So to start off, i’m extremely careful with my HMD and its never been tapped or dropped and has been in perfect condition that I know of until apr 12 2020
i received my 5k+ in feb 2019.
I actually have been super busy lately and haven’t used my Pimax in the last 3 months.
Yesterday i pick up the headset and inspect it, which i don’t normally do (so I can’t confirm when the cracking started exactly)
but I have noticed at least 4 points of cracking.
Man it looks so bad. I was hoping once my X arrived to be able ro sell the 5k+ but this is going to seriously hurt the resale value.
I don’t know if there is a way to fix this myself. But this gamble of upgrading to the X looks like ill be earig the cost od this rubbish housing.
Man I think every black Pimax housing will eventually succumb to these cracks. Its an inevitability.
What’s funny is that Pimax tells us that there’s a limited stock of Rugged Artisans act fast! As if this is some bonus Limited edition.
ALL OF THE ARTISANS SHOULD HAVE THE RUGGED HOUSING!
anyone who bought an Artisan since its release should be able to RMA for free to a rugged housing.
Imagine Sony selling a limited edition “housing that won’t crack” PSVR, get it while you can supply is limited!
I have an OG vive that still looks as pristine as the day it was manufactured. My OG rift is also still perfect.
I find it incredible that we are at a stage where a housing that is resistant to age-related crumbling is sold as a perk on a premium $$ headset.
Well I get it the 5k+,8k, RE and early artisans are basically dev kits.
but guess what my Oculus DK1 still has no cracks.
anyway I’m just ranting a bit here but this surely has cost me some money.
Every move i’ve planned to have the ultimate Pimax Experience has been thwarted by time.
I bought a second hand Vive to hold me over until the BS and controllers arrived with plans to sell it after. Its been so long now that the OG is discontinued and not worth selling now.
I bought index controllers for extra cost because I couldn’t get them in Canada and figured i’d sell em when Pimax released their controllers. By the time that happens it won’t be worth selling.
I planned to sell the 5k+ to recoup the cost of upgrading to the 8kx. But that looks unlikely now.
I must really love FOV a lot to waste all this money for a few degrees, ( That reverb G2 is looking really good right now) but with the 8kX so close I can taste it. It’s best I just wait and see.
I guess time will tell if the Rugged Housing solves the issue or not, but I suspect we won’t find out for a couple of years.