VRGE’s VR Dock is a storage and charging unit compatible with multiple headset and controller designs. Featuring a wood finish and protective rubber bumpers, the prototype has an elegant appearance, and is currently seeking crowdfunding via Kickstarter.
The current generation of VR hardware is bulky. The headsets are large, awkward shapes, and motion controllers are full of rounded surfaces and tend to roll about; resting everything on a table is untidy, and the original packaging isn’t all that practical for day-to-day storage.
VRGE hopes to address the problem with their VR Dock, a stylish unit with a wood finish and rubber inserts that allow compatibility with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR headsets and controllers.
It can be placed on a surface or wall-mounted, and USB cables can be routed into the base, allowing the charging of the Vive controllers. An optional adapter allows charging of PS Move controllers, and a second optional adapter has been designed to store Oculus Touch controllers (there is no facility to charge these, as each Touch uses a standard AA battery).
There are some well-considered ideas in VRGE’s design, such as the central slot at the front that allows for cables to be arranged with minimal hassle, and the fact that the headsets can be placed upright, so that the lenses aren’t exposed to sunlight or dust, as is often seen when users hang their headsets from hooks.