Pico Neo 3

The Pico Neo 3 is a standalone VR headset that is supported by VR Sketch since release 17.

Warning: the Pico Neo 4 is not supported. The instructions below may or may not work. It can also be tethered to a PC, and once that is done it should work like PC VR (see below).

The Pico Neo 3 can be used either as a standalone headset (fully supported) or tethered to a PC with a DisplayPort cable or over wireless (not well-tested but works, see below).

Installation (in standalone mode)

These instructions are for Windows. It is likely that something similar works on Mac (or Linux) but this has not been tested yet.

  • Connect the Pico Neo 3 to your PC using any USB cable, like for example the charging cable.

  • In the headset go to "Settings", then "Developer Mode". Click and allow "USB Debugging".

  • Go to your PC. A window of the Explorer should have opened automatically with a folder containing the files on the Pico Neo 3. This folder is called "Internal shared storage".

  • Download the APK file for Pico Neo 3 from our download page and copy it into this "Internal shared storage" folder.

  • In the headset, go to the File Manager (bottom right button).

  • At the top of the screen it says "videos", "images" or "APK". Pick "APK", then choose the APK file you just copied. Confirm that you want to install it. If it says "Couldn't install", it may help to first uninstall the previous version of VR Sketch, if it is installed (go to "Library" and long-press the button over the "VR Sketch" icon).

  • After installation, VR Sketch should be accessible from the "Library" button. It should be in the folder "All" or in the subfolder "Games" (not "Apps").

More information

For now, please see our documentation about the similar Oculus Quest for more information. We will update this page with more specific information in the future.

Note that many places in VR Sketch still refer to "Oculus Quest" when they really mean "any standalone headset that we support". We will fix this in the future. When working with our software please understand that for now most options that apply to Quest also apply to the Pico Neo 3.

Tethered mode

The Pico Neo 3 or 4 can be used tethered to a PC (not a Mac). It works since VR Sketch 17.0.9, but we cannot officially endorse it because we only performed minimal testing and have no first-hand experience of how well it performs in practice.

Nevertheless, you can try to install it as follows:

  • First, follow the official instructions which make it work like a SteamVR headset. Do not install the outdated "Pico Link" found in Steam. Even the Pico web site appears confused and different pages promote different versions of this Pico Link. I believe that as of this writing, the latest version of this software is the one found on this page in the correct tab: "PICO 4" or "PICO Neo3 Link/Pro/Pro Eye".

  • Once you have SteamVR working, you can follow the instructions from the VR Sketch for PC page.