Taking care of your PlayStation VR means making sure that it stays nice and clean. After all, nobody wants to accidentally overheat their system because of dust, or wear a headset that is covered in someone else's germs. Thankfully, keeping your system clean is quite easy and we've got all the details for you here!
Suggested materials to have on hand
There are plenty of handy-dandy tools to keep around when it comes to making sure your PlayStation VR is not only clean, but sanitary. Not only are they simple and cheap, but you probably already have these items laying around your house!
- Can of compressed air
- Microfiber cloth
- Disinfectant wipe
- Streak preventing sprays like Windex
- And finally, paper towels!
Once you've got yourself good to go with this list (or what you can of the list) then carry on to see the best ways of using them!
Compressed air, Microfiber cloth, and Q-Tips
The first thing that you can do to keep your system clean is to use a can of compressed air to make sure that the vents on the processing unit don't get choked up with dust. You can get the nozzle into areas you normally can't reach with a microfiber cloth. This is the easiest thing to keep your system running at it's peak performance.
Take the can of compressed air, and gently squeeze the nozzle while pointing it towards the vents, or any dust build ups. When you clean out the vents on your PlayStation VR, you should also give your PlayStation 4 console a quick once over to make sure there is no build up on the main console.
Checking on it every 3-4 days will ensure that the vents are not blocked up by dust.
Afterwords use your Q-Tips to gently clean any grime that might have built up over time. Sticky fingers and unclean surfaces can cause buildup on the mask or even the cords. Be more gentle when wiping down the cord, as you don't want to stress the material by having it constantly pulled on. When you are confident in the cleanliness of your hardware, give it one more once over with the microfiber cloth and move on to the next step!
When it comes to sharing VR headsets you want to make sure everyone is safe. This includes making sure it's been properly disinfected after every use, or at minimum once a week. This will ensure any germs containing your common cold or little sniffles won't be carried in your headset. Be sure to use a simple disinfectant wipe. I prefer sensitive ones as it is used on materials that goes on my face. Wipe down the areas that sit on your face, as well as the outside areas and controllers!
Nobody wants to share germs, even if they are sharing VR.
Windex, and Paper towels
My last and final trick to keeping a headset clean is good ole' streak preventing miracles. Now, I want you to understand when I suggest you use Windex I don't mean spray it directly on your headset. Instead, spray a small amount onto a paper towel and then use that to wipe off the lenses in your headset. This will give your lenses an extra film of protection while playing to help prevent the need to wipe them down so often!
Please allow your headset to air out at least for 2 hours after cleaning it with Windex to prevent eye irritation.
As you can see, keeping your system nice and clean is quite easy, and won't take more than a few short minutes. That makes it easy to clean, and that it won't take much time out of your busy schedule. Keeping your system clean means that it's always ready to go when you are ready to play.
Do you keep your PlayStation 4 out of the way where it won't grow dust? Are there tricks for keeping your console clean that you want to share? Jump into the comments below and let us know about it!
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