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Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

Settler

Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

Wondering what everyone is using to keep the cables off the ground? Or does everyone just keep untangling them after game play? 


I purchased  3/8" Cable Flexible Tubing to cover the cable, and that seems to work pretty well.

 

 

 

 

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Community Manager

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

Welcome, @likenewpcs. There doesn't seem to be a 'definitive' solution right now. A lot of people figure out some sort of hook to hold the cable up, but you need to make sure there's plenty of slack otherwise the cable can still hold you back!



Stephen Reid
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New Arrival

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

There are a couple of solutions on amazon.. Search VR cable management. The one with the retractable cables seems to work ok.

Pioneer

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

I created my own from parts i had laying around. Clipping the cable to your waist area lessens the load on the HMD a lot. I used part of a pulley system that is used to lift bicycles together with the belt clip. You can adjust the lenght of the cable to adjust the height the cable gets pulled of the ground. You don't want a cable in your play area.  Adjusting the weight on the pulley increases the tension on the cable. 
I have the cable adjusted to float just beneath waist level. If i crouch the cable is pulled down also by my belt clip.  Turning in to the cable just rolls it around your waist. Turning back unrolls it. I have a play area of 3x2.5 meters currently and i works great.

I have applied my leet paint skills to try and draw what i made. pulley.jpg

Settler

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

Thats awesome thanks for sharing! 

Community Manager

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

While your paint skills are indeed 'l33t', @Sjokkel, we need pics! Ingenious solution.



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Pioneer

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

@Rockjaw

Finally had some time to make pictures. The babysit was trying out the Vive. The setup is made up out off a pulley system i had laying around. I 3d printed the 3 yellow parts but these can be easily replaced by something else. The belt clip was designed by RichWP and downloaded from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1574006. My current room is disaster to play in but the pulley makes it alot more usefull.

Standard Bicycle pulley system.Standard Bicycle pulley system.

Clip attaching cable to pulley systemClip attaching cable to pulley systemBeltclip attached to cableBeltclip attached to cable
Beltclip attached to player. Cable height is still set to my lenghtBeltclip attached to player. Cable height is still set to my lenght
cable extends when player movescable extends when player moves
no more tripping over the cableno more tripping over the cable

Explorer

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

I haven't purchased the Vive yet.  However, in my research of it, I came accross this which seeemed like it would work.  On my list of things to get once I purchase.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M6EB8DM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A25ZAA3BEH2FFI

 

Explorer

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

Personally, I found that once I upgraded to the newer 3 in 1, cable management wasn't much of an issue. This may just be because I was used to the original flat cable that was quite a bit heavier and more awkward. If anything, I would look into a belt clip like:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1574006

Pioneer

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

I read a few accounts of people doing 'suspended' wires and having issues hitting them as they spin around, etc....

 

This belt option has me intrigued though.

Visitor

Re: Cable Management? What is everyone using to keep Cables off the Ground?

@Sjokkel

 

Nice! I rigged up something similar based on your system. While I haven't tested it extensively yet, I think it works really well! I only have about 2x2 meters to use for roomscale. Also, no more stepping on the cable when getting up from a crouched position... Smiley Tongue Thanks for sharing!