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Pimax: The World's First 8K VR Headset

A project in San Jose, CA by Pimax 8K VR

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Pimax 8K allows users to experience VR with Peripheral vision while solving the problem of screen door effect and motion sickness
Backers: 5946
Average Pledge Per Backer: $713

Funded: $4,236,618 of $200,000
Dates: Sep 19th -> Nov 3rd (45 days)
Project By: Pimax 8K VR
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Latest News

Pimax Announces New Virtual Reality Glasses, Accessories and Software

September 28th - via:
In a livestream with the creator and community manager Martin Lammi, Chinese virtual eyewear manufacturer Pimax announced updates to its virtual reality products which include new native 4K goggles, a controller delay, Valve base stations and some really huge surprise! (Read More)

8K VR headset shown at CES, available next month

January 12th - via:
VR didn't become the same commercial success we hoped for, at least not in its current form, but the technology is still undergoing development. Pimax 8K headset is a Kickstarter project that actually succeeded, but as always, you need to read the fine print when it comes to Kickstarter project. (Read More)

Pimax 5K+ M2 Pre-Production Headset: Eating GPUs for Breakfast

September 30th - via:
The first wave of the current generation of virtual reality (VR) hardware hit the market roughly two-and-a-half years ago, and those headsets have served the early adopters well. But their time is running out. The second generation of VR headsets should be just around the corner, and Pimax wants to be at the forefront of that next era of consumer VR with its ultra-wide Pimax 8K and Pimax 5K headsets. Many people are banking on the success of the company, including thousands of Kickstarter backers, but we (Read More)

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Pimax 8K VR Headset Deliveries Delayed Until Q2 2018

January 25th - via:
Backers of the recent Pimax 8K VR headset will be a little disappointed to learn that Pimax the development company behind the headset, has this week confirmed that deliveries to backers have been delayed and will now start during Q2 2018. Delivery of the 8K virtual reality headset is now several months behind schedule. (Read More)

Pimax 8K Kickstarter Backers Probably Won't Get Headsets Next Month

December 27th - via:
Pimax revealed its plans for CES 2018, and the update indicates that Kickstarter backers shouldn (Read More)

The Biggest Kickstarter Campaigns of 2017

December 8th - via:
The Biggest Kickstarter Campaigns of 2017 have shown how crowdfunding on an online platform is one of the fastest ways to launch new ventures. (Read More)

$4m stretch goal and a few updates

November 3rd - via:
Hi Futurists,  The two voices from our backers are both strong and reasonable. It's difficult for us to decide whether we should go for trackpad or thumbstick style for Pimax controllers. For the well-being of all of our backers, we have discussed... (Read More)

Thumbstick vs Trackpad

November 2nd - via:
Hi Futurists, Whereas some are certainly team thumbstick...  "Thumbsticks as in Oculus touch is better for directional movement." "Thumbstick is much better in locomotion and accuracy."  "The haptic is also much more natural and fluent maneuvering... (Read More)

We have reached $3 million stretch goal!

October 30th - via:
Hi Futurists,  You will all get a free eye-tracking module, Congrats!  * The eye tracking module will be shipped separately at a later date, please stay tuned for updates.  For those who missed the 8K tiers -  We have placed two orders for... (Read More)

Pimax 8K VR Kickstarter Shoots Past $3 Million

October 30th - via:
The phenomenally successful crowdfunding campaign for the Pimax 8K virtual reality (VR) headset continues to get bigger and bigger. Only a few days remain until the end of the Kickstarter, and the total pledged amount is now over $3 million (USD). (Read More)

$2.5m stretch goal unlocked, $3m stretch gift unveiled!

October 28th - via:
Hi Futurists, We have reached $2.5m! Gamers - We will send you three pieces of selected content for free, meanwhile, enable direct support to your favorite apps. Vote here:  Developers - We will use part of the money raised to... (Read More)

Pimax 8K on DVT

October 27th - via:
Hi Futurists, We will move on to v4 and v5 prototype before mass production.  Here is the v3 prototype:    We have added hardware IPD adjustment and changed HDMI to DP interface. Our goal is to create the best PC VR experience ever. Manufacturing... (Read More)

Pimax 8K VR - The most funded VR project on Kickstarter EVER!

October 26th - via:
Hi Futurists, We did it! Pimax 8K is now the most funded VR project on Kickstarter EVER, and it's all thanks to your tremendous support. Just today, we have surpassed the impressive record that Oculus has held since 2012! VR has come a long way since... (Read More)

$2m stretch goal unlocked, $2.5m stretch gift unveiled!

October 24th - via:
Hi Futurists, Thank you all so much! You know what this means: a $100 coupon for the wireless transmission, your chosen module (based on the open vote), is now included in your Kickstarter package! So now that the $2M goal is here... we are excited... (Read More)

Pimax 8K VR Headset Smashes $2 Million In Funding

October 23rd - via:
The previous stretch goal of $1.5 million was reached to unlock the option of backers getting hold of a custom prescription visor, something which VR users who also wear glasses are sure to appreciate, as well as a comfort kit to allow Pimax users a better fit when using the device. (Read More)


October 22nd - via:
Rentrons dans le vif du sujet (Read More)

[Progress Update] Pimax 8K Controllers!

October 21st - via:
Hi Futurists,  Many of you are asking about the controllers, here is the progress:    How do you like it? The features are not locked down yet, looking forward to your thoughts!  Best Regards,  The Pimax Team  (Read More)

8K is coming to Toronto, Amsterdam, San Francisco, and New York!

October 16th - via:
Hi futurists, Haven't got a chance to test 8K yet? Here are a few more roadshows before 8K Kickstarter campaign ends.  Toronto - Immersed  Time: 10.19 - 10.20  Location: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada... (Read More)

$1.5m stretch goal unlocked, $2m stretch gift unveiled!

October 10th - via:
Hi futurists, Congrats! The $1.5m stretch goal is now unlocked; you will all have the mini kit for better comfort and fit as part of your Kickstarter package! As for the $2m stretch goal... Hundreds of you participated in the open vote the past 6... (Read More)

Pimax 8K VR Headset Offers Impressive 200 Degree FOV, But With A Few Sacrifices

October 9th - via:
Our thoughts on an ultra-wide, ultra sharp VR headset that's compatible with SteamVR. (Read More)

What gift would you like most for the $2m stretch goal?

October 4th - via:
Hey futurists, As you may have noticed, we haven't released the gift for the $2 million stretch goal yet. That part was left empty because we would like to hear from you, our core backers. We have prepared the gifts as below for you to choose from:... (Read More)

Palmer Luckey tries out Pimax 8K!

September 30th - via:
Hi futurists, If you're looking for more testimonials from people who've tried out Pimax 8K - here's what happened Oculus VR Inc Founder Palmer Luckey demoed with us on September 29th! (Veni Tang, Palmer Luckey, and Robin Weng)  (Palmer Luckey and... (Read More)

$1M reached! + stretch goals

September 25th - via:
We have reached $1M, futurists <3 The figure is growing faster than we expected, so we have already filled in your Kickstarter package with some little gifts... just to say thank you! :-) Many people asked us the question: Why Kickstarter? Here is... (Read More)

Pimax, un headset de realidad virtual en 8K que triunfa en Kickstarter

September 25th - via:
El mundo de la realidad aumentada ha evolucionado de forma considerable en los  (Read More)

Thank you, VR futurists!

September 22nd - via:
Hi Futurists,  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us!  It's the 4th day of our campaign, we already have 1,427 backers with $894,637 pledged, and we are totally shocked.  We are so honored to be in the presence of such a... (Read More)

The Pimax 8K virtual reality headset has surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter

September 22nd - via:
A couple of days ago, we got our first look at the world (Read More)

World's first 8K VR headset off to flyer on Kickstarter

September 20th - via:
In less than a day the world's first - or so it claims - 8K virtual reality headset has raced past a Kickstarter goal of $200,000, amassing, with 44 days still to go, nearly $600,000. Pimax: The World's First 8K VR Headset has a 4K display for each eye, making everything much sharper and text far more readable. The field of vision has also roughly doubled to wrap around into your peripheral vision, which apparently makes Vive and Rift feel like wearing binoculars. Latency and refresh rates are also apparently low therefore reducing motion sickness. (Read More)

Hey guys, why not grab a hand motion module?

September 19th - via:
Pimax 8K is an extendable device. You can use it with your current accessories and very easy to compliance new technologies. e.g. MR module, inside-out tracking module, eye tracking module, wireless transmission module, scent enabling module etc. We... (Read More)

Pimax 8K HMD Available For Preoder Through Kickstarter

September 19th - via:
Pimax announced that it is now accepting preorders for its 5K and 8K VR HMDs through a Kickstarter campaign. The company is seeking $200,000, and if it succeeds, it expects to ship the first run of Pimax 8K HMDs by the end of the year. (Read More)

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