Valve index VR headset

aoaaron

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But Valves not a manufacturing company. It’s primarily a software company. Index and Knuckles are running off new production lines not ones that switched from one model to the next. I’m sure they’ll get better at it with time.

They are a company which now sell hardware so should act like a competent one.
People being without knuckles for 4 months is inexcusable.

The Index will continue to sell well for a LONG time with no price cut in sight since its still unreleased to a lot of the world.

I don't really judge the Index by if its sold out though, as its all a bit hush hush as to how many sets they're actually manufacturing. I personally guess Valve have kept it quite tight to minimise risk.
 

Atmos

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Hmmmm they sold as many RiftS according to the Steam Survey. If they both increased by 3% last month. That was off the back of limited sales.

I was never without Knuckles when I returned mine. Not one day.

Considering this is Valves first headset they’ve manufactured themselves and the price of the full kit I would say they’ve done very well.

In fact they are the business model every other VR manufacturer would love to follow. High quality, high turn over, high profit.

If I was GabeN I’d be very happy the way things have gone now early teething problems have been quenched.
 

aoaaron

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Hmmmm they sold as many RiftS according to the Steam Survey. If they both increased by 3% last month. That was off the back of limited sales.

I was never without Knuckles when I returned mine. Not one day.

Considering this is Valves first headset they’ve manufactured themselves and the price of the full kit I would say they’ve done very well.

In fact they are the business model every other VR manufacturer would love to follow. High quality, high turn over, high profit.

If I was GabeN I’d be very happy the way things have gone now early teething problems have been quenched.

Go to the valve index reddit. there are TONNES of people who've been without their controllers for huge time periods. this inconsistency in customer service is not good enough for a premium product IMO.

Their whole subreddit is basically just hardware issues. :(

I hope the teething problems are gone now as I'll be putting in my order soon-ish. I was advised by the reddit not to buy the full kit incase you get sent a duff old one.

I love the colours on the Index in this comparison.
 
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huxley

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I think there may be a flaw in the Steam survey. A work colleague said that he took part in the most recent one and it showed his index, but it wasn't physically connected to the pc. Does the survey scan for installed drivers?
 

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
VRCover are now offering Index accessories...


VRCover's replacement foam and covers became essential purchases for my Vive. The Index is in a different league in terms of comfort compared to the Vive, I'm not sure why we need these? Replacement foams are (sometimes) available from Valve, the FOV is maximised by the eye relief dial and the supplied foam feels very nice on the skin. Only thing I can think of is I'm still not sure how we wash the Index foam even though its easily removed. The VR Covers are comfortable and machine washable.

Not sure I'm in a hurry to invest.
 

aoaaron

Well-known Member
meh. the index's build quality and magnetic face plates are best in class IMO.

unless someone has a specific issue.. wouldnt even entertain their index offerings.
 

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