Pimax Crystal VR headset now out there for buy at $1,599

July 10, 2023 – Pimax, a digital actuality (VR) {hardware} producer and supplier of ultra-wide subject of view (FoV) and high-resolution client VR gadgets, has at this time introduced that its ‘Pimax Crystal’ VR headset is now out there for order from the corporate’s web site.

The Pimax Crystal system is the corporate’s new high-resolution VR headset that incorporates a 4K decision per eye and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor. The Crystal additionally helps native dimming, eye monitoring and foveated rendering, which Pimax states will assist to considerably enhance the visible constancy of VR experiences.

“We’re excited to announce that the Pimax Crystal is now open for order,” stated Pimax founder Robin Weng. “The Crystal is our most superior VR headset but, and it will likely be a game-changer for the market.”

Pimax Crystal show and options

Pimax claims that the headset has “the very best quantity of pixels of any client VR headset,” with the Crystal providing 35 pixels per diploma (PPD). QLED and MiniLED panels supply a 5760 (horizontal) x 2880 (vertical) subject of view (FoV), as effectively a wider shade gamut and purer blacks.

The system’s native dimming performance dims darkish areas, whereas conserving different areas shiny and colourful, in response to the corporate. On the coronary heart of the Crystal is the headset’s glass aspheric lenses, which Pimax makes use of to attain a excessive stage of picture high quality. These lenses are additionally interchangeable with a further set of replaceable lenses for the system.

By-the-lens photos from the Pimax Crystal.

Based mostly on the identical platform as the corporate’s 12k QLED headset, the Crystal can be utilized as a tethered system for PC VR experiences, or as a standalone VR headset, due to the system’s XR2 processor and Pimax’s personalized PC VR engine dual-processor chip. Wi-fi utilization is feasible in each modes, utilizing both wifi streaming, or the system’s non-obligatory 60G wi-fi module.

For eye-tracking, Pimax states that the Crystal registers a consumer’s eyes 120 occasions per second. This additionally allows foveated rendering, and IPD is routinely adjusted. The headset additionally options 4 exterior Depth-of-Discipline cameras, which means base stations aren’t required for positional monitoring.

So far as content material goes, Pimax states that the Crystal works with all PCVR video games. There are additionally a bunch of standalone video games out there for customers by way of the corporate’s ‘Pimax Play’ platform, by way of which clients can buy optimized variations of Pimax headset-compatible VR video games.

Included with the acquisition of a Pimax Crystal VR headset, customers will get:

  • 1 x Pimax Crystal headset
  • 2 x controllers
  • 2 x USB-C cables
  • 1 x DP cable
  • 1 x charging dock
  • 2 x battery packs
  • 1 x extra set of replaceable lenses 
  • 1 x energy connection and hub equipment
  • 1 x screwdriver / screws
  • 1 x lens material
  • 1 x fast information card

Pimax famous that the Crystal is more likely to be fashionable amongst pilots and customers of flight simulators, because the system’s options permit for the studying of smaller texts with out eye pressure inside VR experiences due to its sharp visuals. This may be notably useful for viewing small textual content and particulars akin to instrument panels and dials in flight sims. Extra info particular to the Crystal’s suitability for flight simulators could be discovered here.

Pimax Crystal pricing and availability

The Pimax Crystal begins at USD $1,599 and is out there for buy now on the Pimax website. The corporate famous that clients could have their Crystal gadgets shipped out roughly 4 weeks after buy.

customers may check out the headset at one in every of Pimax’s expertise facilities earlier than inserting an order on-line. There are at present expertise facilities positioned in the UK, Germany, Australia, and Malaysia. Pimax added that it plans to open extra expertise facilities in Europe and the USA within the coming months. To e book an appointment at a Pimax Expertise Heart to check out the brand new Crystal headset, click on here.

For extra info on Pimax and its ultra-wide FoV digital actuality {hardware}, please go to the corporate’s website.

Picture / video credit score: Pimax

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in analysis and report writing, he has been masking XR business information for the previous 5 years.

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