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Pimax’s 8K Consumer VR Headset Now Available To Pre-Order

October 24, 2018 / Peter Graham

Chinese virtual reality (VR) company had a highly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017, raising over $4 million for its 8K and 5K head-mounted displays (HMDs). There have been issues along the way but Pimax has begun shipping in the last few weeks. Today, the company has announced the start of pre-orders for regular consumers.There are three versions of the headset available, the 8K, 5K Plus and 5K Business Edition with prices starting from $699 USD. For regular customers the 5K Plus and 8K series offers users a 200-degrees field of view (FOV) – the most of any consumer headset – with support for both Steam VR 1.0 and 2.0 and its larger scale tracking.“There are two purposes for the pre-order. First, many VR enthusiasts missed the Kickstarter campaign but are very interested and have followed Pimax VR from last year,” Robin Weng, the founder of Pimax in a statement. “We want to make the headsets available for them via pre-order. The orders are from diff...