Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Lenovo Debuts Standalone Mirage Solo Daydream VR Headset, Mirage Daydream VR Camera

Lenovo Debuts Standalone Mirage Solo Daydream VR Headset, Mirage Daydream VR Camera

At Lenovo's press event at CES 2018 in Las Vegas today, the company introduced the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera, for consuming and creating virtual reality content, respectively.

The headset marks a major milestone for Google's virtual reality efforts as it's the first wireless headset that doesn't depend on a Daydream-compatible smartphone to use, giving it the potential to reach a much wider audience than the Daydream View headsets. The Lenovo Mirage Solo is expected to be available starting in the second quarter this year.

The Mirage Solo is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR platform with 4GB of RAM.

On front of the headset, there are two cameras, which undoubtedly will be used to merge Google's AR and VR aspirations - possibly even something akin to Lenovo's Star Wars Jedi Challenges experience?

But unlike the Daydream View and many other headsets out there, the Mirage Solo will be able to track movement without the use of external sensors. "The resulting imagery is far more immersive than what you get with a traditional camera", Bavor says.

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YI Technology (YI), the leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, in collaboration with Google's Virtual Reality (VR) team, announced details of its YI Horizon VR180 Camera. "We also lined the areas that touch your face and forehead with breathable, insulated contoured padding for maximum comfort". It's basically a powerful Android smartphone inside of a Daydream VR headset. The Mirage Solo is a pocketable camera that features two 13MP fisheye lenses with a 180x180 field of view and has a battery that lasts up to two hours.

To learn more, please visit www.yitechnology.com/180-vr-camera, and to learn more about YI Technology's other VR offerings go to yitechnology.com/yi-360-vr-camera and yitechnology.com/yi-halo-vr-camera.

The Lenovo Mirage Camera will be priced at "under $300". To learn more about Daydream's VR180 program visit vr.google.com/vr180. The Mirage Camera is no headset, though it might look like a collapsed Google Cardboard. Because it's integrated into the device, pixels are nearly indiscernible to the degree that we didn't find ourselves trying to readjust the headset to get a better look. Speaking of launch, it's slated for Q2 2018, and it is going to be available in the same Moonlight White color.

Alongside the Mirage camera, Lenovo unveiled the world's first Daydream standalone VR headset, the Mirage Solo. The Mirage Solo with Daydream will retail for $400, which is way below the price of a 2017 flagship plus a $99 Google Daydream View headset.

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