After debuting the ‘8K’ VR headset, Pimax is introducing a new controller with its future VR hardware. Code named Knuckle controller, a smart new design, grips your hand for an ‘open-palm’ practice. With more changes from previous prototype, it clutches your hand firmly in knuckles-style allowing you to act more naturally in VR. The controller provides five key zones for five-finger tracking and is compatible with SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0.
Every key follows the comfortable design and you will observe it as an extension of your body. Trackpads and thumbstick style controllers are also offered by the company. In a press release, company founder and chairman, Robin Weng said;
“When developing the new Pimax 8K controller, we listened closely to the needs of our global community to develop an innovative new controller that enables a more comfortable and immersive VR experience. As we continue to innovate, we look forward to collaborating closely with our community.”
After pushing Knuckles-controller on news, the company faced a delay in the launch of “8K” due to some issue in lens design. Now it is supposed to take-off in May leaving the purchaser version still unplanned.
Pimax got significant capital to get the things right on path and harvested $4.2M from their Kickstarter campaign. A $15M funding made their way to upgrade hardware. Experience the Pimax “8K” at CES this year.