THIS is the Future of VR! (Pimax 5K Plus Hands-On Review)

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With highest field of view you can currently buy and one of the highest resolutions, this is a premium headset and priced accordingly. You’ll need to be upgrading from a Vive, or buy separate basestations and controllers though; and if you wear glasses, wait until they’ve fixed the comfort issues.

Buy your Pimax 5K Plus for $699 direct from Pimax – https://pimaxvr.com/products/5k-plus-vr-headset

Read our review and enter the competition (and more) over at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pimax-5k-plus/

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35 thoughts on “THIS is the Future of VR! (Pimax 5K Plus Hands-On Review)”

  1. What is horrable is when running steam on Index, Elite Dangerous was all messed up, moving cause the start to blur as i moved. Not running steam, using Oculus rift S, its flawless, no stuttering effect. i had to send back the Index. 1000 bucks nothing to me just for that price i went backwards. This Pi max needs Steam to run no matter what? Can the Pitool software utilize the base stations w/out steam open?

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  2. They sell it with a vive station kit so that part is fixed.
    Research on FOV was done in the 80's/90's when the first VR stuff came out and it stated that 110 was the minimum required for immersion, also your eyes are about 4k each which came from a guy doing research using direct retinal laser projection, yeah it was a thing.

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  3. I down own one but I'm lookiong to get a new Headset and was just looking at the index and remembered about Pimax, so I've been looking at other reviews on it. Like you I also wear glasses and that's my concren and I think you've just helped me make my mind up (I struggle with my CV1 about half the time) So thank you for the video It's helped me a lot.

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  4. Thanks for your video- my ipd is close to 71/72mm.. so I'd have to use the software to get closer to that above the max mechanical 68mm.. any idea how well the software works and if it will be a less than optimal experience with my pupils physically being outside the pimax lens center sweet spots? Thank you

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  5. Lets say you want to watch some… ~5 minutes 360 video. You turn on PC, take the Headset, put some padding, put strap on, put your headphones, adjust few times, launch virtual desktop, check you wet wipes position, crash, restart PC, repeat all first steps, lose tracking… repeat all previous steps, get sweaty, a bit tired, lose that rush to watch ~5min video, you take everything off yourself, wipe out your forehead… shut down, go to sleep… VR infancy in a nutshell.

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  6. It's a real shame that this is the only VR Headset with a wide FOV does not look like I am upgrading from the HTC Vive. I am rellay upset than I will have to wait another year because no one is making a VR headset with a wide FOV. I want it to be like looking out a window not a port whole.

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  7. Some of the Oculus software runs much better in Revive than Pitool – Apollo 11 HD and Lost, for example. Its worth checking a game out with both pieces of software to see which one performs best for a particular game.

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  8. Great review, seems to me like a premium cost to be a beta tester. Maybe he will improve and give us more options in the future but for now, I feel like your better going with something from Oculus or Valve.

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  9. Only VR I had was very first gen. 3d was videos that flashed images left and right from VHS. I ended 3d use, it gave me headaches. Used regular viewing, just projection for two eyes and played Vice City.

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  10. What gpu do you use? The fuddling around only to get started seems petty to be annoyed of, but it just breaks the overall enjoyment completely… the hassle with OG Rift and the non reliable sensor setup (often failed to recognise all 3) taught me that in no way would I be willing to get into all that again. Sure, lighthouse is the "best" tracking rn but I won't ever get a system with outside sensors again and never one without built in audio. Back to Pimax: I highly doubt they will ever get a smooth software experience. it needs native steam vr support otherwise the product will never feel finished. It's impossible anyways as long as they don't offer a complete headset – controller – tracking system.

    Thanks for the review and I'm looking forward to your Index one!

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