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 • 6 464

  • 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  14 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.  15 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  1 days back

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

    • Robert Guerra
      Robert Guerra  1 days back

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

  • Chris Aka Radar
    Chris Aka Radar  26 minutes back

    Man I wish I could afford this

    • LEAX
      LEAX  32 minutes back

      try BONEWORKS !

      • Lloyd Russell
        Lloyd Russell  39 minutes back

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

        • dusso4231
          dusso4231  1 hours back

          Tech kitten stole the show.

          • Niklas Larsen
            Niklas Larsen  2 hours back

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

            2025: Linus tests Neuralink VR? ^^

            • Stirling Greer
              Stirling Greer  3 hours back

              The index cable is about 3-4 ft longer

              • Original Retro Burp
                Original Retro Burp  4 hours back

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

                • Houssam Chakir
                  Houssam Chakir  4 hours back

                  cats add 83% of video quality to a video

                  • Ee21k
                    Ee21k  5 hours back


                    • Jacob chamberlain
                      Jacob chamberlain  6 hours back

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

                      • killercivic2001
                        killercivic2001  6 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  7 hours back

                          strap-on experience XD

                          • Naoise Doran
                            Naoise Doran  7 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  7 hours back


                              • spazman8675309
                                spazman8675309  8 hours back

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

                                • Berto Andon
                                  Berto Andon  9 hours back

                                  It even comes with a cat!

                                  • angryweaponx
                                    angryweaponx  9 hours back

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

                                    • Mgsgta3
                                      Mgsgta3  11 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  11 hours back

                                        that cat looked so fake lol

                                        • Ivan Irving
                                          Ivan Irving  12 hours back

                                          I have the same sword.

                                          • CanadianLoki76
                                            CanadianLoki76  12 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  13 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  14 hours back

                                                Gotta love cats

                                                • A K
                                                  A K  14 hours back

                                                  exercise for inside dwellers?

                                                  • Lacto
                                                    Lacto  15 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  15 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  15 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  15 hours back

                                                          WOW the new headset comes with a Cat!

                                                          • THE MAD TECHIE
                                                            THE MAD TECHIE  15 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  16 hours back

                                                              >Valve Index review
                                                              >Doesn't play boneworks

                                                              • James C
                                                                James C  16 hours back

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

                                                                • WillieRants
                                                                  WillieRants  16 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  16 hours back

                                                                    a 'strap on experience'. lol 12:02

                                                                    • James C
                                                                      James C  16 hours back

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

                                                                      • Steffen R.
                                                                        Steffen R.  16 hours back

                                                                        i think the rift s is the much better deal

                                                                        • Fleetmenace
                                                                          Fleetmenace  16 hours back

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

                                                                          • Nyran Stanton
                                                                            Nyran Stanton  17 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  17 hours back

                                                                              13:07 security down bois

                                                                              • Mina Haroun
                                                                                Mina Haroun  17 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  17 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  18 hours back

                                                                                    Just ordered mine. Can't wait!

                                                                                    • Impasta
                                                                                      Impasta  18 hours back

                                                                                      11:57 for a strapon experience

                                                                                      • xXRedWolfXx
                                                                                        xXRedWolfXx  19 hours back

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

                                                                                        • Keter
                                                                                          Keter  19 hours back

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

                                                                                          • C B
                                                                                            C B  19 hours back

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

                                                                                            • Mr. Blunt
                                                                                              Mr. Blunt  19 hours back

                                                                                              Man I’d kick my cats ass to its mouth if it dropped my expensive equipment like that. I’m old fashioned. Nowadays people call that abuse. Smh

                                                                                              • BangGangEiskalt
                                                                                                BangGangEiskalt  19 hours back

                                                                                                Linus "strap-on experience" Sebastian