Display: Dual 4K LCD RGB pixel Matrix panels; 3840 x 2160 | Tracking: 6-DoF SteamVR Lighthouse 1.0& 2.0, built-in 3-DoF tracking | Audio: Built-in mic, but no headphones
If you want an immersive PC experience, and if you have a gaming PC that exceeds the somewhat beefy minimum required specs, the latest from Pimax is a knockout. The dual 3840 x 2160 RGB pixel matrix panels render a high-resolution image that is upscaled to 4K. It's precisely those two 4K screens, plus VR that runs at 90Hz (and 110Hz in an experimental mode), that make this unit so darned immersive.
However, what it isn't is cheap, so this unit is definitely a recommendation for the hardcore gamer. The headset runs about $800 fulfilled through Amazon, but start adding in the Knuckles controllers, a tracking kit, and a base station, and the price quickly climbs toward $2000. That's quite an investment on top of a kitted out gaming PC, but it represents the height of immersive gaming for those who game or die.
Bottom line, Pimax is at the vanguard of tethered VR PC experiences. With USB-C connections, an innovative form factor, and impressive tracking, this is a unit that's at no risk of becoming obsolete anytime soon.
- Ridiculous field of view
- Great build-quality and design
- Fantastic tracking
- Initial calibration can be tricky