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Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset launched at CES 2018

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset launched at CES 2018 Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset launched at CES 2018
Lori Graves | 10 January, 2018, 01:34

Lenovo today announced the world's first self-contained virtual reality headset powered by Google's Daydream VR platform.

Design-wise, the Lenovo Mirage Solo looks more like a Windows Mixed Reality headset than any iteration of Google Cardboard or Daydream we've seen.

Showcased in Las Vegas for the ongoing CES 2018 ahead of a commercial launch sometime "in the second quarter this year", the affordable "self-sufficient" VR device "combines the simplicity of an all-in-one headset" with the "immersive experience of motion-tracking technology".

The Mirage Solo VR headset takes advantage of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor to power Google Daydream.

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? What that means is that the headset uses its own cameras and sensors, rather than ones mounted on the wall, to track your every movement in every direction. Lenovo says that they believe this is a better option for viewing photos in virtual reality, and also easier to use. Developed to leverage Google's new VR180 format, the stereoscopic, 3-D camera gives users an easy way to capture high-resolution, immersive video that lets anyone who views it immediately transport to new and fantastic places. That should be enough storage for plenty of images, but there is also a micro SD card slot in case you need some more storage.

The Mirage Solo comes with high quality lenses with a 110 degree field of view, which should keep everything nice and sharp while minimizing the screen-door effect. There's also some breathable padding in areas where the headset touches the skin, though it remains to be seen how fast that will become a grime depository.

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset launched at CES 2018

The problem with most VR headsets goes beyond just being dependent on a separate device. And, let's face it, Google Daydream isn't exactly the most prolific VR platform out there.

The Mirage Solo will cost below $400 when it goes on sale in Q2, though an exact price is yet to be confirmed. The standard is created to streamline content acquisition for delivery to VR headsets, using dual-lens 180-degree cameras with 3D support rather than 360-degree models.

And then there's the Mirage Camera.

Lenovo's Mirage Camera, a VR camera that captures a 180-degree view of your surroundings. Pricing and availability aren't yet set, but we do know a few things about the camera. In fact, it's a 180-degree camera only.

The Mirage Solo will be available in spring 2018.

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