The virtual reality goggles Lenovo Mirage can only be used alone, without connecting to a smartphone. They have their own processor, 64 GB of internal storage to store content, and 4 GB of RAM.
In addition, they are compatible with the Daydream platform , Google's virtual reality.
Lenovo's new virtual reality glasses have been waiting, but they are already available in the Spanish market for 400 euros.
Below we review the characteristics of the Lenovo Mirage Solo and we tell you our experience of use.
Some outstanding features
The most striking thing about the Lenovo Mirage Solo glasses is that they do not need any connection to external devices . You do not have to hook them to any mobile phone, since with them we can directly enjoy Daydream, Google's virtual reality platform.
In addition, the glasses can be used without any type of cable, so we can move from one side to another without obstacles or risk of tripping.
Another interesting detail is that the glasses have Google's WorldSense technology , capable of detecting movement in space without using external sensors.
Added to this is a very successful graphics stability , which allows us to play and move for long periods of time without fear of dizziness.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo is equipped with quite advanced position tracking, which uses two inverted tracking cameras and built-in proximity sensors. With them, the device detects the position of nearby objects and measures depth.
The glasses are controlled wirelessly and easily thanks to a small, wireless Daydream Motion remote control .
Datasheet: Lenovo Mirage Solo Virtual Reality Glasses
|screen||5.5-inch (13.97 cm) LCD, QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels)|
|Lenses||2 Fresnel-Aspheric lenses 110º FOV|
|Graphics||Color depth: 16.7 million colors|
Color gamut: 70%
|Camera||Dual tracking cameras with 6 degrees of freedom|
|Sound||Android N Pro Audio, 3.5mm audio input, dual microphones|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB, expandable via microSD card up to 256 GB|
|Operating system||Google Daydream 2.0|
|Dimensions and weight||204mm x 269.5mm x 179.8mm, 645 grams|
|Sensors and connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio input, USB Type-C|
P-sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer
Remote Control with Wireless 3G Daydream Motion Remote Control
Up to 2 and a half hours of autonomy
|Software compatibility||OOBE, ePOS, YouTube, Google Photos, Google Arts and Culture, Google Play Movies and TV, Google Street View|
Quick release button
|Price||From 371.07 euros|
Content experience: graphics and sound
The Lenovo Mirage Solo model has a 5.5-inch LCD screen, with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and 75 Hz frequency. The contents are enjoyed through two 110º FOV Fresnel-Aspheric lenses.
We can also enjoy content with built-in audio thanks to the Android N Pro Audio sound system .
The experience with graphics, both in videos and in virtual reality games, has been very positive. What is most appreciated is the fluidity of the image when moving the head , and it is clear that the virtual reality glasses are leaving behind the initial problems of fatigue and dizziness.
Through Google's Daydream platform, all kinds of applications and audiovisual content can be downloaded and installed , which guarantee entertainment for hours and without exhaustion.
Of course: we will have to recharge the battery every 2 hours or 2 and a half hours , depending on the use.
The main point in favor of this Lenovo model is that we can forget about the mobile: the Lenovo Mirage Only have 64 GB of storage capacity, and we can expand them with a microSD card of up to 256 GB .
Goggles design and fit
The strap and padded elements are details that are appreciated when we spend a lot of time playing. In fact, abrasion problems are greatly reduced, although if it is very hot it is inevitable to break a sweat after a few minutes (especially in the forehead area).
The entire structure, except for the padded details, is designed in white .
Although the glasses are comfortable and quite light (645 grams) , they are still bulky: in addition to the structure of the screen and the grip for the back of the head, we have a reinforcement on the forehead.
In practice, therefore, we will have a large part of the head covered , and that can be a bit overwhelming if we spend long periods with them.
The adjustment of the strap is done by pressing a button on the bottom of the device, which releases the clamping mechanism and allows its movement back and forth ( releasing or tightening the glasses further).
Price and conclusions
Lenovo Mirage Solo virtual reality glasses are now available in Spain for 371.07 euros , only in white. The purchase decision will depend on the needs of each user, although the main strengths and details that could be improved must be taken into account.
Points in favor
- Independent glasses , without the need for a smartphone and without cables.
- Good storage capacity to download content.
- MicroSD slot up to 256GB .
- Fluid graphics without feeling dizzy.
- Comfortable, adjustable and with padded reinforcements.
- Remote control with Daydream remote control .
It could get better…
- Bulky structure to take on a trip .
- They feel a bit heavy when wearing them for a long time.
- They give some heat to the forehead.