Lenovo's Standalone Google Daydream VR HMD, Mirage Solo, Available Now

For $400, you can have the new standalone and cast your VR gameplay to a Chromecast.

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We're headed right for a moment in the VR industry's timeline focused on accessible standalone VR HMDs and the latest major piece of hardware to join the battle has been revealed. Following up the Oculus Go and Vive Focus is the previously revealed Mirage Solo, the first standalone Google Daydream headset, and it's available now.

The Mirage Solo is made by Lenovo and carries a $400 price tag. No smartphone is needed to run the Solo and its specs, as reported by Ars Technica, closely resembles the guts of the phones typically needed to run a mobile VR HMD:

  • Snapdragon 835 Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 4,000mAh Battery (roughly two and a half hours)
  • Gyroscope/Accelerometer/Magnetometer

The Mirage Solo also features the WorldSense front-facing cameras, which provide inside-out 6-DOF motion-tracking. The Mirage also features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD Screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 75hz refresh rate.

The software suite is Daydream, of course, and there's a pretty stout collection of experiences available right now. Because it's built on Android 8.0, the Mirage Solo is capable of casting to a Google Chromecast so spectators can watch you play in VR. We haven't gotten out hands on a Mirage Solo yet, but look out for hands-on coverage in the future.

For insight on other VR developments, check out the half-dome VR headset Oculus revealed at the F8 conference and stay tuned to Shacknews for more updates.

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