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 • 6 465

  • 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...

    • bp968
      bp968  15 hours back

      The Oculus S doesn't have proper ocular adjustments. Its fine if it works for your eyes, but if it doesn't work there is no adjustment to fix it.

      To make the whole things even stupider they put the proper adjustments on the Quest headset.

    • Seth S.
      Seth S.  16 hours back

      @Zenroy yeah wmr is

    • jake fever
      jake fever  1 days back

      @Linus Tech Tips what about the oculus quest

    • Robert Guerra
      Robert Guerra  2 days back

      and he does mention the rift a little bit 6:29

    • Robert Guerra
      Robert Guerra  2 days back

      yea but you dont get room scale and precision tracking like you do with the valve

  • Jsp
    Jsp  5 minutes back

    why is middle finger blurred? Makes no sense.

    • Marvin Bolanos
      Marvin Bolanos  34 minutes back

      Hey! Check out Project TX next-gen VR physics on youtube. The engine this guy is making will make more sense to use the valve index. Linus Tech Team go give this guy some credit. I promise it will be worth your time to check it out! Huge fan BTW ;)

      • Chris Aka Radar
        Chris Aka Radar  2 hours back

        Man I wish I could afford this

        • LEAX
          LEAX  2 hours back

          try BONEWORKS !

          • Lloyd Russell
            Lloyd Russell  2 hours back

            It comes with a CAT??? I'll take it!!

            • dusso4231
              dusso4231  2 hours back

              Tech kitten stole the show.

              • Niklas Larsen
                Niklas Larsen  3 hours back

                2020 - 2021: Probably a new VR headset
                2020: Neuralink brain implant

                2025: Linus tests Neuralink VR? ^^

                • Stirling Greer
                  Stirling Greer  5 hours back

                  The index cable is about 3-4 ft longer

                  • Original Retro Burp
                    Original Retro Burp  5 hours back

                    "i wish it was more of a strap-on experience" :)

                    • Houssam Chakir
                      Houssam Chakir  5 hours back

                      cats add 83% of video quality to a video

                      • Ee21k
                        Ee21k  6 hours back


                        • Jacob chamberlain
                          Jacob chamberlain  7 hours back

                          lol12:00 wish it was a strap-on experience mmm don't want to play that VR game

                          • killercivic2001
                            killercivic2001  8 hours back

                            THIS video brought to you by "the answer to 'you are a youtube star but your room screams loner scrooge' company"...
                            fun vid as always ;)

                            Also... OMG a... LYNX comes with the Valve set !!!

                            • Rude Nick
                              Rude Nick  8 hours back

                              strap-on experience XD

                              • Naoise Doran
                                Naoise Doran  8 hours back

                                Your 5 year old daughter gets to use a 1000 dollar headset wow I wish you were my dad

                                • Naoise Doran
                                  Naoise Doran  8 hours back


                                  • spazman8675309
                                    spazman8675309  9 hours back

                                    12:46 censors left middle finger
                                    Also 12:46 doesn't censor right middle finger

                                    • Berto Andon
                                      Berto Andon  10 hours back

                                      It even comes with a cat!

                                      • angryweaponx
                                        angryweaponx  11 hours back

                                        Anyone else with a Vive Pro and v1 accessories with buyer's remorse?

                                        • Mgsgta3
                                          Mgsgta3  12 hours back

                                          I dont know if its because he is at home and more comfortable/relaxed or what but he's a lot more chill/genuine seeming in this video. It makes it a lot more watchable overall(that sounds mean but I mean it in a good way)

                                          • Big Dubyuh
                                            Big Dubyuh  12 hours back

                                            that cat looked so fake lol

                                            • Ivan Irving
                                              Ivan Irving  14 hours back

                                              I have the same sword.

                                              • CanadianLoki76
                                                CanadianLoki76  14 hours back

                                                12:02 lol, you want a strap-on experience.. Linus you shouldn't talk about your bedroom preferences on YouTube. Ha ha..

                                                • Eragonnogare
                                                  Eragonnogare  14 hours back

                                                  For the most out of the finger tracking, things like valves own hand lab are the best, as we move forward it will almost definitely improve across the board, but that really shows some of the potential. Fully new games developed with the index in mind will be truly amazing.

                                                  • Yogurt Banana
                                                    Yogurt Banana  15 hours back

                                                    Gotta love cats

                                                    • A K
                                                      A K  15 hours back

                                                      exercise for inside dwellers?

                                                      • Lacto
                                                        Lacto  16 hours back

                                                        I've never used VR sets. Is PS VR for PS4 Slim still worth? I want to use it just for games like vr chat.

                                                        • Thicc Boiii
                                                          Thicc Boiii  16 hours back

                                                          I definitely respect that this type of tech exists but this is 100000% not what I am looking for after a day's work. Mostly still seems like a proof of concept/tech demo whenever I see these. I do not even think that the ultimate, logical landing point for this type of tech will be video games. Maybe I am in the minority on that but this tech will always seem insanely niche to me.

                                                          • Zac
                                                            Zac  16 hours back

                                                            So odd that I vaguely get some sense of motion sickness watching this. Arizona sunshine on psvr is to blame for that.

                                                            • THE MAD TECHIE
                                                              THE MAD TECHIE  17 hours back

                                                              WOW the new headset comes with a Cat!

                                                              • THE MAD TECHIE
                                                                THE MAD TECHIE  17 hours back

                                                                Sword on mantle needs to be turned around and flipped over , samurai swords should rest on spine in saya not edge and handle should be to the left. (Because Samurai were trained right handed it is considered welcoming to display a sword with handle to the left and confrontational to put handle to the right , unless its a time of war. Are you or the nation of Canada at war?) :)

                                                                • sharpenednoodles
                                                                  sharpenednoodles  17 hours back

                                                                  >Valve Index review
                                                                  >Doesn't play boneworks

                                                                  • James C
                                                                    James C  17 hours back

                                                                    It would be entirely worth it to see a flight Sim centric edition of this review. DCS World

                                                                    • WillieRants
                                                                      WillieRants  17 hours back

                                                                      What plugs into the light houses? Just a 2-wire DC connection or does it also require USB and/or other? How close or far away can the light houses be for say larger/smaller rooms?

                                                                      • zmc33
                                                                        zmc33  17 hours back

                                                                        a 'strap on experience'. lol 12:02

                                                                        • James C
                                                                          James C  17 hours back

                                                                          "strap-on experience" @12:00 Maybe a new game title idea.

                                                                          • Steffen R.
                                                                            Steffen R.  17 hours back

                                                                            i think the rift s is the much better deal

                                                                            • Fleetmenace
                                                                              Fleetmenace  18 hours back

                                                                              4,3,2,1 we are vr, brought back so many memories

                                                                              • Nyran Stanton
                                                                                Nyran Stanton  18 hours back

                                                                                VR is miles away from anything i wan tto have a go at yet. But its cool its getting there eventually. Im surprised you didnt try Skyrim VR or DOOM VR.

                                                                                • Saltiboii
                                                                                  Saltiboii  18 hours back

                                                                                  13:07 security down bois

                                                                                  • Mina Haroun
                                                                                    Mina Haroun  18 hours back

                                                                                    I Have a Asus 14" laptop with 1070 q card. I take my Oculus Rift S everywhere and set up in seconds. I take it to parties, i take it between my place and my friends and parents. All i have to do is plug in usb3 and dport via usbc and tell it forward direction and optionally draw a border to my game area. It takes 3min at most and I'm playing VR anywhere.

                                                                                    • Spicy Meatball
                                                                                      Spicy Meatball  18 hours back

                                                                                      *Linus 2019:* I still do wish that it was more of a _strap on_ experience. 11:55

                                                                                      • Controls of Quality
                                                                                        Controls of Quality  19 hours back

                                                                                        Just ordered mine. Can't wait!

                                                                                        • Impasta
                                                                                          Impasta  19 hours back

                                                                                          11:57 for a strapon experience

                                                                                          • xXRedWolfXx
                                                                                            xXRedWolfXx  20 hours back

                                                                                            If you wish for a better Strap-On Experience, Ask your wife about "pegging".

                                                                                            • Keter
                                                                                              Keter  20 hours back

                                                                                              Linus "I do wish it was more of a strap-on experience" tech tips

                                                                                              • C B
                                                                                                C B  20 hours back

                                                                                                Does the cat get it's OWN headset to knock things onto the virtual floor during a game?