How to Clean VR Headset Lenses

February 15, 2024

Virtual reality is a stunningly immersive experience, but it’s not without its challenges. For one, the lenses can get dirty with fingerprints and smudges that interfere with the experience and can even cause a headache if they’re too dusty. Cleaning your headset regularly is important to maintain a premium VR gaming experience.

Fortunately, cleaning VR headsets is pretty easy. Just like a phone screen or monitor, you can use a microfiber cloth to remove any dirt. You can also clean any detachable parts of your headset with water, soap, or alcohol-free antibacterial wipes.

When it comes to cleaning the headset itself, it’s best to avoid using abrasive or chemical cleaners, which can damage the delicate materials of your device. Instead, you can use a soft microfiber cloth to gently wipe down the lenses, and you can use a separate cloth to wipe down any hard-to-reach areas of your headset.

Finally, a can of compressed air is helpful for blowing away dust specks from hard-to-reach crevices, but you need to be careful not to blast the lens itself (you could end up powering sharp bits of goodness-knows-what into it).

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gamer, you can easily follow these simple tips and keep your headset looking and functioning as good as new. And if you’re a gamer who’s planning to sell your headset in the future, then keeping it clean will help ensure that it gets top dollar at resale.

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