How Long Are the Valve Index Base Station Cords?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re a gamer, you’ve probably heard of Valve Index, the virtual reality headset that’s taking the gaming world by storm. And if you’re thinking of getting one, you may be wondering how long the cords for the base stations are.

Well, wonder no more! In this article, we’ll go over the details of the Valve Index base station cords.

First off, let’s define what we mean by “base stations.” The base stations are two devices that come with the Valve Index headset.

They emit infrared signals that allow the headset and controllers to track their movements in 3D space. The base stations need to be placed in opposite corners of your play area for optimal tracking.

Now, on to the main question: how long are the cords for these base stations? The answer is that it depends on which version of Valve Index you have.

If you have the original Valve Index kit, which was released in 2019, each base station comes with a cord that is 8 meters (26 feet) long. That should be plenty of length to set up your play area just how you like it.

However, if you have the newer version of Valve Index that was released in 2020, each base station comes with a shorter cord – only 5 meters (16 feet) long. This shorter cord was likely implemented to make setup easier for gamers who don’t have as much space to work with.

It’s worth noting that if you need even more length than what comes with your Valve Index kit, it is possible to buy extension cables separately. However, it’s important to choose high-quality cables and make sure they are compatible with your setup before purchasing them.

In conclusion, whether you have the original or newer version of Valve Index will determine how long your base station cords are. But either way, they should provide enough length for most gamers’ needs.

And if not, there are always extension cables to consider. Happy gaming!