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After many failed experiments on the best and most comfortable way to actually use a VB, I came across this picture:
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Lo and behold, it works! This by far was the most comfortable way to actually use the darn thing. I tried the stand in various positions and heights, but I was always hunched over and it started to hurt after a few minutes. I had also tried just leaning back with the VB resting on my head (minus the stand) but it always pushed into my face too much. Leaning back WITH the stand provides enough support to keep the VB from crushing into my face and makes for a tolerable playing experience. The only downside is that the stand does dig into your chest after a while, but it's still far better than any other solution I tried.

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Not a bad idea, annoyed I hadn't thought of that when I've had those before. I really should track another down since there are more games now for it than ever, if you have a flash kit.

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I've done that. Also I tended to play on the floor (like how you watched tv as a kid) and find this relatively comfortable as well.

 

Always wanted to get a helmet (motorcycle, football, other) and build a mount for the virtual boy into that. I play so little now days I doubt it's practical though. I still want to try that though.

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Yeah, I had problems being hunched over myself. It just was not comfortable. 14 year old me could handle it fine, but that was a long time ago.

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Not a bad idea, annoyed I hadn't thought of that when I've had those before. I really should track another down since there are more games now for it than ever, if you have a flash kit.

 

Yeah, me too. I purchased one off a fire-sale at a local video game store back in the 1990s. I think it cost me like $25.00 for the whole kit, including extra controllers and a few games. They were just giving the thing away! I really liked it but got constant headaches, so I got rid of it soon.

 

I never thought of using it in that position, and really wish I kept the thing considering how insanely expensive it is today.

 

-dZ.

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I wish they'd redo some of the games for the New 3DS. I wanted to like Red Alarm because the wireframe 3D reminded me of Atari Star Wars.

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I thought the proper way to view the virtual boy was through the display case at Ripley's?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I kid.

 

I remember reading a project back in the early days of the interwebs where a guy had taken an articulating work lamp, replaced the springs with some heavier gauge and bolted the VB to it.

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Put asmall pillow under the stand. Or round felt pads under the legs like on bottoms of some chairs. That will help the digging into your chest.

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Couldn't get the tilt right when I laid down... but still did it sometimes anyway.

 

DO NOT try to play it in a car on a long road trip. TRUST ME ON THIS.

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