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Globular Cluster CMP2 Comfortable Mod for PSVR2 Review

One area some people are struggling with the PSVR2 is around the comfort, this is where Globular Cluster have entered the accessory scene with the CMP2 Comfortable Mod.

Release Date: May 18th 2023
Brand: Globular Cluster
Price: US $49.99
Reviewed On: PlayStation VR 2
* Product Provided For Review *

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside of the box you get forehead and rear pad adapter, a PU, Fabric and Breathable Fabric forehead pad, a PU and Fabric rear pad, with an anti-slip silicone rear pad cover. You will also get an option of a fabric and padded top strap, a removal tool and of course an Instruction booklet.

ATTACHING TO THE HMD

At first when looking at the instruction booklet I was a but concerned about what was actually going to be required to install the CMP2 Comfortable Mod, but it was easy to do.

Firstly, you are going to have use the removable tool to un-clip and remove the default rear and front padding from your HMD. This was the aforementioned part that caused concerns, as hearing the pads un-clipping I was worried they were snapping, but this was not the case and removing them was a simple process. Then you need to just install your preferred front and rear pad option and if you want the top strap. Also, it’s just as easy to remove and re-install the default padding if you ever feel the need to do so.

BENEFITS

As the name of the product would suggest, this product is all about improving the comfort of the PSVR2, something that some have been and are struggling with. For me the main issue I had was over prolonged periods of gaming, it could cause unnecessary pressure on my forehead.

When removing the default front pad, I was surprised at how little padding was actually in it, and suddenly the reason I felt this discomfort was a lot more clear. The thickness of both the front and rear pads and the additional support from the rear pad and head strap (if you use it), really does increase comfort ten-fold.

TESTING THE PRODUCT

I have been using it now for around two to three weeks, and this has allowed me to test it a large number of games of the PSVR2, and also last longer sessions when playing the games released in this time to review.

For this testing I have been using it over a number of different genres as well, to test if it moves, slips and keeps the comfort never mind what type of game you are playing. In the active games it stayed completely still on my head – this was tested with Pistol Whip and Synth Riders. When it came to games like shooters and needing to turn my head quickly again there was no movement. With games that are designed to be played seated like Moss and Ghost Signal, as you would expect there were no issues caused.

As mentioned in the benefits, this product does what it is designed to do and improved the comfort massively. Since installing the CMP2 Comfortable Mod I have not felt the pressure on my forehead never mind how long I spend in the headset and playing the games. The extra thickness of the pads and the extra support from the rear pad makes the headset feel more balanced out than it does out of the box.

You will need to test it out with each of the pads to find the best ones to suit you. I found it most comfortable for me using the PU front and rear pads and without the top strap (as I have a big head). However, I do know others that use different pads than I settled with, so make sure to try every option out.

There was one area I was thinking might suffer from the thicker front pad, and this was the headset haptics. However, these just feel as good as they do out of the box.

THE VERDICT

I do not think it will come as much of a surprise that I would recommend getting the Globular Cluster CMP2 Comfortable Mod for PlayStation VR 2. Over my few weeks of testing it, not only has it massively improved the comfort, but made longer sessions possible without causing the feeling of pressure on my forehead. The additional padding and larger area of support from the rear pad, does make a difference in the balancing of the HMD as well. 

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