PlayStation VR can transport you to new and fantastic worlds, all while you sit down in your living room. Whether you want to destroy space pirates, or solve the mystery of Gotham City, there is a game out there for you. However, if you don't take care of your PlayStation VR, then you may well run into problems. We've got a few tips to ensure that your PlayStation VR is always safe and ready to show you a new world in VR.
Avoid direct sunlight
Your PlayStation VR has an LED display, and it does not like direct sunlight. When you are wearing the helmet, PlayStation VR uses light to track your movements while you are playing. Sunlight streaming in through the windows can cause issues with tracking, but it's the direct sunlight that is a problem.
While it hasn't happened to any PlayStation VR owners, Oculus Rift owners have seen their screens burn due to intense sunlight hitting the lenses. Since PlayStation VR also works better in a dark room, it's better to be safe than sorry. Keep your system, especially your headset, out of direct sunlight. Even better, when you're about to roll into a VR adventure, pull the curtains so that no issues pop up for you.
Keep it elevated
As shiny as your PlayStation VR is when you pull it out of the box and set it up, it won't stay that way for long. Like the PlayStation 4 that powers your experience, this thing is a serious dust magnet. While cleaning your PlayStation VR is pretty simple, you can help to cut down on dust by keeping your system elevated.
This means storing it on an entertainment center that is as far off of the ground as possible. This goes for not just the box that controls your PlayStation VR, but also the helmet and controllers. Sony and their partners have given you some help with this by making sure a pretty awesome accessory dock was available at launch that can help make sure that your VR helmet doesn't get dusty or scratched up. There are other options as well, including wrapping the headset in a microfibre cloth when not in use.
Control your cords
PlayStation 4 has it's fair number of cords, and controlling these can make sure that neither you, nor your PlayStation VR has any untimely accidents. The main cord that runs from your headset to the control box is always going to be out when you are playing a game in VR. Making sure that when you are done with it, that it's settled out of the way is a good call though.
That's because unexpected problems can crop up. This might be mangling a cord while you are moving furniture around, or having it chewed on by a pet. Keeping your cords contained, and out of the way just helps to make sure that everything is in working order when you are ready to play. This can be tricky, considering how many there are, but it is totally doable.
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