My New Favorite Oculus Quest Comfort Mod – VR Balance Review (& Giveaway)


Hello everyone! Cas here. And this is the VR Balance, and I’ve been
using it for about a month now, it’s become my favorite comfort mod for the Oculus Quest. There are some pros and cons, though, which
I’ll explain in this video. We’re going to get started, but first, subscribe
if you haven’t yet to see more videos like this one. And now, let’s dive in. So the VR Balance is a new comfort mod for
the Oculus Quest. They launched a successful Kickstarter campaign
for it, and they reached their funding goal quickly in January. If you own the Oculus Quest, then you probably
understand why these products are so popular. The headset can be front-heavy because it
houses all its hardware in the front. So people have been looking for ways to make
the headset more comfortable. The VR Balance takes away the weight of the
front of the headset by acting as a counterweight. The edges of the mod contain little weights
that you can’t remove, and boy is it heavy enough. It weighs about 531 grams, which is about
1.17 pounds. This can be compared to having three Powerbanks
of ten thousand mAh. It’s easy to attach it to your Quest. In the box, you’ll get 6 Velcro hook strips
that you tape on the back of the headset, on these places. You will also get a manual with it that tells
you where to place the strips. Once you’ve done taping, you attach the
VR Balance by firmly pressing it onto the Velcro strips. If you don’t like the big logo here, then
you can also turn it around nicely. You also get an extra Velcro strip that you
can use to attach your own battery power bank for longer play sessions. However, VR Balance recommends using belts
or armbands for battery placement to remove the additional weight. So I’ve used the VR Balance for about a
month now, and so far, I’m really enjoying this comfort mod. It takes away the front-heaviness completely
for me. It feels like the front of the headset floats
on my face now instead of it being on it. So it’s not too tight anymore. This is probably also better for people who
wear glasses. It has never fallen off either, which was
a concern for me after I felt its weight. And it still fits in the original Oculus case. Sometimes I do feel like it might be a little
too heavy. My Oculus Quest is now back-heavy instead
of front-heavy. There have been times where I felt the need
to tighten the headset slightly so that the front of the headset doesn’t lift up. I think it would have been nice to be able
to remove weights as we pleased. It might also be a bit heavy for travel if
you have limited baggage allowance. But I guess that differs per person. Further, because of the extra weight, you
need to make sure you handle your Quest with more care. For example, I used to pick up the headset
with just one hand. But with the VR Balance, the backside of the
headset is so heavy, that I am afraid the straps could break if I don’t use two hands. This is only a matter of getting used to it,
though. The tapes here are pretty easy to remove,
too, in case you want to stop using the balance. However, I don’t recommend removing the
tapes if you plan on using it again as it won’t be as sticky anymore, and then there’s
a chance that the counterweight could fall while playing. You’ll need to buy new Velcro strips then,
but thankfully those are pretty cheap on Amazon. I’ll link one below. But these cons don’t stop me from using
the VR Balance, because with it, I can play a couple of hours without feeling the headset’s
pressure on my face. The headset is now much more comfortable without
the need to adjust it much. And so it became my new favorite comfort mod
for the Oculus Quest. You can pre-order one for 30 US dollars on
the site that I’ll link below. Shipping to the United States is 8 dollars,
while shipping to The Netherlands in Europe is about 24 dollars. This is more expensive, probably because the
product is so heavy. So do check what the shipping price is for
you on their website before buying. They are also selling a counterweight plus
strap combination for 40 dollars, shipping excluded, I haven’t tried that one, so I
can’t say if it’s any good, but if it’s anything like the Studioform top strap, then
I believe it could work well. However, I myself haven’t felt the need
to add a top strap anymore with just the VR Balance counterweight. VR Balance has told us that pre-orders should
go out in April 2020. And if you’ve followed our channel, then
you might be interested in our other videos about other comfort mods for the Oculus Quest. Check them out here or with the link in the
description. In collaboration with VR Balance, we are also
giving away one counterweight plus the comfort strap combo! If you want to participate in this, then you
can enter by using the link in our description. In any case, I’m glad to see more accessories
pop-up that can help increase our VR experience. I do agree that it is a strange design choice
by Oculus to make the headset so front-heavy. Especially now, we are seeing headsets like
the Pico Neo 2 who balance the headset by putting the internal battery at the back. So I do hope that Oculus changes this design
for the Quest 2.0 or something. Anyway, let me know in the comments whether
you are getting one or have other new comfort mod solutions that you think we should check
out. Don’t forget to like the video if you enjoyed
it. A special thanks goes to our Right-Hand Patrons. A huge thanks to artArmin for his support! Check out his Board Games VR on Steam. Another thank you goes to BaxornVR. Check out his VR YouTube channel! Everyone, thanks again for watching, you are
the best. And as always VR on!

50 comments

  • Cas and Chary VR

    Are you getting one or got any other new Oculus Quest comfort mod tips?

    Don't forget to enter our giveaway! http://bit.ly/vrbalance-giveaway

    Timestamps:

    00:21 – VR Balance – Introduction

    01:06 – VR Balance – How to use

    01:44 – VR Balance – Review & Final thoughts

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  • Weston

    big up

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  • Weston

    lovely video

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  • Ashley Keyser

    cant wait to make a index when it comes in stock. love your vids! gonna get one of your stickers to put on the frunk

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  • Marshall R.

    bit costy (as with everything vr of course^^)
    tho i feel 30quid is justifiable, the added shipping
    to anywhere but the us seems like a deal killer to me :/

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  • Weston

    epic video

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  • Weston

    big up

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  • HP SOURCE

    Hi cas remeber me

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  • Shawndell Rivers

    Well people always get concern about everything i think it's ok and a normal natural thing what i'm not ok with is when people say that it's going to fail if it has not came out yet and have not even try it out yet if they try it out that's when they can give there opinions about virtual reality people used to be concern about vr saying that it's going a fail they prove consumers wrong it turn out to do very well i was never concern about virtual reality at all but there is some things i'm concern about there are some thing that i'm not concern about it all depends how we feel about it

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  • Mike Hauncho

    Seems like it would be better to just use batteries, counter weight and extra play time. You could just Velcro some batteries to the back strap.

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  • This is not the channel You are looking for

    Its much cheaper than the Frankenmod. However you dont the better headphones that come with the VivePro mod.. I like the option tho. Like it or not, the Quest is certainly an investment

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  • Ariel Hoshana

    Hi Cas! Tell Chary hi!~ I entered!

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  • Millium Platypi

    Giveaway says squishies steam key?

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  • Reavo End

    The giveaway says "Squishies Steam key giveaway?" Haha. Anyway, thanks for the review. Sounds like a promising product!

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  • Isaac

    Should I sell my PS4 for a quest

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  • shreksma

    Ordered it – thanks for the link. My Quest always slides up the back of my head and I think this will really help, cheers !

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  • Paradise Decay

    Nice one

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  • senna

    I entered the giveaway !

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  • XimerTracks - Sub To Me

    Cas and Chary VR

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  • ꉣꏹꉣꉣꏹꋪꁏꋊꀤ

    Please check out VR Power (battery pack+counterweight) 🤩

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  • airwolfdeluxe

    So this is a pre order on top of a kick starter. Delivery expected in May/June

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  • BaxornVR

    Seriously considering just doing the pre order. But entered anyways lol.

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  • ThisisRends

    Well you can velcro a Batterypack on the front of the Quest. This should solve the now back heavyness,lol

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  • J a y d e n

    Tbh i have no idea why people say the oculus quest is uncomfortable. I just used the trick cas gave us to make it comfortable- wear it correctly.

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  • qtipextra

    I think I'll get this. Curious if you could velcro it to the other side of the strap, and add a bit of padding? Or is it not very soft?

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  • Cabby Cabby

    Nope. Oculus fits great with no uncomfortable pressure on my face. I see so many people wearing the back strap way too high, like a ball cap. I can see that you’re wearing it too high in this vid. I’m pretty sure you guys have even made videos showing folks how to wear it correctly…

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  • Thomas Moser

    Original backer here. Glad to hear it lives up to the promise. Never got a DAS so I'm looking forward to this mod.

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  • Ash Perkins

    Can I plz get one it’s my birth day

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  • moonlordhk

    571g + 531g = 1104g
    too heavy……

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  • InnocuousRemark

    4:12 lol the vr and whisky combo, I cannot recommend that

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  • Placeholder by design

    The remove weights would be nice. Like when ya add an audio transmitter and mic.

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  • Herman Smink

    Are there any oculus rift s mods like this?

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  • Mister_Fonzie

    Do you prefer this over the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap?

    On a side note, this is simply my opinion, but the background music in the video was a bit distracting. At first, I didn't even realize the music was coming from the video. The bass was coming more across as a buzz, and I thought my speakers were picking up some cross noise.

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  • Ron M

    Thanks Cas.

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  • Luis Dimas

    Great video as always, I had no idea about comfort mods thanks for all the great info

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  • Silent Hashassin

    I’m realizing this is a must, I try to leverage the weight with my hair in a knot and a du-rag. It helps but after about an hour or so of moving around it tends to shift. Even if this seems too heavy it may be an incentive to get more exercise, thnx for these exclusive tips!🙌🏾

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  • Dabaron Da Fox

    Its not very noticable when wearing the headset that its heavy. Only sightly and for younger or older people maybe more

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  • Tom C

    Why does your video pic show this on a Go? I would think that it would be much too back heavy on a Go.

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  • Dojo Games

    Could i use on oculus Go as well?

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  • Ace Hardy

    📝

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  • fried Sushi

    Is it possible to install it on the inside so you get the added benefit of padding. Putting this on the outside in something soft like that doesn’t really make sense. You’d be better off putting weights along the backhand like that one pianist did.

    This product is only worth it if you can use it as padding as well.

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  • 太郎山田

    oculus needs to release quest ver2 with improved comfort.
    having to mod just so you don't experience pain doesn't help vr adoption 🙁

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  • Andrew King

    Thanks for the video. I was curious how this comfort mod compares to the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap mod. I am currently using the DAS with my Quest. The DAS was a huge improvement for me, but the Quest still feels a bit front heavy. Is it possible to use this with a DAS?

    Thanks again!

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  • Ray Chow

    But what about VR Power?

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  • Monci Warudo

    A TOTAL OF 1000GR++ on ur head.. great

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  • Pawel Kurzawski

    30dollars for hacky sack?? are people absolutely mad?? you could buy some trwireless headphones for that price that acty inolve some technology to be oengineered and put together no shitty velcro bag with metal bits. Just an observation

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  • lazer tag

    I like my frankenquest with a battery to play for longer sessions… Putting a battery on this would make it even more back heavy.. it's ok I guess

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  • David Culp

    Great video! I have watched just about all of your videos on the Quest comfort improvements but have not yet found the "ideal" configuration/combination of accessories. I am currently trying to use the VR Cover faceplate, with a top strap and the back padding (as found in your previous videos). With the VR balance, have you tried using it in combination with a battery pack? If it's almost too much weight on its own, I worry that the added benefit of having a battery wouldn't outweigh (heh) the comfort you get from having the balance.

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  • dtz1000

    What a great and simple idea. Surprised no one thought of this earlier.

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  • dtz1000

    I got a $3 top strap from aliexpress. It helps a lot. Takes a lot of the weight off the face and puts it on the top of your head. Every Quest owner should have that as a minimum.

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