Aug 21, 2023
Pimax Crystal Faceplate: Upgrading for SteamVR Tracking
The Pimax Crystal VR headset, which started shipping in May, promised eye tracking and standalone mode that were not enabled at launch. These features have yet to be unlocked by Pimax. However, for
The Pimax Crystal VR headset, which started shipping in May, promised eye tracking and standalone mode that were not enabled at launch. These features have yet to be unlocked by Pimax. However, for users dissatisfied with the inside-out tracking of the Pimax Crystal or those who already have base stations and SteamVR compatible controllers, Pimax has introduced the Lighthouse Faceplate. This faceplate is specifically designed for the Pimax Crystal and enables the use of SteamVR tracking.The Lighthouse Faceplate is available for purchase at a price of $199 per unit. Additionally, customers who buy a Pimax Crystal bundled with the faceplate will receive a $100 discount. This promotion is limited to 500 units and lasts for four weeks. Another bundle is available, which includes a Pimax Crystal, Lighthouse Faceplate, two base stations, and two Pimax Sword controllers. By purchasing this bundle, customers can save $279. This promotion is limited to 100 units and also lasts for four weeks.Pimax expects the faceplate to be available for purchase in the Pimax Store by mid-August.The Pimax Crystal VR headset features two QLED displays and a MiniLED backlight, with a resolution of 2,880 by 2,880 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120 hertz. It also includes two pairs of aspherical lenses, offering users a choice between a 35PPD set with a 140-degree diagonal field of view or a 42PPD variant with a sharper image.For more detailed specifications, visit Pimax’s homepage.