Safely Clean an Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset used primarily with video games. It is currently only available as a development kit, though the company promises a retail model will surfa e one day. Once the Rift is released taking care of it and making sure it’s clean and able to run properly will be a high priority to the dedicated gamer.

Step 1: The lens on the Oculus Rift is one of the main parts of the device and with consistent use it can get dirty quickly. The best way to keep to keep the lens clean is to wipe it down a microfiber cloth, the same kind you would use to clean glasses or a computer screen. Other cloths or towels may scratch the lenses.

Step 2: There have been reports of the microfiber cloths not being the most effective on the Rift lenses. If this is the case, you can also apply a protective layer of plastic to the lens, the same as you would with a phone. All you have to do is get the protective covering and cut out the shape of the lens and then apply, making sure to clear the lens of dust before setting the covering over it. A can of compressed air is a good way to do this.

Step 3: Try to keep you Oculus Rift somewhere where it won’t collect dust. If it does start to collect dust you can use a can of compressed air to blow it out of any nooks and crannies. Keeping it in a drawer or in a plastic bag of some sort is a good way to avoid having this problem.

Recap: The Oculus Rift is easy to keep clean with the right amount of care. Protect the lens, blow out the any collected dust, and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth regularly so that your virtual reality experience is as immersive as possible.