Lenovo has finally announced a standalone Google Daydream headset, a Mirage Solo, during CES 2018. First teased during Google IO 2017, Lenovo’s headset is a initial wire-free, phone-free indication for Google’s practical existence height to strike store shelves.
Unlike a $79 Google Daydream View, we won’t need a phone to get started with a Mirage Solo – only a headset itself can energy a whole knowledge with program that Google is now job Daydream OS. It’s installed with a absolute Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inner storage with support for microSD.
When we tag a Mirage Solo on your face, you’ll be looking during a colourful 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 LCD display. In that way, it’s identical to what a phone can put out, though a 110-degree margin of viewpoint could make a large disproportion in immersion.
Until we try it out ourselves, a headset’s weight of 1.42 pounds has us a bit disturbed about comfort. That’s about a half bruise heavier than a HTC Vive, though given Lenovo’s has all of a goodies built-in, a lofty weight seems forgivable. Plus, it looks a lot like a PlayStation VR in that it seems to put a weight on a user’s front – a pattern preference that will make it unequivocally comfy, though not so kind to your hair style.
A World(Sense) of possibilities
Putting aside a considerable inner specs, what unequivocally sets this detached from other mobile VR headsets is a WorldSense function, enabled by a inside-out sensors (as against to outside-in) and cameras that extend it “PC-like positional tracking”, according to Google VR and AR president, Clay Bavor.
Sure, you’ll still be means to play a best Google Daydream games that are already out, interjection to a inclusion of a customary Daydream controller, though Lenovo’s new headset will move along new practice that let we step into a game, as good as duck, evasion and travel around within it.
At Google IO 2017, there were some overwhelming tech demos that got us vehement for WorldSense. Google’s Project Seurat claims to make graphics in mobile VR a whole lot better, by loading textures in layers that change depending on your perspective. You can see this operative in speculation in a shave below, though it has apparently put a tech to work in an considerable Star Wars demo that we can see here.
As distant as what you’ll be personification that’s singular to this new approach of experiencing Daydream, Google announced that a new diversion formed on a Blade Runner universe, called Blade Runner: Revelations, will be coming. Aside from that, sum on titles that will support a Mirage Solo’s WorldSense capabilities during launch are nil.
The Mirage Solo will start “under $400” in Lenovo’s words, that is indeed some-more affordable than a Google Daydream View and a flagship phone with homogeneous specs cost. It’s not a low cost that some were substantially anticipating for, generally given a admittedly reduction able Oculus Go is entrance for only $199. Look for it to arrive in a second entertain of 2018.
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