First announced in January, the first standalone Daydream VR headset, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and the first camera built for VR180, Lenovo Mirage Camera, are now available for purchase. And boy, are they pricey. Well, at least the VR headset is when compared to the Oculus Go. Anyways, you are looking at a starting price of $399.99 for the VR headset and $300 for the camera.
For 400 bucks, you will be bagging yourself a Daydream 2.0 powered VR headset driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR processor. It comes with 5.5-inch LCD display, offering QHD resolution paired to two Fresnel-Spherical 110-degree FOV optics. The device is bolstered by 4 GB RAM, along with 64 GB UFS storage that is further expandable up to 256 GB with a microSD card.
Other highlights include dual 6-degrees-of-freedom tracking cameras, 3 DOF wireless Daydream motion controller, quick release button, adjustment dial, a full suited of sensors (P-sensor, gyros, accelerometer, magnetometer), Android N Pro Audio, 3.5 mm audio jack with dual microphones, integrated dual band wireless 802.11n/ac with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, and a 4,000 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery good for 2.5 hours use. All this is packed in a lightweight 645g (1.42 lbs) package that somehow looks less sophisticated than Oculus’s offering.
As for the camera, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Platform, backed by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC – expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot (with a microSD card, of course). Imaging-wise, it has a dual 13MP f2.1 aperture shooter paired to 180-degree x 180-degree FOV optics and it is capable of 4K/1440P/1080P videoing at 30fps.
Other features include IMU sensor with 6-degrees-of-freedom, dual microphones with single speaker, a removable 2,200 mAh Li-ion Polymer battery with up to 2 hours usage, USB Type-C port, wireless 802.11ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, and BLE.
We love how it is being package. Each camera comes with the unit, wall adapter, a USB Type-C cable, a backup battery, and a pouch for camera lens protection and cleaning. The VR headset, on the other hand, includes the unit, the said controller, travel adapter, USB Type-C cable, and a pair of 3.5 mm VR optimized earphones.
All images courtesy of Lenovo.