Lenovo has officially announced its VR Classroom package, which is designed to bring virtual reality into the classroom and use it as a tool to enhance students’ learning experiences. At its core, the set includes Lenovo’s recently debuted Mirage Solo with Daydream, the first standalone VR headset on Google’s Daydream platform, along with plenty of educational content.
The Mirage Solo with Daydream is a completely wireless-free headset, with no connection to a PC or smartphone needed. It comes with a wireless Daydream controller for hand motion-based input. The VR Classroom set is intended for students aged 13 or above, and the educational content includes over 700 VR field trips from Google Expeditions, along with three exclusive Jane Goodall “Wild Immersion” videos.
Hands-on: Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream
Originally designed as an education tool, Google Expeditions allows students to visit numerous locations around the world without leaving the classroom. The VR field trips and videos feature stopping points for teachers, making it easy for them add more information from their lesson plans or ask questions. Teachers will also have access to online lesson plan content that helps them take full advantage of the VR kit.
Lastly, Lenovo throws in a Tab 4 PLUS 10-inch tablet for the teachers’ use, a Ruckus R510 commercial router with high bandwidth for video content, and either a cart or case depending on the size of the bundle ordered. A three-student pack goes on sale in April in the US and this fall in Canada for $2,899, while 10-student packs and 24-student packs will also be available.