Valve Hardware Index VR Kit

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  1. hmscott

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    Has anyone taken delivery of the Valve Index Hardware System? It looks like the Indexers are back-ordered, but are included with the combination kit system purchase.

    This is included for the Half-Life 3 reference: 4:22

    Gabe Newell Valve Index Launch Party Speech
    Finn Sinclair
    Published on Jun 27, 2019
    Valve hardware engineers and Gabe Newell come and share thoughts on the launch of the new Valve Index.


    Valve Index VR Kit
    https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/

    Valve Index Headset
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059530/Valve_Index_Headset/

    Valve Index Controllers
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059550/Valve_Index_Controllers/

    Valve Index Base Station
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059570/Valve_Index_Base_Station/

    Valve Index Headset Face Gasket
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072820/Face_Gasket_for_Valve_Index_Headset__2_Pack/

    Valve also have an app to check viability with your current system:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1070910/Are_you_ready_for_Valve_Index/

    Maybe VR isn't dead after all... - Valve Index Review
    Linus Tech Tips
    Published on Aug 12, 2019


    Two Wide FOV VR Headsets Compared! (Pimax 5K+ vs Valve Index)
    Cas and Chary VR
    Published on Aug 29, 2019
    Currently, there are no VR headsets in the same price range with a wider field of view than the Pimax 5K Plus and the Valve Index. So let's compare them! Timestamps below.
    On paper, the specs of the Pimax 5K+ and the Valve Index are pretty similar. So if you are looking to buy one of these high-end VR headsets, then you might want to know what the differences are and which one you should buy.
    00:01 - What is this video about and what headsets are we comparing?
    00:55 - Display Clarity
    01:58 - Screen Door Effect (SDE), Glare, Sweet Spot
    02:44 - Refresh Rate
    03:13 - Interpupillary Distance (IPD) Adjustment
    03:39 - Field Of View (FOV)
    05:01 - Performance
    05:45 - Tracking
    06:04 - Audio
    06:36 - Comfort
    07:30 - Build Quality
    07:45 - Cables & Ports
    07:54 - Glasses Fit
    08:33 - Pricing & Our recommendation
    LINKS
    ROV Test app → https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile...
    WidmoVR prescription adapters → http://bit.ly/2VOlrtD
     
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    Found another review, looks good. :)

    Valve Index - First Impressions! No Man's Sky, Beat Saber, Pavlov VR Tested!
    GizmoSlipTech
    Published on Aug 17, 2019
    I finally got to my Valve Index in the mail! Super excited about this headset! Here are my first impressions:
    1) Headset is built super well
    2) Very comfy
    3) Great speakers (not incredible, but great)
    4) Good display, about the same level as the Rift S, but at a higher refresh rate
    5) Refresh rate makes a huge difference in games like Beat Saber. Game changer.
    6) No Man's Sky didn't play well at all.
    7) Pavlov VR ran great!
     
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    Meh. It's just a toy most people will play with few times and then put into the closet. It will stay this way until game developers, especially MMORPG developers, will start integrating full motion capture for your in-game character. Meaning your in-game character will be able to do stuff like emotes without using pre-made emotes, using your full body movements, or dance without using pre-made dance animations, and do other stuff. Similar to what you can do in VRchat, but even VRchat is very limited since there are no good body motion sensors available right now for any VR kits, Oculus or Valve's **** (and yes, I have tried both of them). Until this will happen and I will be able to have "Ready Player One"-like experience - I will not be wasting my money on this, regardless of other people's opinions ;-)
     
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