Volume and Mic mute Buttons on the DAS


#1

What would you guys think about Volume and Mic mute buttons on the speakers of the DAS like on the Vive Pro ?
I think that’s a pretty significant improvement and should not be to hard or to late to still implement.

@xunshu


#2

Indeed while the 4k lacks a mic it does have vol up & down buttons for earphones.


#3

The 8K prototype (v3?) had volume up/down and power buttons, but apparently no mute.

As to “should not be to hard or to late to still implement”, I have to disagree. At this point, the molds and circuit boards have been designed and parts have probably been produced, so that the Q2 deadline can be attained.


#4

True however depending on setup the power button might be able to be setup to use a soft press to mute mic.

There was talk in the 4k about possibly having the power button double as a re center button.

@xunshu can likely inquire if the power button can be setup as a multi purpose button. Ie soft press enable/mute mic. Long press power on/off.


#5

Actually, I really like the idea of a recenter button; sometimes you might rely on accelerometers, when a lighthouse isn’t set up. That would probably work fine for a game like Elite Dangerous.

Maybe pressing both volume buttons at the same time could trigger mute and pressing either one by itself would un-mute.


#6

Good idea. Hopefully the software engineers can implement easy enough. Might even be able to setup so users can customize this in settings. :beers::sunglasses::+1::sparkles:


#7

That sounds like the best suggestion!
I forgot that we already have volume buttons.
My bad.


#8

Will say plainly seeing the power button besides the vol buttons gives me anxiety as someone with an id degree.