Last week, Lenovo released their plans for a VR headset that is specifically designed for classrooms. The Lenovo VR Classroom 2 is Lenovo’s latest headset and it is going to be highly adopted. There is a large market for VR in the classroom right now, but there aren’t a lot of options. The Oculus Go doesn’t support much of a classroom-friendly operating system, and the other competitors are usually out of the price range the teachers and schools are looking to spend.
This headset has yet to receive a price or a hard release date. The company is aiming for spring of 2020, mending the headsets would be deployed and fully integrated in the classroom for the 2020-21 school year. If you are wanting to buy this headset, you can contact a Lenovo representative.
From top to bottom, this headset was made for up and coming teens. It is a complete standalone headset that is an all-in-one system. The headset is powered by a Qualcomm 835 SOC chip. Its lightweight and evenly distributing weight. The controller is wireless and has an abnormally long battery life. It fits over glasses without any prior adjustments, and it is full of components that can be sanitized. Again, this is perfectly designed for virtual reality inside of the classroom.
The software will come fully integrated with your desired software. It will come with training and support that is specifically designed for both middle school and high school ages. The headset will come with original VR experiences, STEM training, virtual tours of historical landmarks, and career exploration experiences. Lenovo VR is powered by LanSchool to enabler teachers and staff to confidently deploy and release their headsets to the students.
“Preparing young people for the careers of tomorrow requires smarter technology and a reliable partner to support deployment. Teachers value the unbounded possibilities VR experiences bring to students when it is to easy-to-use and fully supported,” said Rich Henderson, Director of Global Education Solutions at Lenovo. “Whether it’s taking a virtual field trip inside DNA strands to teach a unit on genetic engineering, or a guided tour of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome in history class – Lenovo’s VR Classroom 2 offers a seamless journey for educators and students.”
As for the specs of the headset, we have you covered there as well.
- Processor: Qualcomm 835 SOC
- Refresh Rate: 75Hz
- Operating System: Android
- Resolution: 1920×1260 per eye
- Field of View: 110°
- Weight: 470g
- Integrated speakers
- Integrated microphone
- Bluetooth Compatible
- USB-C Charging
- 64GB of Storage
- SD Card: Up To 256GB
This headset isn’t going to be the most powerful in any conversation, but it is going to get the job done for many schools around the world. Lenovo had the students and customers in mind here, and it is obvious. For more VR news and community updates, make sure to check back at VRGear.com.