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How to Attach the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap to the Headset

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How to Attach the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap to the Headset

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Hello All! As you know the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap will go on sale June 6th and we wanted to make sure that you were aware of the slight differences for attaching it to the Headset compared to the previous standard strap.  Instructions are below, enjoy!

 

 
 
 
First you will need to remove the old strap:
 

To detach the buckle, rotate the buckle downwards. You'll hear a click when the buckle is released.


 
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Then attach the Deluxe Audio Strap:
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  1. Press each of the strap’s buckles to the connectors on the headset.
     
  2. Insert the 3-in-1 cable and the strap’s audio cable into the compartment cover’s cable hole (not into the hole on the Vive logo). Connect the cables to its corresponding slots in the headset’s compartment.
     
  3. To replace the compartment cover, align the ridge on the cover with the tabs on the compartment, and then push the cover until it snaps in place.
     
  4. Fix the 3-in-1 cable in place on the clip on the right side of the strap.
     
  5. Attach the velcro strap (comes in the box) between the cushion and the plastic base.  Loop the strap around the 3-in-1 cable, and then fasten it in place.
     
  6. Insert the top strap’s velcro band to the compartment cover’s band guide, and then secure it in place.

 

You can find additional set up and usage guides HERE

 

3 REPLIES
Constructor

Re: How to Attach the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap to the Headset

I ordered mine last night (from Vive Canada's site shortly after midnight Eastern time) and by itself it had a $65 shipping charge, I then also ordered a set of nose pieces (small) and a set of face pads (wide), then the shipping charge went down to $10. I thought that was kind of odd but I like the $10 shipping much better than $65. LOL
Very much look forward to trying out the new Audio Strap since the standard Vive strap leave a lot to be desired.
Oh yes, for people saying $99 is too much, try $140 ($139.99) us Canadians have to pay for it. Smiley Sad
Regards: Jack
New Arrival

Re: How to Attach the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap to the Headset

Hi John,

 

Thanks for the helpful instructions. Today, most of the Vive community is talking about reports that the padding inside the strap apparently disintegrates and sticks to the user's head after one or two uses. Does HTC have an official response to this? Will the company be offering replacement padding, possibly made from a more appropriate material?

 

Thanks!

 

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2xdHJn64bI

[2] https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/6fqbuo/foam_padding_deteriorating_deluxe_audio_headstrap/

[3] http://i.imgur.com/Z3T4cvb.jpg

Vive Staff

Re: How to Attach the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap to the Headset

@BHSPitMonkey We are aware of these reports and are investigating.  We will announce more once we have more info.