Google's point-and-shoot VR180 cameras from Lenovo, YI announced at CES

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The Mirage Solo with Daydream will be available for under $400 in the second quarter of this year. It projected that only a meager two per cent of the US population would have adopted smartphone-based VR by this year, and about one per cent would have adopted more dedicated high-end VR headsets.

"It's based on years of investment in simultaneous localization and mapping, and it enables PC-quality positional tracking on a mobile device without the need for any additional external sensors", Google's Clay Bavor explained.

Alongside the Mirage camera, Lenovo unveiled the world's first Daydream standalone VR headset, the Mirage Solo. Similar to the Vive and the Oculus Rift, the headset also includes 6DoF functionality, which means a user can virtually move behind items in the space, or look around an object, ZDNet reported.

VR is more affordable than ever before - but that doesn't stop potential purchasers from holding out for sales and special deals as the tech giants make the push to get virtual reality into the mainstream. You just mount this thing on your head, with "size accommodations for almost every face shape, visual aid and head proportion", and get transported into a whole new world of gaming and other hypnotic experiences. The first two units out of the gate are the Lenovo Mirage Camera and YI Horizon VR180 Camera. Like other VR180 cameras, content can be uploaded directly to Google Photos or YouTube to be viewed with or without a VR headset. The screen is a 5.5-inch LCD that offers 1280 x 1440 pixels per eye. Around to the other end, you have your volume controls and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Google's point-and-shoot VR180 cameras from Lenovo, YI announced at CES
Google's point-and-shoot VR180 cameras from Lenovo, YI announced at CES

Crisp, three-dimensional immersive photos & videos of the world in wide angle and ultra HD 4K resolution let you relive captured moments with a remarkable sense of presence.

Bareda said that earlier launch of the AR/VR headset linked to Star Wars was a resounding success and the latest device would bring in more capabilities as it has tied up with Google Daydream 2.0 platform. Viewers can also easily view the content in 2D.

"VR180 cameras are simple and designed for anyone to use, even if they've never tried VR before". Google says that YI will have a camera out this Spring (seen above). 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. Professional creators will get the Z Cam K1 Pro as well. Read on for more details about the exciting new WorldSense technology and the full spec sheet.

Step forward, and the headset will incorporate that motion into the VR experience.

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