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Lenovo Mirage is the AR headset that’s part of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

By Jules Wang August 31, 2017, 2:43 pm

There are three major elements to the Star Wars: Jedi Challenge VR game package: a motion-tracking beacon that relies on two AA batteries, a Lightsaber’s hilt and Lenovo’s new phone-powered AR headset called the Mirage.

The Mirage will be exclusive to Disney’s first franchise home AR product for the time being, Engadget reports, but if and when it does break loose as something of its own right, it seems that it will be able to take both Android and iPhone devices.

The phone links up to two cameras which triangulate your head position and the Lightsaber. Those optics give users’ eyes a 33-degree vertical field and a 60-degree horizontal field. Microsoft HoloLens has a 17-degree vertical vector and a 30-degree horizontal, but both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift offer 110-degree lengths.

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Speaking of the Lightsaber, the 550mAh cell inside of it is rechargable and is tracked by the beacon, which is placed on the floor. It has immediate haptic feedback when the blade hits another blade.

You can hit the source link at the bottom of the story for more about how the actual game will operate, but as for whether the Mirage will break away as a standalone product or if an evolved version will, there’s no certainty. One Lenovo marketer told Engadget that “if everything goes well, maybe there’s a future to expand applications in a different direction.”

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