For the last few years at CES in Las Vegas virtual reality (VR) headset company Pimax has put on a bigger and bigger display of its technology as it matures and customer base grows. This year Pimax had plenty to shout about, showcasing the latest lineup of 8K resolution headsets. On hand to discuss the continually growing product roster was Chief Operating Office Kevin Henderson.
The new Pimax Vision 8K range aims to offer customers the highest-fidelity VR headset, whether that’s consumers looking for a gaming headset which can provide super clear visuals or enterprise use cases where realism and fine detail are top requirements.
Originally announced last November along with the pre-order campaign, the latest flagship model is the Pimax Vision 8K X which boasts dual native 4K displays offering 3840×2160 per-eye resolution. It has a 200° field of view (FoV), as well as a new ‘Dual Engine Modes’ capability for native content as well as upscaling. Retailing for $1299 USD, during CES 2020 Pimax announced that the model has gone into full-scale production.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is the Pimax Artisan. Designed as the new entry-level model for customers new to the world of VR or for those that don’t want to spend massive amounts of money, the Pimax Artisan is priced from $449. Featuring a 170° diagonal FOV with 1700×1440 per eye resolution the headset will work with SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking setups. It’s available now but only in the US, Canada, EU, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
As you can see from the image above, Pimax’s product range is quite extensive offering a range of options that should cover any VR customers needs, from entry-level up to the high-end user. In VRFocus’ interview with Henderson, he helps to simplify the range and where Pimax is heading, whilst discussing some of its other products including the Sword Series VR controllers.
Check out the interview below or for more CES 2020 coverage why not take a look at VRFocus‘ interview with HaptX, our chat with Teslasuit about its new glove, with Spatial regarding its AR collaboration tool or Insta360 and its new ONE R action camera.