Bing, Lenovo unveil separate Daydream VR headset

Bing, Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

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Google and Lenovo on Tuesday at CES 2018 unveiled a Daydream VR headset called the Mirage Solo. A first when it comes to Daydream system, the Mirage Solo can work standalone, meaning it does not need a smartphone tether by cord or Bluetooth. In addition it features incorporated positional tracking thanks to Google’s WorldSense, getting rid of the necessity for any external detectors.

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The Mirage Solo features a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440) display with 6DoF view, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space, and 4000mAh battery that promises 7 hours of battery life.

Operating the Daydream system, the Mirage Solo should be able to access Bing’s catalog of VR content and apps like YouTube. Lenovo has also included a remote control to interact with all the platform.

The separate VR headset does not feature earphones, but has actually a 3.5mm headphone jack so that you can pair your own. The 6DoF functionality implies you can virtually go behind products or look around a spectator during a sporting occasion, like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The Mirage Solo are designed for under $400 in Q2 2018, Lenovo says. It didn’t provide any accessibility particulars.

Google and Lenovo also unveiled a VR180 camera on Tuesday for shooting VR photo and video clip content for Daydream headsets.

Published at Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:03:00 +0000