If 4K is passé to you, then get ready for 8K virtual reality because this headset is already funded three times over in its first day on Kickstarter.
Pimax, self-described as the world’s first 8K VR headset, will reportedly eliminate the causes of motion sickness in other head-mounted display designs.
With a planned resolution of two 3840x2160 displays - one for each eye - Pimax 8K purports to render a 200 degree field of view increasing peripheral vision.
All this with just 15ms latency, intended to reduce the brain-melting lag that causes viewer perception and expectation to mismatch with vomit-inducing results.
There is also - taking a leaf from Apple’s book - an 8K X model available, which ups the refresh rate to 90Hz. Needless to say, pumping out 90 frames per second to not one but TWO separately rendered 4K displays requires a beefy machine, but if you’ve got one then $699 should be nothing to you.
You can pledge for just the standard headset on its own, compatible with existing Oculus or Vive base stations and controllers, for just $499. But if you need the whole kit then that’ll be $799.