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Sep

Amazon’s Prime-exclusive 128GB LG G6+ is $70 off today only


Worth dealing with a few extra apps.

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As part of its daily deals, Amazon has the Prime-exclusive LG G6+ on sale for $409.99, which is $70 less than it normally sells for. It’s never dropped this low, and has even sold for as much as $520 in the past. It features a 5.7-inch 18:9 display, dual-cameras on the rear, 128GB of storage paired with 4GB of RAM, and more. The 3300mAh battery will help you keep powered through the day, and as an unlocked device you’ll be able to easily use it on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and other MVNO carriers that operate off of their networks.

It has a microSD card slot as well, so you can add some extra storage to hold even more photos, videos, and all of your important files. Prime-exclusive phones no longer display lock screen ads, and instead come pre-loaded with a few Amazon apps and widgets. Honestly, it’s a rather small trade-off for the value here, so be sure to grab one today before the price jumps back up.

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10
Sep

The Sphero Bolt is a new robotic ball with programmable lights


A well-rounded device.

The new Sphero Bolt is an app-enabled robotic ball you can control with your phone. It even has an 8 x 8 pixel display you can program with custom LEDs. That might not seem like much but you can use it to distinguish different Bolt balls from each other and play games. The Bolt has an array of sensors more advanced than previous generations like the SPRK+ which can track speed, acceleration, direction, and more. The Bolts will communicate with each other through infrared, too, which works even while rolling around and on the move.

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Sphero wants you to know the Bolt has educational uses, too. Whether you’re buying one for the classroom or the home, you can use the free apps to learn how to control them, design and play games, and write some basic codes for them. Sphero Play is the app for having fun and playing games. Sphero Edu is the app for more classroom-oriented learning. Both are free and compatible on a wide range of devices.

The Bolt starts at $149.99. It does add some extra features like the LED matrix, 100-foot range Bluetooth, and a water and scratch-resistant shell, but you can always go with the more affordable option, the $50 Sphero Mini. It’s another app-controlled robotic ball worth trying out for a third of the price. The Bolt comes with an inductive charging base, protractor, and sticker sheet.

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10
Sep

Gurman on 2018 iPhone Names: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and Possibly iPhone Xr


Just two days before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones at Steve Jobs Theater, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has outlined the potential names of the devices, along with his other expectations for the media event.

Gurman believes Apple will introduce three new iPhones, as widely rumored, including a 5.8-inch model named “iPhone Xs,” a larger 6.5-inch model named “iPhone Xs Max,” and a lower-priced 6.1-inch model that Apple has considered naming “iPhone Xr,” according to his sources familiar with the company’s plans.

Those three names have already surfaced in various reports over the past few weeks, and now that they’ve been corroborated by Gurman, who has a very reliable track record, there is an especially good chance they are accurate.

Apple has used “s” branding for several iPhone models over the years, including the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 6s, which were iterative versions of the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 6 respectively. iPhone Xs would keep with this trend, as the device is expected to closely resemble the iPhone X.

Gurman doesn’t specify why Apple will apparently ditch its “Plus” branding for its largest iPhone, although “Max” certainly sounds fresher, and emphasizes that the 6.5-inch model would easily be Apple’s largest iPhone ever.

Meanwhile, some Twitter users have speculated that “Xr” could be short for “X Reality,” a mix of augmented reality and virtual reality, but it could also be short for something as simple as “regular”—we may never find out. Other speculated names for the 6.1-inch model include “iPhone Xc,” à la iPhone 5c, and “iPhone 9.”

Apple has routinely expressed a “profound interest” in augmented reality in particular, but it seems unlikely the company would emphasize the technology in the 6.1-inch iPhone, especially if it has only a single-lens rear camera.

Gurman also expects the 6.1-inch model to have an LCD screen, rather than an OLED display; an aluminum frame, instead of stainless steel edges; and a wider range of color options, with some reports mentioning blue, red, and orange. Like the current iPhone X, it should have a notched display and Face ID.

Many analysts expect the iPhone Xs to be priced from $899, with the iPhone Xs Max starting at $999 and the iPhone Xr priced anywhere from $699 to $849 in the United States. These would be the prices for the base models with 64GB of storage, with configurations up to 512GB expected to be available.

Last year, the iPhone X was released November 3, six weeks after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched. This year, Gurman expects all three new iPhones to be available for purchase much closer to their announcement date, but he cautions that the 6.1-inch model could be available in limited quantities initially.

Apple may elect to delay availability of the 6.1-inch model entirely, according to some analysts, including JP Morgan’s Rod Hall:

Still, Apple has faced tight supply of the new low-cost model due to minor complications fitting backlights for the LCD screen, according to people familiar with the matter. That could mean the lower-cost device ships in limited quantities initially, they said. Apple may be tempted to delay availability of the LCD version to gauge demand for the more expensive largest new iPhone, Goldman’s Hall said.

Beyond the iPhone, Gurman expects the Apple Watch Series 4 lineup to be unveiled Wednesday. These models will likely have larger displays, as seen in a marketing image leaked by 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo and Zac Hall. The website also leaked a marketing image for the so-called iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.



Gurman concludes his report with a list of other products in Apple’s pipeline for release by the end of this year, including its long-awaited AirPower charging mat, a lower-cost notebook to succeed the MacBook Air, two new iPad Pro models with Face ID, and a so-called “pro-focused” upgrade to the Mac mini.

Our guess is that AirPower availability may finally be confirmed at Wednesday’s event, alongside a new pair of AirPods with “Hey Siri” support, while new Macs and iPad Pro models with Face ID could be enough for an October event.

Many of these details have been rumored numerous times leading up to September, so fortunately there is just over 48 hours to go until the real deal. MacRumors will be providing live coverage of Apple’s event from Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday, starting around 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time.

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Sep

Nintendo DS Game ‘Professor Layton and the Curious Village’ Coming to iOS App Store in U.S.


The iOS App Store Twitter account over the weekend revealed that the 2007 Nintendo DS game Professor Layton and the Curious Village will be making its way to the App Store in the United States in the near future (via Engadget). Japan received a port of the puzzle game on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store this past June.

Of course, with just a single tweet there isn’t much additional information about the iOS release for the original Professor Layton game in the United States. Given that this will be a direct port of the game, it appears that Professor Layton and the Curious Village will not be one of Nintendo’s mainline apps that are taking established characters and franchises and making them into mobile-friendly titles, like Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village is coming to iOS 🎩 #Nintendo

Stay tuned for more info. pic.twitter.com/UjE7fo28DQ

— App Store (@AppStore) September 9, 2018

That’s because the puzzle-based gameplay of the Professor Layton games should already be an easy transition to smartphones. In the first game, players take on the role of Professor Layton and his young assistant Luke as they navigate around a small village named St. Mystere. Originally developed by Level-5 and published by Nintendo worldwide, the game is mostly centered on solving puzzles and brainteasers presented by characters around the village.

Since the first game, the Professor Layton series has seen numerous sequels over the years, with the last game coming out in 2017. That game, Layton’s Mystery Journey, was the first sequel in the series to debut on mobile [iOS Direct Link] alongside the release on Nintendo 3DS. Otherwise, the original Professor Layton games had yet to make it to the iOS App Store before now.

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Sep

Kuo: USB-C on 2018 iPad Pro, Touch ID on 2018 MacBook, EKG and Ceramic Backs on All Apple Watch Series 4 Models, More


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note today, obtained by MacRumors, that outlines several predictions about Apple’s upcoming products, including new iPhone, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and MacBook models.

Kuo expects Apple to replace Lightning with a USB-C interface on 2018 iPad Pro models, with an 18W power adapter in the box. That sure sounds like the next iPad Pro will have a USB-C port, instead of a Lightning connector, but the wording is somewhat ambiguous, so he could be referring to a USB-C charger.

In addition to Face ID support, we expect the new iPad Pro models’ main upgrade to include replacing Lightning with a USB-C interface and bundling with a new unibody design 18W power adapter, which cancels the removable plug design…

Kuo adds that 2018 iPhone models will retain the Lightning connector and remain bundled with a 5W power adapter, not the widely rumored 18W power adapter with a USB-C port, which could be for 2018 iPad Pro models after all.

His research note with TF International Securities adds that Apple’s widely anticipated lower-priced MacBook may replace the current 12-inch MacBook. Again, the wording is somewhat ambiguous, so it’s unclear if Kuo means the 12-inch MacBook will be refreshed, or if it will be entirely replaced.

Kuo expects the new lower-priced MacBook to support Touch ID fingerprint authentication, but without a full-out Touch Bar, which remains exclusive to select 13- and 15-inch models of the 2016 and later MacBook Pro:

The new low-price MacBook may replace the position of the current 12″ MacBook. We expect this new model to support the Touch ID but it will not have the Touch Bar. Everwin Precision is the main beneficiary because it is the first time this company will enter the Mac casing supply chain and its shipments account for 20% of the new MacBook model’s D parts.

As far as the Apple Watch Series 4 lineup is concerned, Kuo believes all models will feature ceramic rear casing, rather than aluminum or stainless steel, whereas just the high-end Edition model is ceramic in the Series 3 lineup. He also believes all Series 4 models will have electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) functionality.

The new Apple Watch models will have narrower bezels, support electrocardiography (ECG), and all be equipped with ceramic backs (currently, some models are equipped with composite backs). We believe the new Apple Watch models will attract more users on supporting ECG. The ECG supplier is Osram (LED design)…

Kuo also said production of the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD has been postponed to late September to early October due to quality issues with the assembly and display, echoing a report from Mark Gurman earlier today.

Last, Kuo still expects Apple’s long-awaited AirPower charging mat and new AirPods to be released by the end of the year.

Related Roundups: iPad Pro, Apple Watch, watchOS 4, watchOS 5, MacBook, iPhone XsTags: Ming-Chi Kuo, TF International SecuritiesBuyer’s Guide: 10.5″ iPad Pro (Don’t Buy), Apple Watch (Caution), 12.9″ iPad Pro (Caution), MacBook (Don’t Buy)
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Sep

Apple Music Now Separates Studio Albums From Singles & EPs


Following the addition of 116 global “Daily Top 100” charts that display the most-streamed songs on Apple Music, the service has now introduced another long-requested update: separating an artist’s main albums from various singles and EPs (via Reddit).

Previously, when you navigated to an artist’s profile on Apple Music, you would find a scrollable list of their entire body of work, combining albums, singles, and EPs all in one place. Now, Apple Music has separated these into multiple sections.

First, there is a new “Essential Album” list that showcases the artist’s most influential albums (some artists don’t have this), and below that is “Albums,” where every studio album can be found by that artist. Below that are areas for music videos and artist playlists, and then you’ll find “Singles & EPs,” “Live Albums,” “Compilations,” and “Appears On.”

As with the “Essential Album” area, the appearance of these sections depends on the artist, so while some have an “Appears On” section, some will not. To check out the new artist profiles, navigate to Apple Music on iOS or macOS, and search for an artist in the search tab.

Although Apple Music will not have a major update as part of iOS 12, Apple has been rolling out a few small quality-of-life updates for the streaming music service over the summer. In the weeks after WWDC, Apple updated Apple Music with a “Coming Soon” section, specific album launch dates, slightly tweaked artist profiles, rolled out Friends Mix to select users, and introduced full-length operas.

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Sep

Run a Successful Business Right Now, With These 4 Hints


In the modern world you need to understand exactly what is involved in running a successful business. There are a fair few things to keep in mind in this respect, and the more you can work toward success, the better it will be for the future. There are a lot of things you need to assess because plenty of things can go wrong in the world of modern business. Consider what is involved in generating success and bringing more positive attention to the company.

There are a lot of things you sometimes need to keep in mind if you want to make sure you can guide the business in the best possible direction. So, this is something you need to make sure you focus on for the good of the company. These are four of the biggest tips you need to keep in mind if you are serious about taking your company to greater heights.

Budget Properly

You have to make sure you do as much as possible to budget properly and help the business grow that way. There are so many different things that can affect and impact upon your business finances, and the best thing you can do is to try to budget properly. Business owners need to keep in control of their money, and this is a great way of making sure you keep the company afloat in the right way.

Hire the Right People

Hiring the right people is absolutely essential for boosting productivity as well as protecting the reputation of the brand. There are a lot of things that play a role in the the way the company should move forward, and there are so many different elements to keep in mind. Think about what you can do that is going to help you improve and enhance the business moving forward, and conducting a background check on the people you hire are an essential way of achieving this moving forward.

Be Competitive

Staying competitive in the current market is so important, and this is one of the most essential things to think about. You need to understand what is involved in the process of competing as a modern brand. There are a lot of things to keep in mind here, and it is important that you come up with ideas to help achieve this. Consider what is involved in the way the company is viewed in the business market, and try to improve this.

Branch Out

Branching out and boosting your brand abroad is one of the best things you can do to make the company more successful. There are a lot of things that have to play a role in the business moving forward, and this is something that you should think hard about. There are so many things to consider here, and this can have a big bearing on the way your company progresses.

Keep this in mind when you are trying to take your business to the next level. There are so many things that have to play a role in the running of a business. If you follow these you will find yourself much more likely to achieve a great level of business success. It is so important that you do as much as possible to improve the way the company is run.

10
Sep

Google’s ‘Touring Bird’ can make it a whole lot easier to plan a trip


Creating an itinerary for an upcoming trip isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. Google Search can help you surface ideas via local tourism websites and other offerings like Trip Advisor, but the experience can often end up feeling more like a chore than a pleasure.

To help smooth out the process of planning a vacation, Google has come up with a new travel tool called Touring Bird.

Emerging from the company’s Area 120 lab where Googlers are encouraged to develop their own product ideas, web-based Touring Bird has already done the searching for you, and in its own words “helps travelers explore, compare, and book tours, tickets, and activities from multiple providers in top destinations around the world — all in a single place.”

At the current time, 20 locations are listed, including Boston, Chicago, and New York, as well as cities farther afield such as London, Paris, and New Delhi — more are on the way. Around 400 local contributors have added information for 25,000 activities, together with some 2,000 personal tips on how to get the most from your visit.

Touring Bird offers lots of helpful information in sections like “top sights” and “tours and activities.” Also, check out the section for free tours offered by local guides, and another for the best way to explore a city according to your interests. These include iconic sites in each city, ideas for getting off the beaten path, places for history buffs, and suggestions for a range of food and drink experiences.

A notable feature that makes Touring Bird a lot more effective than a simple web search is the built-in filter, which lets you sort information by price (free options also listed), cancelation policy, how much time the experience needs, and the time of day when it’s available.

Touring Bird is the latest effort by Google to smooth out the trip-planning process for travelers. Besides ongoing moves to bake more travel services into mobile search, the web giant has also rolled out Google Destinations and Google Trips. And, of course, there’s the ever-useful Maps, Earth, and Street View tools that allow for even greater planning.

Speaking to Travel + Leisure about its latest travel-based offering, Lax Poojary, who leads the Touring Bird team, said: “A leisure trip to a destination is usually between three to eight days. People want to do top activities and attractions in the first few days, but then they want to do more immersive things — we wanted to build a one-stop shop.”

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10
Sep

Apple could announce a new MacBook this week. Here’s what we want to see


MacBooks won’t be the focus of Apple’s big “Gather Round” September event on Wednesday. Yet thanks to the copious rumors, we know that Apple is working on a new, affordable laptop, that could appear at the event.

Here’s what I want to see Apple announce for a new, entry-level laptop.

Just call it a MacBook

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Many reports about the new device have labeled it as a “revamped MacBook Air.” On one hand, I can understand some of the excitement around that idea. The MacBook Air was a popular and high-performing laptop — and many people’s first entry into the Mac brand. Reviving the Air would bring nostalgia to the brand after a few troubling releases.

But please, Apple. Just don’t.

Rather than lean on an old brand like the Air, Apple needs to save the MacBook it already has. The 12-inch MacBook didn’t make nearly as large a splash upon its re-launch in 2015 as the Air did, largely thanks to the high starting price, slower Intel Core M processor, and limited port selection. Despite its forward-looking design, it was quickly disregarded as an overpriced, slow computer, especially compared to the equally-priced 13-inch MacBook Pro. It became a niche product — the opposite of what an entry-level computer should be.

It goes beyond the name. In terms of design, this new laptop needs to be a refined version of the 12-inch MacBook. Thinner, lighter, trimmed-down bezels, and an improved keyboard. If it’s a MacBook Air with a USB-C port, then Apple shouldn’t bother.

The MacBook has a legacy. It’s time Apple recaptured that.

Under $1,000, please

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Price is among the current MacBook’s biggest issues. At $1,300, it’s not much less than a MacBook Pro and far more expensive than entry-level versions of top-tier laptops like the Dell XPS 13. Since this new laptop would be taking the place of the MacBook Air, I’d like the new MacBook to be priced no higher than $1,000. That still isn’t affordable, but it’d be a $300 discount off the current 12-inch model, and would match the current selling price of the MacBook Air.

The only time Apple has priced a MacBook under a $1,000 was the (now-discontinued) 11-inch MacBook Air, while sold for $900 upon its release. I’d be surprised if Apple released a laptop that affordable again, but anything above $1,000 will still be too expensive. If it needs to have a small 128GB SSD (like the base model of the MacBook Pro), so be it.

Don’t think Apple would ever reduce the price of a product line to save it? Look at what happened with the iPad in recent years. The iPad Air 2 sold for $500 in 2016, only to be replaced entirely by the $330 iPad a year later. That’s a 34 percent discount. That happened, of course, in the light of fledgling iPad sales.

It’s time for Apple to do the same with the MacBook.

Take us on a trip to Amber Lake

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Lastly, I want to see the new MacBook pack Intel’s newest hardware. Whatever laptop Apple releases in 2018 will most certainly be 8th-gen, but Intel’s recently launched processors that feel like the perfect fit. The base MacBook currently comes with a 7th-gen “Intel Core M” processor, which no longer holds up to the competition.

Importantly, the new Intel Y-Series chips come with some advantages, such as significant improvements to battery life and connectivity. The new laptops announced at IFA, with these new processors, have boasted significant boosts in battery life, upward of twenty hours. Battery life is an area MacBooks used to lead in, and now they’ve fallen to the back of the pack compared to laptops like the Surface Book 2 or Dell XPS 13. In addition to some extra juice, an Amber Lake-powered MacBook would bring increased connectivity, with Gigabit Wi-Fi and possibly built-in 4G LTE.

I’m not asking for a lot. I’m not asking for Apple to manufacture its own processors, bring iOS apps to Mac in full, or bring touch capabilities to its laptops. I’ll keep it simple. If Tim Cook takes the stage on Wednesday and announced a $1,000 12-inch MacBook with twenty hour battery life, I’ll be happy.

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10
Sep

The complete Oculus Go repair guide


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So you’ve encountered an issue with your Oculus Go. Well, here I’ve collected solutions to a number of issues you may be dealing with. From corrosion in your batteries to a broken screen, here’s everything you’re going to need to help get yourself back to your games and experiences. Have you come across a problem that isn’t listed here? Make sure you leave a comment below so we can help you out and update this article!

Products Used In This Guide

  • We’ve found that Amazon is the best place to buy these accessories:
  • Oculus Go Standalone Headset ($199)
  • MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths ($9)
  • Q-Tips ($4.59)
  • 2-Pack Arm & Hammer Baking Soda ($8.40)
  • Hard EVA Travel Case ($20)
  • UltraClear Screen Protector ($8)
  • Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger ($20)
  • Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlets with 6 USB Ports ($23)
  • Small Vinyl Sickers ($16.67)
  • Oculus Store: The Fitted Interface ($20)

How to handle battery corrosion

Remove the cover and battery from the controller.

Mix a solution of baking soda and water to create a very thick mixture.

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Dip your Q-Tip in the solution. You only need the smallest amount.

Wiggle your Q-Tip around inside of the controller to loosen up the corrosion. Be careful not to push the battery button down, as that will cause the mixture to get into your controller.

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Get your dry microfiber cloth and wrap it around another Q-Tip.
Use the microfiber cloth to clean up the solution you created and the remains of the corrosion.

You may still experience issues turning on your controller for the first few uses. If the problems keep occurring just remove your battery, give it a wipe down with a dry microfiber cloth and try again.

What to do with scratched or damaged lenses

Use a sticker to stick and peel from your device to catch any dust.

Clean your lenses with a dry microfiber cloth. Do not use chemicals or alcohols, even if they came in the pack with the product.

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Peel the first layer of the lenses and stick them to your headset.
Use your fingers to smooth over the protectors and wipe them off again when you’re done.

Ninety-nine percent of the scratches you’ll find on your phone will disappear when you put on a screen protector. They’re still there, but they’re significantly harder to notice. This is the same logic we’ve used here. If your lenses are far too cracked or damaged for this to work it is time to put in a ticket with Oculus Support. Remember, we don’t use chemicals on lenses because they can damage and warp them.

What to do if your interface gets damaged, or doesn’t fit

Pull on the edges of your interface to the side and not straight up.

Once it’s released from the edges of your lenses, pull in the opposite direction. It should now be fully removed.

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Get your new interface to line up on your headset.

Push the interface down on half of the lenses and then pull them over the other sides to lock them in place.

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Just to be sure that it’s all locked into place push on the interface around the edges of your lenses.

If you’ve damaged the default interface and just needed a new replacement, these instructions are the right one for you. If your problem lies in the interface not fitting properly in the first place you’ll need to use these instructions to install fitted interface that the Oculus Store offers.

Help! My headset won’t charge!

First, check to make sure all your cables are properly connected.

If you’re using an off-brand charger cube try to switch it out for a higher quality charger, or plug it directly into a USB port extension cord.

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Turn your device on and get to your home screen, then plug it in again.
If all else still fails, contact Oculus Support.

I honestly have no idea why turning on your headset and getting to the home screen changes why the orange light doesn’t come on. But, I’ve noticed multiple times that it works for me. Other times it comes down to the types of chargers you’re using. Sometimes an upgrade on your ports or cubes is necessary.

Scrapes and bumps on the surface of your Oculus Go headset

Customize your Oculus Go with stickers.

When using stickers, make sure to use smaller ones and don’t cover the entire surface. You still want the surface to be able to breathe to avoid over-heating.

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Another option you have is to give your Oculus Go a custom paint job.

You want to use alcohol paints (that get nowhere near your lenses) and use a heat-resistant sealant.

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Your final option is to get a decal kit that covers up the entire surface of your Oculus Go.
With 25 options I’m sure you’ll find the right one for you. Since these decal kits are made to cover the entire surface you should be perfectly fine against the battle of over-heating.

Unfortunately, with the surface type of the Oculus Go, it’s impossible to fix those accidental scrapes and bruises. Customizing your Oculus Go helps turn those hiccups into beautiful art! To check out your options check out the shopping guide shown above to make your decisions or see the perfect travel case. If none of the options shown above tickle your fancy you can always contact support to see if they’ll replace your headset instead.

Contacting Oculus Support

Go to the Oculus Support Page.

Select Request to Return my Oculus Hardware.

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Fill out the rest of the form with your information and the problems you are experiencing.
Press Submit.

Oculus usually takes 2-5 business days to get back to you on your request to return your hardware. When they respond back to you with repair or return options you’ll be able to finish out the process however you feel comfortable. Whether that’s returning your headset to buy a new one, sending your current one for repairs, or even just requesting a swap-out.

Then if all else fails…

If your equipment is too far gone it might be best to just go for a full replacement. No worries, most of the Oculus Go replacement parts are actually for an extremely fair price. Even I was impressed when I needed to replace my interface, and I’m basically a human Mr. Krabs.

Oculus Go Standalone Headset

Full Replacement

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$199 at Amazon

The alternate edition of the interface

If Oculus Support isn’t able to give you the help you need, and the answers found in this guide aren’t working, it might be best to replace your entire headset. You can find this on Amazon for $199. For what the headset is, it’s absolutely worth keeping on your shelves.

Getting better charging equiptment

HITRENDS Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlets with 6 USB

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$22.99 at Amazon

Get yourself a better outlet to work with

If you’re struggling to get a proper charge and notice that it isn’t just with your Oculus Go headset, the cords might not be the problem. You can get a surge protecting power strip off Amazon for $22.99. This will eliminate your charger cube problem entirely by giving you a direct plug-in option.

Portable charging equiptment

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger

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$19.99 at Amazon

Go a bit more portable with your option

If you’re the type of person who’s always on the go you may want to opt into a better charger cube instead. It’s not convenient in any way to carry around an entire power strip just to charge your devices. The Amazon brand charger may have a steep price at $19.99, but it’s worth every penny. As someone who owns one themselves, I’ve never regretted the purchase.

Oculus Go Controller

Replacement Accessory

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$25 at Amazon

Sometimes a replacement is the only option

If you have tried your best to repair your controller, and you’re still experiencing problems, then it might be time to admit defeat. Don’t worry, the replacement controller is sold as an accessory on the Oculus Store for just $25.

Oculus Go Relaxed Interface

Replacement Default Accessory

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$20 at Amazon

The standard edition of the interface

If you need to replace your interface make sure you’re purchasing the right one. If the interface that originally came with your device is the one that is comfortable, you want the “Relaxed Interface”. You can find this on the Oculus Store for just $20.

Oculus Go Fitted Interface

Replacement Alternate Accessory

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$20 at Amazon

The alternate edition of the interface

The alternate edition of the interface was made for people with low nose bridges and high or wide cheekbones. If your Oculus Go doesn’t fit you just right, you may need to switch to this interface instead. You can find this on the Oculus Store for just $20.

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