Google unveils Daydream View: a truly light and comfortable VR headset for phones

Google just took the wraps off Daydream View, a brand new virtual reality headset that is vastly different from the mainstream virtual reality headsets out there.

How is it different? Two ways: first, it is very light and very comfortable, made out of soft, breathable materials - unlike most heavy and bulky plastic VR goggles out there, and secondly, with the cable-free way to connect to your phone by just placing it in the Daydream View headset and... immediately going into VR view.

Additionally, Daydream View comes with a minimalist, compact controller that features great accuracy and works in concert with the VR headset: you can draw with it, control motion with it and even use it as a game controller.

A VR headset, however, is nothing without content. That's the place where many current VR headsets fall short. Google brings a ton to the content space, though: it has built Street View, YouTube and Google Photos right into Daydream View, and those are some of the most prolific channels in existence.

So what about the Google Daydream View price and availability? The pleasant surprise about all this is the price tag: just $79 for the virtual reality headset that will go on sale in the beginning of November.

source: Google



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

oculus rival????..never!

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7597; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The larger 5.5" Pixel XL, especially with its QHD display. Already rivals it.

9. Unordinary unregistered

Because that will have the amount of games and content the Oculus and PS VR have/will have. VR Flappy Bird here we come. /s

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It looks like a great stepping stone into VR But dont expect it to be similar quality to the Oculus or Vive, or even the PS VR It will most likely be between the GearVR and PS VR in terms of quality

2. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Wow! really? Maybe $19.99 I might buy one.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7597; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That also comes with the wireless controller (gyroscope, and accelerometer) and NFC headset. Which is included in that price.

10. Unordinary unregistered

Google Cardboard is waiting for you

3. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Unless you can toss it into washing machine or can car shampoo it without damaging it, cloth is the wrong material. Yes comfort wise it makes sense but practical it's not.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

After what we have seen today, it is clear the S7 Edge Exynos is phone of the year. I don't know what they are thinking by having a 1080p phone at a flagship price point and trying to market it with VR.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7597; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is two sizes. One with 1080p, and the other is a 5.5" QHD display.

5. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

That looks awful

12. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

The contents (and their price) and pricing is where this might win the VR war.

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