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iFixit Now Sells Valve Index Substitute Components


Substitute elements for the Valve Index headset at the moment are formally bought by iFixit.

iFixit is a web site which affords free restore guides for a variety of shopper electronics and sells restore elements and kit- together with for the HTC Vive.

Valve Index launched in mid 2019. You should buy the headset, base stations and controllers individually or the total equipment. Valve began promoting particular person controllers and the cable in mid 2021 – on the value of $149 and $129 respectively. The next elements at the moment are out there from iFixit:



Base Stations

The “eye tube assemblies” – the lens and show panel – stand out as very completely different from the opposite elements provided. That’s not one thing we’d anticipated to be bought. Is it attainable {hardware} hackers & modders might use this to construct DIY headsets?

Bought at $999 for the total equipment, Index has now been available on the market for nearly three years. It nonetheless has best-in-class monitoring and audio high quality however its 1600×1440 decision has been leapfrogged each on the excessive finish by HTC’s Vive Professional 2 (2448×2448) and on the low finish by Meta’s $299 Quest 2 (1832×1920). The transfer to make alternative elements out there positively extends the Index’s lifespan, however there’s demand amongst VR lovers for a brand new headset from Valve. Proof discovered late final yr suggests Valve is engaged on precisely that, however there’s no indication it should launch any time quickly.


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