Pimax: when resolution is in full swing on VR headsets

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Summary

  • Pimax: a young startup that is already getting noticed
    • Pimax: a notable evolution in a short time
  • Overview of the different Pimax products
  • Focus on VR headsets from the Kickstarter era
    • Le Pimax 4K
    • Le Pimax 8K
  • What about commercial products?
    • The Pimax 5K PLUS
    • Le Pimax 5K XR
    • The Pimax Vision 8K X
    • The Pimax Vision 8K PLUS
    • The Pimax Artisan
  • Where is Pimax at the moment?
  • Pimax: a bright future in perspective

Pimax is one of those startups that offer a wide range of high-end VR headsets. The company is famous for its Pimax 4K virtual reality headset which is considered the first 4K headset on the market.



Pimax: a young startup that is already getting noticed

Pimaxspecialized in the manufacture of virtual reality equipment

the first commercially available 4K headphones

launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the helmet Pimax 8K 2017

Pimax: a notable evolution in a short time

PimaxSeries A funding round reaching $ 15 million

launched its flagship helmet, the VISION 8K X

has continued to offer the public various high-end models

Overview of the different Pimax products

Pimaxknown for their high resolution

divided into two distinct categories

commercial productsin search of attractive technical characteristics


Focus on VR headsets from the Kickstarter era

Le Pimax 4K

Pimax's very first foray into the world of virtual reality


1920 × 2160 resolution per eye

its screen offers up to 806 pixels per inch (PPI)

Le Pimax 8K

embeds two 4K UHD screens, and therefore, one for each eye

does not use the most popular 8K resolution standard 8K UHD

limited to 2560 × 1440 for each screen

What about commercial products?

The Pimax 5K PLUS

an improved version of Pimax 8K

thus promises a sharper image than the Pimax 8K

received their helmet in February 2019

Le Pimax 5K XR

Pimaxit has a resolution of 2560 × 1440 per eye

it is however equipped with OLED screens instead of LCD screens


the term "XR" stands for eXtended Range

The Pimax Vision 8K X

provides a solution to limiting the bandwidth of the connection cable

a total native resolution of 7680 × 2160

Pimaxit is available for pre-order on the brand's website


The Pimax Vision 8K PLUS

The big difference is that it takes 1440p input

also features a total resolution of 7680 × 2160

Finally, it offers maximum compatibility

The Pimax Artisan

 

Pimaxrather unexpected VR headset

this virtual reality headset would benefit from a resolution of 3200 × 1440 with a field of view of 140 °

the Craftsman will be offered from $ 449

Where is Pimax at the moment?

Pimax plans to dethrone Oculus and HTC in the virtual reality sector

she still has a lot to improve

the visual quality offered by these does not exceed that of the competition

Pimax: a bright future in perspective

Pimax still has a future ahead of him

have really tempting technical characteristics

various small problems that have not failed to disappoint some users



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