Xiaomi announces Mi VR headset

Xiaomi logoXiaomi is getting ready to enter a new market, as today it unveils its first virtual reality headset, called Mi VR. Just like most other devices of its kind, it relies on a smartphone to work, but what sets it apart from the crowd is its unique design.

Mi VR features a case made of Lycra, which is said to provide "long-lasting comfort" to the wearer. The smartphone is held with by a zippered cover, which gives users a certain degree of flexibility when it comes to the size of the device that they want to use with Mi VR.

Xiaomi says that Mi VR can used with smartphones with a 4-inch to 5.7-inch display, which covers all the popular devices that you can get today. That includes Apple's iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and Samsung's Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Galaxy Note7.

The cover that holds the smartphone also features two large openings, to prevent it from overheating -- which is a problem when the mobile device has to do all the heavy lifting. The two openings are also there to help the user find a suitable position for the smartphone -- if it is not properly aligned with the lenses the content may be displayed off-center.

Probably the most interesting thing about Mi VR is the selection of models that it will be sold in. You can take a look at all the flavors below (except the standard version, shown in the picture above).

Xiaomi announces Mi VR headset

To provide content for Mi VR, Xiaomi has teamed up with several companies. However, the headset is only targeting the Chinese market at this stage, so content is likely to be adapted for the company's local market.

Xiaomi has not officially released Mi VR yet, as it will first make the headset available to beta testers in China. Those who are accepted to sample the product will be offered the option to purchase it for around 15 cents (CNY1).

Quite possibly the price will change after it officially hits store shelves, though we do not yet know when that is expected to happen and whether it will also be offered internationally.

Source: Betanews

Tags: smartphones, virtual reality, Xiaomi

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)