One of the downsides to using a virtual reality headset is how players sweat profusely. The straps which come with one’s headset will often get soaking wet after an hour or two. That is only normal, albeit it can also result in serious issues. Owners of the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap may want to be extra careful. Getting this piece of the kit wet will ultimately render it useless.
HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Straps Require Gentle Care
It is never a good idea to let any strap connected to an electronic device get wet. Not just because it creates discomfort, but also because the moisture can find its way to the electronics device in question. This is especially true when using a special VR strap for audio. As one would expect, getting this piece of equipment wet could have all kinds of nasty consequences.
To be more specific, if the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio straps get wet, it will start to deform pretty quickly. Users may experience some black parts coming off of it, which is quite problematic in its own right. However, the strap itself will show abrasions as well. If left unchecked the entire kit could start to fall apart pretty quickly. This is a very strange development, considering the Deluxe Audio Strap was only released recently.
It is never a good sign when a major company develops a product that has not gone through rigorous testing. Otherwise, HTC would have noticed the vulnerability of their Deluxe AudioS traps when it comes to water and moisture. It is only normal people will sweat while using a VR headset. However, if the kit can’t deal with fluid, something is definitely wrong. The padding on the strap does not adhere to the standards people would come to expect from HTC.
The bigger question is how and when HTC will resolve this issue. The foam on the strap is completely replaceable with relative ease, which is a good thing. However, a lot of VR users would need a steady supply of foam to replace it after every virtual reality. We can only hope HTC addresses this problem as quickly as possible. It seems this line of products missed the stress-testing session, for some unknown reason.
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