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Just when people couldn’t keep up with the excitement of the Oculus Go launched at the Facebook’s F8 conference, Google added fuel to the fire by making Lenovo Mirage Solo, the first stand-alone Daydream VR headset, available for purchase at $399.9.

Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset

Let’s have a look at the features that are making this headset all the rage:


Self-contained VR Headset

What makes this VR headset the talk of the town is that it’s the first stand-alone Daydream VR headset. That means it doesn’t require the excess baggage of connecting the phone and then putting on the headset. All you need to do is, just put the headset on and explore the intriguing VR world sans the wires and the added complexity.

The hardware inside resembles that of a mobile device. It has a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM, and 64GB of storage. It comes with a long battery life of 2.5 hours making the entire VR experience seamless. It consists of embedded sensors along with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer. Also, it has a microSD slot, a USB Type-C port, a power button, volume buttons, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Position-tracking Technology

Lenovo Mirage Solo comes with WorldSense, an outstanding 6 degrees of freedom motion tracking feature that helps you move around freely with headsets on, thereby, making the entire experience more immersive.

WorldSense helps remove the need to set up extra sensors. It offers:

  • Two inside-out tracking cameras
  • Built-in proximity sensors that detect the position of nearby objects

Display

Lenovo Mirage Solo comes with a 5.5-inch LCD display. This is an effort to get rid of the blurring issue that happens as you move from one side to the other in the VR world. The screen has a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution with a 110-degree field of view which is similar to Rift and Vive, thereby, making the VR exploration even more interactive.

Design

The headset body is primarily matte plastic in white color with accents of black, and gray running through it, and a solid plastic strap that wraps around the head. The Lenovo Mirage solo is a self-contained headset, which has a strong built. Yet some people find it bulky as the majority of the weight resides on the top of a wearer’s forehead. However, it is adjustable as the headset can be brought all the way around your skull. Also, the Display housing keeps the light from coming in without disturbing the image, making the headset easily movable.

Sound

Lenovo Mirage Solo comes with two microphones, but users need to plug in their own headphones into the 3.5-mm jack as it doesn’t come equipped with in-built speakers.

Apart from the above-mentioned features, the Mirage Solo depends on the Daydream library for accessing content. The catalog has more than 350 games and apps with over 70 titles optimized for WorldSense.

As you can see, Mirage Solo is not flawless. It suffers from issues such as bulky design, no built-in speakers, and limited library app content. But the pros overpower the cons in this case, and it goes without saying that Lenovo Mirage Solo is here to revolutionize the VR experience.

To know more, visit the official Daydream Google Blog

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