Getting a 3rd party gasket can have following advantages:
- Multiple cushions – 3rd party gaskets usually have removable cushions (usually secured on the gasket by velcro). This means that you can easily swap cushions for hygienic reasons when they get sweaty or when another person wants to use the headser. You can also experiment with various cushion thicknesses to find the best fit for you.
- Comfort – The original g2 gasket is too narrow for a lot of people, causing pressure on their temples from the sides. Getting a gasket for wider heads can remove the pressure and increase overall comfort.
- FOV & sweet spot improvement – The original g2 gasket puts your eyes relatively far from the lenses. Some 3rd party gaskets reduce this distance, increasing field of view and improving sweet spot (area where the vision is sharpest) for some people.
- HP will sell a PU leather foam padding.
- If you’re brave, you can remove the fabric cushion from the original gasket and use it on a 3rd party gasket.
- G2 Gasket by 3DWard Printing
- Wider than the original gasket.
- Closer to the lenses -> more FOV.
- Magnets & velcro included, cushions available too.
- Includes rubber (TPU) nose flaps to prevent light leakage.
- US based, shipping worldwide.
- VRCover facial interface for Reverb G2
- Pleather cushions.
- Includes two cushions with different thicknesses.
- Same shape and distance as the original gasket -> does not improve FOV, still pressure on the temples for some people.
- There’s plenty of 3D printable gasket designs. We have a channel on our discord server where people are offering to print for others.
Controllers & controller accessories
- Controllers will be sold separately eventually.
- The headset should be backwards compatible with old WMR controllers and the controllers should be backwards compatible with older headsets.
- If you have the money, you can make the headset work with Valve Knuckles/Index Controllers.
- MRTV made a tutorial video.
- PumpkinSpice also made a written tutorial.
- Tapping made an in-depth review of the setup.
- Should you do it right away? No. First test out the G2 controllers, then consider spending more money. Thanks.
- You can buy unoriginal dongles for the controllers on vrdongles.com (US based, numbfx on our Discord server) or Soldinger (EU based, Maroko on our discord server).
- While not being exactly a controller accessory, DecaMove adds more intuitive control over your VR character. It should release very soon.
- See battery buying guide.
- Mamut V1 grips have confirmed fit for Reverb G2. People have some issues with their ergonomics though.
- Mamut V2 grips (DX/DX Stealth) fit, but:
- You need a double-sided tape to make them stay on the controllers.
- Or you can 3D print an adapter that makes them fit well.
- AMVR Touch Controller Grips reportedly fit quite well.
- Mamut Apto 2.0 (with Mamut grips)
- Protube system (gun stocks, also joysticks, sabers and other stuff)
- 3DAptive Modus V2
- Also see 3D printable accessories.
- Lens cover from Aliexpress #1
- Tested by me (Danol), works fine
- Lens cover from Amazon #1
- Tested by HoldenRiot
3D Printable accessories
- We have a separate article for that.
- I can recommend getting yourselves some sort of a floor mat (I’ve been using these foam puzzle pieces for little children) – it’s very comfortable to play on, plus id also doubles as a guardian system (you can feel with your feet when you’re going outside of the safe zone as you’re stepping out of the floor mat).
- HP has provided CAD models of the headset to interested parties under NDA. We can expect companies to make accessories for the G2 available soon after release.
- List of accessories provided by Mamut (controller grips, gun stock).