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  16 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.  17 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

  • Anti Master
    Anti Master  1 minutes back

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

    • Rannon
      Rannon  5 minutes back

      I haven't really kept my eyes on VR in a while, so which gen. would this be considered as?

      • ArtificialGamer
        ArtificialGamer  10 minutes back

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

        • Dumb Jason
          Dumb Jason  19 minutes back

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

          • Jsp
            Jsp  49 minutes back

            why is middle finger blurred? Makes no sense.

            • Marvin Bolanos
              Marvin Bolanos  1 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  2 hours back

                Man I wish I could afford this

                • LEAX
                  LEAX  2 hours back

                  try BONEWORKS !

                  • Lloyd Russell
                    Lloyd Russell  3 hours back

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

                    • dusso4231
                      dusso4231  3 hours back

                      Tech kitten stole the show.

                      • Niklas Larsen
                        Niklas Larsen  4 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  6 hours back

                              cats add 83% of video quality to a video

                              • Ee21k
                                Ee21k  7 hours back


                                • Jacob chamberlain
                                  Jacob chamberlain  8 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  9 hours back

                                      strap-on experience XD

                                      • Naoise Doran
                                        Naoise Doran  9 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  9 hours back


                                          • spazman8675309
                                            spazman8675309  10 hours back

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

                                            • Berto Andon
                                              Berto Andon  11 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  13 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  13 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  15 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  16 hours back

                                                            Gotta love cats

                                                            • A K
                                                              A K  16 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  17 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  17 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  18 hours back

                                                                          >Valve Index review
                                                                          >Doesn't play boneworks

                                                                          • James C
                                                                            James C  18 hours back

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

                                                                            • WillieRants
                                                                              WillieRants  18 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  18 hours back

                                                                                a 'strap on experience'. lol 12:02

                                                                                • James C
                                                                                  James C  18 hours back

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

                                                                                  • Steffen R.
                                                                                    Steffen R.  18 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  19 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  19 hours back

                                                                                          13:07 security down bois

                                                                                          • Mina Haroun
                                                                                            Mina Haroun  19 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  19 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!