In Depth Review
I knew that I wanted an upgrade on the strap but struggled to make a decision on which strap to go with. There are many options, including Oculus’ own elite strap.After doing some research, and finding that the elite strap has quite the reputation for breaking, I decided to find another option. Knowing how comfortable the PSVR is, I opted to limit my search to other ‘halo’ style head straps. There are many options out there, but I was looking for what most closely resembled PSVR’s set up. While searching, I came across the Faswalo OSTRAP.
The First Head-Mounted Displays – The Telesphere Mask and the Headsight. You might think that strapping a display on a person’s head is a relatively new idea, but it is not. The first head-mounted displays were developed as early as the 1960s. The Telesphere Mask was the first example of a head-mounted display, which provided 3D stereoscopic and wide vision with stereo sound. However, the device lacked certain immersion, because of it being a non-interactive medium. In 1961 two Philco Corporation engineers, Comeau and Bryan, came up with the Headsight. A head-mounted display, much like the Telesphere Mask, the Headsight featured magnetic motion tracking technology, which was connected to a close circuit camera. While the goggles can be named a precursor to modern virtual reality technology, they were not developed for entertainment purposes. Instead, they were developed for the military with the idea that a person would be able to immerse themselves in the remote viewing of dangerous situations.
Of the straps I looked at, the Faswalo came closest to the PSVR style that I was looking for.
Upon receiving the strap, it was very easy to attach to the quest. It is highly adjustable, which is great for finding that sweet spot for each person.
With the original strap, I found myself constantly adjusting it and still not being comfortable in it. The Faswalo strap completely eliminates that problem. The tightness can be adjusted with the knob on the back, but you can also adjust the angle of the headset, and the length of the top strap for optimum support and comfort.
Not only is the Faswalo strap amazingly more comfortable, but it also helps keep your eyes lined up in the “sweet spot” vision wise. In addition, it helps the fogging that typically comes with active games because it doesn’t force the headset so tightly onto your face.
All around, I am very happy with the Faswalo strap. It seems like it will hold up well, but I will update in terms of durability as I use it more. Especially if you still have the original Quest 2 strap, I highly recommend an upgrade to the Faswalo strap if you are looking for a more comfortable option!
The year 1990’s saw huge developments in the virtual reality technology with the rise of arcade games. The Virtuality Group was the cutting edge of virtual reality, and launched a wide variety of arcade games and machines that let the players immerse themselves into amazing 3D visual experiences.
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