Simple tricks to get big results
FOG FREE LENSES
Like most VR headsets, extended use can cause the lenses of the Freefly VR to fog up. However, we offer a simple household solution to prevent the build up of condensation.
Make sure your lenses are clean first and apply a thin coating of shaving foam. Smudge into the lenses and leave for about 5 minutes after which buffer clean the lenses with the included anti-static cloth. After the following several VR experiences, the fogging will subside and each application lasts about three days.
PREVENT APPS CLOSING
A few handsets, like the Samsung Note 4, can stop a VR app when the Freefly VR is fully closed due to it touching the screen. To prevent this, you can either not fully shut the Freefly VR or preferably, download the Argotronic Touch Blocker. Once installed, you can shake your phone to lock the screen and vice versa. You will now be able to fully close the Freefly VR and enjoy its wide field of view. Please note that the GLIDE is not operational in screen lock mode.
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE VIEW
We offer three different types of QR codes, each of which combines offers various levels of FOV. We suggest trying each QR code until you find your favorite. You can find our range of QR codes here.
RELEASE THE POWER
To run VR experiences as smoothly as possibly, we suggest switching off any apps and services that you don’t require during your VR experiences. This includes any apps that use the camera (such as Smart Screen which uses the camera to determine whether the phone is being looked at), WiFi, Auto-Screen brightness and background data. Greenify is a great app for easily disabling background apps.
GET THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Freefly VR boats up to a 120 degree field of view (FoV). If you are experiencing any blurriness or reduced FoV, this is likely because your eyes are not close enough to your mobile screen. Tighten the strap so the lenses are close to your eyes without touching.
ALWAYS WEAR HEADPHONES!
VR is more than just interactive visuals. Now many developers include 3D spatial audio too – this means that when you turn your head, the balance of audio will adjust accordingly to increase the sense of realism. To truly appreciate this, always wear headphones and if available, use noise cancelling versions to enclose you in the worlds even further.
NEVER MISS OUT ON NEW EXPERIENCES
There are hundreds of virtual reality experiences out there – it can be difficult finding what you like! So for curated content we suggest signing up to the newsletter from our friends at WEAR VR. Like us on Facebook too via the button above where we post our favorite VR applications.
DON’T GET HOT UNDER THE COLLAR
Most VR experiences are short, but if you ever encounter slow frame rates, it might be because your phone is getting too hot. The easy solution – turn your phone off for a few minutes and let it have a breather!
Download the Google Cardboard app for Android or iPhone. The Google Cardboard app is great because it features several VR experiences in one place, all of which are of exceptional quality. It also allows you to take advantage of our QR code range.
Wearing the Freefly VR is not just about escaping reality, you can share amazing VR experiences with friends all over the world, or make new ones in apps like vTime.
MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN!
If you can, use a swivel chair. Some VR experiences are full 360 degree experiences and there is nothing more frustrating than to rotate your head 360 degrees on a sofa! Now you have the perfect excuse to spin around on the office chairs!
Don’t be passive in this brave new world – you are a pioneer! You can actually create and share your own VR experiences. iPhone users should check out CoSpaceswhere they can build their own VR worlds. Android users should check out ENTiTi which offers similar creative fun. Read our How to Make Your Own 360 Degree Photo article if you want to capture special moments in your life from every angle. You can even scan objects in 3D with your phone camera and view them in your Freefly VR with Seene for Android and iPhone. If you own a 360 camera, such as the THETA S, you can take your own photo-spheres and upload them directly to the Google Streetview rig
We are not a faceless company (well – we are when we are wearing our Freefly VRs but we do take them off occasionally). We are a small team obsessed with VR, and delighted to hear any feedback and suggestions as well as share any tips you have discovered. If you are in London town, and wanna geek out together, we are all ears!