Substitute components for the Valve Index headset are now officially bought by iFixit.
iFixit is a site which gives cost-free repair guides for a selection of customer electronics and sells repair service areas and package- including for the HTC Vive.
Valve Index launched in mid 2019. You can invest in the headset, base stations and controllers separately or the comprehensive package. Valve began promoting person controllers and the cable in mid 2021 – at the price of $149 and $129 respectively. The subsequent sections are now offered from iFixit:
The “eye tube assemblies” – the lens and show panel – stand out as pretty distinct from the other parts available. Which is not one thing we’d expected to be bought. Is it doable hardware hackers & modders could use this to build Diy headsets?
Marketed at $999 for the whole kit, Index has now been on the industry for nearly 3 many years. It however has ideal-in-course tracking and audio top quality but its 1600×1440 resolution has been leapfrogged the two on the superior end by HTC’s Vive Pro 2 (2448×2448) and on the low end by Meta’s $299 Quest 2 (1832×1920). The go to make alternative elements available definitely extends the Index’s lifespan, but there’s demand from customers among the VR lovers for a new headset from Valve. Proof uncovered late previous year implies Valve is doing the job on just that, but there is no indicator it will launch any time shortly.