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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 6 510

  • 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  1 days 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.  1 days back

      @Zenroy yeah wmr is

    • jake fever
      jake fever  2 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

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix  11 minutes back

    VR was never dead.

    • cesar ramirez
      cesar ramirez  23 minutes back

      Deep inside that hole there... man your killing me Linus!!

      • cesar ramirez
        cesar ramirez  23 minutes back

        Hsha Strap on!! Good one Linus!

        • kayonesoft
          kayonesoft  26 minutes back

          Is this a crossover episode with Linus Cat Tips?

          • Dan Lapain
            Dan Lapain  45 minutes back

            They have the headphones! Sold on that, but they are still missing Epoc brain controller tech Perhaps the next upgrade?

            • falcore91
              falcore91  49 minutes back

              17:39 the exact problem with VR is it disconnects you from reality. Your cat has transformed into a small person and you haven’t even noticed.
              Or is that a normal occurrence at your house?

              • Timothy Schmidt
                Timothy Schmidt  1 hours back

                i only liked because of shadow

                • neurokinetik64ES
                  neurokinetik64ES  1 hours back

                  You need to upgrade that GPU so you can take advantage of that 144Hz goodness.

                  • Dmahmoud17
                    Dmahmoud17  2 hours back

                    what about the vive pro its also got better pixel density and you can use the wireless accessory

                    • Johan Krüger Haglert
                      Johan Krüger Haglert  2 hours back

                      12 min: "I do wish it was more of a strap-on experience"

                      • wiesi 121
                        wiesi 121  3 hours back

                        And i am here, struggling to get the Valve Index Controllers working - without tracking issues...

                        • Lazy Modder
                          Lazy Modder  3 hours back

                          Another problem with open ear headphones is speech recognition. I keep on getting lots of false positives when NPCs talk and it registers as a spoken command. So it's not just a matter of not wanting other people to hear what you are doing.

                          • Gary Du Charme II
                            Gary Du Charme II  4 hours back

                            God, this is exactly why I'll never get a cat. 12:57

                            • G D A T
                              G D A T  4 hours back

                              way to flex on us Linus.

                              • Sometimes Cynical
                                Sometimes Cynical  4 hours back

                                It is overpriced as hell. 400£ vs 1000£ am I a joke to you? That is like 60 pizzas! worth of a difference. I'm still not over the fact that anything above 150£-200£ is expensive for this technology considering that it depends on your pc anyway. If they can do Oculus Quest standalone for the same price as the Rift S, then obviously something shady is going on and we are hugely overpaying as is.

                                • Illuminati
                                  Illuminati  4 hours back

                                  11:59 err ok..

                                  • sinni800
                                    sinni800  5 hours back

                                    I am not the only one who keeps confusing Magic Leap and Leap Motion

                                    • Crusifix Jesus
                                      Crusifix Jesus  5 hours back

                                      valve we want the strap on experience hahaha

                                      • Roger Skagerström
                                        Roger Skagerström  5 hours back

                                        Two videos in a row - Kyle and Linus - both have surprise cat content! I'm happy. Except for Kyles poor cat then. :P But he'll be fine :p

                                        • Pedro
                                          Pedro  6 hours back

                                          BEAUTIFUL CAR UDE!

                                          • Gary Du Charme II
                                            Gary Du Charme II  6 hours back

                                            "I still do wish that it was more of a... a strap-on experience." - Linus 2019

                                            • falcore91
                                              falcore91  55 minutes back

                                              Soon after at 12:32 “deep inside that hole there”. I swear he is doing this intentionally.

                                          • goldark3
                                            goldark3  6 hours back

                                            Put a cat tower near so the cat go there instead of your multimedia setup they love hight ground ....

                                            • Miika Johannes
                                              Miika Johannes  6 hours back

                                              Water beds. Stationary bikes. Bread machines. VR headsets are the aforementioned of the current times.

                                              • markfohara
                                                markfohara  7 hours back

                                                What is that device at 16:28 that he picks up off the floor? Looks like a handheld keyboard, but i'm curious which one.

                                                • David Erickson
                                                  David Erickson  7 hours back

                                                  Cute cat in the box was a nice touch lol

                                                  • Chrismofer
                                                    Chrismofer  8 hours back

                                                    13:05 takes after dad

                                                    • Steffen Bryde
                                                      Steffen Bryde  8 hours back

                                                      12:00 Eww, don't tell us that! ;)

                                                      • skillzz
                                                        skillzz  8 hours back

                                                        12:00 "I still do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience" Of course you do Linus XD

                                                        • Anti Master
                                                          Anti Master  8 hours back

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

                                                          • Rannon
                                                            Rannon  8 hours back

                                                            I haven't really kept my eyes on VR in a while, so which Gen. would this be considered as? If we count Occulus Rift as Gen. 1.

                                                            • Benamax
                                                              Benamax  8 hours back

                                                              Some people consider the Index a Gen 2 headset. I personally agree. The HMD and Controllers have made VR so much more enjoyable and comfortable. But there isn't really an official way of measuring which generation it is.

                                                          • ArtificialGamer
                                                            ArtificialGamer  8 hours back

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

                                                            • Dumb Jason
                                                              Dumb Jason  8 hours back

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

                                                              • Jsp
                                                                Jsp  9 hours back

                                                                why is middle finger blurred? Makes no sense.

                                                                • Marvin Bolanos
                                                                  Marvin Bolanos  9 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  10 hours back

                                                                    Man I wish I could afford this

                                                                    • LEAX
                                                                      LEAX  11 hours back

                                                                      try BONEWORKS !

                                                                      • Lloyd Russell
                                                                        Lloyd Russell  11 hours back

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

                                                                        • dusso4231
                                                                          dusso4231  11 hours back

                                                                          Tech kitten stole the show.

                                                                          • Niklas Larsen
                                                                            Niklas Larsen  12 hours back

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

                                                                            2025: Linus tests Neuralink VR? ^^

                                                                            • Stirling Greer
                                                                              Stirling Greer  13 hours back

                                                                              The index cable is about 3-4 ft longer

                                                                              • Original Retro Burp
                                                                                Original Retro Burp  14 hours back

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

                                                                                • Houssam Chakir
                                                                                  Houssam Chakir  14 hours back

                                                                                  cats add 83% of video quality to a video

                                                                                  • Ee21k
                                                                                    Ee21k  15 hours back

                                                                                    kITty!

                                                                                    • Jacob chamberlain
                                                                                      Jacob chamberlain  16 hours back

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

                                                                                      • killercivic2001
                                                                                        killercivic2001  16 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  17 hours back

                                                                                          strap-on experience XD

                                                                                          • Naoise Doran
                                                                                            Naoise Doran  17 hours back

                                                                                            Your 5 year old daughter gets to use a 1000 dollar headset wow I wish you were my dad