Best cell phone replacement parts according to redditors

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u/AWildEnglishman · 72 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Look into Anker batteries. I bought one for my S3 and it's still going strong.

Also, I hear battery savers cause more trouble than they save, but I'm not qualified to speak on that so maybe research it a bit.

u/iLL_S_D · 19 pointsr/Vive

You will eventually want to pick up this, this (For larger FOV), and this (especially with summer coming, trust me).

u/Vaude · 10 pointsr/Android

Then I think you're leaning the right way. The GS4 lasts all day with moderate use from most reviews I've read. The SD card slot is a must for stock 16GB version, but I don't know how much the GE OS will take up on the hard drive.
If you're looking for expanded batteries, then I'd suggest these that were recommended by /u/moar_distractions:

u/Norumu · 10 pointsr/videos

Fat, sweaty guy who plays VR games here!

Leather-covered foam replacements + sanitizing wipes + microfiber cloth = a solid sweat-management solution for the HMD.

u/xerostatus · 10 pointsr/lgv20

I can't speak on the long term life or reliability, but for about a week I've been rocking the 4100mah li-po battery from perfine ($17). Accubattery is showing at least 4100mah on each full cycle charge. I know the Qoo10 one was one of the first and "legit" li-po ones to come out, but perfine might be a cheaper and easier-to-buy alternative. Meanwhile, Shenmz also makes the 4200mah li-po battery ($19) which i think other users here are reporting pretty positive feedback on.

u/humanmanguy · 9 pointsr/Vive

Get yourself a thinner face foam replacement, and adjust the knobs on the side to bring it as close as possible to your face. Actually results in a significant FOV increase!

These are the ones I use, and they're great but definitely overpriced (plus it comes with two units, and I've never had to open the second one in almost a year of ownership). I'm sure the cheaper alternatives are more than adequate.

u/Douglas_D · 9 pointsr/Nexus6P

I purchased this one after I had a repair company replace my original with a really poor performing battery (was down to 55% capacity after a month). The Cameron Sino one has worked fantastic for me so far. it's at an estimated 3456 mAh capacity after 87 charges. Installed it at the end of April.

Also, make sure when you install your replacement battery that the temperature monitor is functioning properly. The repair company replacement battery didn't have a functioning temperature sensor (Always read 77F) and the phone wouldn't limit it's charging current when the battery got hot, so I think they may have contributed some to an early failure.

u/sawser · 7 pointsr/GalaxyNexus

I got my wife the 3800 Hyperion battery and a case. It's slightly bigger, but she really likes it (with the case).

She typically would come home from work with about 2% battery. Now she gets home with about 62% with normal use.

u/0ZFive · 7 pointsr/Nexus6P

Replacing my battery next week.

What replacement battery did you get? I saw so many posts about fake "genuine" 6P batteries I just went with a Cameron Sino one from [Amazon](Cameron Sino 3450mAh / 13.11Wh Replacement Battery for Google Nexus 6P A1 I figured that at least they were not trying to sell me a "genuine" one.

I will post how it went and my results when it comes in.

u/sazkion · 6 pointsr/Android

Here you go

u/Eldanon · 6 pointsr/Vive

If you don't wear glasses, I can't recommend these 6mm pads enough - much better FOV, for me improved comfort and easier to wipe down to keep them clean.

u/jenbanim · 6 pointsr/Vive

You might try using a thinner facemask on your Vive. By bringing your eyes closer to the lenses, it greatly reduces the amount of godrays, blurring, and chromatic abberation in your peripherals. Plus a bonus slight increase in FOV.

Here's a link to the ones I got. But there's a lot of similar products out there, so you might want to shop around.

u/Journeyman63 · 6 pointsr/Nexus6P

I just installed a battery purchased from eBay that looks like the one you linked to. It took me from 60% capacity to 106%, as reported by Accubattery.

But I have had two complete phone shutdowns since the replacement, where the phone turns off and I can't power it on without plugging it into a charger. Very strange. And further research on XDA Forums indicates this isn't an OEM battery and lacks a temperature sensor...though it's not clear if that causes problems.

People have reported that the Cameron Sino battery for the 6P works well and has a temperature sensor. It's available from Amazon:

I have one on order and will be replacing my eBay battery with it.

All that being said, it sounds like many people are doing fine with the eBay batteries, so definitely take that into account.

u/3itmn · 5 pointsr/Android

3rd party extended battery. I have one myself for the S4 (though not exactly this model) and it works really well. Just turns your phone into a small brick that's easy to hold.

u/scimit4r4563 · 5 pointsr/galaxys4

Don't get a battery case. Get an extended battery and a replacement cover. They are thinner, cheaper, with more capacity for the size.

Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 5200mAh Extended Battery + Black Back Co...

[180 days warranty] ZeroLemon Samsung Galaxy S4 7500mAh Extended Ba...

I personally reccomend the second link, I had it and loved it, it was just too thick for me. I didn't need the extra battery

u/dippnerd · 5 pointsr/homeautomation
  1. I was tempted to jailbreak, but ultimately because it's a web-based dashboard I was able to just load it in safari, then tap the share icon and tell it to Add to Home Screen, which with the right setup, acts like an "app" (no safari nav bar, tabs etc) when you open it from the Home Screen. Combined with the option to just leave the screen always on, no jailbreak necessary (there was a cool jailbreak tweak I wanted to try where you would wave your hand in front of a blank screen and it'd wake, but I opted not to go that route for a few reasons)
  2. For magnets, there are plenty of ways you can accomplish it, but I've been buying these for years to place on everything. They include these adhesive plates which all of my devices have so I can slap my phone/iPad all over the house on demand (great in the kitchen especially). I wouldn't mind adding a second or putting cheaper adhesive magnets on all 4 corners to make it a little more stable though.
u/IVIrEos · 5 pointsr/Vive

The default foam covers turn into sand paper against your face once they start soaking up sweat.

u/mvincent17781 · 5 pointsr/Vive

6mm VR Cover is great.

u/chiagod · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is the vinyl cover I got, though I don't remember paying $30... I'd check the reviews on the cheaper ones. Looks like some are $19.

And these are the thin sweatbands I got.

You absolutely need to use a headband with the vibly covers as sweat can damage the Vive (and is not covered by the warranty). That's why the original face cover was absorbent.

u/t1m1d · 5 pointsr/lgv20

I've been loving my Yishda batteries. I've been using a single one pretty heavily since I got it, and have even charge it externally many times. I've never gotten the non-OEM battery warning, and the capacity is still as good or better than my original battery. I easily get a full day of reasonably heavy use, at around 75% brightness.

I bought this bundle for something like $27, it's a great price IMO since it comes with two batteries and the external charger.

u/Valiant4Funk · 4 pointsr/GalaxyNexus

Yup- the Gnex has awful battery life. But, if ya don't mind doubling the weight of the phone, it can last all day. I got THIS one. Verizon only, though.

u/DeviousRetard · 4 pointsr/Nexus5

The glass is glued to the LCD panel, not the frame itself. This means you'll have to replace the entire LCD panel, which is quite easy. You could get one for around 30 dollars.

u/Kimky · 4 pointsr/simracing

Ive picked an used vive and Im still happy about it 2 year later.

If you are bothered by other people sweet and skin you can buy a new foam :

u/PhysicsVanAwesome · 4 pointsr/Vive
u/VirtualBoy4Life · 4 pointsr/Vive

I really like the VRCover 6mm foam replacement ($29 here). They get your face closer to the lenses giving you a wider field of view. Plus it is way more comfortable than the foam the Vive comes with.

As far as games are concerned here a couple useful links I have bookmarked:

u/sk8rphink · 3 pointsr/GalaxyNexus

I am a big find of the LMGTFY, but it didn't work there.
They jacked the price up $5, but it's still a good deal.

u/manot12 · 3 pointsr/Android

Instead of getting awful fake batteries, Anker has their own "custom" battery with 100 mAH extra for 10$ here.

u/throwaway7383 · 3 pointsr/galaxys4
u/isclaudiu · 3 pointsr/nexus4

I've changed mine a couple of weeks ago by following this guide. And this is the part you're gonna need (it contains the USB port, the mic and the notification LED).

u/GelatinousSlime · 3 pointsr/nexus4

You can get them at Amazon, even with Prime shipping.

Its a little tricky popping the N4's case off, but other than that its easy. Plenty of Youtube videos showing how to do it.

u/dejaentendu280 · 3 pointsr/Nexus5

I bought this: LG Google Nexus 5 G2 D820 LCD Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly and Frame

It worked out pretty well. It wasn't perfect, but it did the job.

u/Thechuzzler · 3 pointsr/androidthemes

I do phone replacement quite often and honestly it's not that bad. You can find a guide online somewhere and yes you can purchase it online.

Here's a link to the LCD and digitizer:

And here's one to just the digitizer:

I will note that getting parts from amazon tends to be hit or miss on quality but I've found many great cheap replacements there.

u/Rapidstrike · 3 pointsr/lgg4

This 2 battery and wall charger package by Trend on has gotten good reviews.

Also I've been using the stock charger/phone for about half a month, but I've already noticed that the charger metal end has some noticeable bend to it.

u/Davidglo · 3 pointsr/Vive

Get these:

HTC Vive VR Cover

HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV)

And maybe these if you're going to share it:
[50 Pcs]Orzero VR Disposable Sanitary White Eye Mask for Virtual Reality Headset for Gear VR Oculus Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR

u/z_rabbit · 3 pointsr/Vive

Bought these in September. They come in a two pack, but I still haven't had to pull out the second one. Plus, they don't soak up sweat, so they're great for parties, just wipe down with a baby wipe between people.

u/eviljolly · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

This is what i use. It's $30 and includes two.

Another option for a single one, which is $15. Haven't personally tested this one though.

They come with velcro backing to work with an HTC Vive, so I just bought some thin 3M velcro to attach it with after pulling off the stock foam. Here's how that looks.

u/Shadow_Tear88 · 3 pointsr/Vive


The I always was a little turned off by the default foam covers, mainly because they held sweat and could get hairs stuck in them. I made the decision to buy the 6mm VR cover pads, and my quality of life has surprisingly gone up immensely. They done suck up moisture, catch hairs, and to me feel better. The pads do give you a slightly greater field of view, great enough in face, that depending on where your eyes look you can see the edge of the screen thirds your nose. Usually you can't and that might sound annoying but really it's not a problem. Overall I am more emerged by the FOV. Only other thing I 'd recommend considering with these is they are worse for people with glasses as they leave less space for them. The original weren't perfect either but I wouldn't attempt glasses with these.

Also, these are machine washable unlike the original vive covers, but overall they are cleaner in general even without that.

u/C0rdt · 3 pointsr/Nexus6P

Here's the toolkit I bought for 3.75CAD. The only thing this doesn't have is the razor blade or hobby knife.
I mangled the rear plastic strip both times I took it apart, the first time I had an entire frame assembly (with glass and plastic) so it was no problem.
Frame assembly note these do not come with NFC antenna - you will need to transfer yours from your existing frame. They are all very nice quality and you can choose from pretty much any of them.

Now for the batteries..... this is the one I originally put int, although it is not a real OEM (the temp sensor is not real it just reads 24-25c all the time) it had awesome battery life but after a few weeks one day I was taking a photo and it just instantly black screened and would not respond in any way (I thought I just totally fucked the phone!) until I plugged it in, when it indicated charging I turned it on and it resumed normal operation at the same battery level it originally died at.
I did some further testing and it seems like every time you take one or more HDR+ photos the battery could not sustain the required voltage and it would just kill the phone completely. Several other users in this forum confirmed they had the same issue with this battery and with the actual OEM battery.

So OK, time for a new battery. I had this one laying around that I purchased earlier but decided not to use upon seeing how sketchy it looked. This also gave me a chance to move the NFC antenna that I forgot about the first time.
This battery has absolutely shit life. It started off with 3000mah (88% on accubattery) right from the package. It does not shut down like the old battery but it definitely has a low battery life.

That brings me to my only real regret - cheaping out on these batteries. I have seen lots of mention about the Cameron Sino battery and people in this sub and other forums have had very good experiences with this one so I ordered one and am just waiting for it to arrive to do my (hopefully) final disassembly of this phone.

If you have any other questions or concerns I am glad to help, just let me know!

u/NbAlIvEr100 · 3 pointsr/oculus

If this is the facial interface you got, then yes they work amazingly together. I have this exact face plate and a pair of WidmoVR lenses and you will be entirely satisfied! The WidmoVR lenses are amazing! That face plate comes with a nice cloth cover that totally makes up for the stock foam that scratches the shit out of your face. You can also remove the cover and stick with the nylon foam, which is nice and comfy too, but if you get hot fast it can become a little uncomfortable.

u/vectorvitale · 3 pointsr/lgv20

Yes. Both the BCK-5200 Battery Charging Cradle (Charging via USB-C) and any given 2x Battery and Wall Cradle will work. I have both and I find both very useful. I have the White cradle mounted to the wall near my bed with a command strip, and I can just come home from work, pull the battery out and put the new one in. I use the wall cradle at work to charge a battery and my Sony WI-1000x headphones, becuase the wall cradle does actually have an additional USB port on the side. I find that charging the battery and something via the USB does take longer on both, so keep that in mind. I'd try and find a BCK-5200 on Ebay or Swappa or something and get that, and grab a wall cradle. You can put the wall cradle in your backpack or pocket on the way out the door and basically always have full battery, it's really nice. The same can be said for the BCK-5200 though - I occasionally would use it in the car to charge my second battery as well, or use a portable power bank. It's slimmer and nicer looking, and I could be mistaken but IIRC also support QC3.0 + PD, so it'll charge faster. /u/JeromeZilcher will be able to confirm that.

u/typhon99 · 3 pointsr/Nexus6P


I ended up buying the YISHDA Battery off amazon (as recommended bu u/PoetmasterGrunthos) and just finished installing it following this Ifixit guide. Currently the phone says it's fast charging with 1 hr 40 min until full.

I did not buy or need replacement back parts and used a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive. I was very liberal with the hair dryers use around the back glass and continued applying heat while slowly pulling it off. When re-applying the bottom plastic cover due to the way my phone is dented a little I put curved edges in first and then pressed the center down to get everything to fit.I managed to bend back the other small (but noticeable to me) dent near the volume button's with a combination of pressing down on it and gentle hammering.

I would have included pictures however the 6P is my camera. Overall I can't say it feels like a new phone yet, however it certainly seems like it's charging to it's full capacity. I will update again sometime in the future with longer term results of this battery's life, but for the moment I am happy and can say the procedure is not too difficult.

u/awesomerest · 2 pointsr/orangecounty

If you're up to the task, you could always try replacing the screen on your own.

You can find cheap replacement screens on ebay or amazon

Good luck!

u/averagejoe3000 · 2 pointsr/iphone

If you plan on trading it in, you can fix the screen yourself. This happened to me - I ordered an iPhone 6 from AT&T and had to wait a month. In that time I managed to drop my phone and smash my screen. I wanted the trade in value so I got this screen from amazon. It came with everything I needed to replace it besides a small flat tip screwdriver. I then followed this guide.

I just traded my phone in today with that new screen and they took it no problem. The ifixit guide is wicked handy and explains everything step-by-step. If you fix it yourself make sure you label all screws as to size and what step they came off at. Overall it took me two hours.

u/mostly_a_lurker_here · 2 pointsr/Android

I used to have the same accessory in my Galaxy Nexus. A thicker battery that comes with its own back cover.

Interchangeable batteries ftw!

u/9966 · 2 pointsr/Android

I really like it, actually.

The basics: I went with Trexcell 3800 mAh (on Amazon) for about $20. The first battery they sent was defective or something (same if not worse battery life than stock). The second one worked... they have good customer service for replacing batteries, so just keep an eye out on your screen-on time the first few days using it. If I were doing it all over again, I'd probably try their competitor Hyperion. I can't comment on their quality.

Looks/weight: It doesn't look pretty as pretty as stock, but it does add some nice weight to it (I can tell if its right side up by feel). I can also tell if its in my pocket or not. The original was often so light I could reach into my pocket several times and still freak out that I had misplaced my phone. I'm now quite a fan. When you're holding it no one can see the ugly backside unless you point it out.

Cases: Originally I just cut the back off my case from Verizon (which I still have as a back up) with box cutter. I now use this case that costs $3.09 for it, which gives it a nicer profile. You get what you pay for, though, and the rubber is kind of falling off (for the second time). So I may go back to my case.

My settings: (CM10 alpha from winner00, about to switch to Liquid Smooth JB when the first non-beta release drops). I'm on 4g most of the day, and Wifi at home. I manually toggle 4g off and Wifi on at home, and reverse it during the day. I use the CM10 notification bar toggles (same when I was running ICS Liquid Smooth 1.5). I don't know if it saves battery to turn off 4G when running WiFi, but it hasn't hurt. Worse case scenario I leave the house and I'm running 3G while listening to my audiobook.

That was much more than I intended to type, but if you have any more questions let me know.

u/eerhtmot · 2 pointsr/Android

I switched over to this guy, and I'm very pleased with it. It can totally last you a day.

u/redlandmover · 2 pointsr/GalaxyNexus

i know it sounds a bit lame, but i absolutely LOVE . really a great value at only $15. very nice, espically with jelly bean being somewhat more of a battery hog. nothing but great things to say about the battery though

u/topo_gigio · 2 pointsr/rva

Batteries for these are also pretty cheap on Amazon. I bought a replacement battery for mine last year and it did wonders for my phone.

u/RedPill115 · 2 pointsr/tmobile

> but also wsnt sure if I should wait for the S6

I'd say wait for the s6.

The s3 was a decent phone when it was released, but now it's crap. I had one, went to an s4 - it's such a faster and better phone it's almost unbelievable. If I had known, I would have switched when it came out.

But - an s6 should have band 12, which the s5 (and most other phones right now) don't have. It should be designed with VoLte in mind as well, though the s5 does have VoLte if I remember right already.

I personally bought a refurbished s4 because I needed a TMobile phone (my s3 was on verizon) and I'm waiting for around March when the next crop of phones will come out that have band 12 and are designed for VoLte.

If you're having battery life issues, you can buy a new battery for the s3 for $10-$15, like this one:

u/nick129 · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

I had similar problems and purchased this battery and have seen marked improvement. I also switched out the usb connection on the wall charger with a higher quality usb (you can find them cheap on Amazon) and like that better.

u/btron92 · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS3

Yeap from Amazon. Here's the link to it:

And it generally lasts me the whole day with moderate usage (excluding heavy gaming). It's noticeable compared to the stock one though.

u/DeathJunt · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS3

This, and this have made my S3 new again. The glass replacement is easy, and you'll get ridiculous battery life for less than the cost of what just the screen repair would get you.

u/Xanny · 2 pointsr/webcomics

The S4 has 7500mah batteries available.

That might last more than four hours. I hope.

u/moar_distractions · 2 pointsr/galaxys4

I can think of times this would be helpful, long road trips where everyone might be fighting over one charger, long flights, camping. I just can't see myself having it permanently on my phone. Here are some other options I found quick on Amazon just in case people are interested. For me personally, I think I'm going to get a 2 pack of standard batteries that come with their own external charger. I can keep those in my backpack (or one in my pocket) and between the regular one and backup I can't see myself needing more.

u/MagicallyMalificent · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Here's the link for the battery. Sorry, I was on mobile earlier. It does come with a cover.

u/lagerlover · 2 pointsr/Nexus5

I prefer getting them with the frame although I've replaced it both ways. THIS with frame and THIS without frame.

u/nope_nic_tesla · 2 pointsr/Android

They literally had the exact same digitizer. You can buy replacement parts that work on both devices:

The Nexus 5 and G2 were nearly exact same devices hardware-wise. Main difference is G2 had a bigger LCD panel and battery and a better camera

u/agtwork · 2 pointsr/lgg2

I found this on amazon. It's only $55. Is it not what I need?

u/heyyoheisenberg · 2 pointsr/4Runner


Phone holder

Magnet Plates


Final install


I do not wanted to mess up my dashboard so I went for the magnetic mount which is compact as well as I have no issue with it for 5 years in another vehicle. You might be thinking why I did not stick the magnet on phone ? I did not wanted to loose the wireless charging capability of my phone so I bought the wall mount phone holder and stick one of the scosche magnetic plate on the back of the phone holder.

u/nosut · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I bought this pack

u/silvertrain78 · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

I use that case with a different magnetic holder (Mountek), and it works fine. But I did acquire a larger magnetic insert, made by Scosche:

It's been very secure using the larger Scosche magnet

u/delrazor · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

Don't expect it at all. The body is aluminum and there's no real attraction to it.

I had the air-dock which used weak magnets along with a sticky surface, and it didn't hold well at all. I loved the magnetic usage though, and I am using the spigen rugged armor case, and ended up buying a magnetic mount on amazon.

But if you want to keep your charger as a mount, you could buy just the thin metal plates they use here.

With the large metal plate, attached to the interior of my case, the scoche magnet is nice and strong and I don't have issue with the phone slipping or sliding off.

Also, I had my reservations about losing wireless charging after using it everywhere with my n5, but I'll say that with the additional battery size and rapid charge being so quick, I never really have a need for wireless the way I used it to keep the phone always topped up before. Only had a few times where I needed to pop the phone on the charger for maybe half an hour to get more power for the day.

u/ChrisG683 · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

If you want to go cheap and try a new battery, you can get one for like $10 on Amazon.

I recently got one for my 2 year old S4 and I've noticed a considerable increase in battery life.

I bought this one as a reference:

u/SunofMars · 2 pointsr/lgg4

It was a two pack and external battery charger pack I got off of Amazon. The brand is TrendOn. My phone has bootlooped once and I got a brand new LG G4 and the specific link to the battery pack I'm talking about is here

I rotate between the 3 batteries and haven't actually charged my LG G4 for a while now( a month or more)

u/BigPenisJohnson · 2 pointsr/lgg4

I purchased this
It's 3rd party but from what i can tell they get the same battery life as OEM. The only downside i have noticed is that the percentage may be 1-3 percent off on the phone.

u/ravenwildegir · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Zero Lemon. It has a USB C connector AND holds a solid charge. It's heavy, can use only this to charge your phone for 2 solid weeks. But my God I wouldn't trade it for any other power bank.

ZeroLemon ToughJuice V2.0 30000mAh Type-C/USB-C/QC 2.0 Portable Charger External Battery Pack,7A Output 5 USB Ports Dual Layer Rugged External Battery for MacBook, Pixel, Nintendo Switch and More

u/theholyraptor · 2 pointsr/S7Edge

ZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30000mAh Dual Layer Rugged External Battery/Portable Charger (USB-C/Type-C Port + QuickCharge 2.0) for Apple MacBook, Pixel C, Samsung & more

OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - Frustration Free Packaging - BLACK

u/WhatPassword · 2 pointsr/Vive

Oh man, I forgot completely about cushions of other sizes! Did you get something akin to this?

I'd love to squeeze all the FOV I can out of the headset!

u/scarydrew · 2 pointsr/Vive

They dont necessarily provide like protection that a cell phone case would or something but it does provide an extra layer of silicone which certainly helps and the grip is great, I love mine.

Hyperkin Silicon Covers

VRCover 6mm for better FOV

edit: Also A list of chinese accessories, one of which is a metal bumper for around the controllers, untested so buy with caution

u/Talesin_BatBat · 2 pointsr/Vive

Depends on the size of the glasses. If you have a low prescription, you may not need them at all. I have -3.50 (nearsighted) in both eyes, and still need them. I have a 'small' pair of glasses just for use with the Vive, as they don't give enough peripheral vision for comfortable daily wear. If you can see normally at about 2 meters away from you, you can likely not bother with glasses.

Contact lenses are an option, and make and sell lens inserts that fit over the lens, even if they're a bit expensive for what you get, and some people do complain a bit. You'd also have to put them in and take them out any time you switched off play, increasing the risk of scratches just from handling and having stuff near the lenses to begin with.

The down side for the vision-corrected set is a lower FOV due to not being able to have the Vive lenses close enough, and not being able to use the 6mm 'thin foam' replacement covers for the same reason to their greatest effect. You can still use the covers, your roommate may just need to pop out the side depth-adjustment rings and move the HMD away to avoid scratching the lenses with his glasses. You probably will want to get a set of lens covers too; Hyperkin already makes some. The lenses are softer plastic, and apparently scratch fairly easily. So be careful.

Personally, I get around a 70-degree FOV with my glasses, using the FOV-measurement background in the Workshop, for the SteamVR home screen. I've been told that people who don't need glasses can get upward of 90 though with the thin-foam.
Even so, it's still an amazing experience. And one that has me seriously re-considering LASIK, as it's only going to get better in the years to come.

u/xresonance · 2 pointsr/Vive

I got these ones, they work great.

It's nice that the sweat can be easily wiped off, especially if a bunch of friends are using it. I've also had luck cutting bits of double-sided velcro strips (fuzzy one side, hooks the other) and putting them under parts of the facemask, to adjust the overall tilt and position of the headset for my face. Without that, the nose thing tends to squish my nose and it's uncomfortable, but easy to fix.

u/VRegg · 2 pointsr/Vive

I got it after my first demoing of my Vive to others. Even with cleaning the original foam always felt dirty.

I got the 6 mm version. It has a slightly larger FOV and is easier to clean.

u/Smallmammal · 2 pointsr/Vive

Guy with a health issue that brings on long periods of bad fatigue here. Coincidentally I'm entering a new fatigue period today so I feel for you. I'll be back to barely able to play seated games soon.

I own a Vive and its entirely usable sitting down, even in games that don't support 'seated' experiences. Most games use a teleport mechanic so you can just sit on a nice chair and teleport around. Even better if the chair can spin.

No HMD is designed for seated experiences. That doesn't exist anymore as the controller-based Rift no longer exists. The Rift is roomscale now.

I'd argue the Vive is nicer for seated as you can put your lighthouses up and have much more usable space in the room and less occlusion. In a chair you're blocking more light especially if your occluded by a desk. Webcams might have issues unless your placement is perfect. With lighthouse placement 45 degrees down from each corner of the room its pretty much impossible to occlude, even on a chair at a desk.

>Or is it more than Vive can do everything Rift can do, but more expensively?

There is nothing the Rift can do that the Vive can't. Price and FOV is the big differences right now. You can a nicer FOV with the Vive with the stock gasket but it costs more. I'd also recommend the 6mm gasket for the Vive. That raised my FOV considerably. If I use a stock Rift, its like I'm wearing swim goggles. I don't think its easy nor obvious how much a FOV difference makes in VR unless you actually have a VR headset to test. Its not night and day, but its substantial.

The Vive has some creature comforts as well. The built-in camera is especially handy. I can read text messages, see whos calling, see if there's something in room I might step on/roll over, untangle cables, talk to my wife who comes in the room without taking off my hmd and being able to see her an interact normally, etc.

I'd also argue the ability to install the DAS or wireless is a big deal. With the Vive you're paying a premium to buy an expandable platform. With the Rift you get more of a locked down non-expandable device.

>Also, are there enough seated experiences to justify it either way, right now?

I've played many 'standing' shooters on my ass. Rec Room is fun sitting. The content is there if you want it. There may be content you may not be able to play well, but so far I haven't had any issues.

u/LamborghiniJones · 2 pointsr/Vive

Buy these lens wipes, I would be lost without them
The microfiber cloth will scrath your lenses if you wipe them dry. And water/iso is not the best soluton either. These wipes have worked wonders for me.
Get some compressed air to blow off any debris/dust that collects on the lens, its safer than even wiping with a moistened cloth. Use the premoistened wipes for smudges, and be super careful wiping any dirt/dust off.
ALSO, these are a godsend, but are usually sold out. They restock every week or so:
These are vastly more comfortable than the ones that come with the vive. They are easier to clean, and they increase your FOV.
Those items I would HIGHLY recommend getting. Including the compressed air, its helpful. Also keep your vive lenses away from any sunlight
Also I would highly recommend over the ear headphones. Adds to the immersion more than you would think.

u/Vagrant_Charlatan · 2 pointsr/oculus

This is the leather VR Cover branded one. I don't own it, but am hesitant to recommend it despite great reviews due to how thin it is. I have their 10mm Velour and while I love it (machine washable), I do feel it's the tiniest bit too thin, while this leather one is 6mm. Personally, I was worried about the holes as well, I feel they will trap bacteria and make it smell over time, though I guess an alcohol bath would fix that. I went with this from Lumies. It's not amazing and feels like "sports equipment" as some reviews state, likely due to the lack of breathable holes, but it gets the job done for demos and makes for easy cleaning. Also relatively cheap if you buy just one. I'd just let people know this is a leather interface specifically for hygiene and that there are much more comfortable options for long term use.

By the way, be careful, the leather interfaces can cause sweat to pool up on top of the HMD. If the sweat enters the vents, it can brick your Vive with water damage. It's happened to a lot of people. If you start getting a good workout or see someone else really working up a sweat, have them take a break and wipe down the pads and any lingering sweat.

u/Wolve909 · 2 pointsr/Vive

is it this one? wow 20 euros for a foam? is it really worth it?

i mean, i might get it if its necessary. ill try on the normal vive first next week though when i get it

u/isurvivedvault111 · 2 pointsr/HTC_Vive

These are what I use, they are fantastic

u/yoimdumbsry · 2 pointsr/Vive
best fuckin accessory for vive atm

u/xXfeardayXx · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

I ordered stuff yesterday to do it myself I've watched videos it's pretty hard to take it apart without breaking or scratching anything but my parts list is

Cameron Sino 3450mAh / 13.11Wh Replacement Battery for Google Nexus 6P A1

Repair Tools Screwdrivers Kit for Iphone/ Ipad/Ipod/Other Cell Phones and Devices –DIYTool (23pcs) (2309A-Small)

Smart Phones Repair LCD Screen Opening Pliers with Strong Suction Cup, Showpin 3 in 1 Cell Phone Screen Repair Tool Prying Tool Compatible for Mobile Phone / Laptop / Tablet PC

The battery I bought was highly recommended on xda devs by several people most eBay batteries don't have temp sensors and video I watched guys battery only charged to 94% but if your new to taking small stuff apart I wouldn't attempt it

u/lkt01070 · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

From your link it looks like the one from ReplaceDirect is actually this one: you can see the reviews on amazon. I would not trust Huawei batteries again...

u/citaworvk · 2 pointsr/oculus

Use this

u/Octoplow · 2 pointsr/oculus

Right here, works great. (I guess technically not covers, they're replacements.)

u/MrOtsKrad · 2 pointsr/oculus

Waterproof covers arent available for the Rift. I am incorrect!
via /u/Octoplow

u/Hruntington · 2 pointsr/oculus

I have provided the links to the products I use.


If you think you're going to be sweating quite a bit (perhaps because of beat saber) I recommend a different facepad by VR Cover.


Like TOO_FUTURE said before me, definitely set up a ceiling rig so you dont have to worry about cables running around the floor.


Lastly, you might want to think about investing in a 3rd Oculus sensor. Having that 360 degree coverage and not having to worry about facing forward all the time will make your VR experience that much better.

u/t3hjonneh · 2 pointsr/oculus

Seconded. If this is the one I got, then it comes with a second pleather piece. You can swap them between players and wipe them down with antiseptic. The pleather doesn't sweat like leather would and I really life the cloth. Since you're demoing on Friday, I'd recommend the $50 Amazon bundle (same thing but prime shipping. With the shipping from VR cover you're only missing out of maybe $14, but for expedient shipping...).

Oculus Rift Facial Interface (Standard Version) & Foam Replacement Set

u/brenjerman · 2 pointsr/oculus

I just got one of these and it's great. A must have if mutliple people use your headset as the material is much easier to clean. Also, there's no need to worry about hair getting threaded in the foam anymore! Also comes with a washable cotton cover you can put over the padding

u/dtg616 · 2 pointsr/oculus
u/PaulMcgranite · 2 pointsr/lgv20

I've bought Zero Lemon off of Amazon in the past and they've been good. I think they stopped selling them though, so you might just have to try other ones. I'd probably give these guys a shot, but buy at your own discretion:

u/bobby_corwin · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

Question for you.

I literally just replaced mine today and I'm having trouble getting the phone to boot up. When I installed it, the phone indicated it at 38% charge, but then it dropped and turned off. I was able to turn it back on but it did the same shut down shortly after.

I put it on the charger and now I've tried several times to reboot it with no success yet. What happens is it will go through the google log0 and the android animation, then the phone will vibrate once, make a chime, flash the android logo and then go to black. I've caught a brief glimpse of the homescreen a few times before it completely shut down, so I know something is working.

I've read that sometimes a phone won't accept a new battery right away and needs some time before it gets working properly, but I'm nervous that there's an issue. Have you experienced this at all or heard about it? Should I just keep it on the charger and be patient or should I do a factory reset?

Here's a link to the replacement I bought:

u/ShakenButNotStirred · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

Do it yourself if you're at all handy, it's pretty easy, all you need is hair dryer or heat gun, some guitar picks, a credit card and a flat blade precision knife (exacto) or similar.
worked great for me right up until my performance cores separated and my 6p went into cold storage as an emergency backup.

u/AllMyName · 2 pointsr/lgv20

No problem. Buckle up, get a cup of coffee or take notes or something.

TL;DR Buy this unless the Perfine is back in stock soon.

I have 2 main ones that I cycle through right now, a Perfine 4100 mAh battery (out of stock on Amazon) and a Taeozi 4200 mAh (delisted). I've purchased more, I'll list them and their fates below, kinda chronologically, especially because I'm going to make a bigger post soon outlining all of them once two packages come in.

  • OEM LG Battery #1

    The one that came with my phone. I used it once - when I initially got the phone. Drained it to 40% and put it back in the box, for when the inevitable batterypocalypse happens.

  • OEM LG Battery #2

    It's good, it still works. I keep it at my parents' place charged to 50% as a spare. Finding an actual OEM LG battery is another story.

  • "OEM" LG Battery #3

    Complete shit. Bought it on Amazon. Degraded faster than any of the other 3rd party batteries, like literal weeks before it was shit. It was actually cheaper than all of them too. Phone lags below 50% charge, probably due to voltage sag. Recycled. Was either a fake, really old, really used, or all 3. No recourse or refund with something like this - the 3rd parties on Amazon all honor their warranties in my experience.

  • 2x TQTHL 3300 mAh (delisted)

    Came with one of those black wall chargers. One battery gave random "invalid battery" errors out of the box upon booting and would just shut the phone back down. I contacted the seller, they gave me a 50% refund, no questions asked. Bizarrely enough, after really cleaning the contacts on Invalid Battery, it works great now. ~2800 mAh real capacity. The one that was "OK" out of the box degraded, I recycled it after a few months of use.

  • aexpower 3300 mAh battery (delisted)

    Same deal as the now dead TQTHL, barely 2000 mAh actual capacity after ~6 months, slowdowns if it's below 50% charge, etc. Contacted them, they offered to send a replacement or a prorated refund based on the 18-mo warranty. Pretty sure aexpower and SHENMZ are the same "company".

  • 2x Perfine V20 Battery BL-44E1F 4100mAh Replacement for LG V20 H990 H910 VS995 LS997 Removable Battery - Out of Stock

    I'm about to RMA one of them because I get random "High temperature warning ⚠" screens but only with that specific battery installed. It was the 1st one I bought, and I may or may not have rolled over onto the phone, plugged into a USB-PD charger, with the brightness on max. The 2nd battery I bought a few weeks after that when they were back in stock still works great and AccuBattery estimates 3800 mAh capacity on it. The wonky one has also always been much harder to get the battery cover to close over, so it was probably a dud on Day 1 that's just now manifesting.

  • Taoezi 4200 mAh - Delisted

    Tough to get the cover over, but it doesn't give me any trouble. Only bought it because it was a good deal cheaper than the Perfine at the time, and was also in stock.

  • Upgraded LG V20 BL-44E1F Battery Replacement, SHENMZ 4200mAh Li-Polymer Battery 24 Month Warranty

    Almost free, I bought it using the refund from the aexpower. Voltage sag below 50% charge after 6 mo, not going to bug them for a refund tho, will recycle it next time I go to Best Buy.

  • TAYUZH LG V20 Battery | 2X 3200mAh Replacement Li-ion Battery with Wall Charger for LG V20 BL-44E1F | V20 Spare Battery - 24 Month Warranty

    They legit seem identical to the very first set of TQTHL batteries, from the packaging, to the charger, etc. These Chinese battery "companies" are all just different names for the same shit in my opinion lol. I keep one in my desk and one in the car, and tbh I bought them for the charger. They're probably safer to keep lying around than these sketchy LiPo packs anyways.

  • [Upgraded TAYUZH 2X 4200mAh Replacement Li-Polymer Battery BL-44E1F with Spare Charger for LG V20 24 Month Warranty] (

    On the way because Perfine is out of stock. Technically the cheapest LiPo on Amazon right now. Technically what I'd recommend.

    Special Mention

    3 wonderfully ridiculous 3800 mAh "Gold" batteries are on their way from eBay. It was like $24 for 3. I bought them just to see what they were.

    There are a few more ridiculous sounding brands of battery on eBay, including one that doesn't even appear to have a "brand name" but has a Chinglish message printed on it about ["Supporting US Taxpayer Company"] ( and boasts a 4520 mAh capacity! Make BL-44E1F Great Again. And then this 4200 mAh "LOSONCOER" that is more expensive than all of the 4200 mAh batteries on Amazon but ships from China. No thanks. Others include a "Sporting" 4520 mAh and an ACESOFT 4520 mAh, and one that's completely unbranded, possibly the elusive "original" battery that all of these fuckers are buying boxes of to slap labels onto. They're dirt cheap though, $12 or so.

    I also bought a MAXXJUICE to see what that's about. I doubt it will be any different from the other 4Ah batteries, and it's a great deal more expensive, but it comes with a case. Also no sales tax because lol Singapore. Yay.

    OEM Batteries

    If for whatever reason you want an original LG OEM battery, I've only found 2 legit sources, neither are cheap.

    The first is easier, local, quicker, but way more expensive. Find someone selling the retail BCK-5200 package - the battery inside is real and unused. Buying an OEM battery from someone selling the loose BCK-5200 (cheaper) is hit or miss.

    The 2nd is an Israeli eBay user that appears to be operating out of a cell phone shop in Bnei Barak. They also still have the LG Quick Cover in stock lol. Everything I ordered from him has a little sticker on it - they were accessories imported for a carrier over there. That's "OEM LG Battery #2" from earlier. It's over a year old. Still works fine.

u/Gil_Demoono · 2 pointsr/gadgets
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/applehelp

I recommend the Amazon ones. I bought this one and it is still working fine.

u/Wirerat · 1 pointr/pics

Replacing the screen would have been easier. The kit is only $18 at smazon.

u/Mookest · 1 pointr/techsupportgore

This and That a little know how and your back in business. I bet the speaker came a little undone. But since you're inside you can just replace it.

u/terdwrassler · 1 pointr/funny

Still less than 30. Link

u/Evrybdywangchung · 1 pointr/apple

I recently replaced my 3GS screen using this tool set and followed a video guide on YouTube as reference. Just take your time and have a container handy to hold the extremely small Phillips screws.

u/EbolaPie · 1 pointr/GalaxyNexus

This one? I've been thinking about getting an extended battery but I've heard nasty things about third party cells.

edit: er, sorry, that's a mobile link. There, fixed.

u/zomin93 · 1 pointr/GalaxyNexus

I went over 48 hours without charging with the Hyperion 3800mAh. But I consistently go 24 hours plus without plugging it in. It's $21 on amazon right now. Worth every penny

u/notaneggspert · 1 pointr/GalaxyS3

I have no problem with the stock jellybean camera app but use pro capture or Camera v5 most of the time. Battery life is worse than the stock rom, I get 8-12 hours out of a fully charged battery. But I'm using this Anker battery (since my OEM one decided to start popping) and while it's rated an extra 100mAh I wouldn't be surprised if its capacity was lower than the oem one.

Honestly the battery life is bad I bought a 6,000 mAh external back up battery since my phone was dying everyday and I can't count on being close to an outlet.

Haven't noticed any difference in bluetooth functionality.

My next device will probably be either a Nexus or play edition but I really want to have a removable battery and storage.

u/Prostar14 · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

He means this one, or get two and a charger to swap them out on the go.

I've used Anker and they are reliable.

u/g_13 · 1 pointr/Seattle

My girlfriend's s3 had terrible battery life as well after a couple years. Recently bought 2 of these and a standalone charger. When one is dead, swap em and you never even have to plug it in.

Damn my nexus 4 without removable battery, I really miss never having to plug my phone in.

u/genxer · 1 pointr/GalaxyS3

This one is made by Anker. They're arent Samsung batteries -- but they are very good batteries...

u/thro3away · 1 pointr/GalaxyS3

I see the other guy recommends you install Cyanogen, and I can speak from experience as I currently have Cyanogen 13 (Marshmallow) installed.

First off, do install Cyanogen, I love it so far!!

But it doesn't really fix the battery issues, in fact I think I might actually go through battery a little faster on this ROM.

The S3 was not really future-proofed, in that the battery life has pretty much always sucked. To combat this I bought two Anker 2200mAh Batteries and two Wall Battery Chargers from Amazon. Its great! I love going from 0% straight to 100% in just a minute or two.

I personally go though about 80-160% of battery a day with about 2-5 hours of demanding screen on time, so I do really recommend keeping an extra battery with you. Here is today's minimal (2 hours 50 minutes screen on time) battery usage for reference.

Hope this helps! If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

P.S. Here is the download link for CyanogenMod for your phone.

u/bbb4246 · 1 pointr/GalaxyS3

The chances that you could successfully use an HTC connector in a S3 seem slim.

The safest bet would probably be to get an external battery charger and spare battery, such as:

u/76kz900 · 1 pointr/GalaxyS3

If your usb is broken buy this. These batteries are great!

u/DontTread0nMe · 1 pointr/pebble

I used to carry multiple batteries around for my phone. I'd have a spare battery charger in my truck plugged in with a spare being charged, a completely charged battery in the glove compartment, and one in my wallet. I then upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4, and bought an extended capacity battery and now I can go three or four days before I have to charge my phone. Much more convenient than having to swap batteries.

u/AHenWeigh · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 7500mAh Extended Battery with NEW MicroP...

I just got it yesterday, so if you message me in a few days I'll let you know how it's going. The instructions say it has a "break-in period" of 4/5 days, but I can already tell the battery life is significantly increased.

I also got the honeycomb case they sell for it, and I love it. Flexible, but matte so it doesn't get stuck in your pocket or keep dirt and fingerprints.

u/_beast__ · 1 pointr/Futurology

If you get a really big extended battery, it will last all day, but I'm talking 3-4 times the original size. I had a galaxy s4 with a [7500mAh Extended battery] ( and it would last a day or two.

And trust me, I use my phone a lot. I ran my nexus 5 from 100% -- 0% battery in 4 hours yesterday.

u/gnimsh · 1 pointr/Android

This battery has NFC.

u/radbme · 1 pointr/nexus4
u/Mr_R0LTZ · 1 pointr/nexus4

Sounds like water damage might be the problem, and if so then you'll have to replace the charging port flex cable dock connector ribbon (not sure if all of that is how you say it).

dock connector ribbon. This takes like a month to arrive, so you might want to buy from somewhere else.

Might also need some tools.

Hope that helps, cheers!

u/justsomeguy_youknow · 1 pointr/nexus4

If you're comfortable tinkering with the hardware, you could try replacing the charger port part.

u/r0ugew0lf · 1 pointr/Nexus5

After reading through the iFixit teardown, it seems I should get this part since the LCD and the glass are fused. Unless theres an easy way of getting the two unfused

u/Kacheeto · 1 pointr/Nexus5

Not OEM but this worked for me:

It's the digitizer and glass together. You may also think about getting a new battery if yours has been less than optimal.

u/pianogamer005 · 1 pointr/androidcirclejerk

My condolences.

/uj Screen parts are on Amazon for quite cheap. I did a repair once and it's kind of stupidly easy.

u/BanalPlay · 1 pointr/Nexus5

If you want a very simple fix by the front housing as well. Like this: You won't have to deal with glue and there is less that can go wrong.

u/josyd · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I was looking at this one.

You want the one that has the entire assembly. I found that out the hard way.

A lot of places sell the lcd without the other stuff mounted to it (usually just looks flat and shiny). It's a pain in the explicitive to get that off of the original lcd.

u/ssaadany · 1 pointr/Nexus5

Hello there, I would like to know what is the best Screen with frame to buy. I have found it with 65$ on Amazon. I wonder if this means it's of a less quality

u/Something_Nice · 1 pointr/Nexus5

I was wrong on the price. Ifixit has a guide, looks easy enough. I'm gonna have tondo mine soon too.

u/postenl · 1 pointr/Nexus5

I ordered one off Amazon ( and it worked well for me.

They sent me 2 by mistake actually. I don't know how much it costs to ship to you (from US) but if you want to pay for the shipping I'll gladly send you my extra.

u/BBLF5112 · 1 pointr/Nexus5

My screen cracked and nothing was working. I ordered this part from amazon and got it working under 20 minutes:

u/Ralph90009 · 1 pointr/Nexus5

I didn't either, but the process of separating the LCD and digitizer to replace the glass looked like a massive pain in the unmentionables, and I don't have a heat gun. Considering the assembly is [$66 for a D820/D821 with the smooth sides from the white model] (, I decided to go with the whole module.

u/alientity · 1 pointr/lgg2

This is the exact item I ordered (remember, mine is a Verizon):

I ordered both from the same place, as it was the only company offering Prime shipping at the time. Since it was shipped by Amazon, I figured I would take the chance as the return process is easy.

I recommend you also order the 1mm tape, and take pics of the installation process, focusing on all the connectors/grommets.

Good luck, and don't hesitate to post if you need help.

u/forbiddenfatty · 1 pointr/lgg2

My touchscreen won't work after replacing my screen

I had my screen replaced one month ago, but it cracked out of the blue just one week ago. So, I ordered this screen and installed it myself today. However, I had not been able to get the touchscreen to work. Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot this issue, or did I just order a faulty part?

u/Sir_Beelzebub · 1 pointr/lgg2

That's the one I ordered, I had a sprint variant btw, and also the pink thing is the tape but I would order more tape just incase you mess up, also be care full when you take out the digitizer from the plastic cover

u/assum09 · 1 pointr/lgg2

This is what I used to replace my Verizon LG G2's screen. I would recommend buying some adhesive tape made specifically to be used with phones since I just used some random double sided tape and my screen had a gap which caused my phone to randomly sense me touching multiple points on the screen.

u/oxhappyhourxo · 1 pointr/S2000

Agree with the modifry mount. My dash has never sat quite right since install but it’s a minor cosmetic issue.

I stickied a Scosche magnetic mount to it. Works great. I’m probably going to use a pop socket mount this season. For that (same as in my DD) I take a small magnet tab that comes with the Scosche mount, stick it on the back of the pop socket mount, and use that to hold it in place so I can still use the magnet mount if I want.

u/hashtaghamza · 1 pointr/iphone

Actually it depends what size the plate is and where you stick it. I use this (SCOSCHE MagicMount Magnetic Mount Replacement Plate Kit - MagicPlate Color Matching Plates for iPhone/iPad and Other Smart Devices - Includes 3 Plates and 2 Cleaning Swabs - Black (MAGRKI) and the smallest plate doesn't interfere.

u/TheAmorphous · 1 pointr/Android

Perfect. This guy?

u/feufollets · 1 pointr/galaxys4

I can't find them on either and their website gives me 404 for their canada and US resellers maybe they are discontinued product? When I try to add to cart it bring me to a russian website lol.

this one or the Anker are both the same price. Would you just go with the anker ?

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/galaxys4

You could spend days reading stuff on Battery University, but it's probably best to just get a new one. I got a ZeroLemon, and it's been great. There are some high capacity versions available, but they cost a lot.

u/coppersense · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

It definitely helps for the time being. I believe I bought this one

u/n1023 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

sale pending but it fits just like the normal one, lasted about 2 hours or so longer than the stock one. This is it.

edit: sold

u/NParbs · 1 pointr/galaxys4

I bought this one from RAVpower

u/lxlqlxl · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

Have you installed any new programs? If so try uninstalling them to see if it solves the issue. That is if you can do without them for a while.

The battery could be failing. If the phone has a removable battery, you can usually get a new battery pretty cheap. You could try switching them out.

I am not sure of your model, but it appears the G4's do have a replaceable battery.

Also note that using high amp chargers will wear down a battery quicker than a lower amp charger. I personally use a 2.1 as much as possible but since I have a removable battery I don't care that much if it wears quicker.

u/officialxian · 1 pointr/lgg4

I got 2 batteries and a charging cradle off Amazon from TrendOn for about $20, I will link to it in a minute.

Update: it's $29 now. LG G4 Battery : TrendON LG G4 Battery Kit

u/hardaysknight · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

I just ordered this ZeroLemon 30,000mAH battery pack

u/pwnrmasta_01 · 1 pointr/GalaxyS8
u/AMY_bot · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Flamenmars · 1 pointr/Vive

VR Cover is the one I recommend. The other brands are stiffer and give me a headache from the pressure after an hour.

To see the difference, remove the current foam and hold the headset in place to see the improvement.

u/Inimitable · 1 pointr/movies

I have a Rift and never really had an issue with it getting gross. Not sure if the Vive's face interface is much different.

But there are lots of solutions out there. These for example are easily washable with wet wipes.

u/Biotot · 1 pointr/Vive

Changing the face foam makes VR a lot less gross. if you move around a lot This one has worked great for me.

u/PapaPlastic · 1 pointr/Vive

ugh, you Really shouldn't have ordered direct from HTC but oh well, too late.

Have you decided where you are gonna mount the lighthouses and how?

There are ways other than just screwing them into the wall.

The headset strap is kinda garbage, so go ahead and start looking into alternatives.

htc vive deluxe audio strap

(Ignore this next part if you wear glasses)

If you want the largest clearest image, you are going to need to get your eyes as close the lenses as possible. Which you can do with a thinner face cushion.

Man this is getting long, lets wrap it up with some games.

Sublevel Zero

VR Emulators:

Dolphin VR




PCSX2 3D plugin

Last thing, avoid Space Pirate Trainer

u/WorkingJello · 1 pointr/oculus

I completely agree and don't get the love this company gets.

The plastic insert they provide to hold the facepad actually NARROWS the FOV instead of improving it.

I took out the plastic insert all together and used two VIVE facepads instead:

The result? WAY better FOV and more comfort to boot.

Best $20 I ever spent.

u/DrewsGFX · 1 pointr/Vive


Comes with one of each. It’s what I have. I don’t sweat a whole lot during VR but I use the 6mm and it doesn’t seem like it’d be an issue if you’re sweating. I’d just suggest not sitting there for a few hours pooling up sweat. Take it off every once and a while and dry it (and your face) off and get back into it. You can try both out and see what suits you best and what you feel most comfortable with.

Edit: this one will actually give you a 6mm and an 18mm as opposed to 14mm. I don’t think that’s a huge deal though in your situation.

u/FightClubPR · 1 pointr/Vive
  • 1st Question - I know you can depending on glasses size
  • 2nd Question - Yes, when you do room set up you could just set it to standing, calibrate your height whilst sitting.
  • 3rd Question - So I haven't experienced eye strain after 3 - 4 hour sessions, but boy does it get sweaty/hot in there. There seems to be a lot of 3rd party foam inserts for the Vive so if you're particular I'd suggest getting one the boast it's ventilation.
  • 4th Question - If you don't want to put holes in your wall for the mounts then get tri-pods. When it comes to cable management you should be the judge, it doesn't bother me but there are plenty of 3rd party cable management rigs.
  • 5th Question - Gonna be honest, there is a lot of crap out there right now. Don't let price tags dictate what you deem to be good either. For instance GORN is awesome. I've played it more than any other game so far and it was free. Raw Data is great, a but steep in price but compared to other content it might as well be an AAA title. REC ROOM (Free) is amazing. I've spent more time with the socializing aspect than it's games (including paintball).
u/Eisenmeower · 1 pointr/Vive

it doesnt fit because that looks like foam replacement for the Samsung Gear VR, this one is for the vive, or any of the other knockoffs of the same shape.

u/Me-as-I · 1 pointr/Vive

Unstick the bottom half of the foamy bit and spread it out a little so the bottom of the foam is hanging off slightly below, though still stuck to the velcro.

This lets the lenses get closer and the edges got less blurry for me.

You can also try getting these so there's less foam and it's closer.

u/AverageJoeShmoe87 · 1 pointr/Vive

HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV)

When they get it back in stock are amazing. Took me a day to get used the lenses being so close but has definitely improved the sweet spot and fov.

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Trying to decide which vr cover to buy by PerryPlay

i am currently trying to decide between a few vr covers, i am looking for 2 things in a vr cover: that after sweating it will not fog up (at least not quickly), and that will be comfortable
i am currently trying to decide between those (but if you have a better option please suggest it):




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u/AwwwSnack · 1 pointr/vrfit

Just got these: HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV)

They’re super comfortable and can be wiped down between uses. They don’t soak up sweat like the OG pads they are thinner which a lot of people seem to like. They make them for pretty much every HMD.

u/3dmesh · 1 pointr/Vive

Depends on the VR cover mostly. I recommend replacing the face cover with a leather one like this one from Amazon for $30 and wearing a headband to soak up some sweat when you plan to play some active games, like Beat Saber. Take the HMD off every now and then to air it out and wipe it off. I also recommend the Vive-n-Chill or just a fan of some kind to help circulate air around your HMD/face, because the HMD gets hot after a couple hours.

u/SvennEthir · 1 pointr/Vive

Advantages to those two over the velour cover?

Also, are these the same thing on Amazon?

u/devsfan1830 · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

I also ordered these:

They're supposed to be more resistant to soaking up sweat and are easily washable. They are thinner than the stock foam so supposedly get your eyes closer to the lenses. I actually did a quick test by just using my vive with the bare velcro. While it was super uncomfortable (of course) it indeed appears that getting closer to the lenses eliminates the edge blur. So I think these pads should improve things. I'll check back when I give them a try.

u/DemandsBattletoads · 1 pointr/Vive

I saw someone recommend in another thread. Reviews look great.

No, I haven't tried it as I do not yet own a Vive.

u/drizztmainsword · 1 pointr/Games

I bought a third party memory foam face foam replacement. 20 bucks for two, and it's great. Very comfortable, and it doesn't sponge up my sweat.

Edit: Looks like I was misremembering the price. Still though, I would still recommend them highly.

u/Adkkid · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm personally using a VR Cover variant you can find here. I honestly have mixed feelings about it. It's way less absorbent, so if you play intense games or just have sweaty friends, its better. As stated, a smaller gasket will help with a way larger FOV, and this works perfectly for that.

My only complaint is that, because of these two, you get way less padding, and it can be slightly uncomfortable. I generally like to wear the headset tighter than most people to keep it from shifting around and all that, but that doesn't work well with this. I find that you have to keep it either a little loose or just deal with it digging into your face.

But who knows? Your experience may vary. And this is only one variety of VR Cover gasket. The company makes a ton of different ones out of different materials.

u/KesafatLegacy · 1 pointr/Vive

yes, loosen the top strap all the way + get these:
made all my blurry problems go away, esp looking down. also pull the head strap down more, have the actual headset 'suspended' to get some weight off your cheekbones.

u/Enverex · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

It was this one -

The foam on the Index is definitely nicer, but the headset itself seems to be cutting into my nose and is definitely not the "super comfy" that I was expecting after everyone praised it.

u/gameprobros · 1 pointr/Vive

I did get it on amazon at

I got the 2 pack because I thought I'd want to swap one off for cleaning but it cleans just fine on the headset with cleaning wipes thanks to the material. I can't speak to the other options with 1 pack because those are different manufacturers. I personally found it to not be that much less comfortable. I feel like I don't sit there thinking of it being less comfortable while I'm playing and I thinnk that's when I would notice that comfort the most. And I'm enjoying the FOV more than I think about the comfort even when I'm thinking back on play sessions with it.

u/Regular_Place · 1 pointr/Vive

I am pretty sure I got these ones They come in a pack of 2, and as long as you don't have really long eye lashes, you can move your lenses to the closest setting and the thinner pads will add a bit more to you FOV.

u/hamshotfirst · 1 pointr/Vive

After reading a bunch of stuff here (thanks for the addiction, people) - I ordered a 6mm foam replacement for the HMD --

Does it really make a big improvement on the goggles/diver FOV effect?

u/steve_ideas · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

I had a similar problem, I just ended up replacing the foam pad entirely with one of these:

u/Psycold · 1 pointr/Vive

I can confirm that I have a hard time breathing through my nose when using the 6mm one, but I still put up with it just because I would rather be a little uncomfortable but have a better FOV. I got mine from Amazon which I prefer because you have more control of the shipping:

u/TerryTheGnome · 1 pointr/Vive

Off topic, consider buying some aftermarket face foam. There’s lots of slimmer ones on amazon with pleather skin that makes them easy to clean. And the thinness makes the headset closer to your face, reducing the pressure on your face.


(NOT an affiliat link, I’m not an affiliate!)

u/steven_taylor · 1 pointr/Vive

DAS and these foam replacements made my Vive 100% more comfortable and usable.

u/Rytharr · 1 pointr/Vive

These are great, get better FOV over the originals and you can wipe them off between users.

u/Zorchin · 1 pointr/Vive

I bought some and thought the same thing. But they are totally worth it. They're even pleather, so you don't have to worry about a gross sweaty sponge between sessions.

This is the one I got. Didn't come with the fabric case pictured, they just came in a plastic re closeable bag. But the facepads are definitely worth it.

u/Theridor · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm actually already using this one:

How does the one you linked deal with sweat? I'm also wearing a headband and have a fan going but some of these games really make you work.

u/Enzospartan · 1 pointr/Vive

Yep, here's the one I ordered. Comes as a set of two. This one is great - comfortable, easy to clean and it increases your FOV slightly. There's two small downsides: the leather may cause you to sweat more and since your eyes will be closer to the lenses, you may get sweat on the lenses and have to clean them every so often.

u/Aggressive_Sharts · 1 pointr/Vive
u/absolutenot · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

I used a cameron sino battery I got on Amazon for it. Here's the link for the one I used:

It solved the early shutdown issue for me.

u/think_inside_the_box · 1 pointr/oculus

I'd buy an extra facial interface:

And cut off the whole top section of it so that you get more air flow and less sweating.

u/elliotttate · 1 pointr/skyrimvr

As mentioned above, I had a HUGE problem with my headset fogging up until a got a "VR Cover." There has to be other brands out by now, but the one I ordered practically eliminated fogging completely. You do loose some FOV as the headset isn't quite as close to your face, but it allows enough air (especially if a fan is blowing at your face) to keep your face dry without drying out your eyes.

u/agrajag-42 · 1 pointr/oculus

I was worried about that and I've been watching it. It hasn't been noticeable yet, but I expect it will become an issue. I actually held off posting pictures of this thing for a while because that's the last thing I want to address, and I expected I'd get the question here.

I've not found an easy way to create a standoff that can take pressure off the foam, yet -- there are some more complicated/intrusive ways to do it. Maybe I'll go there if I think of something clever or start having a problem.

I should note, I'm not using the stock "facial interface" - I'm mostly using this:

u/Craer · 1 pointr/oculus

I can assume you are talking about the Hygiene set on Amazon?

It is the same items as sold on their site. The kit gives you their interface, 2 leather covers, and their comfort cover. Not sure what else you are looking for or what else you're expecting? They work great.

u/xyzzzzy · 1 pointr/oculus

I’m sorry my dude. My report is that buying a VR Cover 95% solved the problem and was a nice upgrade in comfort. That 5% of the time I still catch a faint whiff of stale cat pee though.

Oculus Rift Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Hygiene Set

u/sekazi · 1 pointr/oculus

That is just the cover that goes over the facial interface. In the other reply I just did I do not like them. They are a hassle to use and for me at least do not feel good. I like the PU leather foam that attaches to the facial interface that is included in the VR Cover basic set. Looks like that kit is $50 on Amazon. here. You can get the same set directly from their site for $36 since it is $29 then $7 for shipping.

u/Reddituser703 · 1 pointr/oculus

Buy a new facial interface.

OR! Buy a 3rd party facial interface, like the VR Cover Hygiene Set

u/cheezbergher · 1 pointr/beatsaber

I bought one of these leather-like facial interfaces and have a set of clorox wet wipes that I wipe it down with if other people are playing:

Works great, and the leather-like material is wayyyyy more comfortable than the dense foam. I feel like it ventilates way better too.

u/livevicarious · 1 pointr/oculus

This is the one I recommend.

For the Glasses if you are on a Rift these are the ones you want.

Make sure you know your IPD, don't guess here as this could throw everything off.

If you have any questions further I would recommend filling out this form

They will be the most suited to answer more detailed questions than I have answers for.

u/Iamananomoly · 1 pointr/lgv20
u/anomoly · 1 pointr/lgv20

Replaced my original battery in March (owned 2 years in Feb) with a "YISHDA LG V20 Battery 3200mAh" ordered off Amazon. Haven't had any issues since the replacement and the order was a two pack; so I'm hoping to get a fair amount of life out of them barring any major catastrophes.

u/wowco · 1 pointr/Nexus6P
  1. April 2018


  3. See link it includes tools, in addition to that I used a craft knife (to get underneath the bottom and camera panels) a card (to remove glue under battery) and a hair dryer

  4. Battery ribbon was slightly longer, as mentioned in Amazon reviews u can kind of just fold it

  5. Great, 105% accubattery after a couple days use. Charging is slower though.

  6. N/a

  7. If you use a hair dryer heat it for a really long time (couple mins) I'm pretty sure it's not as effective as a heat gun as the glue wasn't always melting well if I didn't heat it for a while. And as others have mentioned when removing the glue from under the battery, becareful of the black ribbon (see YouTube videos) you can potentially rip it.

  8. No

  9. Thin cable
u/_blackwatch · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

This is the one I bought and found that I didn't even need a few of the items. Here is the camera glass cover

An X-ACTO or other utility knife along with a playing card (used a Joker to not mess up my other cards lol) was also useful.

u/sprozho · 1 pointr/Nexus6P


this one doesn't support quick charge but works fine. these days i charge my nexus6p only once per 2-3 days

u/SerBiffyClegane · 1 pointr/Nexus6P
  1. Bought it a few days ago, received today.

  2. I bought it from Amazon here

  3. I used the tools that came with it, plus an exacto knife, playing cards, and a hairdryer.

  4. The only minor issue is that I bent the plastic piece at the bottom pulling it off while the glue was still pretty tight. I wish I had taken a little more time and been more careful. It would have been easier if I had a chisel exacto knife instead of a standard - with a standard exacto knife, I had to push down at an angle to get the blade flat to the edge, and it took a while to figure out just how far to push down. Also, I kept accidentally turning on the phone, which didn't seem to cause a problem, but freaked me out.

  5. So far, battery life looks to be about 4 hours of SOT from 1, which seems good. In hindsight, the battery manufacturer recommended leaving the phone off and charging for 12 hours, so maybe I should have done that.

  6. NA.

  7. Other tips - Take your time and it's not that bad. Watch a video until you have a fairly good idea where the display cable is under the battery, so you can stay away from it while getting the battery out.

  8. Not sure if it has a temperature monitor, but probably not.

  9. The replacement cable matches the narrow photo in the OP link, although I thought looked just like the one in my phone. It fit fine but not perfectly, so there was a little tiny bit of slack when I put the phone together.
u/Zenblend · 1 pointr/lgv20

I bought this one.

u/ImaginaryCatDreams · 1 pointr/lgv20

I was about to make a post on the same thing I found three different batteries on Amazon and can't make up my mind between them

The third one has caught my attention since it's 10,000 milliamps however it's a larger battery and would double the size of the phone it does come with a case if you were anyone else has an opinion I'd sure appreciate it

(Upgraded) LG V20 BL-44E1F Battery Replacement | AexPower 4200mAh Li-Polymer Battery for LG V20 BL-44E1F H910 H918 LS997 US996 VS995 | V20 Spare Battery (24 Month Warranty)


LG V20 Battery,6600mAh (More Than 2X Extra Battery Power) Replacement LG V20 Extended Battery BL-44E1F with Black TPU Case for LG H910 H918 V995 LS997 Phone | LG V20 Battery Case [18 Month Warranty]

Perfine 10500mAh Battery v20 BL-44E1F Replacement for LG V20 H990 H918 VS995 Li-Polymer Extended Battery with Protective TPU case

u/cobbb11 · 1 pointr/lgv20

I had the problem with the battery cover staying on with this one. Can't speak out possible explosions and shit:

The left side would never stay secure and always pop out slightly when I took my phone out of my bicycle saddle bag to/from my work commute. All I ended up having to do was rip the sticker off it. That teeny-tiny layer was all I needed to remove to make the back cover stay as secure as the stock battery. It's been several months now and the back cover as never popped off unless I wanted it to.

I would make sure you peeled off any stickers you can.

u/jman240sx · 1 pointr/lgv20

I picked up this bad boy just a couple of weeks ago. I only have about a weeks worth of driving on it, but so far it is fantastic. Daily driving is now back down to just 1 charge a day.

u/Vieuxtemps · 0 pointsr/gadgets

I got this one for my galaxy s4, which actually holds more juice than most stock laptop batteries. It made the battery last about 3 times longer but it also made it 3 times heavier. It weighs about as much as 1 cup of water (8fl oz). I think it's worth it to know that even if you're away from a charger for 2 nights you'll still have battery left, and that's without conserving. If I underclock my phone cpu, turn down screen brightness, and turn off mobile internet and only text and make calls, my phone would probably last a week. If you're looking to only use about 50% of your battery life per day, I would recommend the slightly lighter version.

u/meeselover · 0 pointsr/Dell

There's a few power banks on amazon with almost twice as much storage for cheaper.

Link 1

Link 2

The XPS can take power through it's USB C port so you've got quite a few more options available if you google around.

u/GoogleSearch-Arma2OA · 0 pointsr/Nexus6P
u/iHelp101 · -1 pointsr/Nexus5

I would purchase the assembled frame (Included with screen). Below is a link with an EXAMPLE (Not sure of the quality). Many times people buy a cheap version of these and end up with a LCD that dies in a few days to a month. So read reviews for different suppliers to make your best decision.

u/EvidencePlz · -1 pointsr/Vive

it's bigger but i don't know the measurements at the moment. but you can get extremely close to the lenses which will pretty much eliminate the black edges and thus totally submerging you in VR which the rift can never do. you can also get this accessory for the vive to get even closer to the lenses. the closer you get to them the more immersion and less black edges.

u/nitroman89 · -1 pointsr/Nexus6P

it was a lil long but it didnt effect anything. temperature sensors says 77F atm but fluctuates a lil bit so I'm assuming its working or uses different resistor.

u/ucla54 · -3 pointsr/Android

Dude....don't root. Buy an affordable slim aftermarket battery. I bought the Zero Lemon slim 2300 MaH batter. I'm not kidding you when I say I get all day battery life on heavy use. Go read the reviews at amazon. Seriously the best resolution the problem you have....(I had the same issue). Here is the link.... they are out of stock now, but it will be back..

u/HCrikki · -5 pointsr/Android

Those who dont care already went with Apple or took their money to Samsung, whose crushing domination with Android mobiles speaks loud enough about how attractive expandable storage and replacable/upgradable batteries really are. Especially when the cloud is unreliable/slow, bandwidth costly and the base battery life is a common source of complaints. I mean, look at the autonomy of this monster.

On Android, iDevices are not the leader to challenge, Samsung devices are, and it's disturbing how many OEMs aren't even trying to make their devices attractive next to the default selection from Samsung.