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Guide to Traveling with VR Equipment

Guide to Traveling with VR Equipment

By Brandon Kerman, August 1st, 2019 Whether you're a frequent expo exhibitor or just an avid VR enthusiast who enjoys sharing the experience of virtual reality with friends and family, chances are that at some point you may want to travel with your VR equipment. This ultimate guide includes tips, tricks, and things to consider when traveling by flight with your VR equipment. 1. Preparation Before Trip Imagine this... You've packed up your VR headset and all of the components needed (or so you think) to hop into virtual reality at the end of your destination. You're so excited, you're practically shaking...

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Best Headphones for the Oculus Quest

Best Headphones for the Oculus Quest

By Brandon Kerman, June 6th, 2019 The Oculus Quest ships with positional audio built directly into the headset to support the VR experience offered by the standalone device. While the sound quality is sufficient, we believe that using an external pair of headphones is the way to go for a truly immersive experience without projecting sound to everyone around you.  To really feel like you're in the middle of the action with your Oculus Quest, you need superior audio to accompany the amazing visuals. Wired headphones are as simple as plug-and-play, since the Quest supports an audio jack on both sides of...

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Best AA Batteries for Oculus Quest Controllers

Best AA Batteries for Oculus Quest Controllers

By Brandon Kerman, June 27th, 2019 If you're also looking for simple tricks you can use improve the Quest's headset battery life, check out our article here. The Oculus Quest Touch controllers are the pair of tracked controllers that give you hand presence—the feeling that your virtual hands within the Quest experience are actually your own. Unlike the headset of the Quest, these Touch controllers are non-rechargeable, meaning they each need a AA battery to operate. Since they are the only part of the Oculus Quest that requires anything to be swapped out, the less swapping the better. Here is our list...

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Best Travel Cases for the Oculus Quest

Best Travel Cases for the Oculus Quest

By Brandon Kerman, June 20, 2019 The Oculus Quest is Oculus' first all-in-one VR gaming system. The headset offers a premium virtual reality experience, comparable to that of PC-tethered VR devices, without needing to be tethered to a PC. It is for that reason that one of the Quest's main perks is the fact that it is so portable. It sells itself as a "pick-up-and-play" device, without the need of an extraneous setup. It is a perfect device for traveling, taking VR on the go, and is a fun device to bring to parties.  The Oculus Quest does have components that are sensitive...

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Improve Oculus Quest Battery Life: Simple Tricks You Can Use Now

Improve Oculus Quest Battery Life: Simple Tricks You Can Use Now

By Brandon Kerman, June 6th, 2019 The Oculus Quest is Oculus' first all-in-one VR gaming system. The headset offers a premium virtual reality experience, comparable to that of PC-tethered VR devices, without needing to be tethered to a PC. Because the Quest does not need to connect to a PC to power it, it runs on its own rechargeable power supply. Oculus claims the Quest will run for roughly 2-3 hours on a single charge (a little less for games, and a little more if you are just watching videos), and my testing showed that this claim is fairly accurate. I found...

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