VR Cover After Christmas Sale 2022

After Christmas Sale 2022 - Limited-Time Offers

VR Cover After Christmas Sale 2022

Sale alert! We’re running an after Christmas promotion from now through 28 December 2022 (11.59 PM EST). Products for Meta/Oculus Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2 are available at discounts of up to 30%. We’re also offering discounts of up to 70% on accessories for other headsets.

Silicone, Cotton and Disposable Covers

The reduced prices make this the perfect time to buy that VR Cover add-on you’ve been eyeing on. Find at our store various hygiene solutions for sweaty workouts such as cotton, silicone and disposable covers.

VR Cover foam and strap products

Want to make your headset more wearable? Try our soft PU leather foam replacements, head strap foam pads and head strap replacements. They offer welcome relief from the pressure while providing additional support to create a more comfortable experience. For more product recommendations, check out our holiday gift guide.

**Bonus Offer** We’re giving away a free Silicone Cover for Quest 2 with every purchase. To activate the offer, just add the cover to your cart with the other items before checkout. Available while stocks last.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best VR Cover to Manage Sweat and Improve Comfort

The holiday season is a great time to buy that gamer in your life something special. To help you decide what to get, we’ve compiled a guide with suggestions on the perfect VR Cover accessory for them.

Fitness Interface and Foam Set for Oculus Quest 2

Vented Facial Interface

Few things are as annoying to gamers as having to pause a session to clean foggy lenses. To deal with this on the Meta/Oculus Quest 2, our Fitness set includes a facial interface that has passive air vents to prevent moisture from building up, especially during intense VR workouts. For extra comfort, the facial interface is also designed to flex and wrap around the face.

Facial Interface and Foam Standard Edition with Lens Cover

Facial Interface and Foam Replacements

In contrast to the stock face foams on many headsets, our replacement PU leather foams offer a surface that can be easily wiped clean. Replacement sets like those for Quest 2, HP Reverb G2 and Valve Index come with two pieces of foam pads, one thick and one thin, each providing a different degree of comfort and FOV. You also get our custom facial interface which allows you to fix the foams to it and adjust to your liking.

VR Cover Quest 2 Silicone, Cotton and Disposable Covers

Silicone, Cotton and Disposable VR Covers

Besides foam replacements, we have silicone, cotton and disposable covers to help with headset hygiene.

Silicone Covers

You can buy silicone covers for Quest 2, Quest, Rift S, Valve Index and HP Reverb G2 at our store. They are hypoallergenic and made of medical grade silicone. Ideal for shorter game sessions or passive VR like movie watching, they keep sweat off the foam and can be cleaned.

Cotton VR Covers

Our popular cotton VR Cover is available for nearly every major headset, like Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2. These washable fabric covers go over the stock foam, catching your sweat to minimize drips. Soft and comfortable, they are especially recommended for high-intensity VR fitness or workouts.

Disposable Covers

Single-use disposable covers are handy to have when the headset is shared with others. Simply stick them onto the facial interface and peel them off between sessions. You can get these options at the store: Disposable Hygiene Covers for Meta Quest 2, Universal Disposable Hygiene Cover for Stock Foam and Universal Disposable Hygiene Cover Starter Kit.

VR Cover Head Straps and Foams

Head Straps and Foam Pads

When you’re playing active games that involve vigorous movements or when the foam becomes wet with sweat, the headset can slip down your face. Adding a replacement head strap or a head strap foam pad will create a more snug-fitting experience.

The length on our straps for Quest 2 can be adjusted to achieve the right amount of comfort and stability.

Our head strap foam pads, available for Quest 2, Quest, HTC Vive and Vive Pro, softly cushion the back of the head and have an outer PU leather finish that is moisture-resistant and wipe-friendly.

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Controller Grips and Protectors

Controller Grips and Protection

Controller Grips

It is easy to forget to hold the Quest 2 Touch Controllers when you’re throwing objects in VR. Our Controller Grips have a strap to keep the devices safely in your grasp, preventing them from being dropped.

Halo Controller Protector

If you’re worried about the controllers colliding with the furniture, walls, or even each other, the Halo Controller Protectors are useful to have as they are built to absorb small knocks and minimize any damage caused as a result.

VR Cover Lens Protection Accessories

Lens Protection

Lens Cover

Even if the headset is stowed away in a safe place, for extra protection, you should consider getting our soft Lens Cover to keep the display in tip-top shape. Made for Quest 2, it covers the lens completely to protect from scratches, dust and sunlight.

Lens Protector

Our high-quality lens protector contains anti-smudge, abrasion-resistant, and oil-proof coatings to keep minor scratches, fingerprints and other smudges at bay. To reduce eye fatigue, they also have a blue light filter to block out some of the damaging digital light.

Glass Spacer

For those who wear glasses while using the headset, it’s worth having the XL Spacer or VR Cover Facial Interface Spacer installed. They add a bit more room before the lens so that the glasses do not brush up against them.

Quest 2 Carrying Case

Carrying Case

Keep the headset and controllers safe from harm with our Carrying Case. The compartments are form-fitting so that the devices slot in perfectly. There are straps to hold the equipment in place too. Two zip pockets offer storage space for smaller objects. The case also features a short carry handle and an attachable shoulder strap.

2m and 5m VR Cover Premium USB-C Cable for Oculus Quest 2

USB-C Cables

Supporting fast data transfer speeds, Power Delivery and up to 20V/3A charging, our premium USB-C cables are strong, durable and flexible. They are available in 5m (16.4ft) lengths which are great for PCVR games that demand more movement within the play space, and 2m (6.5ft) lengths which are suitable for seated games and hooking the headset up to the PC or power outlet.

Other Products

Retro VR Sweatshirt 100% Merino Wool

100% Merino Wool Retro VR Sweatshirt

Experience VR in the most comfortable way possible – with our merino wool, moisture-wicking VR sweatshirt. Heavyweight yet soft, it sports a one-of-a-kind VR inspired design that’s sure to catch people’s attention. As it will keep you toasty in winter and cool in summer, it’s a great all-weather sweatshirt to have.

Skin Friendly VR HMD Cleaning Wipes

Skin Friendly VR HMD Cleaning Wipes

Our antibacterial hygiene wipes destroy 99.9% of germs without harming your headset or causing skin irritation. Use them on your VR Cover PU leather foams to remove sweat and dirt. They are convenient to have around for quick wipe-downs or to sanitize a shared headset in-between users.

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VR Cover Fitness Bundle for Meta Oculus Quest 2

Save on the Top 3 VR Cover Accessories with the new Fitness Bundle for Meta Quest 2

VR Cover Fitness Bundle for Meta Oculus Quest 2

We’re excited to announce a new offering released today at our regional stores – the VR Cover Fitness Bundle for Meta/Oculus Quest 2. It includes 3 of our most popular items, the Fitness Set, Controller Grips and Halo Controller Protector.

Together, they make up the ultimate collection of accessories that will enable you to get the most out of your Quest 2. And what’s even better is you’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundled set.

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Need more reasons why they are an absolute must-buy? Check out the following benefits!

Fitness Interface and Foam Set for Oculus Quest 2
Fitness Interface and Foam Set for Oculus Quest 2

Fitness Facial Interface and Foam Set

  • Less fogging: Passive air vents on the facial interface enhance airflow and reduce the build-up of moisture on the lens.
  • Increased comfort: The soft memory foam pads and flexible facial interface work together to provide an ergonomic experience, making the headset more comfortable to wear.
  • Greater immersion: The ultra-slim Minimal foam brings your eyes closer to the lens to create a wider FOV.
  • No-fuss hygiene: Our PU leather foams are very easy to clean! Just wipe them down to remove sweat and dirt.

Dark Grey Controller Grips for Oculus Quest 2

Controller Grips

  • Safe and secure – Included with the grips are knuckle straps that allow you to keep the controllers securely attached to your hands even when you let go.
  • Freedom to move – Tighten the straps and you can move your hands however you like without worrying about dropping the controllers.
  • Better grip – The non-slip, textured material helps sweaty palms maintain a firm grasp.
  • Adjustable straps – The grips are suitable for different hand sizes as the straps can be adjusted to fit the wearer.

Halo Controller Protector for Oculus Quest 2

Halo Controller Protector

  • Additional safeguard – If the controllers are accidentally knocked into other objects, the protectors can minimize any potential damage by absorbing some of the impact.
  • Smooth tracking – There is no interference with the tracking as the protector rings have large holes over where the LEDs are located on the controllers.

Ready to upgrade your Quest 2 and experience the best VR ever? Order the VR Cover Fitness Bundle now.

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VR Cover Black Friday 2022

Enjoy up to 70% off with our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

VR Cover Black Friday 2022

Our biggest sale ever is here. Now through 29 November (7am EST), you can enjoy discounts of up to 70% at our regional stores. Here are just some of the many accessories on offer:

Sale Price US$/€26.10 (Usual Price US$/€29.00)

The Fitness interface features a vented design that allows better air flow. This greatly reduces the build-up of moisture, so you don’t have to deal with foggy lenses during gaming.

You get 2 wipeable PU leather foams in the set – Standard (thick) and Minimal (thin). The slimmer foam brings you closer to the display for that immersive experience while the regular foam provides a more padded feel around the eyes. There is also a detachable nose guard to block excess light.

Sale Price US$/€20.30 (Usual Price US$/€29.00)

Take back control of the game. Our grips have knuckle straps to secure the controllers to your hands, allowing you to swing your arms confidently without fear of dropping the devices or sending them flying across the room. The textured, non-slip material also makes it easier to hold onto the controllers when your hands turn sweaty.

Sale Price US$33.15 (Usual Price US$39.00)

If you tend to end up with red marks on your face after wearing the Valve Index, then our foam interface kit is just for you. The memory foam pads absorb some of the weight of the device and ease the pressure. We’ve also included two soft wedges to fix light leaks near the eyes. Easily add the parts to your headset – it only takes a quick assemble to enhance your Valve Index experience.

Sale Price US$/€24.65 (Usual Price US$/€29.00)

A hygienic alternative to the original face gasket, our replacement facial interface and foam pad are simple to install and easy to clean. Two foams, Standard and Comfort, are included to help you pick one that fits better on you. They can be adjusted on the facial interface until they feel exactly right.

Sale Price US$18.75 – US$21.25 (Usual Price US$25.00)

This necessary addition makes your HTC Vive more wearable. The soft memory foam gently cushions the back of the head, delivering a higher level of comfort that is very much welcome in extended gaming sessions. It can be used to increase the snugness of the headset as well.

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Accessories for Meta Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2

Accessories for other headsets

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VR Fitness Apps to Work Out Your Body, Arms and Legs

A man works out in a VR headset.

September is a great month to kick-start a VR fitness routine if you’re thinking of getting in shape. The weather is cooler. It’s easier to schedule workouts without the distractions of the summer break. Importantly, you’re giving your body ample time before the year-end festivities to get used to rigorous activity and lose weight.

There is a whole bunch of VR fitness apps to cater to every workout goal. We thought it’d be helpful to round up some of the best Quest 2 games so that you can make the most out of your at-home routine, whether it’s exercising your core body muscles, arms or legs.

Full-body workout

Supernatural (Boxing)

Supernatural Boxing is designed to give you a full-body cardio workout that will leave you feeling tired, sore but exhilarated. Guided by A+ coaches, you punch, block and shuffle to the beat of hit songs from all genres of music while immersed in a 360-degree virtual reality set in stunning locations. There are different intensity levels to suit your skill level. If you’re new to boxing, you can pick up the basics like how to throw the perfect jab or hook, all the while activating your lower body and core muscles.


FitXR’s high intensity interval training classes combine fitness and reaction-based challenges to get your heart rate up. Each session is a short burst of vigorous orb-punching involving lots of arm and upper body movements and also plenty of squats to work out those glutes and leg muscles. During rest periods in between the exercises, an avatar prepares you for the next moves with a demonstration. The classes are not rhythm-based; rather, they focus on pushing you to do better to keep you engaged and help you improve your endurance, agility and speed.

Product recommendations

Hygiene and VR Fitness go hand in hand because you’re going to work up a sweat. You’d want to protect your headset with our Facial Interface & Foam Replacement accessories for Meta/Oculus Quest 2. The foam pads come in PU leather and can be wiped down, unlike the stock foam.

Check out also the facial interface in the Fitness Set which features extra passive vents to allow better air flow and prevent the lens from fogging up.

The washable cotton VR Cover is a great hygienic option too. Absorbent and comfortable, the cover wicks sweat away from your face. No more messy drips while you play.

Arms and shoulders workout

Beat Saber

Any game with a lightsaber as the weapon of choice gets our vote. In Beat Saber, you’re given two lightsabers to slice incoming blocks. Movements are perfectly timed to match the rhythm of the music. The higher the difficulty level, the faster you’d need to swing those lightsabers and this can supply a decent arm and shoulder workout. At Expert modes, you’re also relying more on your wrists and forearms to slice quickly and precisely. Even if you’re not into the fitness aspect of it, Beat Saber is still a must-have VR game as it’s highly enjoyable and addictive.

The Climb and Climb 2

The Climb and Climb 2 are VR rock climbing apps that can give your upper body, specifically your triceps and shoulders, a nice workout. The gameplay simulates real-world environments, so you could be dangling over a precipice or navigating between skyscrapers. In Climb 2, the sequel, they’ve upped the stakes with distractions that can cause you to lose your grip or deplete your stamina. There are also useful objects like ziplines to aid your climb. The game is mentally challenging as well because you’re constantly making decisions on where to go and when and how to move. Your reward? Spectacular views at the top and a satisfying burn in your shoulders afterwards.

Product recommendations

All the lightsaber and climbing action can make your palms really sweaty. Our non-slip Controller Grips for Meta/Oculus Quest 2 have knuckle straps to keep your controllers firmly in your grasp. Also, our Halo Controller Protector is just what you need if you’d like to swing with even more confidence and not worry about knocks to the controller rings.

Legs workout

Synth Riders

Billed as a dance-action rhythm game, Synth Riders aims to make you move your entire body as you hit orbs and ride a unique rail system in a neon-lit world. It’s easy to get into the flow of the game quickly and because of the strategically placed objects that come whizzing at you, forcing you to dodge left and right, your body feels like it’s bopping to the music. Higher difficulty levels present more obstacles, giving you plenty of opportunities to work the hips and legs.

Pistol Whip

Go John Wick style in this rhythmic shooter game. Pistol Whip lets you decimate your enemies in a choreographed-like sequence of rapid firing, weaving and ducking. To avoid the constant barrage of obstacles and bullets, you’re forced to repeatedly dodge below chest level which is great for flexing your leg muscles. For those who believe they ARE John Wick, there are several ways to crank up the workout such as increasing the difficulty level and enabling the dual weapon and ‘No Fail’ modes.

Product recommendations

Active games are great fun in a group as watching someone perform the movements can be very entertaining. Our medical grade Silicone Cover is ideal for sharing. It prevents sweat from soaking into the stock foam and can be quickly wiped clean before the headset is passed on to the next user. Disposable options such as the Disposable Hygiene Covers for Meta/Oculus Quest 2 and the Universal Disposable Hygiene Cover for Stock Foam are also available.

Newegg VR Cover launch

New VR Cover online store launched on Newegg!

Newegg VR Cover launch

When you’re next on Newegg shopping for hardware to upgrade your PC VR rig, be sure to check out our store there. That’s right, VR Cover is now on Newegg (US) which not only makes our products even more accessible, it also offers you the opportunity to take advantage of offers exclusive to Newegg when buying from their marketplace. Read on to see what we have in store now.

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Fitness Facial Interface & Foam with XL Spacer for Meta Quest 2

Our Fitness Facial Interface and Foam improve the experience of working out in VR. How so? The facial interface is lined with multiple vents to circulate air, so the lens can stay fog-free for longer. The foams are soft and comfortable and do not soak up sweat like the original foam. Designed in PU leather, they can be wiped clean. You get a thin and thick foam in the set to try on for a custom fit.

We’ve also included one XL Spacer for those who wear glasses with the headset and need a bit more room before the lens.

The facial interface is available in dark blue and grey. The set also includes a lens cover.

Grips and halo protector

Controller Grips for Meta Quest 2

While the Quest 2 controllers have wrist straps to prevent the devices from being dropped during gaming, an additional strap over the knuckles gives you the option to have the controllers close to your hands without the need to hold on to them all the time. Our Controller Grips feature adjustable knuckle straps, plus anti-slip sleeves that keep the handles from getting sweat-stained.

Halo Controller Protector Set for Meta Quest 2

When playing in a small space, there’s a higher risk of bumping your controllers against other objects, so you’d want the Halo Controller Protectors as well. These form a protective ring around the halos in case of accidental collisions.

Silicone and disposable cover

Silicone Cover for Meta Quest 2

To maintain foam hygiene and comfort, we offer washable silicone covers that go over the original foam. Made of medical grade silicone that is unoiled and hypoallergenic, the covers are useful in keeping your headset clean and sweat-free.

Available in different colors.

Universal Disposable Hygiene Cover for Stock Foam

These covers have absorbent layers to catch most of your sweat so that the stock foam does not end up sodden after a workout. They can be applied to the sides of the facial interface by using the adhesive tabs. A disposable solution, they make ideal covers when the headset is being shared.

Sold in a pack of 50 pieces. Suitable for use on different headsets.

Lens protector, lens cover

Lens Protector for Meta Quest 2

A good VR experience is enjoyed when there is optimal visual clarity. Our Lens Protectors not only shield the lens in the headset from knocks and bumps, they also keep scratches and smudges off the protector lens with their oil-proof, abrasion-resistant and anti-smudge coatings. There is also a blue light coating to filter out some of the digital light which can cause eye fatigue.

Lens Cover for Meta Quest 2

A simple yet effective lens protection solution, the Lens Cover is a soft, one-piece covering that fits over the display to prevent light damage and scratches.

Elite Headstrap Foam Pad

Elite Headstrap Foam Pad for Meta Quest 2

For those using the Elite strap on the Quest 2, our Elite Headstrap Foam Pad will cushion the back of your head to make the strap more snug and comfortable there. It also relieves some of the pressure that can come from wearing the headset in longer gaming sessions.

Facial Interface and Foam Replacement for HP Reverb G2

Facial Interface & Foam Replacement for HP Reverb G2

Looking to upgrade your HP Reverb G2? Our Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Set made for the V1 headset is a great alternative to the original face gasket as the PU leather foam pads (Standard and Comfort) can be wiped clean. And while the Standard foam is similar in size to the stock foam, the Comfort foam is thicker and softer. The foam pads are adjustable on the facial interface which has a removable nose guard to reduce light leakage.

5 Day June Sale 2022 VR Cover

Limited-Time Sale: Up to 30% Off on Selected Accessories for Meta Quest 2

5 Day June Sale 2022 VR Cover

You love that your Meta Quest 2 allows you to escape the drudgery of real life. Over time however, after playing several rounds of intense games, it can start to get uncomfortable as sweat and grease begin to build up on the headset. Never mind the dangers in a zombie apocalypse. It’s what’s lurking in the foam that can spoil your VR experience. Luckily, we have a variety of solutions to help you keep your device clean and fresh. From washable covers to wipeable foam replacements, our store offers accessories designed to enhance VR hygiene, comfort and enjoyment.

What’s even better is that these essential add-ons are now available for less. From today until Monday, 13 June 2022, 8am ET, you can get up to 30% off when you shop the products.

Fitness Facial Interface and Foam Set for Meta Quest 2

VR Cover Fitness set

To help with fogging issues, the Fitness Facial Interface has multiple passive vents to increase air flow and reduce moisture build-up on the lens. The leather foams come in PU leather, making it easy to wipe the sweat off the surface after a VR session. Plus, the thin Minimal foam included in this set can offer a more immersive experience as you will be closer to the display.

The facial interface is available in dark blue and dark grey.

Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Set for Meta Quest 2 (Standard Edition)

VR Cover Standard Edition

Thick and soft, the Comfort foam in this set feels like a pillow on your face. With the extra cushioning relieving some of the pressure from the headset, you can easily spend a longer time in VR.

The PU leather foams also offer wipe-clean convenience for hygiene maintenance.

VR Cover for Meta Quest 2

VR Cover cotton cover

Made of 2 layers of 100% cotton, the VR Cover is just what you need to catch those drips before they ruin your headset. The cover also protects the foam from dirt or stray hair.

**FREE COVER** Get a free Silicone Cover for Meta Quest 2 with your order. Activate the offer by simply adding one cover to your cart with the other items before checkout.

The promotions are available at our regional stores only. Click the links below to shop.

US Store (ships to the US, Canada and Mexico)
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Worldwide Store (for other destinations)

Can You Get Fit in VR?

Can You Get Fit in VR?

Can You Get Fit in VR?

Since the pandemic, more people have been turning to VR for workouts. With limited access to gyms because of lockdowns, many are able to find exercise through VR apps. Whether it is burning calories, engaging in high-intensity cardio or building muscle, getting fit can be achieved with a VR headset.

While gyms may be open again, interest in VR fitness remains strong as Google Trends show. So what are some of the reasons for the demand?

Fun and Immersive Experiences

We can all agree that fitness should be fun, something that VR accomplishes so well with amazing visuals, gameplay and sound. Meta Quest, in a recent ad, declared that “cardio that doesn’t suck is ready”. Head over to their store to browse the huge variety of VR titles. From apps designed for fitness to intense action games, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained while giving you a full-body workout.

Some popular titles worth checking out include:

  • Exercise apps – FitXR, Supernatural, Les Mills Bodycombat, HoloFit, VZFit
  • Rhythm games – Beat Saber, Synth Riders, Oh Shape, Pistol Whip
  • Action games – Until You Fall, Superhot VR, Phantom: Covert Ops, In Death: Unchained, Space Pirate Trainer
  • Sports-focused apps – The Climb, Thrill of the Fight, Creed, Holopoint, Carve Snowboarding, Eleven (Table Tennis)

These apps are so fun and immersive that you forget about the physical exertion. With Supernatural, for example, you smash oncoming targets with your controllers while squatting and lunging to fit inside triangles. There are hundreds of workouts guided by real life trainers and you get to do them to the beat of awesome music while standing in stunning landscapes.

FitXR combines a great mix of video gaming and working out. It offers HIIT, boxing, and dance classes accompanied by an excellent soundtrack and motivational instructors. There is even a Multiplayer feature which lets you work out with a small group of people at the same time.

Effective Workouts

But can VR really make you fit? Fitness apps are certainly designed to do just that. They typically have you performing a combination of moves that you do not usually do in real-life workouts. VR games that are not fitness-focused can also be physically demanding enough to leave you feeling sore in places you never knew existed. In Beat Saber, a game that involves slashing cubes and dodging walls, the sessions level up in difficulty, requiring faster and more body movements. Much like actual sports and exercise, apps like Supernatural and Beat Saber can improve hand-eye coordination and reaction time.

For your VR workouts, you can use a Quest 2 movement tracker to keep track of the calories you burn, the amount of time you are physically active in VR and personal goals reached.

The Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise measures the metabolic impact of VR games and compares them to exercises like running and biking. In Beat Saber’s case, it has a similar calorie burn rate as playing tennis.

The high metabolic rate from these games is partly attributed to people expending more energy without realizing it. This is because the immersive experience VR provides is oftentimes more motivating than working out in a gym. Key to maintaining engagement is gamification which rewards players to encourage them to do more.

Not everyone is in favor of working out in the virtual realm, at least not yet. The cost and weight of VR headsets are barriers to the wide adoption of VR for fitness. Sweating into the gear is also something many are uncomfortable with though managing the hygiene aspect of it is easy with solutions like the VR Cover Fitness Facial Interface and Foam Set for Meta Quest 2.

Despite these challenges, this form of medium is steadily gaining popularity and acceptance that working out in VR can get you fit. From personal trainers to athletes, VR apps are being used more and more to supplement or replace traditional training methods. As the technology continues to evolve, VR certainly has the potential to further revolutionize how we work out and become an integral part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Ways to Make Your Meta/Oculus Quest 2 More Comfortable

Ways to Make Your Meta Quest 2 More Comfortable

Ways to Make Your Meta/Oculus Quest 2 More Comfortable

If you are looking to make your Meta Quest 2 more comfortable, read on! We have included some useful advice here on relieving the pressure from the front-heavy headset, getting the best fit for your glasses and accessory recommendations that will enhance comfort and improve your VR experience.

When Meta launched Quest 2 in 2020, one of the improvements highlighted about the new headset was the weight. Quest 2 is 10% lighter than the original Quest.

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset is also lighter than the previous generation. LIkewise, Apple could potentially release an AR/VR headset that is slimmer in design than the current crop of devices on the market.

Making headsets smaller and lighter is a goal among VR manufacturers. Reducing the weight will enable people to wear the headset longer and spend more time in VR.

It is a common gripe that the headsets today feel heavy, leave pressure marks on the face after a session and even cause neck pain.

Another complaint is the foam gaskets can quickly become hotbeds of germs as sweat and dirt get trapped in the porous material. Wearing a dirty headset spoils the immersion because you would be less focused on the game and more worried about catching something nasty.

Wearing glasses with the headset can also be uncomfortable for some people, especially if the prescription frames are thicker than the recommended guidelines from manufacturers.

Let us now look at some ways to address each issue and how we can improve the level of comfort.

Reduce the Pressure

One way to make the VR headset less painful on the head is to adjust the head strap. Make sure the head strap is not too tight or too loose. The head strap should be tight enough that the VR headset does not move around on your head but loose enough that it is comfortable. Try to get the headset to sit evenly on your face; otherwise, it can cause pressure points and discomfort.

Another way to make the head strap more comfortable is to get an Elite Strap or a halo style strap. These head straps are designed to take some pressure off the face by redistributing it to the top of your head.

The extra weight at the back of the Elite strap also acts as a counterbalance to the front-heavy headset. The Elite Strap with Battery offers a similar benefit except it packs even more weight in the rear since it includes an extra battery.

For a solution that complements the Elite Strap, there is the VR Cover Elite Headstrap Foam Pad which cups the back of your head with soft cushioning and makes the strap feel more snug and ergonomic.

Wearing Prescription Glasses with the Headset

If you are using the original strap on Quest 2, you would want the strap to go on last. We suggest wearing the headset this way:

  1. Place the headset on your face and fit your glasses inside, making sure they are not touching the lens.
  2. Bring the strap over your head.
  3. If your glasses are pressing uncomfortably against you at this point, try pushing forward the arms of the frames just above your ears. This will shift them slightly away from your eyes.
  4. Adjust the strap on the sides so that they are not pressing your ears against the frames.

Thicker prescription glasses can benefit from using a glasses spacer, whether it is the spacer that comes with the headset or the VR Cover versions – XL Spacer (FAQs here) and VR Cover Facial Interface Spacer (FAQs here). A glasses spacer creates a bit more gap between your glasses and the lens and reduces the possibility of them brushing up against each other and causing scratches.

You can also consider switching to custom made prescription lens inserts. With them, you never have to worry about how your glasses are fitting in the headset or potential scratches to the lens. VR Lens Lab sells prescription lens inserts specially designed for different headsets.

Enhance Hygiene

Always wipe down the headset before and after every VR session. Use a microfiber cloth or anti-bacterial wipes. We recommend alcohol-free and skin-friendly wipes as these will not harm the surface of the headset or leave a sticky residue.

For a more sanitary option, try utilizing a washable VR Cover, Silicone Cover or a wipeable, adjustable foam replacement such as the Facial Interface and Foam Replacement or the Fitness Facial Interface and Foam Replacement. These cleanable accessories not only reduce the build-up of sweat and dirt, they also extend the shelf life of your equipment by keeping it in good condition for longer.

Disposable covers are convenient to have in a multi-user setting where you need a quick change of covers before passing the headset on to another person.

By following some of these tips, you will be able to get the most out of your headset, improve the comfort and experience the best possible VR.

How to clean your VR Headset

How to Clean Your VR Headset

How to clean your VR Headset

In this article, we share some tips on how to clean your VR headset safely and effectively. We hope that this information will help you enjoy VR without having to worry about wearing a grubby headset!

VR headsets are becoming increasingly popular as the technology continues to develop and make these devices more comfortable and accessible.

However, one often overlooked aspect of VR is hygiene maintenance. Sweat and other bodily detritus, which easily build up on these devices, attract pathogens. Maintaining good hygiene reduces their growth and spread between sessions and multiple users. Regular cleaning also removes dirt which, if left to accumulate, can damage the hardware.

If the cleaning sounds like a lot of work, it’s not! Keeping your equipment in good, clean condition simply requires following a few best practices like these listed below.

Tips on Cleaning Your VR headset

    1. Wash your hands before handling the headset.
    2. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the inside and outside of the headset before and after every use.
    3. Anti-bacterial wipes may be used to clean everything except the lens. We recommend alcohol-free wipes as alcohol-based ones can leave a residue or damage the surface of the headset and the lens.
    4. You should refer to the manufacturers’ guidelines as well. For example, Meta suggests cleaning products like Wexford Cleancide or Lysol wipes. The company’s website advises wetting the surface with the wipes “until it is visibly wet”. The equipment should air dry completely before the next use.
    5. To clean the lens, use a dry microfiber or optical lens cloth. Clean off smudges in a circular motion by starting from the center of the lens and moving outwards. Do not use liquid, alcohol-based or chemical cleansers. Handwashing the cloth frequently with soap and water will prevent transferring dirt and grease back onto the lens when you use the cloth again.
    6. It is a good idea to remove detachable parts like the facial interface and head strap as doing so allows you to get to the dirt trapped inside crevices.
    7. If the head strap is stained, you can try washing it with cold water and soap.
    8. Use a dry cloth or non-abrasive anti-bacterial wipes to clean your controllers.

Hygiene and Comfort Accessories for Meta Quest 2

Besides following the recommendations on how to clean your VR headset, you can also get some VR accessories to enhance hygiene.

For Quest 2, using a protective cover such as the VR Cover or Silicone Cover over the original foam gasket makes the job of wiping up so much easier as they will keep most dirt off your device. An extra bonus is these covers can be handwashed and be fresh and clean for your next VR session.

Another option is to replace the original foam gasket with wipeable foam pads. We offer the following kits in different designs for Quest 2:

Stow away the headset and controllers when you are not using them. A carrying case like this protects the equipment from dust and other elements.

You can shop for solutions for other headsets here.

As you can see, it is not difficult to keep your devices in great shape. Just a bit of regular care and some hygiene accessories will help put your worries aside and let you fully enjoy your VR adventures.