Virtual Reality (VR) technology has steadily become more advanced as Google’s announcement of the biggest VR OLED display ever can attest to. Lenovo, best known for its laptops, is riding with the VR trend and has put its Lenovo Mirage Camera With Daydream up for pre-order. Partnering with Google, the Chinese multinational tech company is set to release its multi-functional VR camera on May 4th for only $300, bringing high quality VR experiences at an extremely affordable price. #realitymagic
The Lenovo Mirage Camera sports a dual 13MP fisheye camera setup to create depth perception and has a generous 180 x 180 degree field of capture, allowing you to relive any recorded experience. Capable of recording in native 4K and offering auto-image stabilization, the Mirage Camera can also function as a classic camera. In addition, it supports the Google’s VR180 video format that plays videos in normal perspective when viewed on a PC or other 2D devices, but offers better immersion on a virtual reality headset.
Lenovo hasn’t just integrated the VR180 format; they have also included simple and powerful sharing and live-streaming options. The Lenovo Mirage Camera is integrated with Google Photos and YouTube. It offers three modes users can toggle through – photo, video, and live broadcasting – with the final mode compatible with YouTube’s Live Streaming services.
“The Lenovo Mirage Camera lets you livestream any video, from weddings and live concerts to your late-night YouTube vlog. Livestreaming with the Lenovo Mirage Camera fuses the immersive nature of stereoscopic 3D with a 180-degree field of view. You can stream these live moments in either 4K, 1440p, or 1080p,” according to Lenovo.
The whole package is just 105 x 55 mm and 139 grams, so it’s an extremely compact, powerful livestreaming gadget.