A thermoplastic elastomer is molded in a collar around the device. By sealing tightly against the enclosure a lower airspeed can be used thus being more power efficient and most importantly lowering fan noise.
To enter Temperature-sense mode, press both buttons simultaneously.
Fans will automatically adjust to your temperature output.
Rest assured, temperature sense mode can be overridden by pressing any button to enter manual control. Target optimal flow speed for noise or wind-feel
Specialty made dual 7000RPM Fans are designed for near silence during seated or active play.
While the design facilitates operation with the faceplate installed, the ChillDex will perform best with the faceplate off.
The end result should be a invisible addition to your added comfort in VR.
With an average temperature of 55C under little to no load, the index gets plenty hot on it’s own. The Chilldex will bring that ambient temp to a much more comfortable 35C with an ambient temperature of 24C
"The Chilldex Wants to Eliminate the VR Sweats for Good"
"Anyone who has worked out in or even just used virtual reality for an extended period of time knows about the “VR sweats.” As your body has trouble determining if it is actually in motion based on what your eyes see, it can have a bit of a short-circuit. You’ll then start to sweat excessively."
"Cool Down Your Valve Index With The Chilldex Smart Cooling Mod"
"In an effort to combat the rise of sweaty in-headset experiences, Kyle Fredericks — a veteran product designer specializing in mechanical engineering and electrical design — has developed a smart cooling mod for the Valve Index headset"
"‘Chilldex’ Kickstarter Aims To Solve The Valve Index’s Heat Problem."
A Toronto-based engineer launched a Kickstarter for a Valve Index cooling addon which plugs in to the headset’s front USB accessory slot.
"using the USB port for the Chilldex cooling add-on"
"However, the modding community is already taking advantage of it and are using the USB port for the Chilldex cooling add-on for the virtual reality headset or for a fan to cool off the gamers’ skulls."
"This headset packed with so much tech that the company may have forgotten one important, yet small aspect. An in-headset cooling system."
"Kyle Fredericks is a veteran product designer that specializes in mechanical engineering and electrical design. He has designed and produced a cooling mod for the Valve Index that is cutting the heat inside the headset"
"Make The Most Of Valve Index With These Accessories"
"This is a simple DIY mode that will give you extra comfort and performance."