HTC’s business has boomed ever since they released the Vive virtual reality headset. When it went on sale in April, they sold an impressive 15,000 units within the 1st 10 minutes, and continues to shift ever since.
The HTC Vive has a number of accessories available for users to help improve their virtual reality experience. You should know about these HTC Vive accessories, or attachments as you will, that may be make your life easier when using the HTC Vive.
HTC Vive Memory Foam Face
The HTC Vive Foam Replacement is another hygiene solution from Virtual Reality to protect your headset from getting sweaty while also ensuring a comfortable use. The 1.4 Ounces and 18mm foam will also give you a feel of immersion into the lenses for an increased field of view. VR Cover offers two pads of the HTC Vive Foam in a package, and you can interchange them easily at any time.
The pads are slimmer than the standard ones, and it will give you a good face hug. They are also machine-washable, and you can do a quick clean-up anytime the sweating is getting messy. You can as well make use of anti-bacterial wipes for a dry cleaning. With so much comfort and protection at about $29.00, this soft and breathable foam replacement will make a perfect alternative to Vive’s standard foam.
Hyperkin VR Lens Protectors
The Hyperkin HTC Vive VR Lens Protector Is an accessory to protect camera lenses or inside lenses against scratches. This product is specially designed as a protection for your VR head-mounted display lenses, to keep your vision secure, and to maintain a transparent vision. A protected lens can improve lens quality, guard immersion, and maintain a clear vision. The HTC Vive VR Lens package comes with two pieces of front-facing camera lens, cleaning papers, and applicator cards.
The Hyperkin HTC Vive VR Lens Protector is a must-have accessory for users that do not want to stain the lens with oils from their face or avoid scratches. Aligning the protector could be a bit challenging, and one needs to be very careful during the first usage, to avoid any form of a mishap on the eye-sight. The protector comes with a very flexible tab that can easily break, and you should be very careful when removing the thin film covering the lens. In case you mess up the first set of protector up, there is a second set for you as a replacement! It currently sells for $9.99.
Hyperkin HTC Vive GelShell Wand Silicone Skin
We often brush our HTC Vive controllers against the wall when gaming gets intense. This calls for the need to give the controllers an extra layer of protection from wear and tear. Hyperkin’s Gel Shell Wand Silicone Skin is designed for this. The 4.8 ounces Silicone skin will protect the controllers without interfering with the sensor’s functionality. It is available in different colors, and you can choose any.
Holding the controllers with the Silicone Skin protector on gives you a comfortable grip. Unfortunately, the skin is quite thin and may not protect the wand if it drops or crashes. The silicone skin will have been perfect if there is more protection around its head too. However, the skins still look admirable in various colors and will protect the wand from scratches. The Hyperkin HTC Vive Gel Shell Wand Silicone Skin sells for $16.99. We recommend this accessory for HTC Vive owners to prevent scratches and make the wand colorful.
Hyperkin HTC Vive GelShell Head Mounted Display Silicone Skin
There is no better way to protect your Vive headset from scratches and stains during gameplay than with Hyperkin’s Gel Shell Silicone Skin. The skin comes in a variety of colors. It is durable and will not affect the sensor’s functionality. This Silicone Skin will not only protect your HTC Vive Head-Mounted Display but also give it a sleek and awesome fiction vibe. Protecting your Vive Controller with Hyperlink’s Gel Shell Silicone skin costs $14.99, and this will add only 2.4 ounces to the overall weight of the Vive headset.
Installing the Silicone Skin can be done in minutes. Unplug the top cables, slide the controller into the skin’s opening and pull it over the rest of the controller. Though the Gel Shell skin isn’t too thick, it is more slippery when wet than when holding the controller directly and we hope this will be worked in so on. However, the skin smartly leaves room to the triggers and sensors to give an overall impressive look. We recommend this product to players who need an extra protection in style for their HTV Vive.
Fovitec Studio PRO – 2x 7’6″ Classic Light Stand Kit
The stand kit is manufactured by Studio Pro for HTC’s Vive lighthouse. It has a closed length of about 27 inches, and can be adjusted to a height of about 7 feet and 3 inches. It comes with a carrying bag, weighs about 8 pounds, and it’s been sold for $35.14. For a good stability, there is a rubber at its base to grip the ground. This lighthouse stand has a wide footprint, and it is compatible with different light heads.
This light-stand is basically for holding HTC’s Vive lighthouse up to a reasonable elevation for a good amount of illumination during gameplay. You can safely mount your base stations set-up on this stand anywhere, it can withstand up to 7lbs of weight. However, when trying to unscrew it, one needs to be careful with the grub screw as it could be damaged if carelessly handled.
MDW 2 Pcs Tripod Mini Ball Head for HTC VIVE Base Station
The MDW Tripod Mini Ball Head is a portable and easy to use mount for HTC’s Vive lighthouse. Its base is a 1/4″ and 3/8″ interchangeable mounting threads. In a single package, you will get two of the Tripod Mini Ball Heads. This is a very important tool in your HTC Vive setup to take care of the mounting of your lighthouse.
One important tool to suspend HTC’s Vive lighthouse is the 360 Degree Swivel Mini Tripod Ball Head. It is equipped with a rubber mat at its base to increase grip. The Tripod Mini Ball Head is very durable and it’s of the best quality as it is made from alloys of metal and aluminum. It costs about $10.99.
Amazon Basics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Amazon Basics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is a non-abrasive ultra-soft material that is perfect for cleaning-up the components of your HTC Vive. It is made of polyester and polyamide, and there are three different colors available. You can reuse the microfibers if you wish, but you will get 24 pieces of this cleaning cloth.
Amazon Basics’ Microfiber is a special cleaning cloth designed to wipe dirts off HTC’s Vive Components without leaving streaks on them. Amazon Basics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth comes in a pack of 24, and are reusable. As a way to maintain the microfiber cloths, you need to wash them with a special micro-detergent as regular detergents could damage them.