Allright, so I got my Pimax 8K Plus today. Can’t say much about it right now as I didn’t manage it to work, but we’ll get to this.
The packaging is good, but it’s just packaging, so it doesn’t matter too much. Indeed the plastics are a bit better, but it doesn’t matter to me either as I don’t see the headset when it’s on my head, that’s the tech that matters ;).
Seems the AC cord is much shorter than in the Pimax 5K+, but I don’t have it side by side right now to compare, either way it’s a bit short, but if you plan to plug it close to your computer it’s not a problem.
Now - I was not able to make it work like I mentioned above, but this is something I expected. I had the same exact problem with my Pimax 5K+, it just doesn’t want to work with my two Alienware laptops, nor the 18 R3 (which is quite old though), nor my Alienware 17 R4 with a GTX 1080. I’m sure the port is connected to the graphics card, but it’s a mini-DP, so you need a converter. Actually I have 3 converters and none of them seems to work with Pimax headsets. One seems to be a bit better (the screen blinks and I get the green light), but that’s all I can get. Actually I get the best results if I plugin it to the USB-C port with DP 1.2 compatibility - I get the desktop image for a few seconds. It’s enough to observe the quality of the picture with the most important thing to me - I didn’t observe any SDE and for me it was the biggest reason to buy the 8K+. So I can confirm, there’s no screen door effect on the 8K+, at least not at first glance (I have the picture only like for 2-3 seconds).
Anyway as I wrote above this is something I have expected as I had exactly the same problems with my Pimax 5K+ which worked great on my desktop computer. Sadly right now I cannot test in on a desktop as I’m buying a new one. I ordered one with a GTX 2080Ti a few days ago and hopefully I will get it this week.
I can also give you some feedback on the comfort kit without the MAS. Well, it’s better than it was, but still not perfect with the strap. When you move your head the HMD is also moving a bit (maybe a little less than in the case of the 5K+, but it’s not a great difference). It is a bit more comfortable, but the plastic near your nose is hard, so you feel it a bit on your nose and after a few hours of playing it might be disturbing, but will see when I have the opportunity to really test it. When the MAS will be available maybe I’ll order it, but only if it changes something in the comfort sector.
So not much feedback from me at this point, but as soon as I get my new desktop I will post more impressions, as there’s not much on the 8K+ on the forums right now.