After a few hours in my new index last night im very impressed.
Screens are great. I believe the best ive tried so far (out of 5k,8k,vive pro, psvr which i own all of)
Colours are great.
Clarity is great.
Fov is not bad. Its not huge but it feels a little better than my vive/vive pro & is good enough for me.
Fov isnt a big deal for me though. I don’t mind switching from a 5k to a vive pro & adapt pretty fast.
I would say sde is lowest ive seen yet.
I did not see any god rays in the few games i tried.
- Edit Ive noticed a lot of people have been mentioning glare/god rays in reviews.
In the few hours i played it was not something i noticed but as someone who uses the vive pro, i think i am used to god rays & mostly they don’t bother me
Either way i dont think they are anywhere near as bad as gen 1 where they could be annoying.
Black levels werent an issue at all but i admit i havent tried some of the games which suffer from lcd blacks for me ie… bbc home, alien isolation, elite.
Settings are refreshingly easy again.
Im still not 100% convinced if the 120hz refresh feels that different.
Im not too sensetive to refresh rates but there is something nice about how smooth it feels.
Build quality & materials are top notch.
The padding is very soft & comfortable.
Headstrap is my new favourite vr headstrap.
Those headphone/speakers are fantastic in every way & i dont want to go back to on ear again.
The controllers i love & are comfortable & high quality but have a couple issues for me.
The thumb doesnt naturally align on the stick but instead on the trackpad. Thats a shame but i was already getting used to it after a few hours.
Finger tracking at least for me was not perfect at times.
Fingers didnt fully retact, wrong finger tracked, 2 moved at once etc…
After shifting my hands about on the controller’s it got much better ie… worked well 9 times out of 10 but i was hoping for perfection.
Maybe it works better with different hand sizes.
Valve index might not be a huge improvement in tech specs but they have in my opinion almost perfected every aspect of what they have used.
Its a joy to use.