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The best VR deals of January 2018

10 January, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Lydia Fleming
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At the same time, Lenovo and Google also showed off the Mirage Camera, a dinky VR camera with two 13MP lenses that's able to shoot 180-degree videos. videos that you can then explore inside the Mirage Solo.

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, has 4GB of RAM built-in and 64GB of storage.

Content shot by the Mirage camera is wirelessly uploaded to Google Photos and YouTube, where it can be viewed either as a VR video through a headset, or as a 180-degree video which can be panned around with a mouse on the desktop, or by tilting a smartphone or tablet. The Lenovo Mirage Solo will be available for under $400 sometime in the second quarter of 2018.

Lenovo today announced the Mirage Solo, the first standalone headset compatible with Google's Daydream virtual reality platform. That should be announced officially once we get closer to launch date.

The headset is notably the first to make use of the Worldsense inside-out positional tracking technology announced by Google past year.


Of course, Lenovo has also included Google's Daydream remote, a necessary accessory for interaction within games and apps.

The Mirage Solo also promises a much higher quality virtual reality experience than what you'd get with a smartphone-enabled headset.

The Mirage camera offers three shooting mode: photo, video and live broadcasting and you can pair it to your smartphone with Wi-Fi direct.

After the demo completed, we tapped the home button to return to the Daydream's main menu to see a familiar landing page that we're used to seeing in the Daydream View. Even if not, it's simple to get into. The 256x1440 display offers a 110-degree filed of view, and the whole headset weighs in at 1.42 pounds. Overall, it's a pretty stark - and not necessarily positive - change from Google's fabric-covered Daydream View, but it also seems created to offer greater stability.

We look forward to testing more games and apps, as well as its 4,000mAh integrated battery to see how long it can last under pressure. That headset is retailing for around US$600. And from there you can view it in the Daydream View, or if you have the Mirage Solo, you can pop out the micro SD card (a good reason to use a micro SD card versus the internal storage) and put it into the Mirage Solo and view your content. The Mirage Solo is a standalone Google Daydream headset, something that was initially teased at Google's I/O developer conference previous year. A first look at the tag might shock you, but based on the powerful tech that's been implemented and acknowledging just how well it's been done, this seems like a sweet spot.

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