Nice specs, but that price tag is already more than I ever paid for a car - and that's not even getting into the required annual subscription.
Seriously, what the hell? It's hardware - if it physically works and shouldn't have to rely on any services more than any other SteamVR headset, then they can GTFO with that subscription nonsense.
As it stands, my GTX 980 isn't really up to the task of driving a Valve Index, so I dare not imagine what it takes to drive the VR-3 if some games already require an RTX 3080 to remain smooth on an Index-level HMD with significantly lower resolution (but possibly significantly higher refresh rate).
Oh, I'm well aware about the subscription fees to update bidirectional scan tools costing literal thousands of dollars just for the hardware.This is for business, not for consumers. And unfortunately such subscription models are common. For example in auto repairshops, if you want to have a device that can get deep into your cars computer then you need to pay subscription for both the software (be it Autocom, STAR or so on) and the device. Probably no need to say but pirated versions and cloned devices from China are very common in smaller repairshops.
Sounds about right.I mean, I'd be up for spending $3k on it, but not a subscription. I do most of my gaming in VR, which is 80% racing, so might as well. It's way cheaper than racing real cars. I'd spend $3k in one weekend doing that, and that was for dirt cheap (Lemons/Champcar) racing, not even SCCA or NASA stuff.
I mean, it was a free car, so just about anything would've been more expensive by default - at least before I factor in the few hundreds spent on a new battery, new tires, and some other stuff to get it running and safely drivable after at least a decade of sitting. You know, just "I'm going to make this run and drive as a cheap daily driver after 10+ years of doing nothing" stuff, not "I'm going full sleeper build race car" with it, the latter of which will make any car expensive.
Oh so I have a lot of firearms that are more valuable than that volvo lolI mean, it was a free car, so just about anything would've been more expensive by default - at least before I factor in the few hundreds spent on a new battery, new tires, and some other stuff to get it running and safely drivable after at least a decade of sitting.
Firearms aren't cheap either, though - especially not the ammunition, that really adds up in this post-pandemic market.
Something just dawned on me, though: the VR-3 doesn't appear to have the near-field earspeakers that the Index and the Reverb G2 do, and I cannot overstate just how surprisingly good those things are. It'd be a shame if they focused so much on the visual side of things that they neglected to put some decent audio in there as well, and in turn force users to deal with the additional kludge of putting on separate headphones afterward.
I am insane and will use it for work / pron / gaming / wife escapism lolApparently the Varjo software is crackable because MRTV's loaner unit is unlocked without a need for subscription? Because if it isn't then I would call you insane for buying it for 3000€ and paying 800€ yearly. 3000€ I can stomach because if you want the best you have to pay for the best but the yearly subscription is just too much. Oh well, remember to post a review so I can feel jealous when you receive it.