Valve Index VR Kit Review

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  • TheGreekGeeks
    TheGreekGeeks  13 hours back

    Who else stopped when heard the price? 😅

    • Planet Xtreme
      Planet Xtreme  5 days back

      I just keep imagining buying a house specifically for me and my SO that has 2 10X10X4 meter rooms lol

      • Damon Taylor
        Damon Taylor  6 days back

        in 30 years people will think is retro and 'cool'

        • Shane Chappell
          Shane Chappell  7 days back

          but will my glasses touch the monitors inside?

          • Jaron Hunt
            Jaron Hunt  4 days back

            I don't have one, but you can get prescription lenses for it

        • AppleTherapy
          AppleTherapy  1 weeks back

          I'll get this after I upgrade my gaming pc.

          • Seth Forbus
            Seth Forbus  1 weeks back

            I wonder if my wife would notice if my oculus rift magically morphed into this while she was at work? haha

            • Lücky Chärm
              Lücky Chärm  2 days back

              Seth Forbus and the sudden hole in your wallet lmao

          • EloUp
            EloUp  1 weeks back

            gonna wait till the next biggest, cheaper and better one comes out. And if it's too long, I'll buy it.

            • Swagga Laggaz
              Swagga Laggaz  1 weeks back

              is valve index only purchasable from steam? Also, virtual link is out of stock? when will it be back in stock? I have a G7 Dell Gaming laptop. Trying to figure out if itll work. Had problems with Oculus Rift S already...

              •   2 weeks back

                do you need to have 2x 2080ti Supers to get the 144hz?

                • Angela Jones
                  Angela Jones  2 weeks back

                  Review or Advert?

                  • jimsalabim
                    jimsalabim  2 weeks back

                    where can i buy this?

                    • vasalem
                      vasalem  2 weeks back

                      those controlers trully have potential

                      • Generic Name
                        Generic Name  3 weeks back

                        Was waiting for that middle finger

                        • Yousaf Khan
                          Yousaf Khan  3 weeks back

                          Really disappointed that Valve did not release a full game to show the features of the index. Valve's hardware really does not get pushed to the full potential. The same could be said for the steam controller and the steam machines.

                        • Armadillo
                          Armadillo  3 weeks back

                          Or a wizard battle with hand gestures for casting spells 🖕

                          • Ivan Bravo
                            Ivan Bravo  3 weeks back

                            *cries in poor*

                            • Steel Knight
                              Steel Knight  3 weeks back

                              I wish I could afford this lol another. Maybe in the following years

                              • David Thorstensson
                                David Thorstensson  3 weeks back

                                This would be worth spending 50$ on.

                                • Bonnie The meme er
                                  Bonnie The meme er  3 weeks back

                                  I know it the are gonna make portal 3 and half life 3

                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                    EVOLICIOUS  3 weeks back

                                    HLVR is already confirmed long ago, portalVR was either abandoned or valve decided to do something else with it, the third AAA VR IP is still unknown.

                                • Childash -
                                  Childash -  4 weeks back

                                  do the 2.0 base stations support vive trackers?

                                  • Childash -
                                    Childash -  3 weeks back

                                    EVOLICIOUS ok mine are blue

                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                    EVOLICIOUS  3 weeks back

                                    Matthew is wrong. You can only use the 2.0 trackers with LH2.0 (the trackers will have a blue vive logo)(LH1.0 pucks have black vive logo)

                                  • Childash -
                                    Childash -  4 weeks back

                                    Matthewlet oh sweet thanks

                                  • Matthewlet
                                    Matthewlet  4 weeks back

                                    Childash - i'm like 99% they do, both versions work the exact same it's just that the 2.0 version is a little bit better in a few ways

                                • Jarilo
                                  Jarilo  4 weeks back

                                  No mention of the fantastic audio ?

                                  • Spacecookie
                                    Spacecookie  4 weeks back

                                    So are you saying that it works with any base stations? You mention the 'old' base stations, but the index is new. Can you clarify that please?

                                    • Spacecookie
                                      Spacecookie  4 weeks back

                                      @EVOLICIOUS You aren't explaining. I wasn't asking if you could use it with previous versions, because that doesn't mean anything to me. I've not even tried VR yet, so I am not aware of these things at all.

                                      So do you really mean that it can be used with any lighthouse from any manufacturer, and they are generic items used in V.R?

                                      What would I even google for? Idk. As I say I have never used VR in my life. I don't know what terms to search for that wont produce 5 billion results that may or may not answer anything at all.

                                      I asked here because you are apparently a person who knows such things and that shows that I value your opinion, though it seems you don't.

                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                      EVOLICIOUS  4 weeks back

                                      Are you unable to use google. Yes, for the millionth time, the index can be used with LH1.0

                                  • Saud Aj
                                    Saud Aj  4 weeks back

                                    i would wait until the price goes down, its not worth 1k $

                                    • KanaAtem
                                      KanaAtem  4 weeks back

                                      Far as I understand, the only thing that might go down in price anytime soon is the base stations. Everything else might be stuck at their price for a while. Even then, the original base stations are still like 135 a pop, so these 2.0 ones probably aren't dipping below 200.

                                  • XV
                                    XV  4 weeks back

                                    Love this thing

                                    • cark
                                      cark  1 months back

                                      The Oculus rift all together costs 399, and that's a fair price.

                                      Valve is selling their VR console for 990, and if you can't afford that you can get the other parts for a lower price, but you'll end up needing the other things so you will have to buy them meaning no matter what you're still gonna end up spending 990

                                      • JP
                                        JP  1 months back

                                        Did he mention the fact that the thumb sticks may have issues? My head set was on reserve for September but suddenly I got emailed it is ready now. Makes me wonder if that many people cancelled their orders. I think I will pass until that issue is resolved. $1000 for premium should not include defects.

                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                          EVOLICIOUS  4 weeks back

                                          The joystick issues only occurred in batch one. Batch 3 are already shipped.

                                      • Morgan Cross
                                        Morgan Cross  1 months back

                                        Can I use the index Controllers on my vive

                                      • Mesogreat
                                        Mesogreat  1 months back

                                        Steam “hey if you write a nice review we’ll give you money”

                                        Ign “Sure!!”...

                                        • K
                                          K  1 months back

                                          Buys a $1,000 Vr system just to flip people the bird 😂

                                          • Google Allo And Duo Steam Game Discussion

                                            Still missing 🔥
                                            Cons
                                            -- no RGB light💥

                                            --in ear noise cancelling 💩

                                            -- not suppo steam operations system

                                            --light weight😪

                                            --luxury expensive🤑

                                            --frequency firmware update🤠

                                            --strong private policy and terms and conditions😱

                                            Pro

                                            --144 hz 🤓

                                            --Easy to configure😐

                                            -- better tracking😫

                                            -- long battery life🤐

                                            -- better non motion ☺️sickness

                                            Dont for got need at least gtx2080ti sli or equal to run the 🤪benchmark of supported games

                                            We hope the all in one😂 vr backpack and and ligh weight 15inch gaming notebook with enough battery to play it in bullet train first class 🙃or business class from NYC/london to east Asia connected via air satilites😀 internet or marines navy satilites in😋 boring yatch/tourism crisis

                                            • FrankiE Martinez
                                              FrankiE Martinez  1 months back

                                              Imagine half life 3 and left 4 dead 3 releasing exclusive on this device....fml

                                              • EVOLICIOUS
                                                EVOLICIOUS  4 weeks back

                                                HLVR is already confirmed. It might get announced this year.

                                            • Marine 4gaming
                                              Marine 4gaming  1 months back

                                              next year: a new vr headset with gaming suit and vr tredmill and glove controlers. im just calling it now

                                            • Ricsi
                                              Ricsi  1 months back

                                              I have the pc for it but dont have the money for this

                                              • Flight Commander Lime
                                                Flight Commander Lime  1 months back

                                                i hate that they actually put headphones on this headset, that is soooo annoying!

                                                • Juicefulll
                                                  Juicefulll  1 months back

                                                  Mac stand changed my life.

                                                  • Gople
                                                    Gople  3 weeks back

                                                    @Mr. Blunt I can vouch for him. I once wanted a valve index, but now with my mac stand pro I can hold my monitor up thus removing the need to have one on my face.

                                                  • Mr. Blunt
                                                    Mr. Blunt  1 months back

                                                    Juicefulll Why does everyone say that now

                                                • Darren _K
                                                  Darren _K  1 months back

                                                  I'm excited to see what VR experiences they are cooking up Valve

                                                  • Darren _K
                                                    Darren _K  1 months back

                                                    @EVOLICIOUS where did you get confirmation of HLVR?

                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                    EVOLICIOUS  1 months back

                                                    HLVR is confirmed, no one knows exactly what the two other games are going to be.

                                                • John Overholt
                                                  John Overholt  2 months back

                                                  So pumped about Boneworks with this. Also, unfortunate Stormland by Insomniac is an Oculus exclusive. This'll play it, but the Rift S is going to be the better experience.

                                                  • EVOLICIOUS
                                                    EVOLICIOUS  1 months back

                                                    Revive works perfectly, Rift S is not a better experience, lmao.

                                                • John Overholt
                                                  John Overholt  2 months back

                                                  Glad to see IGN doing VR justice. If you like what you see here, check out MRTV and Sweviver, want a fun streamer, watch Virtual Reality Oasis or Nathie.

                                                  • Kelvin KMS
                                                    Kelvin KMS  2 months back

                                                    For the price, it must be made of aluminum and glasses. Plastic is so cheap and scratches so easily !!!

                                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                                      EVOLICIOUS  1 months back

                                                      Kelvin, you are a moron.

                                                    • Larine
                                                      Larine  1 months back

                                                      You've clearly never worn a VR headset for a long time if you think that plastic is not the best way to go, I wish that my Oculus were more durable but it does seem a bit heavy after a while

                                                    • YimboSlyce
                                                      YimboSlyce  1 months back

                                                      Having an all aluminum and glass headset would be wayyyyy too heavy

                                                  • A-dutch-Z
                                                    A-dutch-Z  2 months back

                                                    No OLED?!?

                                                    • A-dutch-Z
                                                      A-dutch-Z  1 months back

                                                      @EVOLICIOUS Not it isn't. Those black levels are awful.

                                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                                      EVOLICIOUS  1 months back

                                                      OLED is old and flawed technology. Advanced RGB LED is far better, that's why all the new VR kits are using it.

                                                  • Kyhle Kable
                                                    Kyhle Kable  2 months back

                                                    Hmm should I buy this or apples monitor stand? Desicions, desicions

                                                    • HypeLights
                                                      HypeLights  6 days back

                                                      @Mr. Blunt you sound like a 12 year old who got a 100 on addition and thinks they are the smartest person in the class. Grow up.

                                                    • Mr. Blunt
                                                      Mr. Blunt  6 days back

                                                      AutisticAnxiety I’m actually not.

                                                    • HypeLights
                                                      HypeLights  6 days back

                                                      @Mr. Blunt no u

                                                  • JenjuroX
                                                    JenjuroX  2 months back

                                                    Leave it to IGN to scratch the crap out of the front of a new Valve Index.

                                                    • Huevito
                                                      Huevito  2 months back

                                                      3:36 yep

                                                      • Atharva Dharphale
                                                        Atharva Dharphale  2 months back

                                                        People will be skeptical and think twice about buying an amazing technology like this for only $1,000, but will mindlessly hand over a thousand for an iPhone X.

                                                        • yodude2016
                                                          yodude2016  2 weeks back

                                                          N0LifeRada
                                                          This was an ironic answer to a dumbass. I know that the rift s is wayy better.

                                                        • N0LifeRada
                                                          N0LifeRada  2 weeks back

                                                          @yodude2016 The Rift S doesnt use finger tracking, which is one of the reasons why people like the vive index. so not exactly the same.

                                                        • yodude2016
                                                          yodude2016  3 weeks back

                                                          @Gabriel same logic goes for VR. I cant even start to imagine how people would survive with a 500 dollar headset that does the same and costs half.

                                                        • Gabriel
                                                          Gabriel  4 weeks back

                                                          @SuperHEENO Oh yeah, so much value. I can't even start to imagine how people would survive with an android phone that does the same and costs half.

                                                        • SuperHEENO
                                                          SuperHEENO  4 weeks back

                                                          youre comparing a phone to a headset... 2 completely different functions, you get a hell of alot more value from a $1000 smart phone than a vr set...

                                                      • Me Me
                                                        Me Me  2 months back

                                                        *The guy at **01:09** looks like he's doing the Fortnite dance 🤣🤣*

                                                        • Bassem B.
                                                          Bassem B.  2 months back

                                                          I had the same thought :D I can tell he's playing Beat Saber but it sure looks like that Fortnite dance.

                                                      • The Sneakyfox
                                                        The Sneakyfox  2 months back

                                                        Did you really say that moondust and hand labs are the main uses for the index controllers. Tons of developers have added index support within the past few days/ this last week

                                                        • Skiiwa
                                                          Skiiwa  2 months back

                                                          Very true! 3 of the titles I currently own have just been upgraded! I want them Hand controllers!!!

                                                      • Rob Card
                                                        Rob Card  2 months back

                                                        lmfao
                                                        he just debunked the entire tracking argument.
                                                        "i was sad when i had to go back to using a tracking system, after using rifts inside out tracking, however, i just plopped the trackers onto the table and plugged them in, and i was finished".


                                                        lmfao.
                                                        fidelity upgraded.

                                                        • Rob Card
                                                          Rob Card  2 months back

                                                          lmfao.
                                                          ign has never been about honest reviews.
                                                          they just try to sell sponsor trash.