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|Device Type||PC powered|
$499 headset only
$749 with controllers
$999 with controllers, base stations
|Display Type||2 x LCD|
|Subpixel Layout||RGB stripe|
|Resolution (per eye)||1440x1600|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Field of View||107° horizontal, 104° vertical, 149° diagonal|
|Passthrough||Dual 960x960 passthrough cameras|
|IPD Range||58-70 mm hardware adjustable|
|Weight||809 g with headstrap|
|Material||Plastic, foam facial interface|
|Headstrap||Hard retractable padded strap, detachable speakers|
|Tracking Type||6 DoF Inside-out (marker based)|
|Base Stations||2 x SteamVR 2.0|
|Controllers||2 x Index Controller (6 DoF)|
|Input Methods||Trackpad, face buttons, index trigger|
|Finger Tracking||Full thumb and finger tracking|
|Battery Life||8 hours|
|Speakers||Off ear stereo speakers|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||Yes|
|Ports||Front USB port (power only)|
|Video Connection||DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0|
The Valve Index is a virtual reality headset manufactured by Valve. It was released in May 2019, following an announcement in April the same year. It is the company's first VR headset release.
- This headset requires a connection to a PC in order to be used.
- This headset is heavy. 809 g
- This headset has a high refresh rate. 144 Hz
- This headset has a high horizontal field of view. 107°
- This headset uses marker-based tracking that requires external base stations for full tracking capability.
- This headset can be purchased with two 6DoF controllers.
The Valve index was the first headset to be produced solely by Valve, as opposed to the HTC Vive, which was produced as a collaboration between Valve and HTC.
The headset features controllers equipped with full individual finger tracking, that can be held with an open hand due to straps that wrap around the user's knuckles.