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

  • Am 12 Aug 2019 veröffentlicht
  • Get an unrestricted 30-day free trial of FreshBooks at
    Get iFixit's Marlin Screwdriver set today for only $24.99 USD at
    We had almost completely lost faith in the progress of consumer VR products... until the Valve Index arrived at our office.
    Buy Valve Index on Amazon:
    Discuss on the forum:
    Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors:
    Get Private Internet Access today at
    Displate metal posters:
    Linus Tech Tips merchandise at
    Linus Tech Tips posters at
    Our Test Benches on Amazon:
    Our production gear:
    Twitter - linustech
    Facebook - LinusTech
    Instagram - linustech
    Twitch -
    Intro Screen Music Credit:
    Title: Laszlo - Supernova
    Video Link:
    iTunes Download Link:
    Artist Link:
    Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High
  • Wissenschaft & TechnikWissenschaft & Technik


  • Phillipe
    Phillipe Vor Monat +3453

    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...

    • CrazyCajun J
      CrazyCajun J Vor 3 Tage

      Phillipe Nope.... He did not mention it for a reason lol

    • Space Alligator
      Space Alligator Vor 5 Tage

      Rift S has NO IPD ADJUSTMENT. >:(

      literally had to return mine.

    • Masterpj555
      Masterpj555 Vor 5 Tage

      the camera inside out tracking sucks compared to laser tracking.

    • fadly A. Rahman
      fadly A. Rahman Vor 8 Tage

      Only sheltered rich kid detached from the outside world complain about Rift S. For me, Rift S is a first proper PC VR headset with a price within reach of most consumers (me one of them). When Rift S and Quest came out, i praised to god for full five minutes. I've had it with phone VR at that point. Now I'm a proud owner of Oculus Quest. I had to imported it from US because it's not available in my country. But boy was it a great headset for it's price. I'm sure Index is better. But I settled for affordable and good rather than better.

    • HotPoppinCosmoBeamer
      HotPoppinCosmoBeamer Vor 10 Tage

      Blah, to hell with Oculus and their anti-consumer BS.
      I've been an Oculus guy since the start, but I will never buy another Oculus product again!

  • Leon Hubbard
    Leon Hubbard Vor 4 Stunden

    LOL shadow's kinda a dick...

  • Crypto Info
    Crypto Info Vor 5 Stunden

    Does the Index have some sort of method to protect the lenses from being scratched by eyeglasses?

  • Guillaume Thibaudeau
    Guillaume Thibaudeau Vor 11 Stunden

    can you give me a valve index... please..

  • MrDeaz
    MrDeaz Vor 15 Stunden

    liquid crystal display display

  • thebored999
    thebored999 Vor Tag

    what game are you playing at 17:45?

  • Shanyx Fujiwara
    Shanyx Fujiwara Vor Tag

    I would love a vr roundup video. Now with the cosmos, index and quest; it's time to make a what headset is right for you video. Please Linus, you are our only hope.

  • Randomly Entertaining

    VR was never dead.

  • Pedro Perez
    Pedro Perez Vor Tag

    What keyboard are you using?

  • Fresh.Mootz
    Fresh.Mootz Vor Tag

    It’s dead jim. Shit is still clunky as hell.

  • Bushy tail
    Bushy tail Vor Tag +1

    Saber Tailor might be able to fix your problem

  • Kv GN
    Kv GN Vor Tag

    I see Switch & Wii U

  • EluciaDeLuteIma
    EluciaDeLuteIma Vor 2 Tage

    12:52 10/10 cat moment.

  • Alex Kumlin
    Alex Kumlin Vor 2 Tage

    at 13:07 ATTACK

  • Abcde fghij
    Abcde fghij Vor 2 Tage +5

    17:38 Your son picked his nose and then ate the booger. He thought he was slick but he wasn't.

  • vrAddict
    vrAddict Vor 2 Tage

    I like how he censores the Middlefinger but not the bloody gladiator game

  • Garrett Patterson
    Garrett Patterson Vor 2 Tage

    You sound exactly like the guy I play PokerStarsVr with..... crazy

  • It's Omega
    It's Omega Vor 3 Tage +1

    Whole individual finger controls. ( ͡◉ ͜ ʖ ͡◉)

  • It's Omega
    It's Omega Vor 3 Tage


  • Greenskate7
    Greenskate7 Vor 3 Tage +1

    What about the quest you should do try that I love my quest it isn’t a index but I got a bad pc and it’s a good standalone headset

  • John Wiggins
    John Wiggins Vor 3 Tage +2

    I love the way your cat was just chillin in the box like, Hey put that lid back on dude lol

  • Harry Baskets
    Harry Baskets Vor 3 Tage

    12:47 😻

  • CrazyCajun J
    CrazyCajun J Vor 3 Tage +1

    Was the Index Cat extra charge?

  • Ben Goldwerger
    Ben Goldwerger Vor 3 Tage

    3:32 i've seen this video 3 times and haven't noticed that cat wtf is wrong with me?????????????

  • OniMau619
    OniMau619 Vor 3 Tage

    7:40 Well shoot. And here I was hoping to upgrade to the index but my laptop doesn't have a displayport.

  • Yus 18
    Yus 18 Vor 3 Tage

    When u wanna flex but not seem like it so you put ugly couches so u seem broke aswell

  • STEREO Freq
    STEREO Freq Vor 3 Tage

    Index is just as crap as vive or oculus

  • Mario versatile
    Mario versatile Vor 3 Tage

    Is cat included to headset?

  • Jukka Muhonen
    Jukka Muhonen Vor 3 Tage

    Basically index is Vive Pro with better controllers, last time you said Vive Pro is shit 😂

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      @Jukka Muhonen you have zero clue what you are talking about

    • Jukka Muhonen
      Jukka Muhonen Vor 3 Tage

      And Vive Pro was published year ago, Price was couple hundred More than index, year ago. Biggest issue was Price. Now index follows same pricing and it's amazing.

  • hamad1027
    hamad1027 Vor 3 Tage

    22:15 the price

  • hamad1027
    hamad1027 Vor 3 Tage

    15:08 look at headset reflection

  • Ioan Bristow
    Ioan Bristow Vor 4 Tage

    Good review and you have my exact same tv! I love that LG 65" I have the orginal vive and still love it but might upgrade soon probably the valve if I win the lottery

  • adam heeley
    adam heeley Vor 4 Tage

    I am not going to purchase any VR stuff for at least another 5 years. I don't think we are anywhere close to an actual VR experience at this point.

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      You couldn't be more wrong, VR is here, it's been good for YEARS. Stop being a bitch and go out and actually try it.

  • nccrawford
    nccrawford Vor 4 Tage

    12:00 I cannot believe that I live in a world that "straight" grown men have earings and wish for a strap-on experience in their play area...

  • jawndoekck
    jawndoekck Vor 4 Tage +1

    "I wish it was more of a strap-on experience." Well we now know what Linus really wants from his wife.

  • The Transducer
    The Transducer Vor 4 Tage

    Ha, my cat does the same thing!

  • Kanbei Water
    Kanbei Water Vor 5 Tage


  • Sylvano Tumelero
    Sylvano Tumelero Vor 5 Tage

    Would this be a good choice as a first VR headset?

    • Sylvano Tumelero
      Sylvano Tumelero Vor 3 Tage

      @EVOLICIOUS Intel i7 - 4790. Maybe I'll get a new graphic card. Cpu wise that should be fine, no? Maybe it's time for an upgrade.

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      @Sylvano Tumelero yea, that is not going to cut it, also, the CPU is slightly more important than the GPU when it comes to VR. Best to start with the Rift S. Index is a different animal on a whole other level.

    • Sylvano Tumelero
      Sylvano Tumelero Vor 3 Tage

      @Hellas_xD Well, my graphics are maybe at the lower limit. I use a gtx 980. The rest is/should be fine.

    • Hellas_xD
      Hellas_xD Vor 3 Tage +1

      Sylvano Tumelero If you got a good enough pc and the money then yes

  • Keithz100
    Keithz100 Vor 5 Tage

    omg you get a cat too im buying one right now LOL

  • Ninya
    Ninya Vor 5 Tage +1

    im getting an Oculus Rift S soon,i have heard they are anti-pc,but its cheap,and the best option for me right now. this looks incredible though,i cannot wait to make videos on videos with vr capabilities!

  • Tom Kazansky
    Tom Kazansky Vor 5 Tage

    I just want to know what the FoV range is.... literally no one on the internet is giving a range.

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      Because it defends on the face. Most people will get around 110-130 FOV.

  • crfrider450
    crfrider450 Vor 5 Tage

    Not available in Aus either. Who knows whether or not we will get it at all

    • crfrider450
      crfrider450 Vor 2 Tage

      @EVOLICIOUS possibility to buy ebay or something internationally?

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      Never, Valve does not ship products to all countries, only a select few.

  • Tom Kazansky
    Tom Kazansky Vor 5 Tage +2

    I dont know why you keep saying vr is dead, I literally only play games in vr, aside from hoi4.
    My main jam is DCS and IL2. I literally cannot play them without VR, like it is spoiled me for life.

    • Greenskate7
      Greenskate7 Vor 3 Tage

      Tom Kazansky yeah also with the quest coming out, the great community has grown millions and every game on quest is getting sales. Vr is definitely not dead

  • Daniel Kleimenovas
    Daniel Kleimenovas Vor 5 Tage +1

    Vive index woah. I know he realised that he said that lol

  • Masterpj555
    Masterpj555 Vor 5 Tage +2

    the zones for fingers calibrate themselves.. its self learning.. you didn't play any proper valve knuckles titles for a very fair review if I'm honest.
    The strap is way more superior.

  • JokeRGBlazE
    JokeRGBlazE Vor 5 Tage

    Children aren't done developing their inner ear depth perception or equilibrium in balance until the age of 13 14ish, and Linus is letting his five-year-old go into VR and risk permanently damaging what makes normal humans function... parents of the year. Every time I play a VR social game and there's little children screaming I'll think of Linus now

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      lol, you have no idea how the human body works, do you? Get an education because the garbage shit you just spewed out is not even remotely scientifically correct.

  • NPC 99845
    NPC 99845 Vor 6 Tage

    He likes a good strap on experienece...

  • Petrolhead
    Petrolhead Vor 6 Tage

    Fab cat and typical, they just love boxes

  • NPC 99845
    NPC 99845 Vor 6 Tage

    Lighthouses schmitehouses.

  • TheMightyKinkle
    TheMightyKinkle Vor 6 Tage

    Why are you standing on the church roof in your wedding photo?

  • inkling 2114
    inkling 2114 Vor 6 Tage

    8:15 linus has a Wii u

  • Geno Damato
    Geno Damato Vor 6 Tage


  • Jordan Bowes
    Jordan Bowes Vor 6 Tage

    Get rid of the cats haha

  • cameron gale
    cameron gale Vor 6 Tage

    i was looking into the pimax 8k. I really hate the resolution of the original vive, so clearity wise witch it better? Valve Index or pimax 8k?

      EVOLICIOUS Vor 3 Tage

      lol, Index obviously. Pimax is chinese knock-off VR trash.

    • Masterpj555
      Masterpj555 Vor 5 Tage


  • ForbidenProdigy
    ForbidenProdigy Vor 6 Tage

    Just a heads up for people wanting to buy this. Don't click the link in the description to Amazon. They charge $1,299 when you could just go on Steam and buy it from there for only $999.

  • HumorDash
    HumorDash Vor 6 Tage

    is that a custom avatar

  • Jono Bennett
    Jono Bennett Vor 6 Tage +1

    Cats are the worst. They're just obnoxious snakes with fur.

  • SwishTango
    SwishTango Vor 6 Tage

    Mine didn’t come with a cat... I’m thinking of returning it

  • camden is lame
    camden is lame Vor 6 Tage

    3:35 nobody not a soul cat in the box

  • Arma Lol
    Arma Lol Vor 6 Tage

    kill that fucking cat. They are fucking worthless animal. Get a DOG instead.