Pimax is constantly improving its range of VR headsets with a wide field of view to sharpen the finished product. In this regard, the Beijing company issued a new statement, which describes in detail some improvements to the new set “5K + and 8K”, as well as some news about the long-promised accessories.
Pimax announced that its line of headsets has undergone minor changes in ergonomics, including a new fabric head strap, more comfortable pillow for the person with the “best distance vision” and other nose pad, which is designed to improve comfort while reducing light leaks.
Update the ergonomics, however, is not the biggest change in the line of headsets Pimax. Eliminated serious problems with equipment, such as defects of KORUS, poor cabling, and poor headphone Jack.
The company aims to reduce the amount of flickering pixels or what they called the “snow effect” by providing a new cable. Pimax says that they will continue to carefully check and test the cables. The company has also automated the process of checking for the presence of optical defects such as dead pixels.
In Pimax say that they are making improvements to the 3.5 mm headphone Jack due to the increase in strength of the soldering, which, according to the company now allows them to support “over 3,000 insertions and deletions”.
The housing of the headset is also a concern, although Pimax claims that it has nothing to do with its remarkably thin plastic surface. Pimax said that the cracks in the junction points of the case was a “low probability” caused by the cooling process and deburring, and they considered these processes to provide a more reliable final product.
Packing for headsets is also undergoing change. The company said that it found problems encountered during transportation, and developed a new packaging design that, in her words, “far more durable and ensures a higher standard resistance”.
Pimax said that next month will be the newest prototypes controllers controllers called “Sword” and “Sword Sense”. The company States that it plans to produce both of these options — one with the joystick and the other with a touch panel for many years.
“It is important that these devices were more than competitive with other offerings on the market,” the company wrote. “As in the case of Pimax, we consider the reviews that we see in the market of virtual reality, and understand how important it is to our controllers Pimax was” correct “”.
At the same time, additional hard strap now also runs ergonomic testing.
SteamVR base station 2.0 sold separately will not. They are currently in production and will be sent only with controllers “due to the cost of delivery.” The set, which includes two controllers of any type and two SteamVR base station 2.0, will cost $300. Release date is unknown.
The hand tracking module headset is a big question. Promised in the days of the Kickstarter campaign, it was shelved due to the acquisition of Leap Motion company ULtraHaptics. However, as reported, UltraHaptics resumes production module, although Pimax says that this transition has provoked some delay.
Still don’t know when there will be an accessory to track eye movements, although the company has demonstrated it this year at CES 2019 in January.
Continued work on the Pimax headsets range is commendable, but the user of the vr helmet, it is hard not to feel a kind of beta tester when the company is constantly focused on re-equipping your product every few months, although Pimax and directly responds to criticism.