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 • 6 455

  • 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  11 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.  12 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

  • Stirling Greer
    Stirling Greer  17 minutes back

    The index cable is about 3-4 ft longer

    • Original Retro Burp
      Original Retro Burp  23 minutes back

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

      • Houssam Chakir
        Houssam Chakir  58 minutes back

        cats add 83% of video quality to a video

        • Ee21k
          Ee21k  1 hours back


          • Jacob chamberlain
            Jacob chamberlain  3 hours back

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

            • killercivic2001
              killercivic2001  3 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  4 hours back

                strap-on experience XD

                • Naoise Doran
                  Naoise Doran  4 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  4 hours back


                    • spazman8675309
                      spazman8675309  5 hours back

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

                      • Berto Andon
                        Berto Andon  6 hours back

                        It even comes with a cat!

                        • angryweaponx
                          angryweaponx  6 hours back

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

                          • Mgsgta3
                            Mgsgta3  7 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  7 hours back

                              that cat looked so fake lol

                              • Ivan Irving
                                Ivan Irving  9 hours back

                                I have the same sword.

                                • CanadianLoki76
                                  CanadianLoki76  9 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  9 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  11 hours back

                                      Gotta love cats

                                      • A K
                                        A K  11 hours back

                                        exercise for inside dwellers?

                                        • Lacto
                                          Lacto  11 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  12 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  12 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  12 hours back

                                                WOW the new headset comes with a Cat!

                                                • THE MAD TECHIE
                                                  THE MAD TECHIE  12 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  13 hours back

                                                    >Valve Index review
                                                    >Doesn't play boneworks

                                                    • James C
                                                      James C  13 hours back

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

                                                      • WillieRants
                                                        WillieRants  13 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  13 hours back

                                                          a 'strap on experience'. lol 12:02

                                                          • James C
                                                            James C  13 hours back

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

                                                            • Steffen R.
                                                              Steffen R.  13 hours back

                                                              i think the rift s is the much better deal

                                                              • Fleetmenace
                                                                Fleetmenace  13 hours back

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

                                                                • Nyran Stanton
                                                                  Nyran Stanton  13 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  14 hours back

                                                                    13:07 security down bois

                                                                    • Mina Haroun
                                                                      Mina Haroun  14 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  14 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  14 hours back

                                                                          Just ordered mine. Can't wait!

                                                                          • Impasta
                                                                            Impasta  14 hours back

                                                                            11:57 for a strapon experience

                                                                            • xXRedWolfXx
                                                                              xXRedWolfXx  16 hours back

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

                                                                              • Keter
                                                                                Keter  16 hours back

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

                                                                                • C B
                                                                                  C B  16 hours back

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

                                                                                  • Mr. Blunt
                                                                                    Mr. Blunt  16 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  16 hours back

                                                                                      Linus "strap-on experience" Sebastian

                                                                                      • Upwardtitan7624
                                                                                        Upwardtitan7624  17 hours back

                                                                                        13:13 that meow melted my heart

                                                                                        • DBA
                                                                                          DBA  17 hours back

                                                                                          your cat must really like boxes

                                                                                          • David Robinson
                                                                                            David Robinson  18 hours back

                                                                                            Cute cat. Dead cat!

                                                                                            • wee_man135
                                                                                              wee_man135  18 hours back

                                                                                              The Samsung HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality VR headset is my personal VR headset. It's never disappointed.

                                                                                              • Tohdom
                                                                                                Tohdom  18 hours back

                                                                                                wow. New technology to play the same stupid stand-still shooters? wow...