A quick PSA for anyone who owns the Logitech G POWERPLAY mousepad and a Vive headset: Valve today confirmed that the mousepad can create interference for SteamVR Tracking (used by the Vive, Vive Pro, and Vive Tracker). Valve says the companies are working together to address the issue.

From the SteamVR blog:

We’ve been looking into reports of SteamVR Tracking interference while using the Logitech G POWERPLAY mousepad and have confirmed that there is an issue. Logitech G is currently working on a firmware update, and Valve is working with the folks at Logitech G and HTC to find the best long term solution. Until then, please unplug the USB cable from the POWERPLAY mousepad and plug your mouse in directly before using VR.

We’ve tested a variety of other wireless power systems and have not found any similar issues. That said, if you believe you’ve found a device that does cause interference, please let us know.

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  • Jerald Doerr

    Interesting… I was thinking about picking up the pad and mouse 2 or 3 weeks ago. I still want the mouse but now I’m thinking if they fix the problem you might also need an updated/compatible mouse with the new pad?

    Anyway thanks for the tip!