The Pimax 8K VR Headset

One of the hottest things on Kickstarter right now is the Pimax 8K VR Headset. Lets take a look at what it has to offer.


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Pimax 8k VR Headset – Cutting Edge Technology

Pimax 8K is a cutting edge virtual reality device designed for VR futurists. The goal is to create an intuitive VR without the shade of the headset, and sharp enough that you won’t be disturbed by pixels.


They’ve doubled FOV to 200 degrees, with an increased resolution to 2*3840×2160. Meanwhile, they have eliminated motion sickness, which is often associated with longer exposure to a virtual environment.


Pimax 8K VR has been built to support the mainstream content currently available in the market, including Steam VR, while offering the largest field-of-view (FOV) of 200° and the highest resolution (2*3840×2160) on any VR headset on the market with less than 15ms latency.


Pimax 8K allows users to experience VR with Peripheral vision while solving the problem of screen door effect and motion sickness.



What Makes Pimax 8K Special?


Unrivaled Visuals
Pimax was first to market with a 4K VR headset, and that was just the beginning. They’ve refined elements from their 4K model, including ghosting and brightness, and now they’re the first to bring you VR in 8K, with these issues resolved. Say goodbye to screen door effect, as they are the ones putting “reality” into virtual reality.


Pimax 8K offers 200° Field of Vision (FOV), which is far closer to matching the natural human FOV of 220°. Users can simply use their peripheral vision instead of constantly moving their head, making for a more intuitive experience.


In addition, they’ve addressed and reduced one of the key visual shortcomings of VR technology. Known as the “screen door effect”, this is the phenomenon where the eye can detect the fine line between pixels in an image – something which, in VR can hinder immersion and the experience as a whole.


With 8K VR (3840×2160 per eye) you can dive into a world of clarity, while the graininess and “screen door” will never disturb you again, thanks to our awesome 2*3840×2160 resolution.


For input signals that less than 8K, e.g. 4K, Pimax 8K can upscale 4K signals to 8K resolution with a special video processing module in the headset.


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A lighter option

It’s always good to have options, so Pimax is also offering a special 5K edition for Kickstarter. Pimax 5K has all of the same features as Pimax 8K, apart from a difference in resolution and, of course, price. The resolution of 5K (2*2560×1440) is less than 8K (2*3840×2160), but still places it above many of the current headsets on the market.  A 5K resolution is good enough to eliminate screen door, and ideal if you are not as deeply concerned about pixels.



Brainwarp: render and display image in a sequence. i.e. For each time, only one eye can see a 4K image. Pimax 8K renders a single 4K image at 150/180 times per second, but users perceive a complete 8K at 150/180 Hz with high frame rate.


Brainwarp boosts refresh rate, reduces latency and decreases GPU pressure for Pimax 8K.



Modular Design

The 8K VR headset is just a starting point for DIY enthusiasts. With modular design in mind, they made Pimax 8K an extendable device that not only works with your current accessories, but also allows easy implementation of new technologies. e.g. hand motion, inside-out tracking, wireless, eye tracking, etc.


Support The Pimax 8K VR Heaset on Kickstarter

While the Pimax 8K has more than reached their crowdfunding stretch goal, you can still back the Kickstarter campaign, or just check it out Here.


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