Excitement v Disappointment. Which will it be???
Make your predictions now - who’s it going to be from?
It’s said to be small so no wide FOV headset.
The Arpara 5K.
Let that be a word of warning when it comes to MRTV’s overhyped product unveilings.
Yeah I’m fully expecting another disappointment indeed. I don’t think a solid headset manufacturer would give a premiere to a youtuber, they’d do something themselves.
If you watch to the 11th minute of that last thrill seeker video he hints at another headset….
Price too high, FOV too low.
Price ok, fov ok.
Ok Pimax. You meet a new competitor.
Some with no special requirement for FOV or DFR and specially concerned by confort will have a better option than yours
Audio strap which is $99
I don’t see this replacing my Index Pico combo.
yeah 93 horizontal FoV, I’ll pass
Price too high??? It’s 999 usd for a microOLED headset. That’s insanely cheap.
Edit: Tbf, when you think of needing base stations and controllers I can see your point. I still think it’s very cheap for what it is but I can also see how it’s not at all appealing or palatable to many.
- Absolutely tiny
- Custom facial interface (IPD set at factory, non-adjustable) ← This is intended to be a very personal, individual, headset like a pair of glasses. Resale will be tough.
- 93 horizontal FOV, 90 vertical.
- 28 PPD
- 2560 per eye
- Native lighthouse tracking
- Display port connection
- Stereo microphones
- No audio solution be default (first party audio strap available)
- 127g weight
- USB C port for accessories
- iPhone required for facial scanning (uses lidar hence iPhone required, takes a minute or 2 so only need to borrow someones for a couple of minutes)
Store link: Bigscreen Beyond
FOV is a bit of a deal breaker but the form factor, price and comfort options are very compelling imo. If it had a larger FOV, and eye tracking, then I would way 1500 and instantly get it. As it stands, it’s still very appealing but I don’t think I can handle that FOV. It might be good as a productivity device. I will probably get one, or at least go out of my way to try one (even without the ideal facial interface, as in using someone else’s one). For now I am still going for the crystal, but keeping an eye on further coverage. It’s a very exciting headset and the start of the microOLED era. Also, RIP Meganex haha.
One of my biggest reflection points here is that you have a company with much less experience and much smaller than pimax, managing to have an announcement that is well co-ordinated and impactful. People actoss the board have been trying the headset for 2 years now under NDA and the headset is already in the hands of influencial people at announcement with pre-orders going live at the same time. Of course the target date is yet to be seen but Pimax really could learn a lot from how Bigscreen handled this.
That might sound harsh towards Pimax but I think if there’s one thing they need to sort out, and has been said time and time again, is in general their approach to PR and how they handle announcements/launches. Bigscreen had people in the industry, including youtubers, testing iterations of this headset and giving feedback for 2 years before it was announced. Not saying this to bash Pimax, just geniunely that I think they should emulate what we saw here today.
Looking forward to hearing other people’s thoughts on the device!