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

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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe 10 days ago +2849

    Oculus Rift S, anyone? Linus forgot to mention it entirely!!!!!!! No need for extra cameras at all, for $ 400, it鈥檚 a good VR headset...

    • James London
      James London 2 hours ago

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    • Daniel LLITPEK
      Daniel LLITPEK 3 hours ago

      I mean, it comes from someone who says it's dead, soo.... 鈹(锟c儺锟")鈹

    • sendoh7x
      sendoh7x 4 hours ago

      @Jesus Alfonso you cant hack people irl tho

    • bp968
      bp968 Day ago

      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. Day ago

      @Zenroy yeah wmr is

  • TAWBolderado
    TAWBolderado 34 minutes ago

    Wtf, clearly worth the price over other headsets? Linus you know you can get a Rift S, Quest, and $200 worth of games for the same price as the index, right..?

  • magnefficient gaming

    the cat is smart it knocked over the switch

  • magnefficient gaming

    ruining the good set up with that crappy nintendo switch

  • T G
    T G 3 hours ago

    It was never dead.

  • Adequate Bros.
    Adequate Bros. 4 hours ago

    vr is still innovating n shit
    no clue what youre huffin m80

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix 4 hours ago

    VR was never dead.

  • cesar ramirez
    cesar ramirez 5 hours ago

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

  • cesar ramirez
    cesar ramirez 5 hours ago

    Hsha Strap on!! Good one Linus!

  • kayonesoft
    kayonesoft 5 hours ago

    Is this a crossover episode with Linus Cat Tips?

  • Dan Lapain
    Dan Lapain 5 hours ago

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

  • falcore91
    falcore91 5 hours ago

    17:39 the exact problem with VR is it disconnects you from reality. Your cat has transformed into a small person and you haven鈥檛 even noticed.
    Or is that a normal occurrence at your house?

  • Timothy Schmidt
    Timothy Schmidt 5 hours ago

    i only liked because of shadow

  • neurokinetik64ES
    neurokinetik64ES 5 hours ago

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

  • Dmahmoud17
    Dmahmoud17 6 hours ago

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

  • Johan Kr眉ger Haglert

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

  • wiesi 121
    wiesi 121 7 hours ago

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

  • Lazy Modder
    Lazy Modder 7 hours ago

    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 8 hours ago

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

  • G D A T
    G D A T 8 hours ago

    way to flex on us Linus.

  • Sometimes Cynical
    Sometimes Cynical 8 hours ago

    It is overpriced as hell. 400拢 vs 1000拢 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拢-200拢 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 8 hours ago

    11:59 err ok..

  • sinni800
    sinni800 9 hours ago

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

  • Crusifix Jesus
    Crusifix Jesus 9 hours ago

    valve we want the strap on experience hahaha

  • Roger Skagerstr枚m
    Roger Skagerstr枚m 9 hours ago

    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 10 hours ago


  • Gary Du Charme II
    Gary Du Charme II 10 hours ago +1

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

    • falcore91
      falcore91 5 hours ago

      Soon after at 12:32 鈥渄eep inside that hole there鈥. I swear he is doing this intentionally.

  • goldark3
    goldark3 10 hours ago

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

  • Miika Johannes
    Miika Johannes 11 hours ago

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

  • markfohara
    markfohara 11 hours ago

    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 12 hours ago

    Cute cat in the box was a nice touch lol

  • Chrismofer
    Chrismofer 12 hours ago

    13:05 takes after dad

  • Steffen Bryde
    Steffen Bryde 12 hours ago

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

  • skillzz
    skillzz 12 hours ago

    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 12 hours ago

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

  • Rannon
    Rannon 12 hours ago

    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 12 hours ago

      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 12 hours ago

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

  • Dumb Jason
    Dumb Jason 13 hours ago

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

  • Jsp
    Jsp 13 hours ago

    why is middle finger blurred? Makes no sense.

  • Marvin Bolanos
    Marvin Bolanos 14 hours ago

    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 15 hours ago

    Man I wish I could afford this

  • LEAX
    LEAX 15 hours ago

    try BONEWORKS !

  • Lloyd Russell
    Lloyd Russell 15 hours ago

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

  • dusso4231
    dusso4231 15 hours ago

    Tech kitten stole the show.

  • Niklas Larsen
    Niklas Larsen 16 hours ago

    2020 - 2021: Probably a new VR headset
    2020: Neuralink brain implant
    2025: Linus tests Neuralink VR? ^^

  • Stirling Greer
    Stirling Greer 18 hours ago

    The index cable is about 3-4 ft longer

  • Original Retro Burp
    Original Retro Burp 18 hours ago

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

  • Houssam Chakir
    Houssam Chakir 18 hours ago +1

    cats add 83% of video quality to a video

  • Ee21k
    Ee21k 19 hours ago


  • Jacob chamberlain
    Jacob chamberlain 20 hours ago

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

  • killercivic2001
    killercivic2001 21 hour ago

    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 21 hour ago

    strap-on experience XD

  • Naoise Doran
    Naoise Doran 21 hour ago

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

  • Naoise Doran
    Naoise Doran 21 hour ago


  • spazman8675309
    spazman8675309 22 hours ago

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

  • Berto Andon
    Berto Andon 23 hours ago

    It even comes with a cat!

  • angryweaponx
    angryweaponx Day ago

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

  • Mgsgta3
    Mgsgta3 Day ago

    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 Day ago

    that cat looked so fake lol

  • Ivan Irving
    Ivan Irving Day ago

    I have the same sword.

  • CanadianLoki76
    CanadianLoki76 Day ago

    12:02 lol, you want a strap-on experience.. Linus you shouldn't talk about your bedroom preferences on TheXvid. Ha ha..

  • Eragonnogare
    Eragonnogare Day ago +1

    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 Day ago

    Gotta love cats

  • A K
    A K Day ago

    exercise for inside dwellers?

  • Lacto
    Lacto Day ago

    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.

    • Lacto
      Lacto 12 hours ago

      @Benamax Thanks for the answer. The game I was talking about is Rec Room (I just didn't know its name, haha!). As soon as I have money to it, I'll buy =)

    • Benamax
      Benamax 12 hours ago +1

      PSVR is alright on PS4 Pro. Lots of solid exclusives, a solid VR panel with low SDE, and alright comfort. But PSVR does not have access to VRChat or some other cool games on PC.

  • Thicc Boiii
    Thicc Boiii Day ago +1

    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 Day ago

    So odd that I vaguely get some sense of motion sickness watching this. Arizona sunshine on psvr is to blame for that.

    • LilyMyLolita
      LilyMyLolita Hour ago

      PS GPU is too low-end to enable even tolerable VR experience. That's why I still can't comprehend Sony's PSVR move.

    THE MAD TECHIE Day ago

    WOW the new headset comes with a Cat!

    THE MAD TECHIE Day ago

    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

    >Valve Index review
    >Doesn't play boneworks

    • Benamax
      Benamax 12 hours ago

      Boneworks isn't out yet.

  • James C
    James C Day ago

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

  • WillieRants
    WillieRants Day ago

    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 Day ago

    a 'strap on experience'. lol 12:02

  • James C
    James C Day ago

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

  • Steffen R.
    Steffen R. Day ago

    i think the rift s is the much better deal