Lenovo and Google unveil the first Daydream standalone VR headset

- Adrian Ungureanu

Lenovo and Google have been teaming up for quite a while to develop virtual reality and augmented reality but this might be their first successful device.

Lenovo brought the Mirage Solo at CES 2018 and at first glance it could become a serious competitor for Oculus Go and HTC Vive Focus, the other standalone VR headsets alternative available on the market.

The new device is powered by WorldSense, a sensors system that tracks the users movements without needing external sensors, similar to other standalone headsets. Of course a Daydream controller is also available to enable interaction with the virtual world.

Lenovo said that the device offers a 110° field of view – matching the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The headset is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform with 4GB of RAM, which means that is has better hardware than the Oculus Go.

Lenovo also promises that Mirage Solo should last up to 7 hours on a single charge and that the headset should work fine with glasses.

No word on availability of prices, but as a comparison the current devices available on the market and the rival of the upcoming Mirage Solo, Oculus Go (Snapdragon 821) costs $200 and Vive Focus (Snapdragon 835) $600.