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Headstrap Tips

Making the headset fit comfortably is certainly a very personal thing and there are many different views about it. We’ll share some tips from our experience, but if you’re unable to find a comfortable fit with the original strap, check out our recommendations for replacement headstraps.

If you find that the original strap that comes with your Quest 2 pushes down too much on your cheeks or feels too front-heavy, try these steps:

Tip 1: Try adjusting the top strap either tighter or looser.

Tip 2: It’s not immediately obvious to everyone (it wasn’t to us), but you can tilt the angle of the headset as it sits on your face. Try adjusting this and see if it feels more comfortable at a different angle.

Tip 3: What helped us the most was adding a counterweight to the back of the unit. You can use an external battery (see our tips here), or anything you have lying around that weighs 1/2 to 1 pound. We’ve heard of people using a tape measure (it may already have a clip attached!), a bag of dried beans or coins, and weights. You may find that Velcro works to hold whatever it is that you are using in place, or you may need to use something stronger like tape.

Tip 4: Last but not least, we’ve heard of some people finding more comfort by wearing a baseball cap backwards and putting the headset on over that.

Ultimately we ended up getting replacement straps – some of us use the Elite Strap with a battery taped to the back and others of us have the Elite Strap With Battery – but we’ve heard that plenty of people find enough comfort with the original strap.




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Hello and welcome! We’re a small group of fiftysomethings that built this site to help folks like you get more enjoyment from your Quest headsets.

This section is just a little tutorial on how to get the most from your time here.

We  created HowToVR.com with the goal of making it easier to find what you’re looking for as well as providing you with some rare nuggets that you’re not likely find anywhere else!

To start off, we put the content into 6 categories

  • How to Get Started
    • Tips & Tricks for using your Quest 2
  • How to Get Together
    • Meeting friends & making new ones
  • How to Get Healthy
    • Exercise your body & your mind
  • How to Get Roaming
    • Visit exotic places while still in your house
  • How to Get Inspired
    • Fun education you didn’t know existed
  • How to Get Thrilled
    • Immersive movies, adventures abound in VR

You can reach each of these one of two ways

These buttons on the homepage

or with the How to dropdown menu from the top of the site.

Once you pick a category, you’ll get a page like the image below. The green arrows point to documents you can open by clicking on them, the red ones are sub-categories that will open up with more documents you can then open by clicking on them.

Once you’ve selected a document, it will open and look something like below. The green arrows are pointing to the categories you can choose from and the numbers in the blue dots tell you how many documents are in them. You can click on any you are interested in.

Please do be aware that we have only just started the site and it is a work in progress. We will be updating most of the content with more formatting and images soon.

We built this site for you, so please do reachout with any suggestions or requests. You can click the Contact Us link  and let us know your thoughts. Please do enjoy your time here. If you need to see these instructions again, you can click the big yellow button on the left of your screen. 


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