Xiaomi got a low-cost affordable MI VR headset! This is way cheaper and more affordable than for example HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Gear VR or PlayStation VR.
Specs: 9-Axis Inertial Motion Controller, Type-C Interface, FOV103 Focus, Supports Mi5/Mi5S/5s Plus/Mi6/Xiaomi Note 2, Hardware-level motion sensor 16x sensitive, 16ms ultra-low latency, Custom-made 38mm PMMA lens and 103 degrees Field of View.
That is some of the main specs on MI VR! This is perfect for phones with VR-oriented processors like Snapdragon 820/821 and Adreno 530 GPU. The materials they are created in are velvet and plastic. The refresh rate is 1600Hz. You seem to get a controller and touch control support.
Inside of the MIUI VR experience you get access to 30+ apps and 500+ panoramic videos. There is also over 200+ registered developers working on new things for the platform!
To use MI VR of course you would need a smart phone. And you can only use a modern Xiaomi smartphone to get this up and running. It’s great how the VR is around half the price of what you would pay to get Gear VR Samsung headset. The headset is adjustable between 525mm-630mm.
The VR headset itself is using a bosch 6 axis IMU sensor. You can also adjust the Focus inside the VR headset just as with other variants. The controller is being run by 2x AAA batteries that can last up to 60 hours. And it’s using bluetooth 4.0.
The VR headset has a weight of 408 grams. I’m curious if we one day will get more light weight VR tech. Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality seems to be a little bit slimmer. Google Glass seems to have failed. We still got a long way to go before technology like VR will be easier to carry around. At least these phone VR headsets doesn’t have wires as for example HTC Vive.