New lambda vr user don’t know about Pimax issues. They aren’t aware of Pimax or any other brand reputation. If they were, Rift S wouldn’t be the lowest rated oculus headset on Amazon, there wouldn’t be so many complains on Rift S and Quest issues.
Of course, casual customers wants the vr to be cheap, efficient, easy to use, and mainstream. That’s for the moment utopic.
To lower costs, manufacturers need to refund R&D but for each gen 1.5 headset, they spent a lot in R&D.
That leads me to the second point: efficiency. To try to lower price they spent money and time to release a stillborn technology: inside-out tracking. That’s a big step back.
Nothing in the PC world is easy to use. If it was, Rift S wouldn’t have usb issues to some customers ^^
When comon people realise they can’t track in the dark or can’t track properly controllers, they say “what’s this crap? I paid 450 bucks for that? vr is such a deception”. It desserves vr. PSVR is a good example of good marketing and bad technology: people tried it once or twice and stored it in a closet. In these conditions it can’t be really mainstream.
And I didn’t talk about lack of mechanical IPD, because of it 20% or more won’t be able to use what they paid for.
General public isn’t aware of reputation of specific terms like IPD, SDE, FOV,screen tech or right price. They’re sensitive to advertisements. Unfortunately if you have a good commercial campain you can sell them a 3dof, pentile LCD, non native 4k (but don’t tell them it’s upscaled and don’t tell they’ll need a NASA computer lol) for 400€/$.
About Index “out of stock”, we don’t know how many are produces and how many are sold. It is common to produce few stock that is sold out in 1 day. And I’m not talking about the technic that consist to create a shortage to let people think a product is a success.
Last but not least, Pimax headset in market. As always some profiteers bought 1 or more headset in order to sell it over the official price. Many backer don’t sell only their headset but the whole package because they don’t want to wait to receive Pimax controllers, LH…
I sell my 8k (only to France) because I won it in a contest and I already have a 5k+. I don’t need 50 headsets lol
Everyone is talking about Pimax headset issues. My pimax has 0 cracks, 0 distortion, 0 screen issue, 0 latency, 0 power problem. Oddly when everything is ok, noone tells it!!!