Lenovo outlined its 2018 vision for technology with a myriad of gadgets which covers a wide range of uses. Amongst them are VR and AR solutions, a smart display, new Moto Mods, and laptop refresh.
Lenovo’s VR: Mirage Solo with Daydream Headset + Mirage Camera
Lenovo aims to create a different VR experience with the use of wireless VR headset and without the need for PC or phones. Lenovo’s Mirage Solo runs on Google’s Daydream VR platform. With WorldSense™ motion-tracking, you can move through space naturally. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR, the Mirage Solo delivers immersive experience. Daydream controller is also available to make games control more lifelike.
Lenovo Mirage Camera with Daydream would help you make your own VR content. This pocket-sized camera will help capture 3D photos and videos with its 13MP camera. The result can then be uploaded to your personal Google Photos and YouTube. You can relive them through your Mirage Solo headset as well. The camera features built-in WiFi and a version with LTE modem.
Augmented Reality: New Glass C220
The New Glass C220 comes with a Glass Unit and Pocket Unit and recognises real-life objects using artificial intelligence. Looking like something out of Mission Impossible, the 60-gram Glass Unit runs on Android. By downloading the app and plugging in Pocket Unit into the phone, the New Glass C220 helps you gather information in your view such as step-by-step instruction instructions and communicating with remote colleagues. It features bone conduction speaker and customisable modules.
Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant
Lenovo Smart Display comes with Google Assistant. It is aimed to control your smart home and also to access Google services such as Google Maps and YouTube. It comes in 8” or 10” screen and is powered by Qualcomm Home Hub Platform.
New Year, New laptop, Refreshed ThinkPad
Lenovo Miix 630 is aimed at people who are on the go. Weighing at 1.33kg, this 2-in-1 detachable comes with Windows 10 S and 4G LTE modem. The battery lasts up to 20 hours for local video playback and has Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as processor. Windows Hello biometric login is available on this laptop too.
The ThinkPad line has also been updated.
The X1 Tablet now has a 13” screen with 3K display and optional global LTE-A modem. On the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga, Amazon Alexa now built-in and Dolby Vision HDR support. A camera cover is now available too so no more taping your webcam. X1 Carbon now has touchscreen models available.
Other laptops across the ThinkPad line are also getting updates, going into the 80: X280, X380 Yoga, T480, T480s, T580, L380, L380 Yoga, L480, L580. The X280 now slimmed down to 1.16kg. The T480 comes with new side docking, infrared camera, global LTE-A and up to 27 hours of battery.
A new Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock lets you connect up to three 4K displays while getting a boost from discrete graphics and also charge your PC.
Moto Mods: Vital Moto and Slider Keyboard
Moto Mods ecosystem is getting two new additions: a health sensor and a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
The Vital Moto can measure five vital health signs: heart rate, respiratory rate, Pulse Ox (your oxygen saturation level), core body temperature, and the first accurate systolic and diastolic blood pressure from your finger.
The Livermorium Slider Keyboard gives you full QWERTY keyboard and tilts your moto z screen up to 60º when you need it. The end result will remind you of Nokia N97 (with more screen tilt).