We recently reported the announcement of the Lenovo Mirage Solo. This Daydream VR headset works without a telephone and has really interesting specifications. The Daydream experience seems to become even more intense with this gadget.
Lenovo Mirage Solo
For the last few months, Google has been in a collaboration with Lenovo to bring a Standalone DayDream VR Headset to the market. Until now, we could not say anything about what this stand-alone VR headset would bring to the table. The Lenovo Mirage Solo was officially unveiled today at the CES in Las Vegas. We can now tell you more about what you can do with this device.
It is already possible to realize a nice VR experience with the Daydream View VR headsets. The disadvantage of this VR headset is that you need a phone that is also Daydream ‘ready’. There very few phones that are supports the Google DayDream VR experience hence there are few people who have experienced how beautiful the experience is.
Hopefully, the Lenovo Mirage Solo will change this. You do not need a phone for this VR headset. It is, in fact, a stand-alone VR headset in which everything is already built-in. Just like the Daydream View, it comes with a remote control. The Mirage Solo, however, has been given WorldSense technology which allows it to detect up-and-down movements of your head. With these glasses, you can not just look around in the virtual world, but now you can also stoop, dodge and jump. This gives an extra dimension to playing games in VR and this makes it even more realistic.
The VR headset also brings more practical comfort than the fabric predecessor of Google. You have a lot less hassle in the first place because your phone will be free as you move in the virtual world. Your phone can now just lie beside you. The battery life was also a problem, VR games are mostly heavy on battery. The Mirage Solo should last seven hours. There is a large headband attached to the Solo that ensures that the device is still comfortable after seven hours. Whether your mind sustains the seven hours in the virtual world is another story, but it is nice that it is possible.
As for the hardware of the Lenovo Mirage Solo, It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. There is 4GB of RAM along with 64 gigs of internal storage. The display is of the LCD quality having a resolution of 2560×1440. There are two microphones and a headphone jake is also present. There is no word on the battery capacity but Lenovo promises 7 hours of usage.
Lenovo has also partnered with Yi, a company that specializes in making camera equipment. And last but not least, we can mention the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Lenovo Also Announced Mirage Camera
At the CES, Lenovo has also announced the Mirage Camera with which you can make your own VR videos. With this fisheye camera with a double 13-megapixel sensor, you can make your own content for the Mirage Solo. The images are shot in VR180 and that is a standard that Google has developed for VR videos. You can also view the images ‘flat’ and the camera should be able to stream images to YouTube live. You can save the images on the device itself, but it also works with Google Photos and you can save your images in the cloud.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo will come on the market around spring, but it is not yet known whether this is also the case for the Benelux. Nothing is known about the price yet. It will get a price similar to that of a smartphone, given the specifications.
The Mirage Camera will probably be on the market in the second quarter of 2018. Nothing has yet been published about the price.