Google Daydream View VR set is an attempt by Google to bring virtual reality to the masses. The Daydream View VR set is affordable, light, and easy to use. The VR headset is expected to in November at a price of $79.
Virtual Reality for the Masses
With the Daydream View, Google aims at making virtual reality more accessible. The VR set looks simple. Unlike other VR sets that are built on plastic materials, the Daydream View has a body made of microfibre. It looks a lot like a waist bag.
The VR set is wireless, so you do not have to connect it to a computer or be restricted by wires or cables. Just place a compatible phone inside and clip the back cover to hold it in place.
The VR set and the phone automatically recognises each other and pair using NFC. So, far two mobile phones are compatible for the Daydream View, one is the Google Pixel.
The second phone that is Daydream View ready is the Google Pixel XL. The VR set comes you a controller that enables you interact with the virtual world created by the set.
The controller comes with sensors that track your movement in other to give you a good experience in the virtual world.
What the Google Daydream View VR Set can do?
So, now you have a VR set that is more affordable and more user friendly, but what can you actually do with it? The Google Daydream View VR set does not actually do anything new it only gives you the new experience that virtual reality promises.
You can play games, watch movies, and explore places. Using the controller, you can have a new immersive gaming experience. If you prefer movies and sports Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies, and HBO Now are all Daydream ready to give you what Google calls a Personal Cinema.
You can also explore places using Google Street View and Ocean Rift. You can also explore space in the Starchat VR app.
Google Daydream View VR Set will launch in November for $79 in gray with the red and white models coming later.