The Hype For Pimax 8K Headset Continues With Over $2 Million Pledged On Kickstarter
Pimax, the company that’s been aiming for $200,000 in funding on Kickstarter has just hit $2,000,000 with 11 days to go. For those unfamiliar with the company, Pimax is aiming to release the first 3840 x 2160 per eye resolution headset early next year.
Many have tested the Pimax 8K and even Palmer Luckey was impressed by the quality of the headset. Luckey stated that the “demo was better than he expected” which goes a long ways considering he developed the first mainstream HMD with the Oculus Rift.
Pimax has stated that their 8K headset offers 200° Field of Vision (FOV), which is far closer to matching the natural human FOV of 220°. The screens will offer less than 15ms latency.
Pimax 8K is close to double the field of view seen in the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. They also provide almost triple the resolution size of the two leading headsets. Pimax has around 16.6 million pixels compared to the 2.6 million pixels seen on the Rift and Vive.
In the grand scheme of things, the Pimax 8K VR headset will be a generation ahead of the other competitors when it releases with the higher resolution, bigger FOV, and pixel density. They are trying to offer the HMD for around $400 – $600 which is quite competitive with the Vive and Rift.
This is quite seemingly a good time to compete as the HMD landscape will forever change after this holiday season. Microsoft is launching 6 new headsets with their partners, Google is launching 2 standalone headsets with Lenovo and HTC, and Oculus will be debuting their standalone headset called the GO (early next year).
But what makes Pimax standout from the rest is they are offering 3840 x 2160 resolution with 200° Field of Vision while the rest of the competition is way under that. There are over 3,180 backers on Kickstarter for Pimax and those numbers will continue to grow.