If you’re searching for the best it conferences to attend then don’t go anywhere because Google debuted its plans for mobile virtual reality (VR) in 2016 with the Daydream View, a portable headset that’s powered by a smartphone. The biggest downside is that you have to use a smartphone. That means dealing with smartphone constraints — your phone’s battery will be eaten up, and you can only go into VR for an hour or two before the phone gets incredibly hot and performance takes a hit. All of those problems have been solved with the first stand-alone Daydream headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream.
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream Standalone VR Headset Design
Lenovo Mirage Solo is an advanced and high-performance VR headset. As we can see from the images, the headset shows off an elegant and minimal appearance design, and it’s artfully weight-balanced and coated with breathable, thick padding plus adjustable headband in order to deliver a comfortable wearing experience. More importantly, similar with Oculus Go, the headset features a standalone design that sets you free from external sensors, dodge, sidestep and leap, and you also don’t need extra cables, expensive PC or smartphone to connect with the headset. Its Worldsense body tracking lets you freely explore your virtual world.
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream Standalone VR Headset Features
Lenovo Mirage Solo is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4GB RAM, so it’s powerful enough to deal with various VR sessions. Furthermore, a blur-free, low-latency QHD IPS display with a 110-degree field of view lets you immerse in the virtual realty world. Moreover, built-in Daydream brings hundreds of incredible experiences at your fingertips including YouTube, Netflix and more.
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream Standalone VR Headset Price
Lenovo took a while to figure out the price for the Mirage Solo, but eventually, it landed on $400 — for reference, the HTC Vive is now available on Amazon for $600 (though you need a gaming PC to use it). For $400, you can get gaming consoles like Sony’s PlayStation 4 or the Nintendo Switch, both of which have a much more impressive and robust library of games. The Solo won’t just be about gaming, but it could perhaps benefit from an even lower price tag. The headset is now up for pre-order from B&HPhoto, with a shipping date set for May 11.