The last few days seems to have been all about Pimax. They announced new delays with their upcoming 8K headsets and now have decided to unveil their new motion sensor controllers to go along with the HMD.
Through 9 different interations, the company seems to have come up with their final design and layout of the new motion sensor controller. They are still deciding between a touchpad and the thumbstick for the mass production phase. “For controller backers – We understand some of you are swaying between thumbstick and trackpad. You will still have a chance to switch your option when the controller prototype comes out,” said the Pimax team.
In the video above you can see how it resembles both the upcoming Valve Knuckles design and the Oculus Touch. The controller looks quite sleek with a contoured ring around the wrist area and the strap that goes along the top of your hands.
The button layout for the controller is also quite simple. You will find either the trackpad or the thumbstick at the top. Alongside that are either the menu button and system button or X/A, Y/B, and menu button.
On the front of the controller you will find a breathing light and a trigger for the action movement. At the bottom is a strap release to loosen and tighten the grip.
The example picture also shows the sense buttons. This includes the thumb cap sense, index finger sense, middle finger sense, ring finger sense, and pinky finger sense.
The new upcoming controllers will be compatible with both SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking, which is why they are taking the new approach with the controller. After they get reviews back from users, we can also see slight tweaks coming about for these upcoming Pimax controllers.