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Has your living room gotten a whole lot more cluttered since the Playstation VR came into your life? (read more)
When my kids opened that VR box Christmas morning. I had NO IDEA what I was in for. My entertainment center went from organized and uncluttered to, *BOOM!*
Like Best Buy just exploded in my living room.
We already had three Playstation Controllers, but on Christmas morning we added the VR gun, two Move Controllers, the VR unit itself, the VR headset, and a brand new set of headphones so my husband could play Battlefield after the rest of the house went to bed.
Basically, it was a controller and wire nest any large electronic bird would be proud to call home.
I tried wrapping the cords up at the end of the day; that did make things neater, sort of, but there was always this pile of stuff...mocking me and my Type A personality.
Well, it just wouldn't do. I can't live in a cluttered house. It's bad enough dealing with the normal level of crazy my kids bring to the table, but I'm honor bound to keep them safe until they're 18. I hold no such promises to the Playstation VR.
In this case, I did what any person would do. I logged into Amazon and started the hunt.
I needed something that could hold everything in the VR set, and then some. My minimum criteria was that it needed to hold my two Move Controllers and the VR Headset. It also needed to be able to charge the Move Controllers because I don't have the capacity to hook them up to my Playstation.
Here's the deal. One of your USB ports is going to be taken up by the Playstation VR Unit itself. You'll have one left over to use, but if you're like me and you have upgraded your PS4 memory, (I outlined how I did that in my post about easily and quickly upgrading the memory in your PS4), your other USB port is taken up by your Western Digital 4TB Gaming Drive.
In a nutshell, I had no USB ports. I did try to plug the Move Controllers into some USB plugs I had, but they wouldn't charge. After much searching on the internet, I found that in a lot of cases, the controllers will only charge either from a charging station, your PS4, or while plugged into your computer. So plugging them into a wall outlet is a no go, at least for mine.
What I came across was the Collective Minds PS4 VR Showcase Stand Plus. It had room for two Move Controllers, two PS4 Controllers, one VR Headset, one VR Gun, and one headphone set.
It took my crazy cluttered mess from this:
Don't get me wrong, in the second picture I have just dropped the wires behind the entertainment center, true. But I couldn't even do that before I had the charging station because the wires would try and drag everything along with them. The last thing I wanted was to put a bunch of tension on a brand new VR Headset.
My problem is now solved. All of the components store nicely. There is no tension on any of the wires, and everything that needs to be charged can get charged while being stored in a manner that's pleasing to the eye.
Heck, I even have room to put another PS4 controller on there! I might get a fourth, you never know!
There you go. I pulled it away from the back of the entertainment center for this shot so you can see how everything fits.
The Move Controllers have their own cradles, and there are lights under each cradle. When you put the charger on, the light turns red. Once it's charged, the light turns blue.
Same with the PS4 chargers.
There is not a charger for the gun, but oddly enough, you CAN plug the gun into a wall charger and it will charge. My Move Controllers do not do this, and it's a common issue, so maybe test yours and see if they'll charge on a wall outlet or not.
The VR Headset is supported nicely, the gun hangs without resting on the bulb, my husband's headphones hang on a hook on the back, and everything cleans up so well that I no longer feel anxiety when I look at it.
Assembly was super simple and took about two minutes. You plug it into a wall outlet (or a strip) and you're good to go. There's an audible "snap" when the controllers are in place, and the lights let you know when they're ready to go or when they're in need of a little more juice.
Best of all, when we want to play the VR, I know where everything is. No hunting around trying to find the last place someone left this or that.
It really is a tidy person's bliss.