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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 8 353

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  4 months 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...

    • Toxic Cipher
      Toxic Cipher  9 hours back

      FlyingFree333 how lmaooo

    • Erasus
      Erasus  3 days back

      @EleMenTfiNi OLED is not better than LCD, educate yourself before spewing bullshit.

    • Erasus
      Erasus  3 days back

      @Shayd Tracking is on nearly same level on both idiot

    • Erasus
      Erasus  3 days back

      @Zenroy Hahahahaha are you mental? WMR is better than Oculus nice joke. You obviously bought WMR because you couldn't afford Oculus and now you justify your purchase

    • Hideki Setsuko
      Hideki Setsuko  4 days back

      @Thomas Adelaars This ^ 100% Alex can't get past his anger for this NOT being about occulus instead despite the clear description of the video stating Valve index lmao. He gets a star for effort though.

  • a rice
    a rice  13 minutes back

    I don't think I'd like a more of a strap-on experience but that's just me

    • PaPiRiCoSuAvE
      PaPiRiCoSuAvE  3 hours back

      valve gives you a free CAT with every valve index???? that is awesome ^ ^

      • Best69 Hfh
        Best69 Hfh  4 hours back

        So we not finna talk about the cat

        • Pranav Joshi
          Pranav Joshi  5 hours back


          • Cvrlos Padilla
            Cvrlos Padilla  12 hours back

            I'm just so ready for the Nerve Gear!

            • Chay Warburton
              Chay Warburton  15 hours back

              "I do wish it was more of a 'strap on' experience". - Linus, Christmas 2019

              • Dragunovski
                Dragunovski  15 hours back

                You have to try boneworks on december 10

                • Bongie361
                  Bongie361  1 days back

                  3:33 I didn’t know the index came with a cat?

                  • Dur Duh
                    Dur Duh  1 days back

                    You wish it was more of a strap on experience? Ok

                    • Jason Zherdev
                      Jason Zherdev  1 days back

                      vive index

                      • Mr. Walker
                        Mr. Walker  1 days back

                        Someone kill the camera man

                        • 5./StG1 - DLMalloy
                          5./StG1 - DLMalloy  1 days back

                          At 3:32 does it come with the cat or is that a separate deal?

                          • Almantas Kandrotas
                            Almantas Kandrotas  1 days back

                            Man if it was like 200$ less I’d pick it up instantly I just don’t have the $$ to drop on it

                            • I AM ROBOT
                              I AM ROBOT  1 days back

                              sorry linus, there's a cat on the screen, i no longer care

                              • ohaleceiffel
                                ohaleceiffel  1 days back

                                HAHA he said strap-on experience!

                                • TacticalHouse Ah
                                  TacticalHouse Ah  1 days back

                                  anyone exited for half life alyx and boneworks?

                                  • Al Bu
                                    Al Bu  1 days back

                                    What kind of controllers do you have there Bro ✨✨✨😁

                                    • Ness
                                      Ness  2 days back

                                      Me “this looks neat maybe I’ll order one “ sees price 😭😭😭😭

                                      • Antoine Fauconneau
                                        Antoine Fauconneau  2 days back

                                        "I really do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience"
                                        -Linus Sebastian, 2019

                                        • KATOS
                                          KATOS  2 days back

                                          Check Out boneworks, it seems like it got great index support

                                          • RogueBrit
                                            RogueBrit  2 days back

                                            i nearly vomit everytime I wear VR

                                            • Mate Varszegi
                                              Mate Varszegi  2 days back

                                              with this video I guess the cat is back in the box....

                                              • GoProJoe
                                                GoProJoe  2 days back

                                                VR games and controls are horrible and nobody wants to play standing. We just want to play our favorite games with VR headset support.

                                                • Angus
                                                  Angus  2 days back

                                                  Holy shit all those controllers 👀

                                                  • ROXAL m2
                                                    ROXAL m2  2 days back

                                                    The cat tho. He just completely ignored it

                                                    • Fredrick Rourk
                                                      Fredrick Rourk  2 days back

                                                      Free KITTY! Plus Free Half Life Alyx!

                                                      • Chase Brinson
                                                        Chase Brinson  2 days back

                                                        Linus on camera with has cat: good kitty strokes

                                                        Linus off camera with cat: you dumb bitch slams on ground.

                                                        • Josh Manitowich
                                                          Josh Manitowich  2 days back

                                                          talks up high resolution and fps like they are everything
                                                          only plays games with nintendo 64 graphics

                                                          • Matthew E Adcock
                                                            Matthew E Adcock  2 days back

                                                            So glad I bought it for my son in September instead of waiting for his birthday in November. It's a blast.
                                                            I'm going to get the Oculus Quest 128GB for my truck.

                                                            • tyson505
                                                              tyson505  2 days back

                                                              So, after watching the trailers for Half-Life: Alyx and Boneworks, I ordered a Samsung Odyssey Plus for $229. At 1/4 of the price of the index, I'm hoping it's at least 1/2 as good lol. Not expecting the pixel persistence/response time/tracking to be great but I heard the black levels and colors are incredible with the OLED 1440x1600 per eye resolution.

                                                              • tyson505
                                                                tyson505  2 days back

                                                                @EVOLICIOUS thanks for the info! That's my plan, return it for a rift s if I'm not satisfied. I hear the tracking on the rift s is far superior despite both being inside-out tracking. How bad are the black levels/colors on the rift s compared to the o+?

                                                                My friend ordered the $1000 index kit and it arrived today, I'll have to try that out once he sets it up.

                                                              • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                I have the O+ and several other kits. O+ definitely holds it's own, it's not nearly as good as the Rift S and nothing like the Index, but it does the job great! The only warning I have (that may or may not bother you) is that you may find the tracking a little limiting, the comfort is not so great, and the visuals are fairly blurry due to the anti-SDE filter they use. If any of those things bother you, do return/sell the O+ and be on the lookout for a Rift S for around $350 that will solve all of those issues.

                                                            • pepr 69
                                                              pepr 69  2 days back

                                                              I love ur cat

                                                              • Rei
                                                                Rei  3 days back

                                                                3:33 comes with a pussy. Nice

                                                                • tornadekk
                                                                  tornadekk  3 days back

                                                                  i just bought one
                                                                  wheres my cat?
                                                                  I want my money back!

                                                                  • Mr. Cactus
                                                                    Mr. Cactus  3 days back

                                                                    I can sell my PC to by it .......... Wait

                                                                    • ConfedarateJesus
                                                                      ConfedarateJesus  3 days back

                                                                      Linus when i skip 10 seconds:
                                                                      “Im looking for a strapon experience”

                                                                      • ElCorcho Gamer?
                                                                        ElCorcho Gamer?  3 days back

                                                                        OKAY BOOMER

                                                                        • mines2680
                                                                          mines2680  3 days back

                                                                          Is it me or does he have a big butt?

                                                                          • Domino
                                                                            Domino  3 days back

                                                                            Vr was never dead you fucking mong

                                                                            • Zingo
                                                                              Zingo  3 days back

                                                                              The number of like you get is the number of Vr Headset you get.

                                                                              0 - Valve Index

                                                                              1 - Play Station Vr

                                                                              2 - Oculus Rift

                                                                              3 - Pimax 8K Vr

                                                                              4 - HTC Vive

                                                                              5 - Oculus Rift S

                                                                              6 - Hp Reverb

                                                                              7 - Google Cardboard

                                                                              8 - Nintendo Labo Vr

                                                                              9 - HTC Vive Pro

                                                                              *Comment which one you got* ☑️

                                                                              • TIMOTHY FLATT
                                                                                TIMOTHY FLATT  3 days back

                                                                                who in the world said it was dead in the first place

                                                                                • Keld Tundraking
                                                                                  Keld Tundraking  4 days back

                                                                                  2012: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2013: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2014: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2015: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2016: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2017: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2018: VR is finally here!
                                                                                  2019: VR is finally here!

                                                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                    EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                                    Modern VR did not start until 2016. It's been here since then, lol.

                                                                                • Johnnywick
                                                                                  Johnnywick  4 days back

                                                                                  I dont think vr ever actually died, all it had was a low point.

                                                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                    EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                                    12+ million VR users and that was stats from last year and it's expected to be doubled by next year. VR had a low point in 2016 when it firt arrived, since then, it's been growing exponentially. Especially with games like Boneworks and HL:Alyx coming out.

                                                                                • Skyler Allenson
                                                                                  Skyler Allenson  4 days back

                                                                                  FYI, Valve Index is far superior to the Vive Pro. Speaking from experience as I have both. Have a good day.

                                                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                    EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                                    Same, haven't touched my wireless Vive Pro since I got my Index.

                                                                                • Jake
                                                                                  Jake  4 days back

                                                                                  The resolution and speakers on this are an absolute fucking joke lol, quit buying this shit

                                                                                  • Jake
                                                                                    Jake  2 days back

                                                                                    @EVOLICIOUS yeah obvious troll

                                                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                    EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                                    lol, lies. You have no idea what you are talking about. Those are BMRs, fyi. Even a pair of $800 hi-fi rigs won't compare to the insane spacial accuracy those radiators produce. I know, because I own a several thousand-dollar hi-fi audiophile setup and an Index, lol. Also, the resolution on the Index is as good as sitting in front of a 1440p flat-display. There is only one other HMD that can be considered slightly better, the XTAL, which is a $5,000 HMD. So stfu, dumbass.

                                                                                • Timo
                                                                                  Timo  4 days back

                                                                                  You know what: In Europe it is 1,100 €.......................

                                                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                    EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                                    Index is made in USA, you have to account for shipping.

                                                                                • Bojan Jovanovic
                                                                                  Bojan Jovanovic  4 days back

                                                                                  Plays Gorn. Flips us off. Just Devolver games.

                                                                                  • Isauro Garcia
                                                                                    Isauro Garcia  4 days back

                                                                                    i have glasses and no review shows whether or not you can wear some with these on

                                                                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                      EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                                      Most all Index reviews go over glasses-wearing for the Index, use that youtube search bar. You can wear glasses in the Index and fits fine for almost all frames, but it's safer to buy prescription lens for your HMD through vroptician so that you don't risk scratching the lens and can maximize the FOV.