‘Cool Christmas’ VR Cover for Oculus Rift
There have been tens of thousands of articles about virtual reality video games, applications and engines but no one mentions the actual care of the hardware i.e. the virtual reality headset.
Most people in possession of the Oculus Rift head mounted display (HMD) for virtual reality are huge fans of VR gaming but haven’t the first clue about how to protect their product from damage. Like any other hardware product, it needs to be taken care of and well protected otherwise the device will start malfunctioning. To prevent this from happening, the technicians in the virtual reality industry decided to come up with the idea of ‘VR covers’. In a nutshell, these are custom designed covers made specifically for the purpose of protecting your Oculus Rift development kit (DK1 and DK2) from oil, dust, greasy fingerprints, food particles, etc. VR covers can easily be used with other head mounted displays, assuming the dimensions are similar to that of Oculus Rift’s.
In keeping with holiday tradition, a new VR cover has been released by the name of ‘Cool Christmas VR’. The cover is professionally made by experts for the Oculus Rift head mounted display and carries a pretty new Christmas theme. Going a step further to entice fans, the developers behind Cool Christmas VR have released an originally developed 3D model of the second development kit (DK2) by Oculus Rift. This model is available for download absolutely free so other technology buffs can easily use it within their VR related projects.
Cool Christmas VR is kind of a twist on the traditional holiday card, acting as a ‘virtual Christmas card’ from VR covers (the developers) to the fan base and virtual reality community. Using this, users can explore a world full of gorgeous Christmas décor and also learn how to use their own VR covers for the headset. Users can easily access this virtual world using the Oculus Rift DK2. Cool Christmas VR is available for free download, for whoever is interested in owning a virtual reality cover of their own. According to VR Focus, “VR Covers are offering the Oculus Rift DK2 model for download under CCO License in the public domain, which effectively makes the asset free to use in any projects you may be working on”. Virtual Reality Times will keep following the progress and new releases by VR Covers, reporting back with the updates as soon as possible.