Xiaomi - The one tech company which has varied contributions in the field of technology. From being a nobody until a couple of years ago, the Chinese brand has made a name for itself. From smartphones, earphones, TV sets, air purifiers, Mi Bands the company is now out with their latest contribution - Mi VR Headset .
The Mi VR headset which was launched in China in August, is now available in India and will be out for sale from December 21 via the company's India store. Xiaomi has confirmed that there will be limited edition Mi VR Play headsets also going up for sale. The VR headset is already out of stock on the company's website.
The VR headset with dimensions of 201 x 107 x 91mm and weight of 208 g without the straps comes with two-way zipper design which the company claims makes it simple to insert and remove a smartphone into the headset, while also ensuring the phone does not fall out of the headset. It is made of Lightweight Lycra which is skin-friendly and does not cause discomfort. It comes with dual front openings for slight positioning adjustments and ventilation. Xiaomi Mi VR headset is compatible with smartphones from 4.7-inch to 5.7-inch screen size and sports anti-reflective lens for image clarity, and its optical-grade aspheric lens has a high tolerance interval of 0.01mm. It also features a textured metal button which when pressed, a silicone button inside makes direct contact with the smartphone. Xiaomi has also introduced non-slip pads into the VR headset.
The Mi.com website has the Mi VR headset listed for Rs 999.
There is also a Mi VR companion app which has 3D movies, 2D or gaming applications that can be watched on the Mi VR headset. Xiaomi says the Mi VR Play app is Google Cardboard compatible and gives users access to the library of videos and apps on Google Play and also allows users to view 360-degree YouTube videos and Mi Live VR livestreams. While the Mi VR Play app is not officially listed on the Google Play Store, the website has a QR code which can be scanned in order to download the app. The VR headset is also compatible with Google Cardboard app and lets the users to click pictures.
Xiaomi also announced its new Mi Live app, a live video streaming app in India. The new app is now available on Google Play. Announcing the new Mi Live app, the company said, "Mi Live is our own live streaming app with locally sourced content and is open to viewing hosts from across the country."