Lenovo Mirage Solo is getting its first big price cut since it launched for $400 earlier this summer.
Revealed in Lenovo’s Black Friday sale catalog, both the Mirage Solo headset and Mirage 180 Camera are getting slashed by $100 a piece for a limited time.
This brings Lenovo Mirage Solo to much more digestible $300, and the Mirage Camera to $200. The sale starts online on November 19th through Lenovo.com, although we expect to see the deal carried across official retail partners Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. If not, all three do price matching, so you’ll have plenty of options shipping-wise when the day comes.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo is Google’s premier 6DOF standalone headset on its Daydream platform, meaning you can play games in a room-scale setting without having to set up any sensors; everything you need is on the headset itself. The package also includes a single 3DOF controller which only tracks the rotation.
Our main gripes with the Mirage Solo: price relative to the experience it provides. Mirage Solo sits in a strange place by offering 6DOF headtracking and a single 3DOF controller, which is a bit counter intuitive when you’re encouraged to get out of your seat and get physical. To Google’s credit, they’re now experimenting with 6DOF controllers on Mirage Solo, but to what end we’re not sure just yet. Check out our in-depth review of Mirage Solo here.
The Mirage Camera is another device that came to life thanks to Google, this time using the company’s VR180 video format that can be comfortably viewed on traditional monitors in a standard 16:9 aspect ratio, or in stereoscopic 180 degree video mode on VR headsets. It’s touted for its pocket-ability and ease of use – truly a point-and-shoot camera that gives you the best of both worlds.