VR manufacturer Pimax is aiming at Valve and Oculus with the release of a a wide range of headsets at this year’s CES, including a low-budget competitor to the Rift S.
Overall, Pimax showecased at CES six new VR headsets. The Pimax Vision 8K X can natively display 4K resolution in each eye and features up to 120Hz refresh rate and has a hefty 170 degree horizontal FOV, compared to the original Rift’s 80.
The interesting Pimax Artisan model could become a competitor to the Rift S, priced at $449. It’s got a higher resolution than the Rift S, with 1770x1440 per eye versus the Rift S’ 1280x1440 per eye, a faster maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, IPD adjustment, and optional eye-tracking and hand-tracking capabilities. However, if you want the Valve Index knuckle controllers and the base stations required to track them, that’s going to double the price and set you back a whopping $978. A decent alternative option could be the Nolo CV1 controller and motion tracking pack for $579.
The Pimax Artisan, 8K X, and all other Pimax headsets are available to buy through the Pimax store.