Virtual reality (VR) is definitely a thing these days. Both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AG) are on the rise, and both of those have a bright future it seems. Virtual reality managed to become quite popular in a short time span, and same can be said about augmented reality considering the fact that Pokemon GO blew up (in popularity) almost instantly, and that’s only a small taste of what augmented reality is truly capable of. That being said, tons of companies have introduced their virtual reality headsets thus far, and Xiaomi is the last on that list, read on.
This company had introduced their first virtual reality headset, called Xiaomi Mi VR Play, a couple of days ago. Xiaomi had opted to wrap up their VR headset in a lycra fabric (nylon + spandex) material, which actually doubles as a bag, you can zip up this headset whenever you like and tuck it away. Now, Xiaomi did release a number of Xiaomi Mi VR Play renders the other day, but we haven’t really seen any proper hands-on images, until now. A set of hands-on images surfaced in China, and it certainly gives us a better look at the company’s new VR headset. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll get to see a couple of hands-on images. Now, this headset might look somewhat different than what we’re used to seeing, but as far as its function goes, it’s quite similar to other VR headsets out there. This headset is quite a bit more affordable than the competition, the headset will cost 49 Yuan ($7) in China, as soon as it becomes available, and that will happen really soon, Xiaomi is still beta testing this product, unfortunately.
Aside from the ‘zipper design’ we’ve just talked about, it’s also worth mentioning that the Xiaomi Mi VR Play headset is quite light, and it can accommodate phones whose display size is somewhere between 4.7 and 5.7 inches. The Mi VR Play headset measures 201 x 107 x 91mm, and it weighs 208.7 grams. The anti-glare aspherical lenses Xiaomi opted to use here have a tolerance of just 0.01mm, which essentially means they should offer great clarity, though we’ll have to get our hands on the review unit in order to make sure.