Lenovo is a Chinese technology company that is well known for their laptops and tablets. The Mirage Solo VR headsets were developed in a joint venture with Google.
Google has been driving VR in two ways, through Daydream, their Android VR platform and through WorldSense, their tracking system. The Lenovo Mirage is their first offering featuring both technologies.
The standalone unit is slightly more expensive than the Oculus models but does offer some advantages. The dual wide-angle cameras on the front of the headset allow for accurate inside-out tracking. WorldSense allows users a realistic VR experience as it tracks movements and allows users natural movement with a great range of motion.
Diagonal Size: 5.5 in
Native Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Battery: 4000 mAh lithium polymer
Weight: 22.75 oz
Sensors: accelerometer, gyro sensor, magnetometer, proximity sensor
Field of View: 110°
Resolution per Eye: 2560 x 1440
Operating System: Daydream 2.0
Included Software: OOBE, ePOS, YouTube, Google Arts and Culture, Google Photos, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Street View
Control Type: 3 DOF Wireless Daydream Motion Controller
The Daydream 2.0 Euphrates Operating System, Google WorldSense technology and 3 DOF (degrees of freedom) Wireless Daydream Motion Controller combine to give you an immersive VR experience that is highly realistic and allows for good freedom of movement.
Inside-out tracking is excellent
It is well built and durable
Given the added technology, the price is reasonable
Many Daydream apps to choose from
Fresnel lenses for an enhanced visual experience
Comfortable and adjustable with convenient volume keys
Driven by a superb Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR platform
The microSD slot allows you to expand the memory
More expensive than similar standalone VR headsets
Tracking area is restricted
The headset is somewhat bulky
Motion control is limited
Apps are still limited
While an excellent standalone VR headset with some cutting-edge technology, the Lenovo Mirage Solo still has a way to go. It is a great start and the promise of things to come. Given that standalone VR headset options are still fairly limited, if your budget allows, this is a great option for now.