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Lenovo's Mirage Solo is a standalone VR headset with Google Daydream

Lenovo's Mirage Solo is a standalone VR headset with Google Daydream

Back to the newly outed Mirage Solo from Lenovo, and we've been given a price estimate of under $400 (roughly £295) for when the device goes on sale sometime in the spring. It projected that only a meager two per cent of the USA population would have adopted smartphone-based VR by this year, and about one per cent would have adopted more dedicated high-end VR headsets.

The tablet/PC combines the capability and versatility of both and Lenovo ensured that the battery in the Lenovo Miix 630 laptop - that runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform - lasts for 20 hours with full video playback. Lenovo's Mirage Solo is one of the first standalone VR headsets, and companies like Oculus are expected to launch their own standalone VR headset soon, too. "WorldSense lets you duck, dodge and lean, and to step backwards, forwards, and side to side, unlocking new gameplay elements that bring the virtual world to life". You just mount this thing on your head, with "size accommodations for almost every face shape, visual aid and head proportion", and get transported into a whole new world of gaming and other hypnotic experiences.

Update: 11:27am: This post was updated with the price of the Mirage Solo.

There is quite a bit of Daydream content now available through Google's VR storefront, the question is whether the Lenovo headset will be popular enough to drive developers to update content for its positional tracking and create wholly new experiences that are only possible with the 6DoF tracking technology. Like other VR180 cameras, content can be uploaded directly to Google Photos or YouTube to be viewed with or without a VR headset. The display is a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 WQHD display. These can be shared via Google Photos or YouTube, and watched on something like the Mirage Solo.

Lenovo's Mirage Solo is a standalone VR headset with Google Daydream

This just in, VR180 cameras soon to be replaced by your phone.

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 camera features a dual 13 MP fisheye camera and a 180 x 180 degree field of view. Professional creators will get the Z Cam K1 Pro as well. Part of that is due to the use of more advanced technology. Fully compatible with a range of Daydream peripherals like the controller, steering wheel and bats, you can engage on a wide variety of adventures.

Despite being the cheapest of the VR sets on the market right now, we've seen impressive discounts and bundles for the PSVR headset, cameras and games.

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