Earlier today, we released an update to our VR Developer Mount – with 15-foot extension cables and updated adhesives for curved headsets! If you want to adapt your older kit to the Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, here’s a quick guide that will help:

Thicker Adhesive Strips

The VR Developer Mount has a flat design that works perfectly for flat HMDs like the Rift DK2. To use it on the curved Rift CV1 and Vive faceplates, you’ll need a slightly thicker adhesive strip. This provides a stronger hold along the entire width of the mount.

Just about any 1/8″ adhesive strips should do the trick! You can get them from your local hardware store or from Amazon: http://bit.ly/DIYadhesive. And don’t worry – these strips won’t stain or leave nasty residue on your headset.

From there, here’s how to do it:

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Cords

Room-scale virtual reality means longer cords, which is why we’ve included a 15-foot extender cable in our updated VR Developer Mount kits. If you have an Oculus Rift, you’ll want to get a longer extender as well.

Unlike the Oculus Rift CV1, the HTC Vive has an onboard USB port that’s fully compatible with the Leap Motion Controller. However, we’ve found that it doesn’t have enough throughput if the Vive camera is activated. The camera is defaulted to off right now, but we’d recommend using the USB extender so that you don’t miss out on new Chaperone features.

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Getting your new headset in May or later? Place a preorder for the upcoming curved VR Developer Mount at store.leapmotion.com.

Alex is the head writer and blog editor at Leap Motion, where he stands as the final bulwark against bad grammar. Want to share your Leap Motion project? Email acolgan@leapmotion.com or PM leapmotion_alex on Reddit.

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