Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Google has announced Daydream View, a new VR headset and controller designed and developed by the company. Daydream is the Google's platform for high-quality mobile VR.
Daydream View is:
● Comfortable. Inspired by the clothes we enjoy wearing, the headset is made with soft, breathable fabric. It is 30% lighter than similar devices and is designed to fit over eyeglasses.
● Easy to use. Just drop in your Daydream-ready phone and you’ll be ready to go. The phone and headset have an auto-alignment system so you don’t have to worry about cables or connectors. A big part of what makes Daydream View special is the Daydream controller. This small yet powerful controller lets you interact with the virtual world the same way you do in the real world. It points where you point, and is packed with sensors to understand your movements and gestures. You can swing it like a bat or wave it like a wand. And it’s so precise that you can draw with it. The controller slides right inside the headset when not in use, so you don’t have to worry about losing it in your bag or between couch cushions.
● Yours. Daydream View is designed with choice in mind. The headset fits phones big or small, so it’ll work with any Daydream-ready phone you choose. And just like your clothes, the headset comes in different colors—Slate, Snow and Crimson—so you can choose the color that matches your style.
Daydream View arrives this November at the Google Store and retail partners across five countries:
● United States: Verizon, Best Buy; $79 (USD)
● Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy; $99 (CAD)
● United Kingdom: EE, Carphone Warehouse; £69 (GBP)
● Germany: Deutsche Telekom; €69 (EUR)
● Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD)
In the U.S., Daydream View will be available for pre-order starting October 20 at Verizon and the Google Store. Slate will be available in all countries at launch, and Snow and Crimson will be coming to the U.S., U.K. and Australia after. Sign up on the Google Store to get notified when Daydream View becomes available.