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Valve Index VR Kit

Valve Index VR Kit

from  $149+
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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Valve Index has almost everything we want in a next-generation PC VR headset. It delivers excellent image quality, believable VR presence and it has a revolutionary pair of motion tracking controllers. It’s just too bad it’s so expensive, but hopefully its innovations will spur on cheaper competition.

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Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Realistic presence
  • Incredibly comfortable headset
  • Finger-tracking controllers add a new level of immersion
  • Very stable motion and space tracking
Cons
  • Priced only for pros
  • Inconvenient wired connection
  • External sensors are a pain to set up
88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

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88
 

User Reviews

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06.28.19
Been a VR enthusiast since the Touch controllers came out. Used just about every headset and this is by far the best one I've had. The display is crisp and has practically no SDE even compared to Odyssey+ and Vive Pro. Super comfortable and secure. Hand tracking is fantastic, thanks to Valve's decision to remain externally tracked instead of doing inside-out like everyone else. Only downsides are cost (obviously) and finger tracking, which for me was a bit hit-and-miss. Still, getting to flip the bird half the time is better than not at all. Worth every penny.