Provide a better head strap, preferable a halo thing, like the one of the Rift S. The original one hurts my head badly.
I have tried modding the Quest 3 times now for comfort and nothing solves the issue for my head shape. Please release an official halo style headband for Quest. The Quest headstrap is unuseable for me. It has come to the point where I am going to attempt to fashion my Rift S headband on to my Quest.
I understand that this is a very difficult engineering problem because the ergonomics are related to weight and optics and form factor and all other design choices, and that everyone has a different head shape and size, but you could at least sell a Rift S style halo for those that want it... I have seen Mr Carmacks talks at OC events where he expounds upon this exact issue, but you could at least sell an alternative headstrap...
If they do not sell one for this generation at least if we get enough votes on here they may make sure next gen is better.
This thing is a pain in the (a@#) face. Please develop a halo/audio solution for those of us that are having these issues.
I simply can’t get a comfortable fix on the quest headstrap. I try to get comfortable more that I am able to play which is 20 minutes max and in pain at that!
I'll add my hat to this ring... First uses led to a massive migraine that emanated from the skull bones just behind the ears (putting hands on ears and feeling straight back towards the center of the back of the head). Excedrin Migraine and a nights sleep still didn't kill this one off.
Whoever decided that the lighter Rift S needed a Halo and the heavier Quest did not needs to be fired!
The PSVR is a seriously heavy, large unit but you'd never know because of the halo head mount.
Got a third party developed one on order from China, but won't be here until like Feb or March. I guess until then a washcloth folded up under the strap across the back of the head is the solution.
Seriously, this. The Quest strap is beyond terrible.
I've had my Quest since launch and as more content rolls out, I want to use it for longer periods of times.
The only thing stopping me is the awful strap and lack of comfort... I really don't understand how this made it through QA without someone saying..."hey..what if we were to offer a more comfortable strap?...you know, for users that intend to use it for more than 20 mins".
yup , headache within minutes. bad design i thinks, but love the headset
Jon Peterson commented
Let's face it 90% of your customers want an official Oculus made Deluxe/Pro Audio head strap similar to to the HTC Deluxe audio head strap, Sad your customers are Jimmy riging HTC product on there Oculus.
BJ Privette commented
We definitely need something that is official but an option for comfort. As others have stated, Deluxe audio strap is an option but prices are getting out of hand. I just cant find a way to wear the Quest for long periods of time without getting a headache. Its a great piece of hardware and for those that want an optional upgrade for a different strap, there are plenty ready to spend on an official one. Otherwise, that will continue to be the only complaint I have an otherwise perfect piece of hardware. Please consider this.
Ronny Neumann commented
I like the headstrap the Quest currently has and really dislike the one on the rift s, (the hmd isn’t pressed against the face and that causes it to wickle around on fast movement... the Deluxe audiostrap Style would be a good compromise though :)
Devell Taylor commented
The Deluxe Audio Strap mod looks wonderful and would solve my one and only MAJOR issue with the HMD! (It's front heavy). Oculus, please incorporate your own official head strap. I'd love to swap out my current stock strap for a more much more study/solid one, preferably with on-ear/over the ear headphones, or even floating speakers like on the Index
Adrian Caba commented
Agreed. Original strap is uncomfortable for most. There is however few 3rd party options available to make it much more comfortable at different price points. HTC DAS (deluxe audio strap), facial interfaces, counterweights, etc. All can be used in very short time, mixed up together or on its own to your liking/needs/budget and all fully reversible. I couldn't wear Quest for more than 30min. Decided to go with HTC DAS for easy size adjustment and build in audio, upgraded facial interface and I've added power bank to back of it for counterweight and extended playtime. Expensive but worth it. Now I can play 3-4 hours no problem (never had the chance/will to play for longer). There's Studioformcreative who sales enthusiast kit which makes quest so much better at relatively low cost. I mean... You can also wait for some official solution.
Ohni Starfall commented
Perhaps a pro/deluxe optional head strap similar to how HTC had the Deluxe audio head strap as a separate upgrade-able purchase. The stock head strap, though cumbersome, keeps the cost of entry down, so i can still see it being a good thing to keep shipping the unit with, but the option to upgrade the head strap to a much more comfortable and balanced one would be fantastic.
Michael Strom commented
Bump. Please... the quest strap sux. It is not a "one size fits all" thing. I have fiddled with it for hours trying to get it to sit right. The strap in the back just doesnt sit low enough for me. And if I loosen it up, I cant get a good fit in the front. After 30 mins the quest is hurting me and I need to take it off. It is really uncomfortable.
The Rift S's Halo Strap is just about perfect. I can wear it for hours with no pain. Honestly, why did you put that particular strap on the quest. Was it for portability? Because your carry case for the quest doesnt require you to fold up the strap. Instead, it's lays out full. If you needed it to collapse in on itself, someone made a rift s halo strap design that swung up / folded up in the middle. But they use printed parts and it's cheap. Buy their design.
To make quest the near perfect go to VR headset, you need a more comfortable head strap (the rift s halo one). You would dominate the competition with that.
Edit: Come to think of it, the Oculus Go's strap is more comfortable than the Quests' strap. However, I realize that the Go is much lighter than the Quest...and you are able to lie down with it on. So, having the option to change out the strap to a Rift S halo style and back depending on what you're doing would be fantastic. I feel the halo strap would be more secure with more active content too.
This needs to be looked at ASAP! a lot of people can't use Quest for a decent amount of time due to it's poor strap design. It's painful to wear. Oculus please redesign the strap for better fit and comfort. It's the biggest negative feedback Quest is getting right now.
Ricardo Martinelli commented
It's funny - I posted this exact same idea in Facebook Oculus Quest group today without even thinking there'd be a similar request. I would buy it, if it was forward compatible with Quest 2, and i'd pay $150 AUD for it. Make it happen! Official Quest Accessory.
Jon Daly commented
Please do this
Once again, you should have used a more powerful chip, the 845 or 855! I would gladly have paid the extra cost. As it is, I have flushed my money down the toilet. Immersiveness is not enough when paired with inadequate resolution!
So many people rave about this thing. I don't get it. Then I showed it to a friend of mine, who is a software engineer. He said that he was seeing what looked like 'analog distortion', which is odd in a digital device.
Hugo Tremblay commented
If we're going to use the awesome Quest on PC as well then we absolutely need a premium head strap. The Quest is awesome but you guys really dropped the ball on ergonomics.
Not a fan of the Halo strap though. PSVR hurst me af after a while.