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Complete review of Lenovo Mirage Solo virtual reality lenses



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Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream offers a truly immersive experience at a reasonable price.

AdvantageThe six degrees of freedom are fantastic High resolution display Good battery life Good WorldSense applications

DisadvantagesNeed more content A little big and heavy


When you wear virtual reality lenses with your smart phone, or even an Oculus Go, you are transported to another world. You can look left, right, up, down and even behind you, but unfortunately, that's all. You cannot lean or take a few steps towards an object to see it more closely. These limitations can make it a bit more difficult to feel a really immersive function, especially in a space where immersion is key to the overall experience.

The function of Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) or six degrees of freedom, which is the ability to move up, down, side to side and even walk, has been available in high-end virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which require powerful gaming computers

But now that changed thanks to Lenovo's Mirage Solo glasses, which are powered by Google's Daydream VR platform, do not need a phone or any other device, and offer you surround RV for a price of $ 399 dollars.

While it is true that the price is still somewhat high for most, compared to other VR headsets it is quite affordable considering what it is capable of doing. It's not perfect, but the Mirage Solo is one of the first mid-range VR headphones that we didn't want to take off after our test. We tell you our impressions.

Daydream VR

Before diving into the headphones, let's talk briefly about the Daydream VR platform. Daydream is a virtual reality platform from Google, and is based on Android. First debut with their own Google Daydream View glasses, which rely heavily on the Google Pixel phone to work. Then I better compared the headphones in 2017, adding a better system and features, and announced that I will work with third-party manufacturers to build independent VR headsets.

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The disadvantage of VR glasses based on a phone is – obviously – that you need to use your phone, thus consuming the useful life of the device's battery. It is also necessary to install specific virtual reality applications and games, which fill the memory, and it is also limited to a short period of playback time, because smartphones quickly overheat.

Therefore, the Daydream VR glasses are aimed at solving these problems. They have a processor, screen, storage, wireless connectivity and more, all integrated. It is not necessary to use or connect to a telephone, which means that you can wear the glasses for longer without worrying about battery depletion or overheating.

The Mirage Solo is also the first VR headset with Google's WorldSense position tracking technology, which means that it knows where your head is in relation to your physical space, thanks to two cameras that look outward, and that's what It allows six degrees of freedom.


The Mirage Solo is solidly built, and its material presents a stark contrast to Google's Daydream View glasses. Lenovo opted for hard plastic instead of padded fabric, with a stiff mesh padding where the headset rests on the face. It's simple and visually appealing, but at the same time, its size and weight make it look bulky next to Google's Daydream View headphones, and it's definitely not as portable.

The Mirage Solo is one of the cheapest VR devices that we never tire of using.