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I Found The Perfect Basestation Tripods

From conferences to friends houses, I've had my fair share of setting up and taking down my Vive. I've tried all types of stands hoping to find the perfect solution. Some are okay, and others are great. But nothing has been perfect for me yet. So I set out to create the best stand on the market. To me, the best stand is made with four sections, and compact so it is easy to travel with. It wouldn't have springs that rattle from the base stations, and legs stands that have a narrow footprint, increasing the size of the play area. The following list below is my review of the best stands for Vive, depending on your preference and features you are looking for. The first one listed is the one I made. It's available for pre-order now, and shipping May 4th- May 8th. If you see any that aren't listed that you would like to share feel free to email me at shawn@basreality.co.

 

Base Reality

PROS

  • Designed to collapse as small as possible (made with four sections instead of three).
  • The leg stands have a narrowest footprint increasing the size of your play space.
  • Comes with flexible 1/4" ball head for best tracking coverage
  • It is compact.  Collapsed - 20.8" | Extended - 6'4"

CONS

  • If you plan on using this stand for other use cases like lights I wouldn't recommend it.

80 Inch Aluminum Alloy Stand With Ball Head 

PROS

  • It comes with a 1/4" adjustable mini ball head
  • Two clips that connect holding the wire to the pole
  • Measures 27.5" when collapsed, and 80" when extended
  • Great for instances where you only need one stand

CONS

  • It has a slight wobble
  • Feels cheap

 

Two 9ft Photo Studio Light Stands

PROS

  • Measures 38" when collapsed, and 102" when extended
  • More rugged feels sturdy
  • No springs in the center pole (springs rattle from the base stations)  

CONS

  • These do not come with 1/4" mini ball head or clips
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    Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand

    PROS

    • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
    • 5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Threaded Top
    • Very Sturdy

    CONS

    • If you are on a budget this is more expensive than the others listed
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       Classic Light Stand Kit

      PROS

      • Includes a carrying bag for storage and trips
      • Feels sturdy, very wide foot-print

      CONS

      • They are spring loaded.  Springs in the poles make noise from the vibrations of the base stations
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