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Watch How to Maintain the PlayStation VR Lightshield

So you’ve excitedly received your PlayStation VR after months of waiting, downloaded a ton of content and dived into hours worth of virtual reality (VR) goodness. Then invited mates round to show off your latest purchase, each wanting longer gameplay sessions on titles such as Battlezone or EVE: Valkyrie. After all that the PlayStation VR’s been nestled on several possible sweaty faces, and the rubber lightshield is going to need a proper clean, not just a wipe down, so Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has released a video detailing the best way to do it.

Admittedly the video isn’t the most exciting to watch, but it does demonstrate the best way to remove the shield for easy cleaning. Simple rubber lugs fix into the main body of the unit, which can then be popped out one by one. After the lightshield is removed it can then be washed under running water, just remember to let it dry before re-fixing to the PlayStation VR, you definitely don’t want water on that.

The design certainly shows SIE were thinking about hygiene when designing the head-mounted display (HMD), as the Oculus Rift for example only has a foam surround for comfort and to stop light entering. Foam isn’t as suitable to wash as rubber is.

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