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Lenovo reveals first untethered, phone-free Google VR headset

Lenovo reveals first untethered, phone-free Google VR headset Lenovo reveals first untethered, phone-free Google VR headset
Eloisa Felix | Enero 10, 2018, 02:41

It's really only for aficionados.

The Mirage Solo VR headset takes advantage of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor to power Google Daydream.

Google's official standalone Daydream View VR headset has yet to make its way to consumers. You can also use your smartphone to set up apps and content in your account and then watch them on the headset, which is the best of all possible user interfaces. The fact that the headset provides almost perfect isolation from light also plays into this gain in immersion. So viewing these photos and videos in a VR headset should offer a convincing 3D effect while giving people the added immersion of being able to look around the scene a bit. With no cords! That's a huge leap forward, sometimes literally. And Disney can easily add more content to the game just by updating its mobile app. Unlike Google's model, most of the pressure is on your forehead when you wear the Mirage Solo, and it remains comfortable enough even when using it for a longer duration. You just mount this thing on your head, with "size accommodations for nearly every face shape, visual aid and head proportion", and get transported into a whole new world of gaming and other hypnotic experiences.

There's no need for you to connect the Mirage Solo to a powerful PC or phone, and the easy setup requires no wires or external sensors.

Its success is dependent, as always, on the software ecosystem. The headset has also been engineered for better load distribution to reduce strain on the wearer. I got a little nauseous, actually, from tilting my head to steer and ducking a lot, but that would probably happen in real snowboarding, too.

Lenovo reveals first untethered, phone-free Google VR headset

YI Technology (YI), the leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, in collaboration with Google's Virtual Reality (VR) team, announced details of its YI Horizon VR180 Camera. There are no settings to dive into or user interface to navigate. We didn't think we'd be saying this, but that's now the entry-level headset for Daydream.

Lenovo is also launching a VR camera to complement its new headset.

Taking pictures with the Mirage Camera is actually pretty simple. The images captured in this way can be viewed with the Mirage Solo and other Daydream platform devices. This is awesome because it uses existing high end hardware and makes the headsets cheap, but it also means that you're using hardware not optimized for VR.

Essentially, there's a flagship smartphone packed inside of the Mirage Solo.

VR footage from a 360-degree camera typically feels held away from the action.