Fool me once... - Pimax 8K VR Headset First Impressions

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  • Media Headz TV
    Media Headz TV 15 days ago

    I would love to see a review

  • Veezo Uptown
    Veezo Uptown 19 days ago

    This dude hates on everything that dont cost a thousand dollars

  • Tao of Tech
    Tao of Tech 22 days ago +2

    Valve clearly watched this video and BOOM, the index is born - 120Hz and a 144Hz experimental mode

  • Danny Daems
    Danny Daems 24 days ago

    going to buy the pimax 5k xr

  • Mj T
    Mj T 26 days ago

    Eww. The (non native) 8k Pimax is much worse than the (native) 5k+ or the 5K BE/OLED version. Even reading text. Maybe when graphics cards are well beyond a 2080ti in MANY years. When Pimax upscalling is set to 2.5 it looks better then the 5k types. The 8k still has trade offs besides the FPS hit. The 5k+ is the most popular preference. The screen door effect on the 5k+ also got new displays with headsets currently sold compared with the earlier batches sold. Screenshots can be found on the web showing identical Pimax 5k+ headsets with massively improved SDE on the newer version of it. Hopefully they can do the same with the BE/OLED version which will make that in to an excellent headset we all want. Software has also massively improved and much more to come. Recently they turned off totally unseen pixels to gain a good 10% FPS. A lot of other improvements to. The old 1080ti performance on Pimax headsets has now improved to give similar results as a 1070 or a Vega 56. No Brainwarp, yet. When it comes to non business level HDR's costing a good 5 grand or more. Pimax is looking like top dog. Although it should be since it costs around double the amount of the other more commonly known HMD's

  • The Memester Gangster
    The Memester Gangster 29 days ago +1

    The main issue with the Pimax VR headsets is that the LED strip isn’t RGB, making it not match with setups that aren’t black and blue.

  • TheAquilaSamurai
    TheAquilaSamurai Month ago

    I'd like to see the Pimax headset get going properly so that it may actually kick the other competitors into actually developing a good CV2 headset for PC rathher than all jumping on the insideout traccking budget train. Only decent next gen-ish headset so far is the Vive Pro, and because Oculus are dragging their heels they're able to take the piss with the $1000+ pricetag.
    Glad I wasn't in the middle of a mouthful of breakfast when he announced the price of those slippers though. That's about the price of a full VR headset and you are forced to sit down to use them. Unless they manage to get the cost of the units down drastically after launch and the hardcore VR enthusiasts have bought them, I don't see them lasting long :(

  • REZ- Reviews and More!

    PSVR runs at 120 hz. Probably because of the low resolution.

  • jeremy shields
    jeremy shields Month ago

    The clickbait disappeared :p

  • Parkhead Workshop
    Parkhead Workshop Month ago +3

    dang what a sexy video title

  • Jardel C.
    Jardel C. Month ago +1

    Stream gang wya

  • Fried Nacho
    Fried Nacho Month ago +1

    Here to see the title change

  • Ryans Motoride
    Ryans Motoride Month ago +1

    And The Title was changed. Nice

  • happyface
    happyface Month ago +1

    he changed the name eyyyy

  • Doc4Science
    Doc4Science Month ago +1

    Who came here from Live Stream

  • cjayduy
    cjayduy Month ago +1

    who came here from the livestream?

  • Alex Munoz
    Alex Munoz Month ago +1

    Its not first impressions. You've showed us before...

  • Fucked Gplus
    Fucked Gplus Month ago

    dont be fooled. they are hell to deal with...... they have cripling infrastructure problem

  • Kalfax plays
    Kalfax plays Month ago

    why don't they just make mobile phone glasses shatter proof instead of adding extra layers later? sigh... that way it would maybe warrant apple prices. just saying.

  • Tony Flores
    Tony Flores Month ago

    Linus is kind of a dick

  • nonamegoaway
    nonamegoaway Month ago

    "Blue and yellow trailing..." I think Linus might be a tad colour blind.

  • John Overholt
    John Overholt Month ago

    Yay! You tried it again. Cant wait to see how it compares to the Valve Index!

  • Abeltensor
    Abeltensor Month ago

    I don't ever see VR becoming mainstream. I could see augmented reality and maybe mixed reality being a thing, but VR just doesn't seem like something that can really have the legs to produce full featured experiences.

  • Gl4D0s
    Gl4D0s Month ago

    socks with sandal?! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Chuan Hsun Fu
    Chuan Hsun Fu Month ago

    No no , this Pimax is a scam company. Don’t trust them like me. I lost 724 US dollars on it. And it never delivered to me. And they don’t bother to answer you why they don’t deliver.

  • Falenir
    Falenir Month ago

    Inward curved screen edges would probably counter the distortion no? And then eyetracking to move the len's in conjunction with the pupils keeping the center of the len's, in the center of your vision no matter where you eyes move. These two things solve the immediate issues facing this tech.

  • Gur Isler
    Gur Isler Month ago

    No mention about eyestain due to angled displays.. hmmm

  • Dunky Gamer
    Dunky Gamer Month ago

    Those shoes are just too weird and unrealistic. Give me the Kat walk mini any day over them.

  • Mazin Almlhem
    Mazin Almlhem Month ago +1

    Linus Click Tips

  • AmazingArends
    AmazingArends 2 months ago

    It looks ridiculous on your head due to the wideness, and the unappealing flashing blue line on the front and boxy styling just make it worse. Minor point maybe, but curb appeal" is still important.

  • SkyLight Gaming
    SkyLight Gaming 2 months ago +1

    8K display would require such a powerful PC.

    • The Doc
      The Doc Month ago

      crysis jokes will be replaced by pimax jokes now.

  • Vrtual
    Vrtual 2 months ago +1

    damn, linus is out of touch on the whole VR thing ey?

  • Zebulon Virginia
    Zebulon Virginia 2 months ago

    Your campaign to sell everyone watching a Dbrand grip... They don't make them for my phone model.

  • Paul P Jr
    Paul P Jr 2 months ago

    They maybe cool tech but still money grab items. There will be better as well as cheaper things out in 2 years that people will be like why did I spend all that money again? Oh why is resale so bad too? WHHAAA lolr

  • NinjaMaster 4624
    NinjaMaster 4624 2 months ago

    Why you so mean

  • Si st
    Si st 2 months ago

    the 8k is the only way to go
    its fantastic

  • teemoIRL
    teemoIRL 2 months ago

    linus enjoys being the prettiest girl at the ball at these cons

  • teemoIRL
    teemoIRL 2 months ago

    $400 for a shoe sole with a wheel on it!?!?!?!?!?! theres no way this wont be under cut by another company, you can get decent offbrand wireless xbox controllers for like $30

  • Ardi
    Ardi 2 months ago

    i love the guy in the back playing beat sabers

  • chunksterr
    chunksterr 2 months ago

    8:10 start playing it on the slowest speed. Lol

  • UninstallingWindows
    UninstallingWindows 2 months ago

    Why arent VR headsets taking advantage of curved displays, to get rid of distortions?

  • Owl arms Gaming
    Owl arms Gaming 3 months ago

    I want to know about those controllers you were holding.Eye tracking HUH? i know Oculus is working on eye tracking as well.

  • Shadow Worlds
    Shadow Worlds 3 months ago

    Well said reviews. Good or bad you tell it like it is.

  • Benjamin Beames
    Benjamin Beames 3 months ago

    Running shoes that u have to sit down to use?

  • Z Z
    Z Z 3 months ago

    Thank you for this honest review. I can't wait till the Pimax becomes a viable option. I have an Oculus and I am ready to move on to something new that doesn't have a SUPER obvious screen-door effect.

  • ScotJockMcTartan
    ScotJockMcTartan 3 months ago

    I bet some dodgy government somewhere is handing out a Clockwork Orange style brainwashing to some poor sod using VR.

  • Origami84
    Origami84 3 months ago

    I always like developers who take criticism to actually get their damn product better. That is how it should go. Take note Bethesda.

  • Joe Jug
    Joe Jug 3 months ago

    why can't they integrate movie bodysuits into VR gaming?

  • misty bonnie
    misty bonnie 3 months ago

    Chinese spy device also installed.

    KRIXT VA 3 months ago

    I can not agreed better with you Linus, we need to go to 120hz before they we start adding more resolution, OLE Screen, eye tracking and wider field of view without distortion, By the way the rolling blade invention looks interesting but $400 or $300 auchhhh... no no no, I wonder I you will walk after playing with that thing for hours :/?

    • KRIXT VA
      KRIXT VA 2 months ago

      +Leon Jimenez I'm sorry to tell you but there is a difference and you can tell, less hertz means more lagging, and more blurriness, and more easy to feel sick. In the other hand if you are going to spend all this money to use it in simple games or simulators so then yeah... you might not feel the difference, but what is the point of VR if you will be only using it for primitive or simple graphic video games and not the hardcore graphic ones.

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      Now that pimax allows 64, 72 and 90hz I learned... there is no difference any of us can tell. All ran smooth and no motion sickness and I feared.

  • xamurai00
    xamurai00 3 months ago

    seated position and running on the spot in those VR shoes is stupid.. Would be like a marine running around the battlefield glued to his seat

  • PrinzMidas
    PrinzMidas 3 months ago

    Tell us about people which need to wear glasses! Will we be able to use the Pimax5K/8K????

    • PrinzMidas
      PrinzMidas 2 months ago

      +Leon Jimenez Tell me more about the "The are coming out with a thicker pad for glasses." please.

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      Yes but it's a tight fit. Might scratch the lens. They are coming out with a thicker pad for glasses. If nearsighted you won't need glasses.

  • Phony1303
    Phony1303 3 months ago

    Why pimax make a statement of 200* fov on the pimax 5k plus when it is only 170*?

  • vrgrindd '
    vrgrindd ' 3 months ago +1

    FOV is more important than framerate and 90hz is fine. Stick to pancake greenhorn

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      Yes and today I learned while playing Skyrim on the Pimax VR I can not tell the difference from 64fps 72 fps or 90fps . All smooth to me.

  • anghellic
    anghellic 3 months ago

    It will not be worth it for few more years till I can play full-fledged games on it and computers are better

  • Aceghost
    Aceghost 3 months ago

    Massive balls to just trash them in their own booth jfc

  • Roger
    Roger 3 months ago

    Bring on the full review! They are about to start shipping to general purchasers (I think)

  • Barokai Rein
    Barokai Rein 3 months ago +1

    when he said 400 usd I bursted out laughing,holy hell who the fuck would pay that much for those slippers?

  • LordFluffFluff
    LordFluffFluff 3 months ago

    I ❤️ cyber shoe idea!

  • MrPufins
    MrPufins 3 months ago

    I can’t even justify buying any vr like when the ps vr was $200 with a game yet alone $400 for VR shoes

  • Brutal Antique
    Brutal Antique 3 months ago

    Never trust the chicoms,

  • pathmada
    pathmada 3 months ago +1

    i feel like the feet things would be better if they used optical mouse sensors and used an algorithm to sustain running momentum in game

  • Sjaak Schulteis
    Sjaak Schulteis 3 months ago

    Unfortunately I somehow still get to see videos from Linux. He's turned into such a prick. One of those youtubers who think himself being so important that he's better then anyone else. His opinion doesn't count nothing to me.

  • Johnny Casserole
    Johnny Casserole 4 months ago

    My question is..........What the hell are people using to get 90FPS out of this monstrosity???

  • Jay Furguson
    Jay Furguson 4 months ago +1

    I'm too lazy to watch the entire vid someone please tell if its good or not

  • Danel
    Danel 4 months ago

    haha seriously $400 on those pads no no no in siting position 4 no what is the point of runing aka mimicing a movment in vr if u sit and this price point really??!!

  • A TZ.
    A TZ. 4 months ago


  • Matthew Stephenson
    Matthew Stephenson 4 months ago

    how can i get my hands on one of those rods for the vr headsets so the wires are held above the head?

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      It's an overhang lamp from Ikea. They give the name on the cybershoes kickstarter page.

  • S. U.
    S. U. 4 months ago

    The hallmark of a truly good company, indie or not; they are willing to accept critical reviews of their product... and then make it better and ask for another critique. I've had my eye on the Pimax for a while after the Vive Pro failed to make any realistic improvements that justified the cost. Still going to wait until the bugs are worked out and the control systems are in place (or maybe just the former if the headset is really mind blowing) before I pick one up. This will be my next VR purchase, if they keep going the way they are going. These guys really demonstrate they are dedicated to their product and making it good.

  • RamjetX
    RamjetX 4 months ago

    And just like that... VR Shoes died before it was born. $400US... LMAO

  • larockyoursockoff420
    larockyoursockoff420 4 months ago

    Damn Linus aint holding back. Basically insulting these guys right in front of them 😂😂😂

  • Skye
    Skye 4 months ago

    ... Shame on you, fool me twice? Hammer!

  • Hentaboo - 02
    Hentaboo - 02 4 months ago

    the guy behind you is ass at beat saber

  • Chewy11779
    Chewy11779 4 months ago

    I love the aspect ratio of this video, because it can actually utilize the whole 19:10 screen of my phone

  • Jason Yeung
    Jason Yeung 4 months ago

    I like it how he just talks s**t about them right in front of them and says he didn't want to talk to them.

  • jet_black_ninja
    jet_black_ninja 4 months ago


  • Piers B.
    Piers B. 4 months ago

    Running a 8K headset on a Aero 15X 1070Max-Q version. HEadset vertical placement on the face is important and I have found FOV edge distortion is effected by how close the HMD is on your face. If I push it gently in then there is less edge distortion.
    Some users have called for distortion profile adjustment and maybe that is required as face structures change.
    As for the speed vs resolution argument. I have been using the headset in Il2 BoX series and experimenting with fps speed but in a nutshell, for me, low speed in fps as indicated in game does not seem to give me nausea issues. I am comfortable to run the sim at 30+ fps and I think this is the case as head movement with the HMD is smooth. You notice the fps in objects passing you ingame like aircraft but when turning your head in cockpit, the experience visually is smooth.
    Pimax is closed beta testing BrainWarp which is their version of Asynchronous Rendering (1 eye followed by the other) and this should effectively allow for doubling of fps in headset. For mid power systems this will really help. All in all, the headset is very good as it stands and has cemented my VR skeptical self into being a VR sim fan. The immersion in BoX is brilliant and the 1 to 1 scale and head tracking brings the sim to a new level of experience. Never to be played on flat screen again.

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      You might be talking over the heads of some of the commentors. I mean Linus is still in his inexplicable Hz trip of anything needing 120+

  • Alexander Langella
    Alexander Langella 4 months ago

    I still expect people to trigger the same problems VR has always triggered. Headaches, eye strain, vertigo, dizziness, migraines/slight seizures if prone to either.
    They need a new medium to create the experience.
    However if this really does reduce nausea over the short term, that's good, but how about prolonged exposure. Some symptoms only occur over prolonged exposure, both in a single sitting and over repeated usage.
    You require a MUCH longer exposure to be sure the dizziness elements aren't present. A good hour should do. Though I'm assuming the eye tracking is the direction they're going in, as most of the problems are likely due to eye strain and refocusing due to keeping track of two orientations: game and real life.
    Hopefully this really does improve the experience in long-term gaming. I would prefer something more akin to sleeping in a chair-bed and allowing the mind to connect, but perhaps that's too dangerous. Belief in death if it happens in-game...which could be possible given the brain cannot distinguish between practice in the mind and physical practice, alongside other visualizations...not that there has been any proven death in sleep = death in life scenario, but it wouldn't be like one would simply awaken in their own mind into conscious thought. Should be interesting once that type of hookup occurs...but given the player is aware they're in a game world, that might assure few problems, though I would wonder if stress levels are higher under that form of gaming medium.

  • Pow3rus
    Pow3rus 4 months ago

    I think you are wrong about the framerate going above 90Hz
    90Hz is good and what really need improvement is resolution.
    I play most of my VR games at 90 FPS but I don't mind playing slow games that really benefit from ultra graphics in 45FPS.
    Elite Dangerous is not impacted by 45FPS or other games like hellblade, chronos....
    Anything that isn't played in roomscale with touch controller can be played at 45FPS comfortably I think. I play assetto corsa at 90 but it's also playable at 45 and honestly if I had the choice of higher resolution with 45 FPS I would pick it.
    + you shouldn't be allowed to say things like that if you don't have at least 1000 hours of vr

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      Yeah with Pimax adding brainwarp I can switch from 64 to 72 to 90 hz. And guess what.... NO DIFFERENCE! If any human can tell (so far 7 have failed at guessing correctly) then they also have to admit it had zero effect on gameplay except lower fps allowed me to bump up graphics.

  • Matthew Trzcinski
    Matthew Trzcinski 4 months ago

    VR is stuck as a duck-tape technology. Someone will develop brightfield technologies and project light directly into the eyes.

  • MightBeBren
    MightBeBren 4 months ago

    just got the notification

  • Nicholas Davey
    Nicholas Davey 4 months ago

    so for the shoes, what do i do if I am paralyzed from the waste down?

  • tim ovel
    tim ovel 4 months ago

    But are fooled by Walmart’s low price guarantee?

  • Leonardo Martins
    Leonardo Martins 4 months ago

    The shoes seem ok and all but how do you jump ?

  • Operator 801
    Operator 801 4 months ago

    But Linus, aren't those shoes fucking stupid?

  • Gabriel Inowlocki
    Gabriel Inowlocki 4 months ago +1

    I wish dbrand will make the Grip Case for the pixel 2 xl...

  • Bobby B
    Bobby B 4 months ago

    You should have tried the OLED Business Edition.

  • Luke Wheeler
    Luke Wheeler 4 months ago

    7:00 the dude on the headset behind Linus lmaooooo

  • Barát Gábor
    Barát Gábor 4 months ago

    LCDs are not THAT bad actually... I'd pick WMR over Rift any day (not the controllers, though).

  • Caleb Poley
    Caleb Poley 4 months ago

    Any jontron references, anybody?

  • Caleb Poley
    Caleb Poley 4 months ago

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, your officially that guy, you know the guy who walks into a bar and he’s like oh, look at my jacket , it’s Georgio Armani , my dad knows him. No. Fuck you. I aaaaiiiint havin’ that shit.

  • Throttle Kitty
    Throttle Kitty 4 months ago

    Those VR shoes are so dumb! Not the idea, the price. For about the same price you can get much more fully developed versions of this tech like the Omni-Walker. This is a really stripped down, basic version of that... but costs the same?!?! Why!? If these were like $80 they would be a real product people might want, but I can't see anyone paying more for shoe pads then their headset WTF!

  • Jayden the Best
    Jayden the Best 4 months ago

    Only if I had so much money. :(

  • Sean Peery
    Sean Peery 4 months ago +2

    0/10 Unusable.

      ADVERSARY 4 months ago

      holy shit i never even thought of that. Not even gonna consider buying until they fix that

  • Kenny
    Kenny 4 months ago

    I absolutely cannot pay attention to linus with the guy to the left spinning around in the chair motioning towards the camera all the time.

  • CasePB
    CasePB 4 months ago +1

    I can't help but watch the dude in the background playing Beat Saber.... I've never seen someone move soooo little while playing that game LOL.

    • Kenny Laysh
      Kenny Laysh 3 months ago

      doesn't he look like the guy from "Tested"? lol

  • SmakkyDaddy
    SmakkyDaddy 4 months ago

    I'm rather disappointed that they are focusing on bells and whistles, rather than things like frequency. I bought a Rift DK2 back in the day, and a FOVE VR a few years back too, both of which caused me debilitating headaches and nausea after only about 10 minutes of use. I have no idea how common or uncommon that is, but I have READ that better frequency and FOV could reduce these effects so I would hope VR headset makers would shift their focus in that direction eventually.

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      I suffer from extreme motion sickness and now that Pimax allows me to toggle hz from 64 to 72 to 90 I realized no difference at all. The headache is probably IPD issue and you would want to set it correctly.

  • 王晓旭
    王晓旭 4 months ago

    I told u .chinese don't have basic in vr as 70's-80's u.s. so most of things are wrony & hurry to sell make money.i never buy a chniese vr thing.

  • reggiep75
    reggiep75 4 months ago

    I remember when VR first appeared in the 90's and I watched various demo's.
    It's an imperfect product but isn't EVERYTHING IN LIFE!?

    • Leon Jimenez
      Leon Jimenez 3 months ago

      This is a whole new world. Remember what mobile phones or video games looked like. It's that different because.. you know. .. technology.

  • Andrew Mayo
    Andrew Mayo 4 months ago

    im upset that dbrand doesnt make a prism screen protector for my galaxy note 9