Samsung and Oculus have launched their own versions of Gear VR headset. Most of us have been using them for over a year now. The VR headset is liked and trusted by many. Obviously, the headset with Virtual Reality functioning will no matter what, look cool!
For those who are new, the headset is not an easy shot as it looks to the daily users. They need to understand the never ending possibilities stemming out from this great technology. This is why, we have explained below some enjoyable hack, tips and tricks for the newbie.
GET RID OF MYSTERIOUS LENS FOG:
Samsung, when introduced its Gear VR Innovator Edition, acquainted some very novel features. Likewise, the new Edition also solved the many problems which we were facing. But, there is an issue which seems that it would never be solved and Samsung would be dumb eyed to it.
The lens fog is what has us all irritated from time to time. It seems that no matter how many editions come, the manufacturers will never solve this problem. Those who think that the fog mysteriously comes and go, the actual reason is that it is caused by the disparity between lenses and the phone caused by temperature. The fogs go away, because the gap gets smaller and smaller with the passage of time; while you are playing.
However, you should be prudent about this problem from the beginning. There are numbers of products available in the market now, which will prevent the fog. Jaws Quick Spit is one of the best. It is the cheapest solution available in the market for now. The Spray can be used around 200 times and is available on Amazon for US$6.
Spray the solution on your finger, rub on each lens, clear the mist and then dive into the delightful world of Virtual Reality.
SIT, REVOLVE, STAND… WHATEVER YOU LIKE!
Another enjoyable little trick is exclusive for the Gear users. Samsung Gear is not as powerful as the Oculus, which is PC based. But, the main advantage of the Gear is that it is completely wireless. So, why not reap all the benefits of it?
You can sit on a chair, tool, comfy bed, spinning chair or whatever you prefer. This way you can have your own real feel apart from the VR you are playing with. If you don’t want to use the chair or spinning chair, than you can simply opt to stand.
In the case, you don’t wish to use the revolving chair or you don’t want to stand, than choose the game which is sole-directional. The best games for such player are Gunjack and Herobound.
DOWNLOAD APPS ON YOUR PHONE:
The new Consumer Version of the VR headset gives you lot of benefits. For the users who had the 2014 Edition of the Gear VR, would remember the overheating issue they had to face. But, this problem is pretty much inexistent in the new Gear.
As per conducted by various tests, the headset only faces such issue when apps are queued up for download and you played something along with it too. The content which is loaded in your headset is sometimes very heavy. So, the problem of overheating is not a problem. As for the little remedy, first download the content on your phone app of Oculus Store.
PAIR A GAMEPAD WITH THE VR TOUCHPAD:
This tip is not so much of a tip. Everyone knows that you can’t trust Samsung’s built-in touchpad for gaming experience. Nonetheless, touchpad is compatible with the Gear VR, but its functioning is somewhat limited to that extent.
Some of the powerful games have a dire need of a gamepad. While, most of the games will function with touchpad, you should have a gamepad for more alluring experience. The most cheap and best choice for the gamepad here is Mega Hero Power, which will just set you back $28.
WANT TO ENJOY? KEEP IT CLEAN:
Okay, let me tell you a scenario. You get free from your tiring day at college; prepared your favorite coffee, get all comfy on the couch and slid the Galaxy phone into headset. You plugged you headphones, gamepad is on the shot, the headset strapped…… Here’s the problem. There are million particles of dirt sitting right there in front of your eye, teasing your perfect snuggly atmosphere.
While, this scenario might be an imagination of my over-productive mind; this situation is not a bogus one. We often forget to clean our devices and such things, when they require attention. Keep an air canister with you or some type of same source, blow lenses and phone screen. This way you won’t face any distraction while playing.
THE BIGGER, THE BETTER:
This is a simple suggestion rather than some imposing tip. The view you get from the large Galaxy Phones is nice and subtle. The devices like Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 which have 5.7 inch screens are slightly better than the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
But, the point here is that you need a phone which you use in your daily life. We are not at all suggesting you to buy a bigger device for just VR’s sake. But, if you have a VR headset and you are willing to change your current Galaxy phone, than read the above Para again and read our little biased view.(Hint: The tip says the bigger Galaxy are much more striking)
GROOVE WITH BETTER AUDIO:
Virtual reality is all about being Virtual. The Visual experience you get is something really mesmerizing. But, audio also plays a significant part too. It has its own value. The Samsung Gear VR can conveniently transfer the audio through your mobile’s speakers. But, the problem is that it won’t be worth much.
The phone earbuds are a good option. But, the additional pair of the quality cans is better. They will take the audio level to the up and you’ll really be into a complete VR world.
DO YOU GET SICK OR NOT?
The VR experience; no matter how undemanding it seems has some setbacks too. Some people are vulnerable to motion sickness. Similarly, some of the content will make you more nauseating than the other. Some people are more sensitive than others to motion sickness in VR, and some content is more likely to make you feel queasy than others.
The beneficial part, here, for such people is that the Oculus App Store has ratings in different forms. The users will rate the app as per their experience with that particular app. The options are like; “comfortable for most,” “comfortable for some” or “comfortable for few.” You can rate your reaction and can view other people’s rating before installing an app. This way the sensitive people will get cautious before installing an app.
THE BATTERY TIME:
The Gear VR does not use your Smartphone to power your charging or to refresh it. Whenever you are out of juice, all you have to do is to plug in the headset while playing and keep going on. The Gear VR has built-in capabilities, so forget about all the other problems and Enjoy!
The headset only works with the Samsung’s charger. Use a portable charger while playing; for your own convenience.