With just four days remaining on their campaign the development team behind the high resolution Pimax 8K VR headset, the world’s first to offer 8K resolution virtual reality immersion, have already raised over $3.2 million thanks to nearly 5,000 backers via the Kickstarter crowdfunding website. When the campaign launched just over a month ago the team was hoping to raise just $200,000 to help take their new high resolution headset into production. However entering the final stages of the campaign the team have raised 16 times that goal.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the technology and design of the very first 8K virtual reality headset which is available to back with pledges starting from $499 and shipping expected to take place during January 2018. A number of stretch goals have been completed during the course of campaign all of which are available to view on the official Kickstarter page via the link below. Specifications of the VR headset are also below.
Features of the campaign include :
• The first group of backers will become part of our core community and your demands/requests will always be our top priority;
• After the campaign, we won’t consider retail until we have fulfilled all the Kickstarter packages;
• We made the price on Kickstarter merely cover the cost – and this will always the lowest possible price you can pick up Pimax 8K;
• The Kickstarter version will be the final consumer version.
The 8K VR headset is just a starting point for DIY enthusiasts. With modular design in mind, we 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. Pimax 8K is a cutting edge virtual reality device designed for VR futurists. Our goal is to create an intuitive VR without the shade of the headset, and sharp enough that you won’t be disturbed by pixels.
We doubled FOV to 200 degrees, with an increased resolution to 2 x 3840×2160. Meanwhile, we 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 x 3840×2160) on any VR headset on the market with less than 15ms latency.