If you’ve ever used a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at an event or expo, then you just might’ve had an unpleasant experience. VR is great, but strapping a heavy plastic display to your head can get heavy – and a bit sweaty. Multiply that sweat by the number of people using the HMD on any given day and, well, that’s a recipe for disaster.
Luckily though, at least one company, VR Cover, is determined to wipe away the sweaty brow of VR enthusiasts everywhere, with new hygienic covers for HTC Vive HMDs.
Hopefully we’ll see these quickly become a mainstay of stands showcasing VR games and experiences at events, but you can buy some yourself too for your HTC Vive at home.
The HTC Vive Disposable Hygiene Covers absorb sweat, are comfortable and can be attached and removed easily thanks a special adhesive.
They are designed with HTC Vive Base Foam, another product offered by VR Cover, which is included in the starter kit, and extra disposable hygiene covers are also available for purchase.
The product page suggests its good if you’re passing your HMD around your friends often – or if any are particularly sweaty, we suppose. Extra hygiene covers can be bought for between $5.00 USD for 10, or $29.00 USD for 100. If you’re interested, take a look at the HTC Vive Disposable Hygiene Covers on the VR Cover website.
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