Last summer, Xiaomi has released a simple head-mounted display Mi VR Play with all the consequences in the form of not the most convenient design, also overlooking the outside light. These disadvantages are what the company corrected in an updated model Mi VR Play 2.
Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 vaguely resembles a helmet like the Google Daydream View, although it is not supplied with wireless remote. Well-ventilated enclosure covered with fabric and is equipped with a soft lining that can be removed for washing. According to the team of engineers in total, they tried 60 design options. Also changed smartphone mounting method - it is inserted into a groove (on the inside surface is coated with silicone to the housing unit not remain scratches). Xiaomi is using high-quality lenses, but the ability to adjust the focal length and has not appeared. But the helmet became 30 grams lighter and weighs 183 grams.
Xiaomi has updated the firmware application Mi VR, adding support for popular Chinese online video service. The key word here - the Chinese, and residents of other regions will have to settle for Cardboard from Google Play. It's Support for Daydream VR-mobile platforms is not stated. The helmet can set your smartphone display with a diagonal of 4.7 to 5.7 inches.
The first model is worth half the price, but in this case it is better not to save. Chinese equivalent VR Plus is a plastic case with remote control and complete cost is about $ 22. The company has more advanced Xiaomi Mi VR Headset, one created with the designers obviously inspired by PlayStation VR.
The Mi VR Play 2 will cost just ¥99 ($14) and will go on sale on the 19th of April. Unfortunately it is only available in black for now.