Like many businesses, here at Think Digital we have had to re-orient ourselves with the unfolding outbreak and ongoing impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the world.
Our team was all set to attend the Royal Easter Show in Sydney with Rocky, the Think Digital Coach. With the Show cancelled, the exciting activation planned will now go on hold while things settle down. As keen attendees of most of the large Ag Shows throughout Australia (as well as many of the regional ones), our hearts go out to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and all businesses and individuals impacted by this.
Hygiene is always an important consideration with VR headsets, and so we’ve decided it might be a good time to share our approach on keeping our virtual reality headsets clean.
In addition to this, we encourage you to monitor the latest World Health Organisation updates as well as your country’s national health department. For Australians, you can visit the following Federal Government site: Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert.
We also recommend that anyone feeling unwell should avoid using virtual reality.
Cleaning your VR headset:
- Use a dry cloth to clean the outside of your headset.
- Use non-abrasive antibacterial wipes to clean the straps and facial interface foam. Don’t use alcohol or an abrasive cleaning solution as it will damage the headset.
Cleaning your VR headset lenses:
- Use a dry optical lens microfibre cloth to clean your headset lenses. Don’t use liquid or chemical cleansers.
- Starting from the centre of the lens, gently wipe the lens in a circular motion moving outwards.
Cleaning your hand controllers:
- Use a dry cloth or non-abrasive antibacterial wipes to clean your remote. Don’t use alcohol or an abrasive cleaning solution.
Cleaning your Oculus Go/Quest foam face pad:
- Gently remove the face pad from your VR Headset.
- Using a gentle detergent, hand wash the face pad in hot water.
- Pat down the face pad with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture.
- Lay your face pad in a safe place to air dry.
- Re-insert it by pressing it back into place. Make sure it clips in at the top and bottom.
Graphic credit: Australian Gov Dept. Health
Disclaimer: this is a guide only. Wiping headsets and using the above products is standard practice & will be most effective when done in conjunction with public hygiene advice as recommended by healthcare professionals.