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CES 2020: Pimax announces some new headsets at CES

by: John -
More On: CES 2020

Pimax was at CES this year showing off a few of their new headsets. Known for an incredible field of vision and expandability, I took a look at their Vision 5K Super.

Comparing to their previous headset, you can tell the build quality is a lot better. The outer surface is coated in a nice coating that feels nicer than the previous headset. All parts I was told were new. From the internals to the externals, they've updated the Vision 5K Super in almost every aspect.

Putting it on, I felt the weight distribution was good and it was already a light HMD. The foam that comes in contact to your face was soft and supple and there was a generous amount of it to hug your forehead.

Like the Deluxe Audio Strap for the Vive, the Vision 5K Super has a dial in the back that tightens it on to your face. The rear on this unit had a VR Cover rear padding. As you expect, it was super easy to put on and dial in to make it comfortable and secure.

Each eye will get a resolution of 2560x1440 and with the Vision 5K Super, the headset can run at up to 180Hz. I've seen how much better running an HMD at a higher refresh rate is with my Index and here, Pimax is touting a native 180Hz speed with the Vision 5K Super.

There are USB connectors running Host mode at a few places that'll let you expand the headset such as putting in an eye tracking module. And it's compatible with Lighthouse 1.0 and 2.0, of course.

Want to use your own set of headphones? There's detachable connectors on both sides and both support the respective side or stereo sound. Connect one or both depending on your needs.

No word on pricing and availability for now.

They also had the Artisan, their budget headset there as well as the Vision 8KX. The former having a resolution of 1700x1440 that can run at 120Hz but a lower FOV than the other Pimax headsets. With the Artisan, they are bundling NOLO controllers which helps reduce the cost.

The Vision 8KX has dual 3840x2160 LCD panels with the ultrawide FOV and  the claim of native 4K rendering per eye. Native refresh rate for this headset will be 75Hz, but can be oveclocked to 120Hz. This is the headset that Pimax is touting for high fidelity.

Here's your lineup coming from Pimax and they seem to have a large range of headsets that should hit a lot of different price points for people to choose from.