During last summer, Tech-giant Google has announced a new
video format to simplify the creation of virtual reality content named VR180.
Now at CES-2018, they’ve partnered with Lenovo and Yi Technology to bring VR180
to consumer hardware in the form of a new Daydream headset and two VR cameras.
The class new headset, manufactured by Lenovo, is the Mirage
Solo with Daydream, the first Daydream headset that works all on its own
without the need to dock a smartphone. The Mirage Solo takes advantage of
Google’s WorldSense motion tracking technology that Google characterizes as
“PC-quality,” able to sense when a user does things like crouch, dodge, lean,
take a step in any direction, or just tilt their head.
The headset runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of
RAM, so it’s in line with at least 2017’s flagship phones, and Lenovo claims it
lasts up to seven hours on a charge. Neither Google nor Lenovo have announced
the resolution of the headset’s display, though Qualcomm’s chip supports up to
1440p, like what you’d find in a phone with a quad-HD display.