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Valve Index

Valve Index

1440x1600
Per-eye resolution
107°
Horizontal FoV
PC Powered
Valve Index
Info
Manufacturer Valve
Website valvesoftware.com
Device Type PC powered
Platform SteamVR
Announced 2019-04-30
Release Date 2019-05-01
Retail Price $499 headset only
$749 with controllers
$999 with controllers, base stations
Display
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
Device
IPD Range 58-70 mm hardware adjustable
Dimensions
(excluding headstrap)
Weight 809 g with headstrap
Material Plastic, foam facial interface
Headstrap Hard retractable padded strap, detachable speakers
Colors Black
Tracking
Tracking Type 6 DoF Inside-out (marker based)
Base Stations 2 x SteamVR 2.0
Eye Tracking No
Face Tracking No
Hand Tracking No
Body Tracking No
Controllers
Controllers 2 x Index Controller (6 DoF)
Weight 196 g
Input Methods Trackpad, face buttons, index trigger
Finger Tracking Full thumb and finger tracking
Haptics Yes
Controller Batteries Rechargable
Battery Life 8 hours
Sound
Speakers Off ear stereo speakers
Microphone Yes
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes
Connectivity
Ports Front USB port (power only)
Video Connection DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Other No

About

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.

controllers Index Controller, sold alongside the headset
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