset enough and found it moved around easily. Our thicker 20mm foam replacement seeks to solve this issue and hopefully make the VR experience a little more accessible and enjoyable to a large percentage of the population.October 17, 2017
New VR Cover T-Shirts now available to order!
Express your love of VR to the world with the new VR Cover t-shirt range. Made with 100% cotton and printed in-house for a limited time only. Get your t-shirt while stocks last and be the envy of your local VR meetup group
VR Cover T-Shirts are available to order online now for $19.00
We’re also happy to introduce our own antibacterial wipes designed especially for use with your VR headset. These wipes will keep things clean without damaging your VR headset or irritating your skin. Alcohol-free, hypoallergenic and unscented the wipes combine perfectly with our PU leather foam replacements to ensure everyone stays fresh and clean.
Skin Friendly VR HMD Cleaning Wipes are available now starting at $5.00 for a pack of 20.October 9, 2017
New VR Cover Deluxe Audio Strap Foam Replacement now available to order!
Everyone agrees that the Deluxe Audio Strap is a great addition to the Vive and massively improves comfort for extended gaming sessions. The ergonomics mean the weight of the Vive is shifted from your face to the top of your head so there is less pressure, and less need for constant adjustments. This combined with built-in headphones makes it a must-have for Vive users.
We have developed a cleanable foam replacement so that now you can share the headset with friends without having to worry about the stock foam absorbing sweat and dirt. Our foam replacement is made from artificial PU leather meaning it doesn’t absorb any sweat and is super easy to clean between sessions. We recommend wiping down the foam with antibacterial wipes for the most hygienic practice.July 31, 2017
After using your Vive for too many hours, having showed it off to too many friends and experienced a few of the less than pleasant scenarios that come with sharing a headset, it’s time to do something about it. Great, you’ve just found out we exist! We’ve been quietly adding to our HTC Vive product range for over a year and now offer eight different solutions, but which one is right for you? Here we take a look at benefits of the different products so you can make a more informed choice.
VR is great for working out. Whether you’re intentionally trying to shift some pounds or you just get a little carried away playing Holopoint, sweat is a real problem and one of the big reasons people begin looking for alternative accessories. Whereas you might assume our popular PU leather foam replacements would be best for this, we actually recommend otherwise. These three products will help to control sweating and allow you to enjoy the HTC Vive harder, and for longer than ever before.
The disposable hygiene covers are made with a special moisture absorbing material making them perfect for sweaty VR sessions. The starter kit includes a ‘base foam’ that attaches to your Vive in place of the stock foam, the covers are then attached with a light adhesive for a secure fit. Don’t bother with the distracting, paper-thin ninja-masks.
Our Velour foam replacements are machine washable and designed to absorb sweat. The soft Velour material feels great on the skin and at 10mm it will result in an improved field of view. Sold in sets of two, when one gets sweaty just throw it in the washing machine and attach the second. Available in Grey and Black.
Our first ever accessory for the HTC Vive is still much loved by the VR community. It’s a simple cotton cover that attaches with Velcro straps over the stock foam adding an extra layer of protection. The covers absorb sweat well and are machine washable. Available in grey, red & blue.
Believe it or not, you can make your HTC Vive experiences more immersive by using thinner foam. The stock foam is attached with Velcro and can easily be pulled off, give it a try and see what it’s like to use the Vive with no foam at all – pretty uncomfortable and blurry probably but you’ll get an idea of the difference in FOV (field of view) compared with using the stock foam. These two foam replacements will improve FOV without compromising comfort too much.
HTC Vive Foam Replacement 6mm – $29.00 – Top Pick
Our highly reviewed 6mm Foam Replacement brings your eyes closer to the lenses and pushes immersion to the max. It’s made from PU leather for easy cleaning and better suited for less active experiences where you aren’t likely to sweat too much. Share your Vive with friends and family often? This is the foam for you.
As well as helping with sweat, the Velour foam replacement also improves immersion. Only slightly thicker than the 6mm PU leather variant, you will still notice a considerable difference in field of view with this foam.
If you regularly share your HTC Vive, whether it’s with friends and family at home, or you plan on using it at a demo with hundreds of people – hygiene has to be a major consideration. The stock foam on the HTC Vive can absorb sweat, dirt and germs that you don’t want to be sharing. Our PU leather foam replacements and covers have been scientifically tested to ensure no moisture is absorbed and the surface drys quickly using commercial antibacterial wipes.
The 14mm Foam Replacement attaches to the headset with Velcro in place of the stock foam so is simple to attach and remove. The PU leather doesn’t absorb any moisture and can be easily cleaned with antibacterial wipes between uses. The memory foam offers similar comfort to the stock foam making it perfect for demoing the Vive.
Our waterproof covers for the HTC Vive attach over the top of the stock foam with Velcro straps.The covers are designed for situations where hygiene is the number one priority. They can be submerged in water and fully disinfected making them ideal for hospitals and healthcare environments.July 21, 2017