Pimax HMDs are simply not ready for any kind of mainstream adoption and therefore not mentioned by many. Sadly, they already made a bad impression with the naming 4K & 8K which several people in the press saw as misleading. Then the subsequent letting the press/media play with prototypes that weren’t really up to scratch and allowing them to talk freely about them was a massive mistake. Sure it might have given the Kickstarter campaign its legs but created some negativity along the way. Additionally, as of now you still cannot get a complete unit and it’s just not a viable contender for anyone to recommend. Only die-hard people are going to spend the time with it (yes, that’s us lot here).
Just look at the Index launch. Reverb launch. Rift S launch. What do they all have in common? They offer a complete unit backed up by sound and proven software. Pimax has none of this right now it’s just experimental stuff. They are merely playing catch up.
Good news is. Once Pimax do get to the point where they have everything in place, then I expect Press/Media alike to take them a little more seriously once complete units are shipped to reviewers. They really need a good angle though so that said reviewers don’t adopt a preconceived position before they’ve even tried the headset. It needs to just plug in, install and work not all this end user fiddling about for hours on end.