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Lenovo's Mirage Solo offers VR experience free of computers or phones

Virtual reality devices have thus far required the use of a computer or a smartphone. But Lenovo’s new Mirage Solo VR glasses are about to change that.

This standalone headset works with Google's Daydream VR platform and provides wireless access to VR content such as games, videos or photos.

The Mirage Solo can not only detect the wearer’s movements, but can also determine their position in the room using built-in cameras. This allows the wearer move more naturally in virtual worlds.

The Mirage Solo has a 110-degree field of view, and built-in QHD (2,560 by 1,440 pixel) resolution display. A battery charge should, according to Lenovo, last between one-and-a-half to four hours, depending on how the headset is being used.

In addition to its new untethered VR headset, Lenovo is introducing a matching camera for VR content. The VR 180 has two 13-megapixel cameras with fisheye lenses. It films with a 180-degree viewing angle and can connect directly to video services such as Youtube via wifi or LTE. (File photo, 09/01/2018. Please credit: 'Andrea Warnecke / dpa'.) Photo: Andrea Warnecke/dpa-tmn
Lenovo's VR 180 films with a 180-degree viewing angle. — dpa


In addition to the Mirage Solo, Lenovo is introducing a matching camera for VR content. The VR 180 has two 13-megapixel cameras with fisheye lenses. It films with a 180-degree viewing angle and can connect directly to video services such as Youtube via wifi or LTE.

According to Lenovo, the Mirage Solo and the VR-180 camera will go on sale in the second quarter of 2018, but the company has not yet named prices. — dpa