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Pimax Unveils Brand-New VR 3.0 PC VR/ Standalone Headsets

Pimax Reality, the latest standalone/ PC VR combination headset from Pimax promises a 12K QLED display and a host of stunning specs.

Pimax, one of the biggest names in VR technology has announced a new combination standalone/ PC VR headset earlier this week. Titles PImax Reality 12K QLED, the ambitious design and next-generation features of the device is likely to make it a game-changer.

Cutting-edge Technologies
Primarily a combination of standalone and PC VR headsets, Pimax chose to feature two 6K QLED displays instead of the standard LCD or OLED display and hence the name. Other than that, the immersive device comprises loads of cutting-edge technologies, such as motorised IPD adjustment, Tobii eye-tracking, as well as full-body motion tracking. The combination headset boasts an unprecedented 200Hz refresh rate as well.

The developers from Pimax have completely reimagined the design of the lens. They have combined a Fresnel lens and aspheric lens, positioning the former to handle the wider-angle view while the latter is dedicated for the centre. Pimax has termed the combination lenses “Bionic lenses” and with this, they promise an edge-to-edge image clarity with almost no distraction.

Viewing Angle
Pimax lenses are widely renowned for their impressive field of vision (FOV). Taking it to a level further. The new Pimax Reality 12K comes with an astounding 30% improvement, which results in a ginormous 200-degree viewing angle. The vertical FOV has also been elevated to 135 degrees. The human eye, in general, has an average vertical FOV of 150 degrees to 180 degrees. With this fact in mind, you can well manage to put the specs into perspective. Overall, the improvements make the output of Pimax’s latest lenses more realistic, ensuring a more engaging and immersive experience with VR.

High-speed Cameras
Other than the improved FOV, the headset features a total of four high-speed cameras. Located at the front edges of the headset, they offer 6DoF inside-out tracking. They are used for tracking the motion controllers as well, which oddly resembles the iconic Oculus Touch Controllers. If you decide to ditch the touch controllers altogether, the cameras can be used for hand tracking as well.

In addition to the front cameras, multiple cameras are attached at the back and sides of the headset that are used for facial and full-body tracking. This is a unique thing for a standalone headset, for no other device has managed to pull this off to date.

The Pimax Reality 12K QLED headset has a Qualcomm XR-s SoC under the hood, and it comes with a PC VR connectivity feature, facilitated by the headset’s dual display port 1.4 connections. The device can also support Wi-Fi6 and WiGig wireless streaming, which is good news for gamers. It is also the key to realise Pimax’s vision of VR 3.0.

VR experiences
Pimax has announced a brand-new Pimax Store that will soon hit the market along with the combination headset. Users can find a host of exciting VR experiences using the app store. There are also plans for the Pimax VR Station, a gaming console dedicated to VR.

The shipping of Pimax Reality 12K QLED will begin around the last quarter of 2022. The pre-booking will start next summer.

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