Google and Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

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Google and Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

At the CES' 18, Google and Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo, a new VR headset that does not require any smartphone to operate. Lenovo hopes to ship the headset by the second quarter of this year.


The Mirage Solo, a standalone device sports a Qualcomm 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory. It will also have dual mics, a headphone jack and a 2560 x 1440 LCD screen. The company claims 7 hours of battery life for the VR headset.

The Mirage Solo is powered by WorldSense, a new Google technology that can understand a user's movement without requiring external sensors, according to a Google product page. This allows users to lean, dodge, or duck naturally as they move through VR content on the platform. The Mirage Solo will be shipped with a Mirage Camera that captures video in 4K and is capable of live streaming videos in 3D. The camera sports 4-inch long and 2-inch tall VR camera which comes with a 13-megapixel stereoscopic camera and weighs around 141 grams.

The camera comes equipped with Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform which features high-quality dual cameras, built-in Wi-Fi and X9 LTE cellular modem in the LTE version.

Similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the Mirage Solo also includes 6DoF functionality which means a user can virtually move behind items in the space, or look around an object. Google also announced a Blade Runner game that you can play on the Mirage Solo.

The company has not announced final price as of yet but says that it would be priced at less than $400. The Mirage Solo will be available by spring 2018.

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