With Microsoft’s hardware partners poised to unleash their Mixed Reality headsets very soon, we’re not short of VR headsets to pick from right now. At the same time, however, it feels like we’re having a bit of a spec plateau. Enter Pimax and its 8K headset to move things forward, pumping up the field of view and resolution to push visual immersion beyond what Oculus and Vive are offering.
The Pimax headset is more sci-fi in design with a blue light running across the middle, and it’s wider than the others too, like a better looking version of the Starbreeze StarVR. But hey, you’re not going to see any of that when this is strapped to your face; it’s what’s inside that counts.
First thing to know is that there are two versions here, a 5K and an 8K. Pimax has slapped on two crystal-sharp 3840 x 2160 resolution panels here (one 4K panel per eye) on the 8K, while the 5K comes with two 2560 x 1440 panels. For comparison, both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive offer 2160 x 1200 displays, and the difference shows.
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