Lenovo's Mirage Solo will launch in May for under $400.
The device, billed as the first standalone Daydream VR headset that doesn't require a smartphone to use, debuted at CES earlier this year. At that time, Lenovo said it was targeting a mid-2018 release. Now, US pricing and release date information has been revealed, thanks to B&H and via Ubergizmo. The headset will be available to preorder for $399.99 and should release on 11 May 2018.
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Pocket-lint got a chance to test out the Mirage Solo in January. We found it to be a well made and comfortable-to-wear product, with greater control in use compared to the Google Daydream View. And as the Lenovo requires no phone, it's a more accessible way to experience Google's ever-evolving VR project, without the fuss of wires or a PC like HTC Vive. It's not overpriced either, which is nice.
It's based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform, and it features 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5.5-inch LCD display (1280 x 1440 pixels per eye), and a 7-hour battery life. We suspect Google will talk more about this at Google I/O, which runs from 8 May to 10 May.