Google may out a $79 Daydream VR headset today, made by HTC


Back in the spring, Google took the wraps off its virtual reality concept for the future, called Daydream. There is already a Daydream storefront with apps and games, and a Daydream VR headgear is about to be unveiled today. This one is reportedly going to be produced by HTC, the maker of the Vive virtual reality platform, and is alleged to cost $79, not bad for a quality VR contraption. 

The Daydream concept is not a simple VR cardboard, but a holistic undertaking this time, encompassing certified phones with sensors and power that can carry virtual reality rendering, as well as an app and game store and the $79 Daydream VR headgear in question. Google will undoubtedly demonstrate the new Daydream products today, so stay tuned come 9am Pacific for our coverage of the virtual feasts.

source: Variety

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4 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Very nice price point Will definitely get one if its under $100 I'm quite interest to see how to compares to Cardboard, GearVR and the higher priced ones from HTC/Oculus/Sony

3. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The vive technology is supposed to be one of the better implementations of VR correct? That would explain why they went HTC then. Not sure if that's a good trade off though. Poorly made hardware for better VR.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

make sense since samsung team-up with oculus to make gearVR.. Daydream should go this far to compete with gearVR

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Try the HTC vive demo. Pretty impress by their defending castle game. Hope they do a great job with day dream headset. $79 is definitely a good price point consider we still need to buy a day dream supported handset.

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