US is the odd one out here.
But not wrong in calling them a states.
Remember the U is for union and each state is sovereign under the umbrella of the fedreal government, Each state is then subdivided into counties, divided into smaller areas again into municipalities etc etc.
Apart from Louisiana and Alaska.
Since in most popular culture we, outside the US only hear about states, or specific town names most would mistake or equate a county with a state.
The word state is refering not to a nation or a country but the sovereign government running the nation, made more sense to keep that distinction in days of old where rebellions and other more chaotic means. For instance France was France before the revolution but the state was utterly dismantled.
I'd love to have a demo around here.
But VR is rather niche in Norway ibwould be surprised if there are more than a dozen backers here.
I would happily take ownership of an early unit and provide opinions and UX feedback to Pimax