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Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Lenovo makes shooting VR easy with Mirage camera and Daydream headset

Lenovo makes shooting VR easy with Mirage camera and Daydream headset

Lenovo Mirage with controller accessory and its VR180 camera. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. The Lenovo Mirage Camera, as it's called, has two fisheye cameras that record super-wide-angle 3D footage.

To learn more, please visit www.yitechnology.com/180-vr-camera, and to learn more about YI Technology's other VR offerings go to yitechnology.com/yi-360-vr-camera and yitechnology.com/yi-halo-vr-camera. The Mirage Camera is no headset, though it might look like a collapsed Google Cardboard.

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"We integrated the Lenovo Mirage Camera tightly with Google Photos and YouTube", the company said.

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.

The device - in 10 inch and 8 inch formats - with Google Assistant will not only bring all entertainment to the screen on command but also has the capability of controlling all features of a smart home through voice command and can act as a video monitor for rooms or outside. We expect that the Mirage camera delivers the most optimized video content for the Mirage Solo. Is VR180 something you could get behind? You won't have any wires dangling from your head, and you don't need a phone or PC.

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.

As you might imagine, it takes quite a bit of power to stitch together two 13MP images on the fly and broadcast it live over the internet.

Taking pictures with the Mirage Camera is actually pretty simple. The camera features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC that handles the onboard processing. It comes with 16GB of storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.

A Wi-Fi version of the camera will be on sale in the second quarter of 2018, while a model with LTE for uploading video on the go will be available at a later date - and no doubt for a higher, but for now undisclosed, price.

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