A few days ago, Pimax launched a crowd funding effort for its 8K-capable virtual reality (VR) headset. The offered specifications of the device clearly struck a chord with the Kickstarter community, as the campaign blasted past its $200,000 (USD) goal within a few hours and is now seeking to fund its stretch goals.
The campaign has already picked up over $1.1 million in pledges, and the campaign still has over a month still to run. The Pimax company who organised the campaign are understandable delighted, and the amount pledged so far has unlocked three of the five potential stretch goals.
The first stretch goal was a padded face cushion, unlocked at $500,000, a total reach only a few hours after the campaign launched. $1million unlocked the upgraded headstrap and integrated headphones for immersive audio. The next milestone is $1.5m, which will let backers get hold of a customised prescription VR frame and a integrated cooling fan.
Using VR headsets when you wear glasses can be a problem, depending on the user’s prescription, glasses type and the design of the headset itself. As such, the prospect of a prescription VR visor could be very tempting to some.
The Pimax 8K headset is promising 200 degree field of vision, a resolution of 3840×2160 per eyes, compatibility with Steam VR and Oculus Store and the option to use ‘inside out’ tracking or used with the HTC Vive lighthouse system.
VRFocus will continue to bring you news on the Pimax VR headset as it becomes available.