During CES 2018, both Lenovo and Google took the stage to announce their first self-contained VR headset on the Daydream VR platform, called the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The device supports the same experiences as the other Daydream-capable headsets while being a standalone piece of hardware that isn’t powered by a mobile phone. There is “WorldSense” tracking on board, with a price of under $400 and a ship date by the second quarter of this year.
Daydream-capable standalone VR headsets isn’t a new idea Google first announced the devices at their I/O conference last year, but the Mirage Solo marks the first actual product in the new line.
Like the Oculus Go, the VR headset is based on Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 835 VR Platform and has 4GB of RAM that can have up to 7 hours of playback time. The device weighs in at 645 grams, making it the heaviest standalone VR headset. A 5.5-inch LCD display that has a resolution of 1280×1440 gives users VR content, alongside 64GB of storage and a MicroSD card slot for more. The Mirage Solo also has two cameras facing the front of the device for motion tracking, which borrows technology from Google’s old Tango program.
There are about 5 feet of play space, which is less than what you would get on the HTC Vive, as it has up to 16 feet, but it still good enough to play around with. There are no motion controllers supported, however, but it can use the other Daydream enabled remote that works with other headsets.
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