After showing off its stand-alone Daydream VR headset and VR180 camera at CES, Lenovo would only tell press that each device would arrive at some point in Q2. We knew pricing ($400 for the Mirage Solo VR headset, $300 for the VR180 camera), but not a specific date. Today, we think we have an idea when each will hit stores.
B&H Photo has posted each device up for pre-order with an “expected availability” of May 11. The prices match what we were previously told: $399.99 for the Mirage Solo with Daydream; $299.99 for the Mirage VR180 camera.
The date may be just a coincidence, but May 11 is the Friday following Google I/O, which takes place May 8-10. It could very well be that Google and Lenovo are timing the release then because talking about each at I/O sure would get another big set of eyeballs on them. You could possibly hand them out to I/O attendees, but mostly just show off how far the tech has come and that they can now be bought right away.
As a VR kind of guy, I’m actually pretty excited for the Mirage Solo. You don’t need a phone. You don’t need a computer. You just get to do cool VR stuff in a wire-free environment. Anyone want to pre-order?