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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  • 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  19 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.  20 hours back

      @Zenroy yeah wmr is

    • jake fever
      jake fever  2 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

  • Roger Skagerström
    Roger Skagerström  18 minutes back

    Two videos in a row - Kyle and Linus - both have surprise cat content! I'm happy. Except for Kyles poor cat then. :P But he'll be fine :p

    • Pedro
      Pedro  1 hours back


      • Gary Du Charme II
        Gary Du Charme II  1 hours back

        "I still do wish that it was more of a... a strap-on experience." - Linus 2019

        • goldark3
          goldark3  1 hours back

          Put a cat tower near so the cat go there instead of your multimedia setup they love hight ground ....

          • Miika Johannes
            Miika Johannes  2 hours back

            Water beds. Stationary bikes. Bread machines. VR headsets are the aforementioned of the current times.

            • markfohara
              markfohara  2 hours back

              What is that device at 16:28 that he picks up off the floor? Looks like a handheld keyboard, but i'm curious which one.

              • David Erickson
                David Erickson  2 hours back

                Cute cat in the box was a nice touch lol

                • Chrismofer
                  Chrismofer  3 hours back

                  13:05 takes after dad

                  • Steffen Bryde
                    Steffen Bryde  3 hours back

                    12:00 Eww, don't tell us that! ;)

                    • skillzz
                      skillzz  3 hours back

                      12:00 "I still do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience" Of course you do Linus XD

                      • Anti Master
                        Anti Master  3 hours back

                        "I still do wish this was more of a strap-on experience" ~Linus Sebastian, 2019-08-12.

                        • Rannon
                          Rannon  3 hours back

                          I haven't really kept my eyes on VR in a while, so which Gen. would this be considered as? If we count Occulus Rift as Gen. 1.

                          • Benamax
                            Benamax  3 hours back

                            Some people consider the Index a Gen 2 headset. I personally agree. The HMD and Controllers have made VR so much more enjoyable and comfortable. But there isn't really an official way of measuring which generation it is.

                        • ArtificialGamer
                          ArtificialGamer  3 hours back

                          seeing how fast vr is progressing i think we have fully immerse vr in 8-12 years

                          • Dumb Jason
                            Dumb Jason  4 hours back

                            I love how the cable is permanently being crushed by the furniture

                            • Jsp
                              Jsp  4 hours back

                              why is middle finger blurred? Makes no sense.

                              • Marvin Bolanos
                                Marvin Bolanos  5 hours 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  6 hours back

                                  Man I wish I could afford this

                                  • LEAX
                                    LEAX  6 hours back

                                    try BONEWORKS !

                                    • Lloyd Russell
                                      Lloyd Russell  6 hours back

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

                                      • dusso4231
                                        dusso4231  6 hours back

                                        Tech kitten stole the show.

                                        • Niklas Larsen
                                          Niklas Larsen  7 hours back

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

                                          2025: Linus tests Neuralink VR? ^^

                                          • Stirling Greer
                                            Stirling Greer  9 hours back

                                            The index cable is about 3-4 ft longer

                                            • Original Retro Burp
                                              Original Retro Burp  9 hours back

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

                                              • Houssam Chakir
                                                Houssam Chakir  9 hours back

                                                cats add 83% of video quality to a video

                                                • Ee21k
                                                  Ee21k  10 hours back


                                                  • Jacob chamberlain
                                                    Jacob chamberlain  11 hours back

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

                                                    • killercivic2001
                                                      killercivic2001  12 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  12 hours back

                                                        strap-on experience XD

                                                        • Naoise Doran
                                                          Naoise Doran  12 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  12 hours back


                                                            • spazman8675309
                                                              spazman8675309  13 hours back

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

                                                              • Berto Andon
                                                                Berto Andon  14 hours back

                                                                It even comes with a cat!

                                                                • angryweaponx
                                                                  angryweaponx  14 hours back

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

                                                                  • Mgsgta3
                                                                    Mgsgta3  16 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  16 hours back

                                                                      that cat looked so fake lol

                                                                      • Ivan Irving
                                                                        Ivan Irving  18 hours back

                                                                        I have the same sword.

                                                                        • CanadianLoki76
                                                                          CanadianLoki76  18 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  18 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  19 hours back

                                                                              Gotta love cats

                                                                              • A K
                                                                                A K  19 hours back

                                                                                exercise for inside dwellers?

                                                                                • Lacto
                                                                                  Lacto  20 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.

                                                                                  • Lacto
                                                                                    Lacto  3 hours back

                                                                                    @Benamax Thanks for the answer. The game I was talking about is Rec Room (I just didn't know its name, haha!). As soon as I have money to it, I'll buy =)

                                                                                  • Benamax
                                                                                    Benamax  3 hours back

                                                                                    PSVR is alright on PS4 Pro. Lots of solid exclusives, a solid VR panel with low SDE, and alright comfort. But PSVR does not have access to VRChat or some other cool games on PC.

                                                                                • Thicc Boiii
                                                                                  Thicc Boiii  20 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  20 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  21 hours back

                                                                                      WOW the new headset comes with a Cat!

                                                                                      • THE MAD TECHIE
                                                                                        THE MAD TECHIE  21 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  21 hours back

                                                                                          >Valve Index review
                                                                                          >Doesn't play boneworks

                                                                                          • Benamax
                                                                                            Benamax  3 hours back

                                                                                            Boneworks isn't out yet.

                                                                                        • James C
                                                                                          James C  21 hours back

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