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Hands-on with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream

Hands-on with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream

It's such a good idea in fact that the big names in VR are bringing out similar headsets of their own in the near future, in the form of the Oculus Go and the HTC Vive Focus.

Pricing isn't finalized, but Lenovo tells VentureBeat that the Mirage Solo will cost under $400 in the U.S. and the Mirage Camera will cost under $300. Its development team consists of industry-leading experts from the US, China, Japan, Israel and Europe with several decades of combined experience in imaging technology, algorithms, data analysis, cloud computing and mobile applications. The Mirage Camera is integrated with Google Photos and YouTube for the private storage or public sharing of footage or 3D photos captured with the camera. There's no debating it. You have to shove your smartphone into a headset, there are some weird UI things about operating it once it's in there, and you get interrupted by notifications sometimes. Although Lenovo is also looking to get this one a bit lower in price before launch.

Once you have shot your VR video, you will want a headset to watch it on.

The Mirage Solo's smooth plastic exterior, which sports an adjustable head strap, houses hardware powerful enough to drive VR apps and games. It does also support LTE, although Lenovo was quiet about which carriers would support the Mirage Camera (based on the bands supported, likely AT&T and/or Verizon - there's no band 12 here for T-Mobile).

Hands-on with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream
Hands-on with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream

The game-play itself is fun, with the lightsaber duels being the clear highlight.

And although the camera supposedly shoots at 30 frames per second, one of the sample videos I watched had skips and jerks, which Lenovo chalked up to early firmware.

YI Horizon VR180 seamlessly integrates with YouTube and Google Photos so viewers can easily activate a VR experience when viewed with Google Cardboard, Daydream, PSVR, and a number of other certified VR viewers. This is a stereoscopic camera that can capture 13 MP photos and videos in a wide, 180 degree field of view.

Lenovo won't have the only Assistant-powered Smart Display; Google says they're coming from JBL, LG, and Sony as well, although we haven't actually seen any of those yet. He also hinted at plans to eventually bring other Disney franchises to the headset as well. The Mirage Solo VR headset is priced at $449, while the Mirage Camera will set you back $229. Breathable, insulated, and contoured padding around the areas that touch your face is designed for comfort. We don't know that, either.