Pimax Launches Pre-orders Today for “8K” & “5K” VR Headsets, Pricing & Specs Here, by Scott Hayden

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The Pimax “8K” headset was the result of VR’s most successful Kickstarter campaign, beating out all others, including Oculus, with a whopping $4.23 million raised when the campaign concluded in November 2017. It’s been a bit of a bumpy road over the past year, with some shipping setbacks and several changes made to the final product lineup, but Pimax has now announced that pre-orders are starting today for the “8K”, “5K” Plus, and “5K” Business Edition (BE) headsets.

Pre-order pages are now live, although it appears pre-orders officially start today at 7PM ET / 4PM PT (local time here).

Cutting to the chase, here’s the prices of each headset. The prices below are for the headset only, and don’t include motion controllers or SteamVR tracking base stations:

  • Pimax “8K” – $900
  • Pimax “5K” Plus – $700
  • Pimax “5K” BE – $1,000

Pimax is offering a few bundled items including additional optical hand-tracking modules for $170, and both NVIDIA RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti for an additional price. All three headsets can be extended with modules including wireless transmission, eye-tracking, a scent module, and a deluxe headstrap with better ergonomics and integrated audio, although these don’t appear to be currently available for pre-order.

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