The refreshed Google Daydream View is a headset for immersive virtual reality experience. Unveiled alongside the new Pixel 2 and XL phones, it comes in more colours with a bit of design tweaks. Google says the headset takes you to ‘new worlds’ and you can take your loved ones along as well.
The VR headset parades a ‘comfy’ design featuring breathable fabric. With this one, Google apparently targets a lighter – and of course, cheaper – alternative to the likes of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Users should find this a lot more comfortable than the rival headsets.
The top strap is removable. With the design, you may be able to fit the Google Daydream View (2017) over your eyeglasses. You can now get it in black, gray and reddish pink colour variants.
According to Google, the Daydream View (2017) headset serves as the inspiration behind the design of its Pixel 2 and Pixel XL phones. The magnifying lenses stretch the display of a phone across your field of vision. Secure space exists between the front flap and the lenses for holding your phone. While the smaller Pixel isn’t exactly poor, its bigger brother with Quad HD display promises better clarity.
Other Features of the Google Daydream View
The Google Daydream View (2017) comes with sensors that make the experience of using certain apps and games more immersive. You still have the small controller that you can use for taking actions in the virtual worlds. This supports motion detection for awesome gaming experience.
There is space on the rear of the strap for keeping the tiny remote to prevent it from getting lost. Although emphasis appears to be on the Pixels, the Google Daydream View (2017) also works with other select devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Buyers in some markets will get a number of popular games for free with the Google Daydream View (2017) headset. There is also plan to offer a number of VR video series via YouTube for users. You can stream your experience for loved ones to enjoy on TV with Chromecast.
Pricing & Availability
Google Daydream View (2017) will be available in the United States at a price of $99 starting on October 19, 2017. The VR headset is also expected in Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, India, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, and Korea. Learn More