Pimax 8K VR, shipment delayed

Pimax 8K VR, shipment delayed

The first high definition virtual reality headset, Pimax8K VR, with a 4K scree for each ocular, won’t be available at the end of January but, as many already suspected, no earlier than next summer.

Pimax announces shipment delay

The news was annouced by the chinese startup Little Pine Technology (ie. Pimax), which thanks to a successfull crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was able to collect about 4.25 million dollars for the development of the headset, the best result ever reached by a VR headset project on Kickstarter (Oculus Rift reached 2 million dollars, a previous campaign of the same Pimax 2.45 million).

6,000 backers to support development

Precisely Pimax announced that its high definition VR headset will be shippet to the 5,946 “backers” not before the second quarter 2018. “We prefer to make it right, so won’t rush“, startup justified. There was no reactions sso fa from Pimax fans, which means that no one really was waiting for a delivery by the end of January.

Pimax 4K headset prices go down

It was not the first time, btw, that delivery date skidded: on Kickstarter at first Pimax suggested November 2017 like estimated delivery for some “updates”, then January 2018, at least for the Pimax 5K VR, an evolution of the Pimax 4K VR launched in 2016, whose price was cut for Christmas at 299 dollars. Pimax 4K

Chinese startup raises funds

Meanwhile the chinese startup at the beginning of December raised 100 million yuans (about 15 million dollars) in a “Series A” round lead by two chinese groups, O-Film and Tianma Bearing Group. In this instance the result is in line with those of Oculus Rift, in 2013 (a “Series A” round of 16 million dollars).

Will it end as for Oculus Rift?

Shortly after Oculus Rift raised other 75 million dollars with a “Series B” round, to be then bought by Facebook for 2 billion dollars in 2014: who knows if also Pimax will become an “unicorn”, ending with being bought by some big player on the base of a multimillion evaluation?

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