At the CES 2018 expo, Lenovo finally unveiled its first standalone VR Headset – the Mirage Solo. As planned earlier at the Google I/O, Lenovo launched the Mirage Solo in collaboration with Google. It’s the first standalone VR Headset to feature Google’s WorldSense Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) tracking and to utilize Google’s Daydream platform.
Lenovo Mirage Solo Details
The Lenovo Mirage Solo comes with a 5.5″ inch QHD LCD screen with a 2560 x 1440 screen resolution, 75Hz refresh rate, and 110 degrees field-of-view (FOV). Additionally, the headset will support a Qualcomm 835 chipset, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory, with additional support of 256GB expandable memory through microSD.
The headset also features dual microphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack (headphones will be included in the box) and comes with a 4000mAh of Li-ion Polymer battery. The battery offers 7 hours of battery life which ensures you will have a comfortable time watching your favorite VR porn videos on-the-go.
Being based on the Daydream platform, users of the Mirage Solo will obviously be able to enjoy all the content in the Daydream catalog of over 250 apps and games, including Google apps like YouTube VR, Street View, Photos, and Expeditions. The headset comes with an additional 3DoF which is similar to that found on the Daydream View. Using the controller, you can control all the apps and content within the headset.
Another good feature is that the Mirage Solo comes with a built-in Chromecast which lets you project images and content to the nearby screen. Be careful that you don’t accidentally switch to your VR Porn collection while using this feature. Lol!
The great news is that the Mirage Solo will deliver an engaging VR experience as it features Google’s WorldSense inside-out positional tracking which includes 6DoF tracking. For comparison, this technology is quite similar to the one used by Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headsets.
Pricing and Release Date
The Lenovo Mirage Solo is expected to hit shelves in the second quarter of 2018 with no specific release date as of now. In this price-sensitive market, Lenovo wants to make sure that they can offer a competitive price “so that it’s accessible to more people.” The company said that the headset will be priced under $400.
This year belongs to “standalone” VR headsets and it looks like Lenovo has positioned itself quite well to compete. There early entrance into the market should help them establish a decent presence. Of course, the major market disruptor could be the Oculus Go. This headset is expected to be priced at $199 and offers fairly advanced features for the cost. Oculus is also working on its high-end standalone VR headset under the code name of Project Santa-Cruz.
HTC is also making aggressive moves with their own standalone headset the VR Focus and the recently announced HTC Vive Pro. Of course, we can’t forget the newly announced Pico Neo standalone headset either.
It seems that this year users will get a plethora of options in the standalone VR headset segment to choose from!
Lenovo Mirage Specs
- Dimensions (W x L x H) (mm) : 204.01 x 269.5 x 179.86 (inches) : 8.03″ x 10.61″ x 7.08
- Weight: 645 g (1.42 lbs)
- Color: Moonlight White
- Operating System: Daydream OS
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 835
- Audio: Android N Pro Audio, 3.5 mm Audio Jack with Dual Microphones
- RAM : 4 GB
- ROM : 64 GB UFS
- Card Slot : microSD Card; Up to 256 GB
- Battery: 4000 mAh Li-ion Polymer (standby and general usage time TBA)
- Display 5.5″ Resolution QHD (2560 x 1440) LCD, 75 Hz
- Lens : 2 x Fresnel-Aspheric, 110° FOV
- WLAN : WiFi 802.11 ac/n 2×2 MIMO Dual Band
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 5.0 + BLE
What’s Inside the Box
- Lenovo Mirage Solo
- Daydream Wireless Motion Controller
- Travel Adapter
- USB Type-C™ Cable
- 3.5 mm Earphones
- User Manual
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card