As much as we would all like to be in virtual reality all the time, that's not exactly possible. So, when we're in the mundane world, we need a place to put our headset to keep it out of the way and safe. A good headset stand like the Skywin VR stand will keep your desk tidy and your Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headset safe and sound while you wait to step back into the future (or the past, depending on what you're playing).
The Skywin is a standard stand for any WMR headset. The weighted base makes it very sturdy when sitting on your desk, and the coil on the back makes keeping your cables tidy incredibly easy. A lot of stands forget that cables exist, but the Skywin holds everything you need.
Headsets go on your head, so why not have a head-shaped stand?! It might look a little creepy (especially at night), but this simple effort from Snakebyte models itself on the very thing an HMD is meant to rest upon. Don't worry, the Snakebyte is weighted at the bottom to stop it from falling over and it has room for your headphones.
As minimal as possible
When it comes to minimalistic stands, it doesn't come much more compact than the TreeCloud9 WMR stand. A simple foldaway affair, the stand lifts the headset off your desk and levels it out to stop accidental breakage. It's simple, cheap, and effective.
This beautiful, low-profile, WMR wall-mounted stand is simple to set up and will hang your headset out of the way. It's perfect for those with a dedicated VR space and who want to mount the headset nearby.
If you can deal with looking at a fake face, you could save a few bucks by getting a solid mannequin head. The one drawback is that it'll want to topple over since there's no weighted base. However, if you're OK making your own or fixing it to a table, then its an excellent cheap and creepy stand for your headset.
Take a stand!
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While all these stands accomplish the same basic task, there is plenty of variety for different tastes. We recommend the Skywin VR stand (opens in new tab) overall, though. The simplicity of it, coupled with the cable loop to keep you untangled, makes it an easy stand to pick. The stand will also look nice on your desk and showcase the headset on which you spent so much money.
The Snakebyte stand (opens in new tab) is definitely one of the more interesting-looking ones — who doesn't love a faceless severed head on the desk? It's especially weighted, so you don't have to worry about it falling over. If you want a wall hung stand, however, you can't go wrong with the beautiful looking VRGE stand; (opens in new tab) it's low profile and holds your controllers as well as your headset.
James built his first PC when he was 13 and has never looked back. He can be found on Windows Central, usually in the corner where all the 3D printers are, or huddled around the Xbox playing the latest games.
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