Google Introduces “Daydream View” Virtual Reality Headset, Will Sell For $79
Daydream View was formally announced at a Google event today. At launch the headset will only work with two devices (also introduced today) the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
Experience high quality, mobile virtual reality with Daydream View. The soft, lightweight headset keeps you comfortable and the simple, smart controller puts you in control of the action. Explore new worlds, kick back in your personal VR cinema, and play immersive games like never before.
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Google’s Daydream View VR Headset Goes on Sale Next Month for $79 (via The Verge)
Daydream is only working on Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but the View is supposed to hold any phone that ends up supporting the platform — the hinges slide out slightly to accommodate different thicknesses or even phones in cases. Similarly, future headsets based on the design should work with any Daydream phone.
Google worked with a number of clothing manufacturers to create the View’s fabric covering, which is available in three colors: Snow, Slate and Crimson. What’s more, its phone mounting system is fully self contained and, rather than place the headset’s controls on the headset itself or require clunky wands, the View utilizes a small Wii-like remote that stores away in the headset so you don’t lose it. The number of straps and clips needed to keep the device on your face have also been minimized. Best of all, you won’t need to take your glasses off to use it.
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