Whether you want to keep your gaming PC in a different room than where you use your Oculus Rift, or you just have a large space to cover for your room-scale VR activities, you might be looking to extend the cables on the headset and to the external sensors. Luckily, it’ll only cost you about $20 to get everything ordered for the headset, and about that much again to extend each sensor.
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How to extend your Oculus Rift headset
- Plug the male cable ends from the Rift into the female ends on the extension cables.
- Plug the extensions into your PC.
You’ll have now added six feet to the reach of your Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
How to extend your Oculus Rift sensors
- Plug the male cable end from the sensor into the female end on the extension cable.
- Plug the extension into your PC.
Your sensor will now have an extra 15 feet to work with, which in most cases should be more than enough when setting up a room-scale Rift experience.
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Here’s the stuff you need to complete the steps in this guide. These cables have been tested to work with the Oculus Rift.
Premier PC-based VR
The Rift, coupled with Touch motion controllers and external sensors for precise tracking, is one of the best VR systems you can buy right now.
For your headset’s HDMI cable
Adding six feet to the HDMI cable on your Rift can make a big difference, especially when enjoying a room-scale experience in a large play area.
For your headset’s USB cable
Your Rift HMD has two cables connecting back to your PC, so make sure you grab this extension as well as the HDMI extension.
For your sensor’s USB cable
Reaching your sensors to their optimal positions in your VR play space might likewise require an extension cable, and this is the one to buy.
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