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Gear VR Front Cover Fan Mount

by rluecke Jan 27, 2016
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Does this make the VR experience really noisy? Having a spinning motor attached vibrationally to your head could be distracting. I'm curious how intrusive it is to the VR experience.

Good question. For everything but the quietest games (and maybe movies) it's almost not noticeable. I did find that this can change depending on the type of headphones you wear (in-ear, over-ear, etc.). However, just to reduce the distraction as much as possible, I actually added an in-line speed controller so that I could dial the speed down to the minimum needed for effective cooling.

I did document that build as well (with tiny PCB layout and code) but I haven't had a chance to post it yet. I'll try to get around to that soon.