There was an inkling feeling in the community that the Lenovo Mirage headset had a striking resemblance with the PlayStation VR headset. Starting with the headrest to the adjustment designs, there was many similar features. But now, Lenovo has announced that it has licensed the rights to Sony’s patented designs to the PlayStation VR headset.
“We are pleased to announce that we have licensed the PS VR headset design to Lenovo,” said Riley Russell, Chief Legal Officer at SIE. “The industrial design for PS VR has been widely acclaimed, and that was the result of years of hard work by PlayStation engineers. This agreement with Lenovo is a testament to the quality of PS VR’s design, as well as SIE’s commitment to creating great virtual reality experiences and helping the VR industry expand.”
Lenovo Mirage Solo
“Lenovo is pleased to partner with Sony,” said Yao Li, vice president of Lenovo Consumer Tablets and Smart Devices Product and Business Management. “The preeminence of the PS VR design is obvious, and This agreement will allow us to work together to greatly enhance the design sophistication and appeal of the rapidly expanding VR field, and is an outstanding example of how great consumer brands in the VR industry can work together to benefit the consumer VR market.”
Currently, the Lenovo Mirage Solo is priced at $399 and does not require a PC nor a mobile device to operate. The PlayStation VR headset is currently priced at $233.95 and needs to be wired to the PS4 in order to function. You can also purchase additional peripheral devices such as the PlayStation Move controllers for a more immersive experience.
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