We know that Valve is working on new hardware. The company stated in the past few years that would like to see a standalone VR headset under the brand. We also know there will be a new Steam Deck coming our way at some point. Whatever Valve is working on has just passed certification.
According to South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency, Valve’s new “low power wireless device”, which they refer to, has passed certification.
The hardware has been designated with the code RC-V1V-1030. This is definitely Valve technology as previous tech from the brand also received similar part numbers. The Steam Deck is 1010 and the Steam Index is 1007.
South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency doesn’t say much about the device apart from saying it uses 5HGz Wi-Fi. This is quite a common thing in tech nowadays anyway.
The important thing to note here is that this new tech has the intention of being sold in South Korea which is why it went through certification. If the unit was a test dummy and perhaps a prototype device, Valve would be able to move it in and out of the region without any certification.
So far, the new Valve tech hasn’t appeared in other regions. No other regulators have certified it or leaked any information regarding whatever it is. So we’ll have to be patient and wait to see exactly what this is.
A new Valve hardware device just received radio certification in South Korea
— Brad Lynch (@SadlyItsBradley) September 7, 2023