Way back at CES in January, Lenovo and Google announced they had partnered on two new virtual reality hardware products, but gave no indication as to a release date. But thanks to twolistings at B&H Photo, the cat is out of the bag…and you can record the cat as it emerges from that bag in glorious 4K virtual reality starting on May 11.
The two devices, based on Google’s new video format VR180, are the Mirage Solo, the first Daydream headset that doesn’t require a connected smartphone, and the Mirage Camera, an “aim and shoot” VR camera.
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I recently tried out Solo New York’s Cameron Rolltop Backpack and Shorewood Leather Briefcase. Solo New York gets the urban vibe and understands the practicality of modern work. The design of both bags takes into account that briefcases and backpacks often travel with other luggage. The design includes panels for sliding thebags over rolling luggage handles. For someone who travels a lot, that feature alone makes these bags far more appealing than any who skip or skimp on this feature. Read on for more details about each bag.
After opening the Solo Cameron Rolltop Backpack, I said this is not backpack you give to your kid for school, unless they are getting an MBA at NYU. This 2.45 lb backpack runs 19″ x 17″ x 6” and includes a 15.6 laptop space as well as a dedicated iPad pocket. Both pockets are enclosed in a waxed canvas body that helps the bag repel rain. The backpack also includes a very deep quick-access pocket and a more hidden organizer section with a clip (Solo New York calls it a key clip, but mine is usually sporting a USB stick). Unlike a lot of bags in the $ 150 price range, most of the hardware is metal. The bag fits comfortably with its padded straps and back, and includes a front strap that helps keep it balanced during wear.
The rolltop is pretty hipster as it unfolds to reveal the tech inside, along with anything else you want to store in the cavernous interior. Two exterior side pockets can hold the likes of a water bottle or umbrella.
The only negative to this bag is the cramped feel of the zippered organizer section, especially when compared with the expansive interior. That said, this section, with the zipper tucked under a flap, is likely more secure in crowded public settings than bags with more exposed openings.
The solidly water-resistant bottom of the Cameron makes it ideal for damp climates (like New York and Seattle) and the big loop handle on the top makes it good for quick getaways.
Overall, the Cameron Rolltop Backpack is a high-quality backpack with outstanding styling and utility.
The Shoreworld Leather briefcase smells like quality. With so much vegan leather and pleather on the market, it’s really nice to smell leather when opening a box, and that’s the aroma that greeted me with the Shorewood.
This elegant briefcase runs 12.5″ x 16″ x 3″, giving it enough room to stash a 15.6-inch laptop in its own compartment. There is plenty of room in the interior for books and papers, along with a space for an iPad in its own pocket.
An exterior zippered section holds various office supplies, while open pockets allow for both quick stowage and rapid retrieval.
For those looking for a shoulder bag, the Shorewood includes a nice strap with a leather shoulder cushion and very sturdy clips. The addition of the strap does nothing to restrict access to any of the compartments.
Everything on the briefcase feels and looks first class, from the metal hardware to the leather dangles securely sewn on the pulls. The Shorewood Leather Briefcase is a great bag that is likely to become a travel companion of a good long while.
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After weeks of waiting, Disney has finally released its first official look at its upcoming Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story with a brief teaser during this evening’s Super Bowl.
The teaser opens with an Imperial recruiting officer asking a recruit what branch he’s interested in joining, to which he’s told, “I’m going to be a pilot, the best in the galaxy.” Along the way, we get some glimpses of a new-looking Millennium Falcon, Woody Harrelson’s Beckett, Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and a brief glimpse of the film’s titular character, played by Alden Ehrenreich, all accompanied by some all-too-quick action scenes involving fighters, speeders, and what look like trains.
Lenovo is the usual suspect when Google wants to try out new hardware. Project Tango did not work out, but stand-alone Daydream VR headsets may be better. The first of its kind is the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The brain that powers this headset is called WorldSense. It tracks your movements without needing external sensors, similar to other stand-alone headsets. The familiar Daydream controller will let you interact with the virtual world. Lenovo is mum on the screen resolution but promises 110° field of view – matching the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The headset is powered by the Snapdragon…
Google teased more than six months ago that it’d be teaming up with Lenovo to create a standalone Daydream virtual reality headset, and today that device has been revealed.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo will let you experience Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform without a compatible Android phone. The device includes a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, and a 110-degree field of view.
Lenovo has also crammed a 4,000mAh battery inside the Mirage Solo that it says will give you seven hours of gameplay or video viewing. There’s a Daydream controller included with the device, too.
The Mirage Solo will launch in Q2 2018 at a price below $ 400.
After the news that HTC would no longer be creating a standalone Google Daydream VR headset, it’s good to see the Lenovo model finally revealed. While it’s not exactly cheap, the Lenovo Mirage Solo does offer a mobile VR experience without the need to buy a new Android phone. While the number of Daydream-compatible phones has grown recently, there are still lots of phones out there that don’t support it, and the Mirage Solo enables those people to give mobile VR a go without having to buy both a new phone and a VR headset.
Also announced today is the Lenovo Mirage Camera, a VR180 camera that’ll let you capture VR images and videos. You’ll be able to easily share those images and videos thanks to integration with YouTube and Google Photos. The Mirage Camera will launch later this year for under $ 400.
A veteran of the Star Wars universe is returning to the franchise for next year’s entry, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Variety says that composer John Williams will write the theme for the upcoming standalone film.
The move is unusual: Bourne Identity and How to Train Your Dragon composer John Powell will still score the film, but Williams will be responsible for composing the film’s theme. Williams tells Variety that he’ll write the theme for the film, which he will “offer […] to John [Powell], and to [director] Ron Howard.” If they’re happy with it, Powell will use it as the basis for his score. Williams recently composed the score for December’s The Last Jedi.
It looks as though Disney is looking to use some original work from Williams…
Manami Matsumae is most closely associated with a tiny blue robot. The Tokyo-based composer is best known for her work on the Mega Man series, having crafted the sound of the Blue Bomber’s original outing, and later contributing tracks to games like Mega Man 10 and the ill-fated spiritual successor Mighty No.9. Now, after a career that has spanned three decades and dozens of games, she’s finally releasing her first solo album called Three Movements. And while it may not be associated with any specific game, the album is structured like a tour through the history of video game music.
Three Movements starts out with the kinds of tracks you’d expect from Matsumae. The opening is a trio of bubbly chiptune songs that sound like they’re…