PSVR2 Must Have Accessories (From A VR Expert!)

By Kireth | Feb 26, 2023

PlayStation Virtual Reality (PSVR) has been a game-changer in the immersive gaming world, but with the advent of PSVR2, the stakes have gotten even higher. As a seasoned user of PSVR1 and an avid PSVR2 streamer, I've put together a list of must-have accessories that can greatly enhance your VR gaming experience.

  1. Lens Cloth:

The first item on this list is a lens cloth. One common issue PSVR2 users often encounter is blurriness in the headset. This could be due to the accumulation of dust or smudges on the lenses. I personally use lens cloths from Mr. Cigar, which have proven to be of great quality. Cleaning the lenses daily keeps them clear and prevents them from getting cloudy or foggy.

  1. Fan:

A fan is a surprisingly useful accessory for PSVR2 users. Having a fan blowing gentle air on your face while playing can help combat motion sickness and nausea often associated with VR gaming. It also adds a touch of realism when playing games that involve movement, like racing or kayak games.

  1. USBC Charger:

Charging your PSVR2 can be tricky, especially if you're using the official PlayStation charging deck. Aligning the charging ports can be a challenge. A simpler solution is to get a good USBC charger. I recommend chargers like the 100-watt Gan charger, which has multiple USBC ports and a USB a port. They are reliable and can charge multiple devices simultaneously.

  1. Headphones with Volume Control:

PSVR2 lacks physical buttons for volume control, so it's important to invest in headphones or earbuds with an inbuilt volume control system. This allows you to adjust the audio without having to go into the settings, helping maintain immersion in the game. I personally use the Steel Series wireless headphones, which have a volume rocker at the bottom.

  1. Comfortable Gaming Chair:

If you're a racing game enthusiast, you might want to invest in a comfortable gaming chair. I use the GT Omega Prime rig, which is an 80 20 aluminum rig. This rig, coupled with a Logitech direct drive Pro wheel and pro load cell pedals, offers a realistic racing experience. However, it's important to note that this is an advanced setup and may not be suitable for beginners.

  1. Lighting:

Proper lighting can enhance the PSVR2's tracking capabilities. I use an Elgato light and Philips Hue diffused lights for my setup. They illuminate the surroundings and make it easier for the PSVR2 to track movements.

Conclusion:

Finally, the most important accessory for your PSVR2 experience is your attitude. It's essential to understand that while the visual quality of VR might not match that of a TV screen, the immersive experience it offers is unparalleled. As long as you go in with the right expectations, PSVR2 can offer a fantastic gaming experience. As a VR enthusiast, I believe Sony has done an incredible job of making VR gaming a plug-and-play experience, and I am excited to see what the future holds for this technology.