Maybe VR isn't dead after all... - Valve Index Review

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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    We had almost completely lost faith in the progress of consumer VR products... until the Valve Index arrived at our office.

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Comments • 6 129

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  1 weeks back

    Oculus Rift S, anyone? Linus forgot to mention it entirely!!!!!!! No need for extra cameras at all, for $ 400, it’s a good VR headset...

    • T H I C C boi
      T H I C C boi  2 hours back

      you can use the original light houses with the new index

    • William
      William  2 hours back

      He didn't forget to mention it. This is a review of a different headset lol

    • Claxvii 177th
      Claxvii 177th  17 hours back

      Oculus rift s has some reliability issues, a late review is advised

    • Adrian
      Adrian  19 hours back

      @Linus Tech Tips HTC Cosmos is almost out, cannot wait for your review!

    • Solarizer
      Solarizer  20 hours back

      @Linus Tech Tips I would also like to see the review on the Rift S, but those index controllers and the game Boneworks looks very good!

  • TheAndrew0085
    TheAndrew0085  19 minutes back

    The ski mask strap on the original vive left harsh red outlines on my face every time, the rigid strap actually transfers weight toward the back of your head instead of just pulling the front-heavy device toward your face and hoping for the best. There aren't going to be any high end VR headsets with elastic straps anymore for good reason.

    • TheAntiSalesman
      TheAntiSalesman  1 hours back

      vr was never dead, stop pulling shit outa yer ass

      • Weaver Games
        Weaver Games  2 hours back

        Why won't valve ship this to Canada?

        • Topstormking
          Topstormking  2 hours back

          Depending on what you're doing in VR.... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • the Craziest
            the Craziest  3 hours back

            look... my black cat is in your video

            • I'm Nico
              I'm Nico  3 hours back

              Linus is a crazy cat person

              • Diksaca Yehovah
                Diksaca Yehovah  3 hours back

                It's still too new, the recent vr revival.

                I'll wait a few more years.

                • Red Dead Ultimate
                  Red Dead Ultimate  3 hours back

                  VR is like cars, mobile phones and the TV, unless if society ends or we get holographic tech, its not going away

                  • confluence
                    confluence  4 hours back

                    Plug in those Index Base Stations if you want a loud high pitch whine to constantly permeate the room.

                    • charlicopter
                      charlicopter  4 hours back


                      • Kerry Hansher
                        Kerry Hansher  4 hours back

                        I love that Linus still has his Wii U set up.

                        • Brandon Howell
                          Brandon Howell  4 hours back

                          My burning question is how is it for people who wear glasses? I can't do contacts, but am super interested in VR. Is this a good fit? Do the lenses adjust far enough back to accommodate a small or medium pair of glasses?

                          • LoNeZiLLa
                            LoNeZiLLa  6 hours back

                            What breed of cat do you have? Looks very similar to a Silver Bengal! Love those cats!

                            • JT667
                              JT667  6 hours back

                              "I know you're only doing what daddy taught you"
                              You mean dropping expensive electronics?
                              Shadow is the goodest boi

                              • Ara Torosyan
                                Ara Torosyan  6 hours back

                                holy fuck that gimbal setup though

                                • Nunya Business
                                  Nunya Business  7 hours back


                                  • Nicolas Arteaga
                                    Nicolas Arteaga  7 hours back

                                    WiiU represent!

                                    • idot
                                      idot  7 hours back

                                      C'mon, valve. This is your big chance. Release a flagship VR title.

                                      • Azzy-Snazzy
                                        Azzy-Snazzy  7 hours back

                                        holy crap its box cat

                                        • bublado klant
                                          bublado klant  7 hours back

                                          this time it wasnt linus that droped some thing

                                          • ItsMeZupio
                                            ItsMeZupio  8 hours back

                                            @linustechtips what are your full pc specs and price?

                                            • taran
                                              taran  8 hours back

                                              does the Valve Index use magnets and if it doesn't, can you take the headphones off of it?

                                              • Stephan Azor
                                                Stephan Azor  8 hours back

                                                2 minutes into this video and I'm thinking it would be interesting if this were shot in VR

                                                •   9 hours back

                                                  3:33 Surprise kittah.

                                                  • mike198383
                                                    mike198383  10 hours back

                                                    I own this now as well and the Screen door is practically gone and the tracking light houses work alot better. The FOV allows you to look around with your eyes vs having to be dead center like the Vive had to be.

                                                    • ryan Strangemore
                                                      ryan Strangemore  10 hours back

                                                      So does the kit come with a cat as well?

                                                      • Mark Zimmerman
                                                        Mark Zimmerman  10 hours back

                                                        For only fifty dollars extra, you can buy the feline edition! It's Index, with a cat included in the box!

                                                        • Dev.Traleski
                                                          Dev.Traleski  11 hours back

                                                          no boneworks?

                                                          • PatrickMcovers
                                                            PatrickMcovers  11 hours back

                                                            Linus made this video for the sole purpose of flipping us off

                                                            • shreddaddy1
                                                              shreddaddy1  11 hours back

                                                              So you're going to demo the latest VR platform on the 980ti and expect what? Fail......

                                                              • Cyclops The Eye
                                                                Cyclops The Eye  12 hours back

                                                                Linus lawnmower man Vs Cat, I bet on the cat for the win...

                                                                • Cyclops The Eye
                                                                  Cyclops The Eye  12 hours back

                                                                  OMG 17:38 cat has turned into small child on sofa. Salem confirmed, Linus is a witch!

                                                              • Stephan Kibardin
                                                                Stephan Kibardin  13 hours back

                                                                16:04 Dat stare...

                                                                • Tomas L
                                                                  Tomas L  13 hours back

                                                                  So... is VR dead?

                                                                  • Vann Herren
                                                                    Vann Herren  13 hours back

                                                                    The controllers are neat and all, but what would games need to program my ring finger and pinky for?

                                                                    • bobbie001
                                                                      bobbie001  13 hours back

                                                                      It is kindoff ridiculous that we at one point decided that we need to blur flipping the middlefinger.. its just a finger..

                                                                      • Lucas
                                                                        Lucas  14 hours back

                                                                        You let your daughter play... mmmmmmmm...

                                                                        • // Deadset
                                                                          // Deadset  14 hours back

                                                                          Linus looks like the type of guy that would enjoy a strap on experience

                                                                          • Aldo
                                                                            Aldo  15 hours back

                                                                            Is there a video from when he built that mini PC?

                                                                            • William Schwamberger
                                                                              William Schwamberger  15 hours back

                                                                              9:03 can we all take a minute to appreciate the Wii U?

                                                                              • King DarkSide
                                                                                King DarkSide  16 hours back

                                                                                Strap on experience, he says.

                                                                                • Andrej Cepak
                                                                                  Andrej Cepak  16 hours back

                                                                                  1. Let the kid play Linus..
                                                                                  2. You're tired from a VR game... get some running or cyclin machines in that loungee of yours .. .p

                                                                                  • LoneN00b
                                                                                    LoneN00b  16 hours back

                                                                           one's going to comment on the strap-on experience bit eh? .......not even a giggle? ....mmmkay lol.

                                                                                    • Blayde Marga
                                                                                      Blayde Marga  16 hours back

                                                                                      we need *Linus* *Socks* *Tips*

                                                                                      • Juckey
                                                                                        Juckey  16 hours back

                                                                                        "I still wish it was more of a strap-on experience"

                                                                                        All it needed was "speaking of strap-ons" transition and it would've been perfect.

                                                                                      • Dennis Tman
                                                                                        Dennis Tman  16 hours back

                                                                                        lol curious kitty

                                                                                        • Claxvii 177th
                                                                                          Claxvii 177th  17 hours back

                                                                                          Play's beat saber and comments right after.... lol of course linus would be out of breath

                                                                                          • Misty Quadrucci
                                                                                            Misty Quadrucci  17 hours back

                                                                                            more kitties!