Not sure what to get your VR gamer special someone for Christmas? I've tested various different accessories for the Vive, and here is a must have wish-list with some of my favorite accessories. Hope you enjoy it. If you find other accessories that you've tested and should be added to the list please email me at Shawn@Basereality.co
Stating the obvious, but at some point every VR gamer gets so immersed that they forget about the outside world. Accidents happen and sometimes the controllers hit walls, tables, or even fly out of gamers hands. My friend hit the controller against the table and the controller broke. That was it for the night. Everyone went home and it was a major buzz kill. Learn from my mistake of not having a backup controller.
Help distinguish your Vive by getting these cool multi-colored silicone skins. They don't interfere with the sensors and add an extra layer of protection from potential scratches on your headset or controllers. Keep in mind they won't protect the headset or controllers if you drop them, but really cool that they have them in different colors.
This is a great gift option for that brother or boyfriend who plays VR so much that they sweat. This memory foam pad hugs your face. It is super comfortable and a nice upgrade from the original pad that vive comes with.
These gifts are a no-brainer for that gamer who constantly leaves their headset out or is constantly traveling with their vive. (we make these) This Lens cover is a simple idea that can save you tons of money by helping protect your lenses on your headset. The case is an authentic Pelican case made in the USA. The case is waterproof, shockproof, and made out of military grade plastic.
This is a cool way to see and use your hands in VR using Leap Motion's proprietary hand tracking software. The demo videos are really neat.
Sugru is amazing. It is the simplest item on this wish-list. It is not necessarily for VR but it is so universal I thought I would include it on the list. It is a self-setting rubber, formed by hand and cures at room temperature overnight. This would be an ideal gift for someone who is creative and even a do-it-yourselfer. I use mine for hanging my headphones on like the above picture.
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