Launched right on the heels of the Oculus Go earlier this summer, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the company’s standalone Daydream headset, is currently selling for an $80 discount off the original $400 price tag on Amazon US.

The headset, which includes inside-out positional tracking, is one of the first standalone VR headsets to accomplish six degrees of freedom (6DOF), and certainly the first to land on the Daydream platform after HTC scrapped plans to bring their standalone headset Vive Focus to Google’s app ecosystem.

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Google recently announced that Lenovo Mirage Solo is getting an aftermarket dev kit device to enable 6DOF controller tracking as well, letting developers begin creating apps and games which utilize both 6DOF headtracking and controller tracking; a possible hint that Google has more up their sleeves as the market shifts towards complete 6DOF systems like the newly announced $400 Oculus Quest.

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In our review of the Mirage Solo, we cited some initial issues with the system’s lack of truly compelling content, as the 6DOF headset and 3DOF controller left something to be desired in delivering the sort of immersive (albeit lower-spec) content we’re used to on 6DOF PC headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR headsets. There is an inherent comfort-factor in having 6DOF headtracking however, as you naturally make minute adjustments to your head and neck position, and it’s certainly nice being able to toss it in a bag, leaving your smartphone in your pocket where it belongs. You can check out more in Road to VR’s in-depth review of Mirage Solo here.

While the $320 price tag may tempt some, there’s also a few used Mirage Solos in ‘very good’ condition, selling for around $280—something ultimately more reasonable than the $400 launch price.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    Its not a bad price for what it can do and whats available as of now.No pc,sensors or wires needed.If you wait for quest that would be a excellent buy but if you cant you can play games in 6dof only available on daydream like need for speed.

    • WyrdestGeek

      I’m waiting for Quest.

  • MosBen

    Sadly, the Mirage Solo had the detriment of being a truly between-generations product. It was always clear that if you wanted an entry-level mobile HMD that a phone-based option or an Oculus Go was the…well, the way to go. If you wanted something more advanced but didn’t have a great gaming PC, Windows MR headsets were about the same price, or cheaper. And if you wanted a really top notch experience, a Rift or Vive were a better fit. And it was also clear that in not-too long somebody was going to make a version of the Mirage Solo, but with 6DOF controller tracking. Hopefully they make another stab at this to compete more directly with the Quest.

  • A good device, but with Google’s plans about Daydream being unclear…