Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi just jumped feet first into virtual reality. Few days back, the Chinese firm announced the Mi VR Play Virtual Reality, an “entry-level” headset that relies on your smartphone to offer VR apps, games, movies, and TV shows. Democratizing technology is the thesis behind most of Xiaomi’s competitively priced products, including the $550/$750 notebook announced couple of weeks that will rival Apple’s Macbook in China.
Here’s how Xiaomi describes the headset:
Mi VR Play has significantly improved upon the design typically used in similar VR products — it is wrapped in lightweight, durable Lycra for long-lasting comfort. In the future, Mi VR Play will also be available in a selection of bold prints and colours for even more stylish options. The unique two-way zipper helps to ensure compatibility, providing a secure grip on a wide range of 4.7- to 5.7-inch smartphones. At the same time, the dual openings on the front allow for slight positioning adjustments and ventilation.
Xiaomi Mi VR Play Virtual Reality Play Specs
The Mi VR Play, much like Samsung’s virtual reality, LG’s 360 VR, and other smartphone-driven VR accesory, is relatively simple, electronically speaking. It’s made of Lycra, a fabric which Xiaomi describes as “lightweight” and “durable,” and features “dual openings” on the front for airflow and “micro” adjustments. Uniquely, it’s able to accommodate a wide range of phones — any that measure between 4.7 inches and 5.7 inches, the company said — thanks to a two-way zipper grip that fits snugly around them.
A VR headset is nothing nowadays without an killer content library to match, and Xiaomi is bringing the merchandise. It’s joining forces with Conde Nast Traveler and Chinese video service YuKu, among others, to support the VR headset’s library of substance — endeavors which will dovetail with the organization’s vow a year ago to put $1 billion in video content.
If you are interested in getting one for yourself, follow the but link below to place your order and get the Original Xiaomi Mi VR Play Virtual Reality with 3D Glasses at $27.99. Currently, Gearbest, a China based eCommerce website has listed this VR as pre-order that offers free shipping across the globe with no hidden costs.
VR Glasses Type: VR Glasses
Features: Novel Experience,Stylish
Compatible with: Smartphones
Smartphone Compatibility: 4.7 – 5.7 inch
|Dimension and Weight||Product weight: 0.209 kg
Package weight: 0.300 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 20.10 x 10.70 x 9.10 cm / 7.91 x 4.21 x 3.58 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 25.00 x 15.00 x 15.00 cm / 9.84 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x Xiaomi VR|