Hi there - UK Pimax 8K kickstarter backer but opted for 5k+ (based on early reviews).
Item turned up today (literally about 15 minutes ago) with no warning (I hadn’t received a tracking number of anything beforehand, as a matter of fact I was browsing the forum looking for updates when it arrived at my desk!).
Obviously pleased to receive my unit, but having done a quick unbox I have noticed that the Pimax box itself is a little dented and dirty (which worries me a little as I know that some of the earlier backers who received DOA or defective units (e.g. ones that cracked shortly after use) also had reported that their units arrived in a similar condition).
I’m keen to know if there is a way to check the SKU of the unit to ascertain whether it is one of the improved models (which apparently have slightly sturdier plastics and are not at risk of cracking). There is a sticker on the side which has a serial number (which also says “Model: P2”) - either of which may or may not have relevance. Is anyone on the forums keeping track of SKUs/hardware revisions?
Fingers crossed I got a good one that will not be DOA or crack!
Thanks for elaborating, I didn’t distinguish between LED and plastic. I just pointed it out because there seemed to be a difference in the video, but it could have just been the difference in lighting/angle.
Maybe the thicker housing plastic is what is responsible for the effect, if there is one.
I am pining for the day when the LED can be turned off, best color.
I can recall seeing a video somewhere that said, if one of the boxes inside the pimax box has “the next generation of VR” on it, it’s the old version. Wording might not be exact but mine didn’t say anything like that on the inside boxes.
@anon58673590 You may want to know the exact meaning of SN number:
Pimax 8K SN: 200004 8 29 00001
1.200004 is internal code
2. 8 the year(2018=8;2019=9)
3.29 this headset is produced in 29th week of 2018
4.00001 the Serial code of this headset in this week