I will not talk about the unboxing but i like the fact that the box/package was small.
I plugged the Pimax and all went fine except that my USB3 port did not work correctly and produced an error in Steam VR. It’s not the first time that it happens so i just plugged the Pimax in an USB2 and it worked.
Pitool worked fine except that i can’t change the color of the front light of the Pimax, it does not work. I had an automatic update performed yesterday for Pitool that went fine too.
So about the headset :
_ the comfort kit is really comfortable and it makes the Artisan the most comfortable headset that i ever had. It’s perfect if you wear glasses, you will feel zero point of contact.
_ the tracking, i decided not to use base station because it was for simracing. I’m impressed by the gyro tracking. It’s fast, there is no drift, i can take the headset with my hand turn it on my back, see the back of the car then put it back on my face and it is still aligned correctly. Very impressive. I don’t like base station tracking i remember with the oculus that i always felt a kind of latency. I prefer camera tracking or the gyro tracking of the Pimax which is impressivly fast.
_ image color they are good a little bit flat, it’s not oled.
_ the weight, despite the size it’s light.
_ the fov/distorsion, the large FOV is definitly a must have for simracing. Not only you can see better your opponents but you see better your car and his movments and that makes a huge difference because you feel the car more lively and the difference between type of cars is obvious and huge.
I can’t see a big distorsion due to the large fov but the lenses are not clear on 70% of their surface. I still can’t understand why VR headset are sold with these bad lenses except for a marketing goal. I have an Homido headset that work with a mobile phone and the lenses are clear on 95% of their surfaces.
I can think that all these bad lenses (the HP Reverb was bad too) are used with intention, the intention that you had to buy the next version.