Apple’s Vision Pro has hit the market with praise from many (and ridicule from some), but some users have voiced discomfort due to its weight. While Apple introduced the Dual Loop band as a remedy, one innovative Reddit user, Grimdar, took it a step further.
By incorporating an additional Solo Knit band (the bit that fits around the back of your head), Grimdar devised a solution that significantly enhances comfort. The Solo Knit band offers superior cushioning, breathability, and flexibility compared to the Dual Loop band. Grimdar’s modification not only provides enhanced comfort but also promotes better blood flow and lifts the headset away from the face.
Despite the effectiveness of this modification, it comes at an additional cost of $100 for the extra band. However, Grimdar believes the investment is worthwhile for the notable increase in comfort. Additionally, plans for a second iteration involve 3D printing a part to improve aesthetics and adjustability – because nobody wants cable ties making them look foolish while they type on an invisible keyboard in public!
“I really like the softness and engineering of the Solo Knit band, so I decided to try and experiment- I am blown away by the comfort,” said Grimdar.
“The dual loop band is comfortable, but this really allows your blood to flow around your head and is so much softer. Since the attachment point is further up, it lifts the headset away from your face a bit more. For the second iteration, I will be 3D printing a part to make it look a lot better. Also so much easier to adjust. I’m surprised Apple did not come up with this in the first place.”
And for those who don’t want to shell out another $100, there is always duct tape. You’re welcome!
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