Lenovo and Google Launch the World's First Standalone Daydream VR Headset

10 January, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Tracy Craig
  • Lenovo and Google Launch the World's First Standalone Daydream VR Headset

At a press event during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the company took the wraps off the Mirage Solo, a self-contained virtual reality (VR) Google Daydream headset with inside-out tracking.

Lots of cameras launched in the a year ago that record 360 degrees of action.

Lenovo's Mirage Solo is poised to send the mobile VR scene for a loop.

The Lenovo Mirage Camera will be priced at "under $300".

In addition to the Mirage Solo, Lenovo has also introduced the Mirage Camera with Daydream. These also sport f/2.1 apertures, so they aren't going to give you insane depth of field like some of the other smartphones on the market right now, but you will get some crisp images. It contains 2GB RAM and 16GB of eMMC2 storage, which can be expanded by up to 128GB.

Lenovo and Google Launch the World's First Standalone Daydream VR Headset
Lenovo and Google Launch the World's First Standalone Daydream VR Headset

Along with the standalone VR headset, Lenovo also unveiled the Mirage Camera. That should be announced officially once we get closer to launch date.

And then there's the Mirage Camera. "Whether it is to demonstrate a makeup tutorial or share rich experiences from a recent trip with friends and loved ones, the YI Horizon VR180 Camera provides an easy and deeply engaging way to capture many of life's most special moments. The resulting imagery is far more immersive than what you get with a traditional camera", Bavor says.

There's a USB-C port for data transfer and charging, as well as an HDMI output, both under a door on the side.

The Mirage Solo is definitely bigger than a regular VR headset, but is still relatively compact when you consider all that it's packing inside. The Mirage Solo VR headset is priced at $449, while the Mirage Camera will set you back $229. Which again, makes it lighter weight and since it is already pretty thin, it can slide right into your pocket without looking awkward - unlike most 360-degree cameras on the market right now. The Mirage Solo is a standalone Google Daydream headset, something that was initially teased at Google's I/O developer conference past year. The Mirage Solo uses the same Daydream controller as the official model to control the virtual world around you. The cameras use a pair of super wide angle lenses (with 13 megapixel sensors) to capture 180 degrees of action in stereoscopic 3D. The camera, also built in partnership with Google, is created to make it easy to shoot VR photos and videos.

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