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Valve Index

Valve Index
  • Field of View

    130°

  • Resolution

    1440 × 1600 px

  • Refresh Rate

    120 Hz

  • Weight

    809 g

Description
Valve Index is a high-end PC VR headset with a high resolution of 1440 x 1600 px and 120 Hz refresh rate in the industry. It features a large, wide field of view of 130°, and can play any SteamVR game or app. The 360° tracking system makes it possible to move around in your virtual space, while the Valve Index controller gives you room scale movement and lets you interact with objects in VR. Whether you want to go into outer space or just hang out with friends in a café, Valve index has it all for you.
Specification
Sizing
Dimensions
609.6 x 431.8 x 228.6 mm
Weight
809 g
Other
Mini Display Port?
No
Flip Visor?
YES
MicroSD?
No
Lens to Eye Adjustment?
YES
Eye Tracking?
No
IPD Adjustment?
YES
Front Camera?
YES
Cooling System
YES
Built in Microphone?
YES
MicroUSB?
No
Voice Command?
No
Display Port?
No
Battery Life
7 h
Positional Tracking?
YES
360 Tracking?
YES
Bluetooth?
YES
Built in Headphones?
YES
HDMI?
No
Wifi?
No
USB?
YES
Usable with Glasses?
YES
Room Scale?
YES
Display
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Display Type
LCD
Resolution
1440 × 1600 px
Field of View
130°
Minimum Requirements
Min. RAM Required
8 GB
Min. Graphics Required
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX480
Overview
Category
PC VR
Model Name
Index
Country of Origin
United States
Brand
Valve
Release Date
2019
Reviews of the Valve Index
Rated 4.2 / 5 from 8 Reviews
Valve still dominates the VR headset space with Valve Index, the most open-source and impressive virtual reality kit available.
space.com
  • - 5
The Valve Index is the ultimate option for virtual reality users looking to get the premium experience, thanks to its bustling feature set, immersive controllers, and open-source philosophy.
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A New Champion
tomshardware.com
  • - 4.5
The Valve Index headset offers excellent visuals, best-in-class tracking and top-quality build, and its Index controllers are unquestionably the best solution for interacting with virtual worlds.
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A tethered VR headset with the most advanced controllers yet
pcmag.com
  • - 4
The Valve Index is the most impressive consumer VR headset we've seen yet, entirely due to its revolutionary, finger-tracking controllers.
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The best VR experience money can buy.
pcgamer.com
  • - 4.25
The Index looks and feels better than the Rift S, but it's the gaming experience that really matter. Even playing Half-Life: Alyx on an original Oculus Rift feels fantastic. And for twice the price, I want something that delivers an experience leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. The Valve Index is undoubtedly still the best hardware VR has to offer, but it's still a world away from Vitual Reality 2.0.
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5 Lessons Learned From Valve’s VR Headset One Year Later
uploadvr.com
Index still enables longer stays in VR with less discomfort than any other headset I’ve tried. It’s my go to machine to play my favorite VR content, even if there is a dead pixel in my view I can see if I go looking for it. But without a convenient wireless option of any kind it is becoming increasingly difficult to make a clear recommendation for Index. Wireless is just too important a feature to think about for VR buyers.
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The most powerful VR headset cuts one too many corners
laptopmag.com
  • - 3.5
I am thoroughly impressed with the Valve Index, and I mean that in both a good and bad way. Technologically, it’s amazing, given how the controllers function and how smooth the display is. However, seeing my fingers move one by one isn’t really worth the risk of bashing my head into a wall. Valve clearly has the tech, as the Index impressively mapped out my room quite well. It just needs to add software to make an automatic collision warning system. Playing with the Valve Index is almost like working out, you need someone to spot you when you’re in the zone.
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HIGH-POWERED VR AT A HIGH-END PRICE
theverge.com
  • - 4
Overall, though, the Index is still offering first-generation VR. It’s not qualitatively different from the Rift or Vive. You won’t find features like eye tracking or exotic displays-within-displays to improve the resolution. After the wireless Oculus Quest, the cable feels more limiting than ever. And unlike a gaming PC or other hardware with a predictable development cycle, the Index isn’t future-proof. We’re nearing the end of Oculus’ first-generation headset lineup, for instance. So in a few years, people might want very different things out of a VR system.
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Valve has the best hardware, but Steam is holding it back
techradar.com
  • - 4
The Valve Index is the next-generation VR headset we’ve been waiting for, but the Steam VR platform on which the headset depends is still capricious, and painfully hard to troubleshoot. At $999 / £919 (about AU$1,425) for the full package, Valve’s high-powered headset is an expensive portal to the future – and one that we’ll use almost exclusively going forward – but it’s powered by decades-old software.
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