In an effort to bring the Virtual Reality experience to every doorstep with a smartphone, Xiaomi has announced its VR headset for a jaw-dropping Rs.999.
Xiaomi has again added another star to their shoulder with an economical offering from their line of products, which is sure to make some head turns, particularly due to its low pricing.
“Mi VR Play is an entry-level product that seeks to bring the VR experience to a much wider audience. By opening up an exciting new way for users to experience their smartphones, Mi VR Play is set to make a huge impact in India where VR is still in its infancy,” the company stated announcing its new Mi VR Play and Mi Live app.
VR Play Hits the Shelves Late December
The VR headset will be available for the aforementioned price of Rs.999 at Mi’s online store from December 21, 12 pm onwards. The devices are going to available in limited quantities.
Google Cardboard Support
The Mi VR Play will support Google Cardboard apps like Proton Plus, YouTube, Titans of Space and many more, apart from their own Mi Live- Live Video Streaming app.
It is also compatible with Google Cardboard Camera App which allows users to click photos in 360° VR photos.
Mi VR Play Specifications
It comes with a durable Lycra band for enhanced comfort and a two-way zipper to support smartphones of various sizes.
Wide range of smartphones from 4.7″ to 5.7″ screens can be used with the VR headset
There are two openings on the front side, which assist in adjusting your phone and ventilation too.
VR Play measures 201x107x91mm and weights 208.7 grams.
Add to that your device’s weight that’s generally between 150-175 grams and depending on the fit, you might be a bit uncomfortable with the headset at first.
Since the company’s entry into the Indian market back in 2014, it has become immensely popular among the masses, with an array of devices such as Mi 5, Mi 4i, Mi Max, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi Note Prime, Mi Power Bank, Mi Band, Mi Bluetooth Speaker and other accessories.
Xiaomi’s low cost is assisted by the company’s drive to join the ‘Make in India’ initiative, which has greatly reduced the cost of manufacturing the device and hence its retail price too.