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chiliwili69

The biggest issue of the VP2 is place your eyes exactly in the tinny eye-box (sweepot) and keep them there during your battle.

Before recieveing the VP2 I already bought the Kiwi 6-10-12 mm face pads since ti was tested they gave better FOV.

In fact I tried directly the Kiwi pads insteads the original one of VP2. But the Kiwi pads were not perfect for my head shape (a normal shape, fits well with the Index).

So, I have been using other foam pads I had from the past (Pimax modding, etc).

 

The problem of using the original or the Kiwi design is that there is slack in the laterals and then you have to put more pressure with the back wheel to fix well the device, but then my top front side suffer a lot.

 

The solution is to put extra foam in the laterals and use thinner foam in the top front.

 

Some pics:

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The problem of the Kiwi design is that it is too small in the lateral areas, so there is more slack.

 

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When I tried all the foam pads and none of them was good enough alone, then I started to mix and combine them.

Here I used the 11mm Kiwi for the top front with the 13mm for the sides:

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But it was not enough to keep well fixed the VP2, so I put some velcro sticks over it:

 

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and then added the laterals of the Kiwi 9mm:

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It might seem too much, but when trying it it solved my issue.

 

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Now I can put the right pressure with the wheel and the VP2 is resting less in the top front and more in the laterals without reducing the FOV.

And it is kept in that tinny eye-box where the vision is focused not only in the center but also along the lens.

 

The edge-to-edge clarity is now larger, I would say similar to the Index, but not better.

 

The HFOV is comparable to the Index and the VFOV is a bit less.

 

Now I will be able to evaluate the device better with IL-2.

 

 

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30speed

far out, man, looks cool, I'll give it a try myself!

 

With the VP1 I had to put a very thick foam pad right above my forehead  under the front-to-back velcro strap. It alleviated the forehead pressure point caused by overtightening the rear nut. I think the side pads like yours is a welcome improvement to reduce the horizontal shimming of the HMD. 

 

good job, sir!

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I have one issue with the Kiwi foams and the VP2. Even having air-cooling in my room, I got some fog over the lenses.

It is the first time I suffer from this in any device and I was investigating this more.

The reason is that the Kiwi synthethic leather cover doesn´t breath enough. The other pads I have were much more breathdable then the Kiwi ones.

 

So, I removed all the Kiwi pads and put the other brand  o other2 HTC Vive pads (cutting several pieces) and now there is no fog.

 

To check how breathable is a material, just put your mouth on it and try to breath. The Kiwi model is just 99% not breath, I would not recommed it if you get hot in the battle.

 

Probable it will be a matter of time that VR Cover or other manufacturers create a face cushion for the VivePro2 with more foam in the laterals. So we don´t need to DIY.

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20 minutes ago, chiliwili69 said:

I have one issue with the Kiwi foams and the VP2. Even having air-cooling in my room, I got some fog over the lenses.

It is the first time I suffer from this in any device and I was investigating this more.

The reason is that the Kiwi synthethic leather cover doesn´t breath enough. The other pads I have were much more breathdable then the Kiwi ones.

 

So, I removed all the Kiwi pads and put the other brand  o other2 HTC Vive pads (cutting several pieces) and now there is no fog.

 

To check how breathable is a material, just put your mouth on it and try to breath. The Kiwi model is just 99% not breath, I would not recommed it if you get hot in the battle.

 

Probable it will be a matter of time that VR Cover or other manufacturers create a face cushion for the VivePro2 with more foam in the laterals. So we don´t need to DIY.

 

Not having any issue with my Kiwi Pads, even after very long sessions. In fact been flying heavy combat all day today. I have air cooling also but it is blowing down on me which probably helps.

Very pleased with the Kiwi. Have not seen my Vive Pro 2 lens fog up at all.

 

My Kiwi pads seem to fit perfectly, no need to mod any on my end. Maybe we got different Kiwi kits?

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30speed

I have a floor fan that blows right at my face and it takes care of all the heat being generated by the hmd. And I got so used to this fan that I can't fly anymore without it..  Especially on i16  😄   It's like a bass-shaker dependency..

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