I picked up a PlayStation VR2 headset, but I’ve not been as kind with it as I should be. It gets a lot of use, but it spends its downtime sitting on top of my Mandalorian helmet. Sure, it sits there reasonably securely (the controllers sit in the charger), but it’s hardly the best place to store the device, no matter how cool that stand is. I needed some place where I could secure the device between play sessions, and better still, a way to pack it when bringing it to a friend’s house.
Vori isn’t new to the case game, having made hard cases with purpose-built molding for the Meta Quest 2 and Nintendo Switch. They also made a number of folio covers for things like Fire tablets, Kindles, and iPads, so this is hardly their first bite at the apple. I was eager to have something that I could use to more securely store my PSVR2 when not in use, as well as an easy way to pack everything for travel.
The exterior of the case is a hard plastic shell measuring 13.78” x 12.60” x 7.28” and weighing 2.56 lbs, wrapped in a material called EVA. EVA, or ethylene vinyl acetate, is the covering that gives it the appearance and texture of material while retaining the property of being highly scratch resistant. I took a pair of keys to the exterior and you’d be hard pressed to see where I dragged them across. EVA also has the added bonus of being water resistant, so you don’t have to worry if some idiot happens to splash their favorite drink on the exterior. There’s enough distance between your devices and the edges of the case that I think I can safely say that VORI is justified in their claim that it’s shock resistant, though I won’t be whipping my PSVR2 around to test that theory.
I’m happy to report that the VORI team went above and beyond with one of the most common fail points of any bag – the zipper. The zipper system on the VORI PSVR2 case, rather than sitting directly on the surface of the case, is instead nestled inside a reinforced gusset. This means the zipper free-floats rather than holding tension, ensuring that it won’t get stuck, jam, or otherwise come off the track and is always an easy pull. The two zipper ends have a rubber tag sporting the VORI name, adding a bit of grip and style. At the top of the case is a handle with a faux-leather grip held securely with two snaps. The handle itself is locked to the case with a full stitch all the way around and two cross-stitch patterns in an X – this thing isn’t going anywhere.
Opening the case, you are immediately greeted by an oversized net pocket the full size of the lid. The zipper here isn’t quite the same quality as the exterior one, but that’s a minor complaint. The mesh area can hold any spare cables you might have, as well as several games, safely tucked away from the headset.
The main body of the case is fully molded to hold your precious cargo. Closest to the hinge is a pair of spots for PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers. These are cut out in such a way that the sticks remain in a neutral position. This is a far better solution than throwing your controller in a bag, as that’s a surefire way to ensure those same sticks are jammed to the side, which can lead to stick drift, and frankly we have enough of that already, don’t we? Heading towards the handle is the main cutout for the PlayStation VR2, but that’s not all.
There is a small circular cup indentation in the center of the cutout for the PSVR2. With the included drawstring bag, you’ll tuck your Sense controllers into one another and place them inside the PSVR2. These then sit securely, with plenty of room for the hardwired USB-C cable in the center of the case. If you happen to have picked up the official PSVR2 headphones, well you are in luck – these also have a spot in here. I’m surprised to say that even without them, the PSVR2 and Sense controllers weren’t wobbling around. Clearly the VORI team did some use testing with and without the headphones. There are also two included velcro strips for wrapping up your cables, if you didn’t happen to bring your own. Thankfully the PSVR2 has far less cables than its predecessor, but it’s nice of VORI to help us move away from twist ties.
The VORI case comes in at a really reasonable price – just $39.99. (with an additional 15% off coupon if you hit this Amazon link). Given the $550 asking price of the PSVR2, 40 bucks is a pittance to keep it protected. The alternative, as cool as it looks, is sitting it on top of a very cool, but very oversized Mandalorian helmet – an accident just waiting to happen.
Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.
Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.
Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 27 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
PSVR2 Hard Case by VORI
This hard case has plenty of high-quality protection to keep your hardware safe and sound, whether at home or on the go, making this a must-have accessory for any PlayStation VR2 owner.