Mi VR Play 2

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Mi VR Play 2
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Information
VR/AR Virtual Reality
Type Head-mounted Display (HMD)
Creator Xiaomi
Operating System Android and iOS
Requires Smartphone display size: 4.7 to 5.7 inches
Predecessor Mi VR Play
Field of View 93 degrees
Optics Aspheric lenses
Weight 183 grams
Price $14
Website http://www.mi.com/in/mi-vr-play-2/


Mi VR Play 2 is a low-cost virtual reality HMD developed by the China based company Xiaomi. The Play 2 headset was launched in China on 19 April 2017 and it is available at a price of $14.

Design

In terms of design, the Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 is a lot similar to Daydream View. The Play 2 headset has a curved design with a pill shaped front panel. Similar to the Daydream View, the front of the headset can be easily pulled open to insert the phone. Any phone, between 4.7 to 5.7 inches, will sit prettily inside the headset.

The front panel of the headset is fitted with a clip system that holds the phone when it’s placed for viewing. The socket that provides space for the phone to be placed comes with a grooved line. The line helps the user in centering the phone. The front panel has grilles that allow the heat generated by the phone to escape. The button at the top of the headset is used to navigate and select the desired app, game, or media.

The Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 is 12% lighter than its predecessor. The headset is made of a newly developed material that looks futuristic, apart from being comfortable and convenient. The PBT material used to make the headset is durable, easy to clean, and most importantly, antistatic.

The eye socket of the headset covers part of the forehead, eyes, and the upper cheekbone area. The porous inner padding keeps the eye socket cool and sweat-free. The inner soft padding that sits on the skin is comfortable and does not allow light to seep in. The headset also comes with an adjustable elastic strap that holds the gadget firmly in place. The updated design of the Mi VR Play 2 headset significantly improves the virtual reality experience of the wearer.

Features of Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 Headset

Compatibility

The Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 headset accommodates Android and iOS based phones. The gadget supports any phone that has a screen size between 4.7-5.7 inches.

Unlimited Content

While the public attention is always focused on the headset, it’s the content that determines the wearer’s virtual reality experience. The Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 will take the user to places he/she has never seen and offer experiences that the user only has dreamt of. Even though virtual reality hasn’t reached the public in a big way, there is no dearth of content that can be viewed using Mi VR Play 2. Xiaomi offers plenty of immersive content from websites like Whaley VR, Youku VR, IDG Arts VR, etc. for users of Mi VR Play 2 to enjoy.

Xiaomi VR App

All the wearer’s favorite destinations, 3D movies, and games are just a few clicks away. To enjoy a 3D movie on Mi VR Play 2, the user has to only put on the virtual reality headset, run the Xiaomi VR app, search for the desired content, and play it.

Supports Different Content Formats

The headset supports different forms of content. Content that is in 2D, 3D, 180 degrees, and 360 degrees work perfectly well on Mi Play 2. The gadget comes with the automatic video type recognition feature that identifies the video format and runs the appropriate tool. Using the Mi VR Play 2, it’s possible to wirelessly connect with the Mi Router and browse virtual reality content.

Equipped with Aspheric Lenses

The Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 headset is fitted with Aspheric lenses that reduce distortion when the images pass the lenses. To avoid the double image problem the headset comes with an adjustment knob to change the distance between the lenses.

Updated User Interface

Aiming to improve the virtual reality experience of the wearer, Xiaomi has updated the user interface screen to give it a more modern look. The new interface also makes navigation easier and simpler. The interface screen can be used to upload and launch VR applications and media content. To help the user easily navigate and choose, the content has been categorized and displayed under various options, such as apps, photos, videos, games, etc.

Use the VR Headset Anywhere and Anytime

The compact and lightweight design make the Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 headset easily portable; the user can take the headset anywhere and use it at any time.

Product of Hard Work and Dedication

Xiaomi has left no stone unturned to present the consumers with the best possible virtual reality headset. The Mi VR Play 2 is the result of innovative thinking, hard work, and dedication. The company rejected numerous interface ideas before settling on the current interface design. Xiaomi tested at least 60 materials and fabrics for the headset. The company has carried out more than 1000 algorithm tests to perfect the functioning of the Mi VR Play 2 headset.

Technical Specifications

Part Spec
Weight 183g
Field of View (FOV) 93 degrees
Color Black
Compatibility Size: 4.7 to 5.7 inches; 1080p resolution (recommended); Android and iOS phones
Lens Aspheric lenses without coating

History

A late entrant into the virtual reality field, Xiaomi is trying to make up for lost time by releasing a number of VR gadgets in quick succession. It made a foray into the VR market by releasing two VR headsets last year. The first product was similar to the cardboard headset wrapped in Lycra. This was followed by a more sophisticated Mi VR Play headset with the motion controller. In April this year, Xiaomi launched the updated version called Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2.

References

1. https://www.wareable.com/xiaomi/xiaomi-mi-vr-play-2-review

2. https://vr-headset-review.com/xiaomi-mi-vr-play-2-review-is-it-better-than-the-previous-headset

3. http://technave.com/gadget/Xiaomi-to-reveal-Mi-6-and-Mi-VR-Play-2-officially-on-19-April-2017-9846.html

4. https://xiaomi-mi.com/vr-glasses/xiaomi-mi-vr-glasses-play-2-black/

5. https://www.techora.net/2017/07/xiaomi-mi-vr-play-2-review.html


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