Along with the Mirage Solo headset, Lenovo is also announcing the Mirage Camera, at CES 2018. That’s a shorter battery life than most high-end phones, but that means that you can spare your precious handheld the rigors of supporting VR, namely extreme heat and quick battery drainage. A pair of tracking cameras on the front of the headset helps to immerse the experience further by going one-step beyond what we’ve been getting from traditional mobile VR headsets thus far, by allowing the headset to track head movements in more directions. It’s a more affordable option than the high-end Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, but it might be a bit more expensive than the $199 Oculus Go. Standalone VR headsets have always been a dream but, as far as Google’s Daydream platform is concerned, that nearly failed to take shape. When combined with the high-performance graphics and the Daydream OS, the Lenovo Mirage Solo can bring you more exceptional virtual reality experiences.
At home, get a more personalized, convenient and shared technology experience with the Lenovo Smart Display that has the Google Assistant built-in. Using WorldSense, you can lean, dodge or duck through space naturally as you move through a large library of magical, reality-defying content.
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.
The Miix 630 (keyboard and Lenovo digital pen included) starts at $799.99, expected to be available beginning in the second quarter this year. The display is a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 WQHD display. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack. That’s where Lenovo’s second new device, the Mirage Solo with Daydream, comes into play. Think of them as an everyday kind of camera that happens to shoot in 3D. The Mirage Solo uses the same Daydream controller as the official model to control the virtual world around you. Or a 2D version can be viewed on a typical mobile or desktop screen. This is not a 360-degree camera, instead it does 180-degree pictures. Which again, makes it lighter weight and since it is already pretty thin, it can slide right into your pocket without looking awkward – unlike most 360-degree cameras on the market right now. Google says that YI will have a camera out this Spring (seen above).
Panasonic support for GH5 series of interchangeable lens cameras (which makes a lot of sense, as the company released a 3D Micro Four Thirds lens way back in 2010). For professional creators, the Z Cam K1 Pro recently launched, and Panasonic is building VR180 support for the just-announced GH5 cameras with a new add-on, Google said.