Lenovo is of course at CES 2018, and this year they’re not just debuting phones or laptops. We got our hands on a ton of different Lenovo products at CES, the first of which is the Mirage Solo, a Google Daydream powered VR headset that’s built to be used completely by itself. Marking the launch of Daydream 2.0 and DaydreamOS, the Lenovo Mirage Solo doesn’t require a smartphone, a beefy PC, tracking cameras or any cords at all for that matter. It’s a completely self-contained unit that operates on the same Snapdragon 835 chipset in most 2017 flagship smartphones, and pushes a super high resolution screen as well.
There’s already tons of Google Daydream content on the Google Play Store, with the market growing at an exponential rate since our original Daydream View review at the end of 2016. Now with more content than ever, Lenovo is hoping you’ll want to jump in and create your own VR videos with the Lenovo Mirage Camera. This ultra portable camera mimicks a standard point-and-shoot camera in many ways visually, but the results are far beyond what an ordinary single lens camera can do. Full 180-degree VR videos can be shot with the Mirage Camera, delivering awesome experiences to seated VR users through the YouTube VR service. The livestream capabilities ensure that this will be used for more than just pre-recorded videos, but can also be used to experience events in real time through VR.
Last but certainly not least is the Lenovo Smart Display, a Google Assistant powered screen that’s designed to be toted around the house. What amounts to a Google Home on steroids certainly sells this beautiful product short. With options for an 8-inch or a 10-inch screen, the single speaker on the Smart Display emits excellent range of sound, and the curved back comes in multiple different designs, from a soft touch material to wood. Inside is Google Assistant, and it powers the experience like none other. Following recipes in the kitchen or playing trivia games is suddenly more immersive with the Smart Display, thanks to the power of Google Assistant and its new ability to deliver images to the screen. Check it all out in our video below!