TL;DR: The Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset is on sale for only $199.68 on Amazon. (It’s normally $399.99, so you’ll save just over $200.)
Want to escape to another one? With a virtual reality (VR) headset, you can explore all sorts of breathtaking virtual environments without ever leaving your living room.
We’ve seen VR headsets listed at a variety of price points to suit different budgets; many simple smartphone-powered models are available for less than $50. However, anyone who’s serious about VR should think about upgrading to a standalone VR headset. It’ll cost you a bit more — a couple hundred dollars, probably — but compared to the visuals most smartphone screens produce, a standalone display offers a far more immersive experience with vivid and realistic details.
If you’re a fan of Google’s Daydream VR platform, we suggest checking out the Lenovo Mirage Solo. It typically retails for around $400, but Amazon’s got it on sale right now for half off.
Billed as the first-ever standalone headset for Daydream, the Mirage Solo was also the first headset to feature Google’s WorldSense technology, which helps it figure out where you are in a room without external sensors. As such, it keeps your VR experience cord- and wire-free as you move naturally throughout different virtual spaces.
But Mirage Solo doesn’t limit you to just games and world explorations. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR platform and 4GB of RAM, its built-in Daydream library features apps for Hulu, YouTube, and even CNN (in case you actually start to miss the real world).
Head over to Amazon to snag a Mirage Solo for just $199.68 — $200.31 off its suggested retail price of $399.99.