Lenovo Mirage Solo is the first standalone Daydream VR headset

Randall Craig
January 10, 2018

Outside of that it appears as though the standalone and phone-based versions of Daydream VR will run the same software. And there's 64GB of storage, with a microSD slot for more space. Also unlike other smartphone VR headsets, the Mirage Solo uses Google's positional tracking WorldSense technology, which means it can track your head without the need of any external sensors, and there's a 3 DoF controller to use with it too.

Today, Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Solo, the first standalone virtual reality headset for Google Daydream platform. The all-in-one headset packs plenty of power, has a crisp 5.5-inch Quad-HD display, a wide field of view, and enough battery for 7-hours of continuous VR fun.

While this short demo didn't let us mess around fully with the environment, it's clear that the newfound freedom that WorldSense brings is enormous for mobile VR.

Because video is stitched in real time it's ready to edit right off the memory card, and it's also possible to stream directly to YouTube VR180.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo also comes with a wireless Daydream controller, which acts as a unique and intuitive extension of your hand.

These smart displays essentially function like a smart, voice-controlled speaker combined with a stationary tablet, and are being build with kitchen-use in mind.

Lenovo Mirage Solo is the first standalone Daydream VR headset

The problem with most VR headsets goes beyond just being dependent on a separate device. 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.

There's also a massive 4,000 mAh battery that promises almost 7 hours of continuous VR gaming, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi and everything else you'd expect on a high-end Android device.

The Mirage Solo also has built-in casting support, so you can stream your virtual experiences to your TV for friends and family to follow along. 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. The area that touches your face and forehead is a soft breathable padding with comfort in mind.

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. As the name implies, it's simply a camera created to capture and record content that can be best viewed by a Dayream headset, like the Lenovo Mirage Solo, of course.

Lenovo's Mirage camera uses dual-13 megapixel fisheyes cameras and 180- by 180-degree field of view to capture stereoscopic photos and video. Stay tuned for more details.


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