Xiaomi is taking its first steps in the “virtual reality” but, contrary to what one might imagine, his first viewer does not pretend to compete with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive VR and other high-end, because the new Xiaomi Mi VR Play is something of a Google Cardboard declination. Not so much aesthetically, because in essence: its boxy houses welcomes smartphone putting it in position on the face for fulfilling virtual experience.
I VR Play Xiaomi has however some features that make it different from other viewers already on the market, from the materials: the structure is clad in lycra, so a synthetic fabric, and instead of tabs to be embedded there is a zipper that opens / closes the front door, thus making it much easier to enter the smartphone or remove it from its position. The synthetic fabric will be available in various colors, patterns and textures to suit the user’s tastes: leopard, floral, camouflage, denim and prints that reproduce works of art. For the most demanding, Xiaomi also included a cover of the personalization service.
According to released by the Chinese, the viewer should be compatible with 4.7-inch to 5.7-inch smartphone, and through two holes in the front of the device, you can adjust the position of the terminal without having to open the zip. Use aspherical lens anti-reflection of excellent quality, in a total weight of 208 grams (201 x 107 x 91 mm).
Xiaomi Mi VR Play
There are not yet known details on price and availability, but according to early rumors Xiaomi Mi VR Play will soon be sold to no more than 10 dollars / euro. The “Toy version Version” or “Toy Edition” launched at this moment is only a prototype (almost final) for a few testers in China.