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My VR, Xiaomi's virtual reality glasses are already a reality
My VR, Xiaomi's virtual reality glasses are already a reality

Xiaomi does not stop at its goal of satisfying all our technological needs. It has been a busy few weeks, and today it presents the Xiaomi Mi VR, an ultra-low-cost virtual reality headset. No one expects an advanced product like the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR, in this case it is a simple helmet to put our phone in and use it as a screen.

Actually, Xiaomi's Mi VR is based on Google Cardboard, but the cardboard is replaced by a higher quality textile material. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi VR brings a zipper to insert the phone, which allows you to adjust it if it moves, even without opening it. Smartphones from 4.7-inch to 5.7-inch will fit in the Mi VR, which excludes the gigantic Xiaomi Mi Max that we recently reviewed.

The Mi VR have a band to hold them to the head, which avoids the discomfort of holding them with the hand. Xiaomi will launch an app with virtual reality content for its glasses,such as 360-degree videos and games that take advantage of the system. What we don't know is if the new product will be compatible with Daydream, Android's upcoming virtual reality platform, but we suppose that depends more on the phone than on the glasses.

In addition, Mi VR will be sold with different colors and designs, to suit each user. Here is a sample of the variety available:

My VR, Xiaomi's virtual reality glasses are already a reality
My VR, Xiaomi's virtual reality glasses are already a reality

Xiaomi Mi VR, price and availability

For now, the Mi VR will only arrive in China within a test program, for a symbolic price that in exchange is about 15 cents. The real price of Xiaomi's Mi VR will be around 7 euros, a reasonable figure for simple but well-kept virtual reality glasses. Unfortunately, we do not know when we will be able to buy them, but it is clear that we will get them in Spain and Latin America when the time comes… through international pages and importers.

After the launch of the interesting Xiaomi Redmi Pro, the Chinese firm is now targeting virtual reality. In its country of origin, Xiaomi sells all kinds of products, so it is not surprising that the manufacturer wants to experiment with a segment that is fashionable and that is of great interest to consumers today.

What do you think of this topic? Do you like the Xiaomi Mi VR, or do you prefer more advanced virtual reality glasses even if the price skyrockets?

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