Valve Index Pre-Orders Now Available: $499 Headset, $999 Bundle

Valve Index Full Kit Controllers HMD Base Stations Controllers Knuckles

Valve’s aim is to have the primary wave of Index hardware arrive to houses on June 29.

We’ve seen studies surfacing in numerous locations from early patrons seeing order standing modifications in anticipation of delivery the Valve Index VR headset and its new controllers. Whereas we don’t know when the primary shipments may really arrive, a Valve consultant responded to my electronic mail looking for clarification about delivery by saying that “our aim is to have the primary wave arrive to houses on June 29th.”

We previewed the Index hardware final month however had been requested by Valve Company to carry evaluations till June 28 at 10 am Pacific “as a lot of updates will probably be made.” Valve issued software program updates final weekend, for instance, and PC-based software program titles proceed to be up to date on an ongoing foundation with formal assist for the brand new Valve Index controllers.

Right here’s a have a look at Tilt Brush with Index controller integration:

The complete Index VR equipment is round $1,000 with monitoring base stations, controllers and the head-mounted show (HMD). For individuals who have already got the “lighthouse” base stations which got here with the HTC Vive or Vive Professional, the HMD and controllers might be bought for round $750. Curiosity seems to be fairly excessive and reservations positioned at present on Valve’s web site for the controllers and Index HMD might not arrive till October.

For these unfamiliar, Valve’s monitoring know-how powered the HTC Vive in 2016 and Vive Professional in 2018. Valve Index works with the second era of the SteamVR monitoring know-how in addition to Valve’s new wearable controllers. Builders have had their palms on the Index controllers  — previously often called Knuckles — for years now. They’ve modified over successive variations and, of their finalized kind, can allow new sorts of interactions — corresponding to the feeling of choosing up and dropping one thing or a sport of Rock, Paper, Scissors with a robotic.

Test again at UploadVR on Friday for our hardware assessment of the Valve Index HMD and controllers.

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