Hi, I am an industrial/product designer and fellow owner of a Quest 2 and I am here to help clarify as to why your Elite Strap/Elite Battery Straps are breaking. As someone who has also experienced this myself, I hope this post helps other Elite Strap owners understand that this issue is not their fault. I also hope that if any Oculus reps are reading this, they may pass the points made in this post up the chain of command if deemed significant and valuable.
Since release back in October of 2020, there have been countless reports of the Oculus Quest 2 Elite Straps and Elite Battery Straps breaking. This is almost always in the form of a crack line or multiple cracks forming, usually running vertically somewhere along length the arms of the straps themselves. Some cracks reported were so severe that the arms have split into two pieces. Due to the large number of such cases, Oculus had even temporarily halted the sale of these accessories and have only recently released them back onto their store again. It should be noted that both Elite Straps are virtually identical in build and design except for the addition of a built-in battery and USB-C cable on the Elite Battery Strap model, therefore both models will simply be jointly referred to as the “Elite Strap” from here on. Units from this newly released batch were also used to replace several broken early units of Elite Straps through Oculus Customer Support. Unfortunately, it appears now that even the replacements are encountering the same issue as prior straps and these can be found in many recent reddit posts. This suggests that the straps cracking/breaking is not a QC issue and not necessarily an issue with a particular batch as has been previously reported but rather an inherent flaw either with the material used, the design or combination of both.
It’s not your fault.
Before we get in-depth, it should be noted that based on the frequency of these reported i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me (26f) and my OH (27m) have been together for nearly 6y.
I initially got on well with MIL and FIL, though always felt a little judged, as they are v materialistic, which is fine, but I've not been brought up like that. They're quite showy, eg telling me off for having a filthy car parked on their drive... Haha.
Me and OH moved into a house they owned 3 years ago paying reduced rent, so that we could save for our future. I Initially thought this was a great idea
However soon realised it meant they could turn up whenever they wanted. And anytime they would message to say they were coming over OH would jump to attention and have us both cleaning the house top to bottom as if it was a show home, for their arrival so we didn't get told off. Including hiding the bin wtf. I accepted this but did find it irritating we couldn't relax in own home... MIL would go through cupboards and question why things were there and so on... Moving on.
I'm v passive and always want to avoid confrontation so roll over but there are always arguments over how OH and I spend Christmas, my M is super needy when it comes to Christmas as is MIL. I was happy to spend with respective families but OH was not keen and wanted to be with me, so we would split our time between both households (they live 20mins apart).
2 years ago, a Few months prior to Christmas my F had been diagnosed with leukaemia, and my M had requested that I spend all of Christmas day with them which I obliged happily as we weren't to know whether it would be our last all together. OH accepted this, and I said I would spend Christmas eve with his family.
Week before Christmas went for a meal with them, MIL got drunk, shouted at me called me selfish and said that my M was a bitch etc etc, and when I responded saying that I merely wanted to spend time with F because of his diagnosis, she told me well her F had just died, then continued to shout and scream at me in the middle of the restaurant, saying I was pathetic. I was mortified and had to leave, after which she sent me abusive text messages and I ended up blocking her before irreparable damaged was done. Tbf my OH did tell her off and stuck up for me.
I was pretty hurt as had always tried to be supportive and loving to them all, and thought that although my M is a nightmare she would understand given the circumstances.
After Christmas FIL came over and gave me some wanky business speel about forgiving and forgetting and you only shout at people you lov... keep reading on reddit ➡
I think this needs to be said. There's some people, including popular YouTubers, who I think make it sound like the Elite strap is a must-have and that the Quest 2 is therefore essentially (at least) a $350 headset.
If you're looking at the Quest 2 and considering if it is for you and if it fits your budget: Go buy it without any accessories. It's great. Try it out. If you begin to feel discomfort after an hour of use or so, well, go check out the Elite strap. Do you keep running out of battery? Go check out the Elite strap with battery or go down the DIY route. Do you want to try out PCVR? Go buy a cable or check out the wireless options. The modular pricing of the Quest 2 is great because it allows you to start with a great, cheap package, and then add on to that if you want to over time.
I've personally done what many others have done and invested in the Elite strap with battery, as well as a VR Cover facial interface and their new elite strap foam pad, but I did so only recently to see what it did for comfort. And while it is awesome and feels premium, it is definitely not a night and day difference to me. It might be to you, but it also might not. If you're on the fence because of this, go try out the base package and take it from there 🙂
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I have a group of 6 friends I have known for 10 years. We have a lot of bonds, studied together and I trust them totally.
Two days ago we had a party together. My friends are totally supportive about my transition. The girls helped me a lot with makeup and clothes, and the boys treat me like a lady even if I totally not passing and still living as a male.
After a few drinks, we were talking about our sex in our relation ship and how it evolved (when we met we were singles, 18 and still at the beginning of our sexual life). So they asked me how was our sexual life with my SO. I told them we had sex just as in a lesbian relationship. One of them told "at least, you don't need theses rubber toys". I told them we did use these things, and usually a strap-on because my SO still enjoy PIV. The girls laughed and told me they didn't really understand while I would choose to use a plastic dick while I still had my real one. One made fun of me because she told that she would love to be able to use a dick. And one told me using a strap-on while you had a functioning penis was like using a wheelchair when you are able to walk.
They were not mean but curious and misunderstanding.
I didnt' know how to explain it. Did it happen to you? How did you explain it in order to make the cisgender people understand?
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In Sept 2020 COTY got a new CEO, Sue Nabi, a woman on a mission to make the company a yuge success, and so far it looks like she's pulling it off. Everyone's locked up at home, what better to do than spend money on Amazon buying makeup so you can look great ok Tik Tok, Zoom, or at the club.
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How do you top that? You go out and buy a $200m stake in Kim Kardashian's KKW beauty line.
They recently sold their stake in Wella to KKR for $2.5 BILLION in CASH!! How can this be better? They even retained a 40% stake in it, literally can't go tits up?
The stock dipped Friday, why? Probably to try and shake us early birds out and let their wall street buddies in! Expecting a bounce off the bottom of this channel and more consolidation into Earnings on 2/3 before it explodes.
What's going to happen with earnings? It's anyones guess,... keep reading on reddit ➡