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8K and 5K Pimax Consumer VR Headsets, Now Available for Pre-Order


Back in March, we told you about Chinese startup Pimax getting ready to start delivering on their 8K VR headset promise to the general public.

Back then, the company was still in a sort of a beta phase with the headsets, after successfully raising $4.23 million via their Kickstarter campaign. Since then, they’ve gone through some shipping setbacks and a number of changes were made to the final products. Now, Pimax is ready to receive pre-orders for the 8K, 5K Plus and 5K Business Edition headsets.

The headsets offer a 200-degree field of view and benefit from a reduced screen door effect.

The Pimax 8K comes with a 3,840 × 2,160 resolution per display, a refresh rate of 80Hz with Brainwarp Support and there is SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking available too.

It also has a 3.5mm audio jack with integrated microphone and an adjustable headset strap. There is also an optional ‘deluxe’ headstrap you can purchase.

The 5K Plus, on the other hand, has a 2,560 × 1,440 resolution per display and a 90Hz refresh rate with Brainwarp Support. Just like the 8K, it benefits from SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking and has an adjustable headset strap with the optional ‘deluxe’ one.

Kickstarter backers got their headsets for the prices of $450-$500 for the 8K variant and $350-$400 for the 5K one. Meanwhile, those who will want to pre-order them now will have to pay $900 for the 8K and $700 for the 5K, respectively.

The 5K Business Edition, on the other hand, will cost $1000 and has the same specs as the 5K but comes with an extra OLED display that clocks in at 85Hz. Allegedly, it will be a limited time offer.

The Kickstarter backers are already getting their units, so you can read a backer’s first day impressions of the headset on the Pimax forum.

If you want to get one too, you can head to the Pimax official website. Unfortunately, at the time this article is being written, the website is down and has been reported to come back up only intermittently through the day, so keep trying.

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