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mmm... I love that New VR HMD Smell

ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
Quest has arrived in House Grayskull.




Let me start by saying that I am completely blown away by the Pass-Through technology. It's amazing to be able to walk through my entire house, even up and down stairs, while staring through the HMD. No more peeking under the nose gap!

There has been some concern over the new controller design. With the Rings being "upwards" now, but let me tell you... I can already see some great benefits to this. For example, I just finished playing through some of Vader Immortal (highly recommended), and during the Jedi Light Saber Training Sessions, I was able to grip a single Light Saber with both hands. With the new controllers you can hold the Saber while keeping your hands slightly apart (a gap between your top and lower hand), while keeping both hands in sync due to the fact that the Controller Ring on the Lower Hand can rest underneath your Upper Hand without losing tracking.



With the older controllers, you have to keep your hands pressed atop each other, or else your hands are floating in the air and you have to try to keep them in sync by "miming" the gestures. Granted, sometimes holding a blunt object with both hands touching is preferable, but not always! This is something I thought might be worth pointing out.

The image Quality in Quest is better than GO but not as a good as a Rift with a top GPU, as expected. But I am already in love with this Device and its capabilities. The visuals in Vader Immortal alone are well worth the price of admission, imo. I'm going back in!
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  • EvileyesEvileyes Posts: 346
    Trinity
    edited May 21
    Thank god you added the Skeletor mask to your pic! I have a Skeletor Teeshirt I wear all the time!

    P.S. Glad you like the product!
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,568 Valuable Player
    Awesome, Mine just arrived despite saying it was delayed and I was just commenting to my wife about the smell lol. I'm still sifting through the box and reading the manual. 
  • edmgedmg Posts: 1,149
    Wintermute
    Yeah, the smell is certainly something I don't remember from earlier headsets.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
    It's a strong odor, and lots of people are commenting on it lol

    But it goes away fast. It isn't terrible, and is gone before the day is over.

    I just beat Vader Immortal. I literally just experienced a childhood fantasy of fighting alongside Darth Vader. He and I were beating DAFUQ outta some Combat Droids! I'll be purchasing a 2nd Quest around the Holidays for other family members to enjoy. And I'll likely be upgrading my Rift CV1 to the Rift S this week (possibly tomorrow). I'm reading too many reviews from too many sources that the visuals are a very impressive upgrade.
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,568 Valuable Player
    edited May 21
    Haha, I'm jumping on that soon too. Chargin up mine and doing the install deal. I can already tell this thing is quality, love how it feels in my hands. The controllers do have a tendency to roll but otherwise they're great.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
    Yeah, since the controllers are top-heavy, they roll easy. Takes some getting used to, but after a few Jedi sessions you should be all good!
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  • TheRealCyberTheRealCyber Posts: 192
    Art3mis
    Is it a new HMD smell or just the Oculus smell?
    Because I did open a Vive at one point and I think it smelled different (but still had an odor).
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,568 Valuable Player
    edited May 21
    Is it a new HMD smell or just the Oculus smell?
    Because I did open a Vive at one point and I think it smelled different (but still had an odor).
    Well this smell is definitely unique to the Quest/Oculus for me.It seems to be coming from the foam and material mostly. My Odyssey had a smell but it was different than this one and not as strong. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
    I remember the O+ did have a smell. I opened it up before I shipped it off to ShadowMask (I had to open it to verify contents for Customs). But yeah, the smell wasn't as strong as Quest. This must be the stench of...


    :p

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  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    edited May 21
    I love that smell, too.  (assuming it's the same scent as Rift and Rift-S)

    As soon as I got a whiff of my new headset, I was filled with nostalgia... happy memories of those days when I first got my CV1 and experienced VR for the first time in my life.  In particular, the smell brought back vivid memories of playing Farlands..  
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,746 Valuable Player
    It just smells new  sterilized and untouched. I like it that way.


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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
    Quest and Go look good together in their carrying cases. Two stand-alone VR Kits. How fun!



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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,568 Valuable Player
    Yea, everything about the quest is visually appealing to me. It has a solid feel to it to. I haven't gotten my case yet as that's what was actually delayed lol. I was quite shocked when the Quest was sitting outside. 
  • FlakMagnetFlakMagnet Posts: 169
    Art3mis
    Am loving the smell of the Quest as well :)  Do I need to be added to some kind of register?
  • Nekto2Nekto2 Posts: 269
    Nexus 6
    edited May 22
    mmm... I love that New VR HMD Smell
    That is a special marketing branded smell. Some companies are adding them to new products. ;)
    You could ask @feelreal to recreate it. So you could feel it as long as you like :lol:

    @Zenbane said:
    It's amazing to be able to walk through my entire house, even up and down stairs, while staring through the HMD.
    You are cheater! You could hide under the floor or high up in a shooter with real stairs!
    :lol:
  • edmgedmg Posts: 1,149
    Wintermute
    When I try walking up the stairs, the headset goes black. I don't seem to be able to go far from the current Guardian zone before the headset just turns black.
  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,737 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said: With the new controllers you can hold the Saber while keeping your hands slightly apart (a gap between your top and lower hand), while keeping both hands in sync due to the fact that the Controller Ring on the Lower Hand can rest underneath your Upper Hand without losing tracking.

    Cool

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player

    Anyone with a Rift-S or a Quest who also owns a Rift CV1... it is pretty cool to look at the Rift CV1 through the pass-through lenses!

    All of the LEDs on the Rift are lit up and flashing.
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  • feelrealfeelreal Posts: 47
    Brain Burst
    @Zenbane @Nekto2 yup, we have an Order Custom Aroma option on our website  :D 
    Virtual reality will feel so real...
    ...with Feelreal  <3 

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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,805 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    Quest and Go look good together in their carrying cases. Two stand-alone VR Kits. How fun!




    Such a lovely couple   <3
  • cybernettrcybernettr Posts: 933
    3Jane
     I love that new Rift smell, too, and I’ve had plenty of opportunities to experience it, seeing as how I’ve gone through three Rifts in the last three years. It’s a fairly pricey smell, though, I must say. Even now, three months into my third Rift, I’ve had to replace one of the earphones already. Fortunately, I have plenty of spares from the other two Rifts I have on hand. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
     I love that new Rift smell, too, and I’ve had plenty of opportunities to experience it, seeing as how I’ve gone through three Rifts in the last three years. It’s a fairly pricey smell, though, I must say. Even now, three months into my third Rift, I’ve had to replace one of the earphones already. Fortunately, I have plenty of spares from the other two Rifts I have on hand. 

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  • cybernettrcybernettr Posts: 933
    3Jane
    I’m surprised you didn’t find a way to blame it on Palmer Luckey!
     ;) 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
    I’m surprised you didn’t find a way to blame it on Palmer Luckey!

    I'm not surprised that you brought up Palmer Luckey on something so irrelevant.
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  • WizZifnabWizZifnab Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    Zenbane said:
    I just beat Vader Immortal. I literally just experienced a childhood fantasy of fighting alongside Darth Vader. He and I were beating DAFUQ outta some Combat Droids! I'll be purchasing a 2nd Quest around the Holidays for other family members to enjoy. And I'll likely be upgrading my Rift CV1 to the Rift S this week (possibly tomorrow). I'm reading too many reviews from too many sources that the visuals are a very impressive upgrade.
    Just in case...don't overlook the Dojo/Training...its pretty fun.
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