Pimax 8K VR Headset Surpasses $2 Million On Kickstarter

by Jamie Feltham • October 23rd, 2017

Pimax’s 8K VR headset continues to gather interest on crowdfunding, passing yet another huge milestone this week.

The device, which houses two 4K screens, just surpassed the $2,000,000 mark on Kickstarter with the help of some 3,247 backers at the time of writing. That means it’s also reached its fourth stretch goal, giving every backer a $100 coupon for a wireless transmission add-on that will cut the chord on the headset, allowing it to wirelessly communicate with your PC similar to devices for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift like the TPCast wireless upgrade kit. Pimax hasn’t gone into specific detail about the tech behind the device just yet, nor revealed is fifth and possibly final stretch goal, but expect that to be revealed soon.

Pimax’s 8K offering should provide dramatically clearer images in VR compared to the likes of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but we’re still yet to go hands-on with an updated build to judge if other elements like tracking hold up as well.

Backers have already exhausted many of the Early Bird options for both the 5K and 8K headsets on offer in the campaign. Right now you can get the headset itself for $499 (though you’ll need SteamVR or HTC Vive base stations actually use it), or $799 for the full package. That’s the same price the Vive itself was sold for during its first year and a half on the market.

Pimax still have just over two weeks left of campaigning to go. At this point we’re wondering if the company might even be able to surpass the $2,400,000 Oculus initially raised for the Rift all the way back in 2012.

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