Everything is always more fun when we share with our friends, family and loved ones. Games and experiences you might describe as "meh" could turn into one of your fondest memories when including more people. Besides, fun is that much more intoxicating when ping-ponging jokes off one another. So pick out a few of your favorite people, invite them over for the Holiday season and enjoy all your shiny new VR Gear together.

Inviting your friends & family for some right and proper fun

The first step to finding the full potential of your VR Headset is to invite others to enjoy it with you. The joy that you felt opening that box for the Fallout 4 VR edition is the same joy your loved ones will feel when you drop those magic words, "Hey, I have that game on VR back at home, come play!" So, yes, you should absolutely invite over all your friends to experience killing a Death Claw up close and personal, and then check out the many possibilities of fun in the VR world after that!

At the end of the day, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether it be from video-games, to sports, or even to just scenic views. I encourage you to check out all your options, slap a headset on your close friend or retaliative and have a blast. For Headsets like the HTC Vive there are plenty of options should you want to get in a good workout, sit down and relax while playing, or even the usual stand and play options.

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Sharing Different Kinds of VR Headsets

When sharing your VR Headsets with your friends and family you want to make sure you are showing them how to properly adjust the headset. It can really make or break a VR experience if you see a decent amount of blur due to incorrect fits and the "first-timer" assumption that it's always going to be like that. Be sure to describe exactly what they're supposed to be seeing, and help them customize the fit for the best experience in VR.

For most of the 'Headset Only' devices customization is merely finding the right spot on your face and tightening a strap. For the more complicated Headsets, we've got handy guides to help you and your loved ones.

Keeping Your Headset Clean & Sanitary

Especially during the colder holiday season, you want to make sure you keep your VR headsets safe for everyone. For most VR Headsets you simply need three simple tools, a dry microfiber cloth, alcohol and/or sanitary pads, and an air compressor.

  • You can use the air compressor for a deeper clean, getting into all those nooks and crannies. This kind of deep clean I'd recommend at least every other week to once a month.
  • Be sure to sanitize headsets when trading between different players. Last thing you wanna do when everyone are walking petri dishes is share germs.
  • Always dry the lenses throughly with the microfiber cloth between uses. This will make sure none of the sanitizer or alcohol will get into anyone's eyes.

Know Your Gear to Answer any Questions

If there's one thing that comes with the territory of experiencing something new it's all the questions that follow.

Thankfully we've got the hook-up for you. Take a moment to review the Ultimate Guides we have available for your new gear. Familiarize yourself with all the awesome things you might not have even been aware you could do with your VR Headset! Being able to answer questions, curiosity, and maintenance tips has you one step closer to convincing your loved ones to get VR Headsets of their own and play with you whenever you want. (Instead of always having to trade the same headset!)