There is a dilemma when it comes to purchasing a virtual reality headset. Low price smartphone-based VR headsets are affordable, yet its experience can not beat that of PC-based headset, which are still too pricey for average consumers. Shanghai-based Pimax aims to solve that dilemma introducing PC-based VR headset Pimax 4K, priced at 1,999 yuan ($299 USD).

Mushrooming VR arcades in China is a new phenomena to help users experience PC-based VR with lower price, but the market largely dominated by HTC Vive.

“Our target user is VR specialists and game players who think HTC Vive is too overpriced compared to its experience. They can try out ours. Rather than aiming a higher revenue, we want more people to enjoy our product,” co-founder of Pima, Veni Tang told TechNode.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com