Jan 15, 2018

Lenovo Mirage Solo: World's first standalone Daydream VR headset

Lenovo collaborated with Google to manufacture the world's first-ever standalone Daydream VR headset which comes with WorldSense positional tracking technology. Together, they introduced the new device at the CES 2018.

Lenovo and Google seem to be a great team after all. Even though the Project Tango failed to work out, the two tech giants together made a state-of-the-art, standalone VR headset with Daydream platform on board and brought the fruit of their labor at the ongoing CES 2018. For starters, it is the first time the world witnessed the introduction of a standalone Daydream VR headset. Also, it is the first-ever VR device arriving with WorldSense technology. Well, the titleholder bears the name Lenovo Mirage Solo. It is worth mentioning that HTC is one of Google's hardware partners, together with Lenovo, but it pulled out and released its standalone headset dubbed as the HTC Vive Focus.

Regarding the WorldSense technology, it allows the user to move around and explore the virtual environments as if he is in that space. It also functions without the need for external sensors and cords, a feature which its close competitor, the Oculus Go, lacks. WorldSense's positional tracking technology does that by tracking position in space through its built-in cameras and sensors. The Lenovo Mirage Solo offers an immersive experience whenever you search for clues to unravel the mystery underlying the congested streets of Blade Runner. Google previously announced that the said game is available in the headset alongside other VR games.

Going to the specifics, the Lenovo Mirage Solo comes with a Snapdragon 835 processor which supports built-in VR functionality. The Qualcomm chipset pairs with 4 GB of RAM. The headset arrives with a 110-degree field of view and is comfortable with an adjustment dial on the back, as well as paddings, which helps distribute weight. It could last up to 7 hours of playtime on a single charge. While there's still no exact price tag, Lenovo said that the VR headset will cost under USD 400 (around PHP 20,100).