In this video, I check out the Hibloks Meta Quest 2 Anti-Fog Cooling Fan & Interface. You can buy this Fan Cooling Mask for $28.99 from Amazon US ➡️ https://amzn.to/3NqCvOr, for £26.34 from Amazon UK ➡️ https://amzn.to/3pjgdWQ or for $69.68 from Amazon AU ➡️ https://amzn.to/3qUdpQl
This Quest 2 accessory clips onto your headset via its own foam padded facial interface and once powered and turned on, it will blow cool air into your headset to reduce fogging and generally cool inside of the interface to make it more comfortable during intense sessions and more so if you suffer with fogging generally in your VR headset.
The facial interface itself is fairly simple in its design, if a little rough around the edges – literally. It has some solid rigidity to it, so that means its tough foam padding stays put without any over-movement inside the headset whilst playing intensely. The fan component then slides into the two vent holes that channel air down into the facial interface, and this simply slides into and clips in place.
The fan has two modes, mode 1 is an automatic mode that varies speeds between high and low to keep a consistent flow of cool air without going at full speed. This not only helps with battery life of its 700mAh battery to enable up to 3hours 30 minutes of run time. Mode 2 is a more ‘give me everything you got’ kind of mode, which will make the fan go at full speed, and as a result the battery life is compromised and should last you around 2 hours 40 minutes – which isn’t all too bad if you choose to turn it on when needed.
You can chose to either remove or plug in a cable once the battery has ran out, or chose to keep the fan powered via a battery strap cable or a cable connected to the Quest 2 power port. Sadly there is no power through port on this accessory, and the cable that’s supplied is rather long for this kind of use – an opportunity missed there Hibocks!
For anyone using a right angled cable (which is common on Quest 2 power accessories), when connecting to the fan’s power port, you will find it will only go in one way if you don’t want to restrict access to the power mode switch, so if your strap battery cable is short, you might have to reach for an alternative means of plugging in your power source. The right solution would be to switch the port and mode toggle over, as this would have helped users attach cables from straps, or locate the port closer to the left side for an easier plug-in experience.
The fan sounds low in its operation volume, which can’t be said for some other fan solutions I’ve tried for the Quest 2. So that’s a bonus. Auto mode varies its speed and with that it makes it an ideal mode for movie watching or for those that don’t demand a constant flow of air falling onto their forehead and eyelids.
From my experience, I found you don’t really need to have it running all the time, as this accessory clears fogging very quickly, seconds in fact, so if you suffer intermittent fogging, then switching it on, when you need to clear the lenses, will greatly help lengthen battery life and the need to recharge it as often.
Whether all this requires spending $28 is down to your own personal experience. For me, who doesn’t suffer from fogging, it is an accessory that’s a little wasted on me, but should you fog up often, then this fan solution from Hibloks is certainly worth checking out.
0:00 – Brief overview
0:36 – Unboxing
1:20 – Facial Interface
2:09 – Cooling Fan
3:03 – Installation & My impressions