Glad the beta testing is working out well. I know that while the backers want a good headset, its even more important for pimax as a company that that be the case. We have a bit of money on the line, but with 15 mil investments the 8k is a make or break product for pimax. I’m rooting for you to make it.
By hardware you mean the HMD itself or accessories such as the foam pad? After the previous update i understood the hardware was ready. Can you give us an estimate of how much delay this new iteration will cause? I know we are in beta stage, things are moving fast and every status update may contradict the previous one, but the official release to backer is still Q3. Are you still confident this can be met or we can forget it already?
So the way I read it; there is now an “M2” version if you will that will get shipped to the testers. This should be the final version of the headset which will get mass produced for us. Meanwhile the previous version is already in production for some business customers and such.
This m2 version, being the final one, will see the nda lifted and the testers will be able to publish their reviews on it?
This “final” testing phase will by all acounts likely take several weeks again, I fear
Wait so that means more months of delay? You said new hardware…, i mean come on, we already know how hard previously hardware shipped to the testers. Took ~1month. Means neither in August you will start the shipping. A more close date to shipping will be September. Meh, more delays again… . Nothing new in the update as we already know testers are already receiving new builds of software.
But you never said anything about shipping again a new hardware…last time you said you are pleased with the M1 hardware.
I’m kinda dissapointed.
I was really expecting really good news today related to the shipping, seems not.
I did not read this. I read it as they took the feedback, made changes, now shipping those changes back to testers to see if addressed adequately in the updated units. There is always the chance an M3 might be needed as well. Lets hope not, but anything is possible. At least we know a couple of the testers get the deliveries of their test units fairly quickly once actually sent. The others, well hopefully it speeds up for them this next round. Faster the new test units in hand, the faster they can check em out. It may be safe to assume that a 2nd round of testing is much shorter as long as new issues aren’t introduced into the updated units. I mean Sweviver should not need to replicate his M1 testing all over again. He knows at this point what to look for on the new units. Same with the other testers I am sure.
I actually am feeling even more confident this hmd may just be everything I was hoping it would be. I mean until we get better panels and gpus…and associated gen2 or 3 tech adoption. I think this might carry me for a while.
Except for @SweViver and @mixedrealityTV, others should not receive the units, it took 2 freaking weeks or more for them to get the god damn package where @SweViver and @mixedrealityTV got them in few days only which is acceptable. Others should be omitted, they are the reason why the shipping was moving so slow due their country they live in and other issues they got there.
@deletedpimaxrep1 send to @SweViver and @mixedrealityTV ONLY if you want to speed up shipping and move to production ASAP. They are the most reliable testers from all 10 you have there, others seem pretty useless regarding this.
Check todays date But really, again, you’re being way too pushy. It won’t have any effect, do you realize that? They’re not going to change whatever it is they’re doing because you type your perceived solutions in a forum post here. I understand you want to put it out there but be more realistic, they will work towards speedy delivery but certainly not before everything is green lighted and that process will take the time it takes. Some delays at customs is the least of the schedule disruptors.
If i had to take wild guess they shipped them some new foam. Now this being said, its been weeks since tests began, so if an issue was identified immediately its possible they did some minor retooling to master , like removing a little material around the seams/ button holes etc to make the seams more robust/ prevent cracking. If the seam weakness etc was identified during drop testing they probably shipped to testers and began those modifications to moulds immediately.
Now the reason i think its foam and not a new tooling is there is no material benefit to shipping a revised m1 just for internal structural changes. shipping foam or even a headstrap makes sense.
edit also i think other person was making a friday the 13th joke