Google unveils point-and-shoot VR cameras from Lenovo and Yi

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In short, it lets you move around and explore your virtual environments with just the headset on, no need to set up a room specifically for virtual reality, thanks to built-in tracking cameras and sensors. Walking around, moving your head, leaning into corners while riding a motorcycle, or ducking and dodging in games or wandering through VR spaces.

Remember that you'll need a decent-spec PC to run any VR - if you don't have one, keep an eye on gaming PC deals - any high-end rig will run VR well, though some specifically advertise themselves as "VR-ready" now to show they meet the required specs for Vive and Oculus. This would be good if you are wanting to get some great immersive images that you want to share in virtual reality later on. Giving you a small area to work and play in, and that's all. It comes with a wireless hand controller for navigating the Daydream user interface.

The Mirage Solo's black-and-white design looks a little like Samsung's Gear VR, but with a headband shape that's similar to the Sony PlayStation VR or Samsung Odyssey. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, with 4GB also in tow, the Lenovo Mirage Solo provides an industry-standard 110-degree field of view, promising a solid seven hours of battery life between charges. The fact that the headset provides nearly ideal isolation from light also plays into this gain in immersion. A microSD card slot will allow for expansion by up to a further 256GB.

The problem, though, is that, like other VR headsets, there still isn't a killer app for Daydream VR. Running Android 7.0 Nougat and Google's Daydream OS. The device recharge using a USB-C connector and delivers up to two hours of HD video recording on a single charge, according to the manufacturer.

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As for wearing the device, Lenovo thought of comfort and the overall fit first, then everything else. There's also some breathable padding in areas where the headset touches the skin, though it remains to be seen how fast that will become a grime depository. As expected, it uses the same motion-sensitive remote as other Daydream headsets.

Google also announced two VR180 cameras made by Lenovo and Yi Technologies which shoot 4K 180-degree video. The standard is created to streamline content acquisition for delivery to VR headsets, using dual-lens 180-degree cameras with 3D support rather than 360-degree models. We do not yet have pricing or availability on this one.

Google and Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo VR headset that requires no smartphone or tethering to operate. Stay tuned for more details.

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