Lenovo has officially revealed the Mirage Solo, its standalone Daydream-powered VR headset. Though the Solo first showed up in an FCC filing last month, Lenovo had the headset on display at CES this week and offered more information about the upcoming tech. The headset is notably the first to make use of the Worldsense inside-out positional tracking technology announced by Google last year. Thanks to that, Lenovo’s Mirage Solo runs without the assistance of a smartphone or PC and is the fist Daydream-powered display to do so. TechCrunch reports that Lenovo hopes to have the Mirage Solo out by the second quarter of this year and expects its final retail price to fall below $400. The headset itself houses A Qualcomm 835 chipset,4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard memory, a seven-hour battery, and a 2560 x 1440 LCD screen. Like Google’s own line of Daydream-powered headsets, the Mirage Solo is controlled by a small handheld remote. But unlike the Daydream View and many other … [Read more...] about Lenovo debuts the Mirage Solo, its standalone Daydream VR headset
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Google announces the Daydream View VR headset as a budget, mobile alternative to the more expensive VR experiences. The $80 headset has a November launch window.Some gamers may feel like they are being felt out of the virtual reality future due to financial limitations, but the budget VR market continues to grow. Not everyone can afford a high-end PC and an Oculus Rift or Vive, but options like Google Cardboard, Gear VR, and even PlayStation VR offer a virtual reality experience that comes in way under $1000. Google has another VR option arriving in a few weeks with the Daydream View VR headset.Google announced the new headset today and the device’s $80 price tag puts it well above the quality level of Google’s own Cardboard device, but still well under the budget of even the $399 PlayStation VR. The Daydream View launches in November and customers can start pre-ordering the headset as early as October 20 in the US.The Daydream View will work similarly to Samsung’s … [Read more...] about Google Announces Daydream View VR Headset For November Launch
The highly-anticipated VR headset is ready to hit the market and will definitelybe a game changer among other VR headsets. Google has announced their Daydream View VR Headset will be released to stores on November 10. Another VR headset is about to launch this November 10 by a tech-giant Google, called Daydream View or known as Daydream View VR Headset. The announcement was released November 1st by Mike Jazayeri, director of Google VR's product management, on their website. According to the website, Daydream View VR Headset can be used on any Daydream-ready phone like Pixel. Daydream View will allow users to have an incredible experience in virtual reality like watching their favorite movies and playing games like never before. Daydream View VR Headset Offers More Aside from gaming, Daydream View VR headset can be used on other things that people love to do. It can be used as your personal cinema by streaming in available VR content on HULU exclusively for Daydream View. In addition, … [Read more...] about Daydream View VR Headset Release Date, News & Update: Google Set To Change Mobile Virtual Reality Experience With Its New Coming Headgear!
The VR trend has come to Apple as it has been awarded a patent to create its own VR headset for mobile. The tech-giant has no official announcement on when they plan to release Apple VR headset, however, but it is now looking forward to create the headgear. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Apple a patent for their new device called, Head-Mounted Display Apparatus for Retaining a Portable Electronic Device with Display. In the simplest form, it's an Apple VR headset intended for smartphones that will directly compete with Samsung's Gear VR headset and Google's upcoming VR, the Daydream View. In our recent report, Google has announced its official release of their Daydream View VR headset on November 10. It's obvious now that Apple is following the trend of providing smartphone users a VR experience with their Apple VR Headset. Samsung was the first to release a VR headset intended for smartphones, unlike Oculus Rift or HTC Vive that are dependent … [Read more...] about Apple VR Headset Specs, Features & Price: Virtual Reality Device For iPhone Now In Progress, Is It Worth The Wait?
Google will release Daydream View, the company’s latest virtual reality headset, on Nov. 10, the company announced today.The headset will be available that day in the Google Store — you can pre-order it now — and at various retailers across five countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Here in the States, it will cost $79 at Verizon stores and Best Buy. (You can see further availability details in Google’s announcement post.)Daydream View, which Google announced just under a month ago, is a smartphone-based VR headset. The device runs on Google’s Daydream platform, which is integrated into Nougat, the latest version of Android. Daydream View currently works with Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL phones, and other compatible devices are coming soon from third-party manufacturers.Google is releasing Daydream View in one color for now, Slate (gray), and will flesh out the lineup with Crimson (red) and Snow (white) units by the end of … [Read more...] about Google Daydream View VR headset coming next week
With more than 5 million smartphone-powered Gear VR headsets already on the market, Samsung today announced an upgrade to the system that includes a controller.The new curved controller features a touchpad and is designed to be used and held like a remote control. Samsung says the touchpad supports various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt and shoot. The controller also has a trigger and Home, Volume and Back keys.The Gear VR headset itself includes a strap for holding the controller when not in use. It appears the rest of the specs are the same, which means it has 42mm lenses, 101-degree field of view and advanced distortion correction technology. The headset supports both a micro USB and USB type-C port with an included converter.The headset, like the previous version, is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.The news comes out of the annual World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung didn’t release any … [Read more...] about Samsung’s new VR headset includes a controller
Samsung today showed off its latest iteration of the Gear VR, its phone-powered headset. This new version, due out April 21, has once more been slightly tweaked to make it lighter and more comfortable.Most importantly, though, the new headset now comes with a controller. You can pick up a bundle for $129.99 or, if you have one of the earlier headsets, you can get the controller on its own for $39.99.Samsung had the duo on hand at its Unpacked event in New York City today. But they took a backseat to the bigger news of Samsung’s next flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.The S8 does away with hardware face buttons and wraps the screen seamlessly around the edges, eliminating the bezel on the sides. It’s faster, it’s slicker, it’s more powerful than any Samsung phone that has come before it. But most importantly, the company promises that you can trust it will be reliable (read: won’t explode).The show, which ran for about an hour inside a hall at … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8’s VR headset delivers refined graphics, so-so controller
Google is launching its own virtual reality headset called Daydream View this November, the company announced today.Clay Bavor, who leads Google’s VR team, introduced Daydream View as "a bit of a different take on the VR headset." The unit, which will be available for $79, is covered in microfiber cloth and is "30 percent lighter than similar devices," said Bavor, referring to competitors like Samsung’s Gear VR without mentioning them by name.The Gear VR costs $99.99 and is compatible only with certain Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Note devices. Daydream View is designed to work with a variety of "Daydream-ready" smartphones, including the new Google-designed Pixel and Pixel XL phones that the company announced today. Daydream View will connect wirelessly to any compatible phone — "you open the latch, you drop your phone in, you close the latch and you’re ready to go," said Bavor.The latch is also used to store the Daydream controller, a remote that features two … [Read more...] about Google announces Daydream View VR headset
It might one day be possible to slot the Nintendo Switch handheld into a head-mounted unit for virtual reality gaming, according to newly published patents for Nintendo’s upcoming gaming system.The patents, which Nintendo filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in June, were published today. They offer the closest look yet at the Switch and its possible uses, with detailed images of potential hardware configurations and schematic diagrams of the system’s innards.The most interesting application seen in these patents is a marriage of the Switch’s handheld unit — the brains of the system — with an accessory that can be strapped to one’s head, a combination that could offer VR gaming. We should note here that as with everything in patents, this is merely an example of a possible use case for the Switch, not proof that Nintendo is planning to support VR; all the devices and situations described in the patents are subject to change.While the … [Read more...] about Potential Nintendo Switch VR headset, touchscreen showcased in patents
Google is currently hosting its yearly I/O festival in Mountain View, California. Although it will last for three days, with today being the first, already there are a ton of new products and technologies to talk about.Among them, perhaps the most impactful to the gaming industry is the next step in what Google is calling Daydream VR. Although the efforts of this new virtual reality ecosystem were seen last year with the Daydream View, what's coming next is much more compelling.Daydream VR will be supported by two new consumer grade headsets, one crafted by HTC, and the other by Lenovo. These products will emphasize comfort and ease-of-use. More importantly, they won't require any additional hardware to operate—not even a phone.These headsets have both augmented and virtual reality implications. They are free-form and wireless, yet still capable of providing full 360 degree tracking using what Google calls WorldSense.Unlike their desktop-bound competitors, they will also be … [Read more...] about Google Announces New Wireless VR Headsets By HTC and Lenovo