How to install the Deluxe Audio Strap on your HTC Vive

How to install the Deluxe Audio Strap on your HTC Vive

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Adding a Deluxe Audio Strap to your Vive is easy, but a little nerve wracking.
HTC’s Deluxe Audio Strap, which as the name suggests adds headphones to the actual headset, is finally available to purchase. If you’re planning on picking on up, there’s a few things you need to know about how to attach this accessory to your Vive without doing any damage to the headset or your new strap. Here’s a quick guide for removing the current strap and attaching the new one!
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Removing your current strap
Step one needs to be clearing away the existing hardware, and to do this you need to disconnect the strap from the headset in three places. The first is easy, the velcro attachment at the top of the headset needs to be undone and pulled through its loop. The next two pieces are less straightforward.

The two side connections, where the Vive logo lives, need to be removed. You do this by pressing in on the plastic area and forcefully rotating the logo 90-degrees, or so it is pointing to the ground. Getting to this point will involve feeling some resistance, followed by a lout crack as the fasteners leave their locked position. It sounds an awful lot like you just broke your Vive but everything is fine.
Once you hear that crack, wiggle the plastic a little and it will disconnect from the headset. Repeat these steps for the other side of the headset, and slide the strap off of the 3-in-1 cable it is now attached to.
Step-by-step instructions
Undo the velcro fastener and remove it from the loop.
Rotate the left side fastener until it points straight down or you hear a cracking sound
Pull the left side fastener out of its socket
Repeat for the right side of the

Article originally published at: Android Central

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